Member of NC rescue squad dies while searching for hiker who fell from Whitewater Falls

first_imgEldon Jamison, 71, a 40+ year member of the Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad (GCRS), died Tuesday while searching for a person who had fallen into the water at the base of Whitewater Falls.  On Monday, May 4, Jackson County Emergency Management received a call about a person who had fallen into the water at the base of the waterfall. The victim, 24-year-old Chandler Manuel from Rockwell, N.C., had been hiking with a group of people, including his brother, on the Foothills Trail. At the time of the incident, the Whitewater Falls area was closed to the public, though the trail leading to the area below the falls was open. Photo of Upper Whitewater Falls – Courtesy of Getty Images Members of the GCRS responded to the emergency, including a rugged remote high line operations repelling team from GCRS. Jamison, a longtime member of squad, fell from a rope as he searched for Manuel. His body was retrieved from the bottom of the falls by the National Guard N.C. Heart helicopter team, Jackson County Emergency Management said in a press release.  Eldon Jamison was a “Great man,” one commenter said on the Jackson County Emergency Management Facebook page. “[I] worked with him for 35 years. Friendly, caring and so dedicated in helping others! He will be missed greatly!” Before his death, Jamison held many offices within the Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad, including Captain and Assistant Captain, and he was one of the original employees of the Glenville-Cashiers EMS, joining the force in 1984. He was widowed and leaves behind three children. The search for Manuel continued on Wednesday. His body was located at 3:45 at the bottom of Whitewater Falls, where he was last seen.last_img read more

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Bogus faxes sent under Bar’s name

first_img Bogus faxes sent under Bar’s name Bogus faxes sent under Bar’s name June 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img Faxes have been sent to Florida lawyers on what appears to be Florida Bar letterhead, offering cut-rate prices on drugs such as Valium, Viagra, and Xanax, without the hassle of seeing a doctor or needing a prescription. Other faxes are invitations to pornography and gambling offers.Rest assured, these faxes were not sent by The Florida Bar as another membership service. And Bar General Counsel Paul Hill wants them to stop.In a memo to both the Attorney General’s Office and Bar counsel Barry Richard, Hill wrote: “We’d like our good name protected. And if there’s other relief, the Bar would like to explore it.”At this point, counsel is still reviewing what legal action may be taken.“Our information systems staff did some sleuthing and produced some reports which seem to trace the source of these transmissions to France and the Philippines,” Hill said.It appears that the culprits are pirating fax numbers off of the Bar’s public Web site and generating faxes electronically. Although fax numbers are not required, many members have included them as part of public information for convenience.The matter came to the Bar’s attention from Florida lawyers receiving the faxes and wondering what was going on.last_img read more

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Oxford teams win; Conway Springs, Belle Plaine teams don’t; schedules and standings

first_imgGarden Plain401.00052.714 00.000 Oxford Girls: Oxford 39 CV-Dexter 33 Oxford opened a 18-5 first-quarter lead and held a 27-9 advantage at the half.Scoring for Oxford: Perez 12, Payne 9, Metz 9, Norris 6, Whitlock 3. CV/D: Kuntz 12, Artherton 8, Clapp 4, Burdette 4, Ames 4. Wichita Collegiate02014.200 Over-all Wichita Independent00051.833 South Haven25.286 Elk Valley Oxford 24.333 Caldwell West Elk Clearwater201.00042.667 Circle21.66751.833 00.000 23.400 33.500 00.000 Cheney401.00061.857 Wellington12.33333.500 Andale301.000601.000 14.200 Douglass00032.600 Central Plains – girls: 00.000 00.000 23.400 Bluestem000050 Conway Springs00034.429 Belle Plaine00025.286 00.000 00.000 Medicine Lodge040070 Conway Springs22.50034.429 32.600 Wichita Independent12.33314.200 00.000 Over-all W. Independent 47 Belle Plaine 31Independent led 19-9 at the end of the first quarter and stayed in front double digits the rest of the way.•••••Sports schedule this week in Sumner County:Thursday, Jan. 9:Wellington Middle School basketball: vs. Winfield: Girls – home; Boys – away.Friday, Jan. 10: Varsity basketball: Wellington at Augusta; Chaparral at Conway Springs; Belle Plaine at Douglass; Caldwell at Oxford; Udall at South Haven; Goessel at Argonia.Varsity wrestling: at Rossville in double dual with Junction City.Saturday, Jan. 11: Varsity wrestling: Rossville tournament.WMS basketball: 7th-8th boys B team in Haysville, 9 a.m.••••••Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail-Division IV – boys: Chaparral13.25016.143 Circle12.33342.667 Augusta21.66742.667 00.000 Medicine Lodge00034.429 WL League Wichita Trinity22.50034.429 04.000 West Elk Caldwell Cheney00052.714 15.167 23.400 Clearwater02033.500 00.000 Andale21.66733.500 Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail-Division IV – girls:center_img 33.500 00.000 23.400 15.167 Sedan South Haven26.250 00.000 Sedan Flinthills 14.200 Cheney 35 Conway Springs 25Cheney and Conway Springs were tied at the half 14-all. Cheney opened up a 12-5 third-quarter run and eventually won by 10. Sarah Eckelberry scored 15 points for Conway Springs. Douglass401.000601.000 00.000 24.333 South-Central Border League boys Chaparral00016.143 WL 00.000 Wellington12.33333.500 00.000 Central Plains – boys: 60.1000 Garden Plain00024.333 04.000 Cheney 65 Conway Springs 50Cheney opened with a 19-12 lead and led 39-29 at the half. Conway Springs’ Ross Rasmussen had 26 points. Elk Valley Argonia WL 00.000 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Oxford boys and girls basketball teams swept Cedar Vale-Dexter. The Conway Springs and Belle Plaine boys and girls were not as successful, and updated schedules and league standings are below:Boys: Oxford 60 Cedar Vale-Dexter 35Oxford opened with a 17-10 first quarter lead and held a 29-18 advantage at the half en route to an easy win over CV-Dexter.“It was a good win for us to even our record at 3-3,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head boys basketball coach. “The kids shook off some after Christmas break rust early. We played well most of the game. We need to continue to get better and finish inside.”Oxford battles Sedan Friday at Oxford High School.“That’s a big game for us in terms of SCBL seeding,” Green said. ” I was proud of our kids effort tonight. They played well together and played hard.”Scoring for Oxford: Derek Williams 21, Dexter Norris 14, Carson Crain 4, Colter Silhan 4, Timmie Catlin 5, Tyler Eckstein 8, Kurt Sloan 4. CVD: Sweaney 4, Boatman 7, Berkley 8, Hollingshed 5, Massey 11.Free throws: Oxford: 7/16, CVD: 9/13. 3-point field goals: Oxford: 1 (Norris 1)CVD: 2 (Sweaney 1, Berkley 1) 00.000 33.500 00.000 W. Independent 78 Belle Plaine 46Indy opened with a 23-10 lead and never looked back. Augusta12.33315.167 00.000 Flinthills 00.000 Wichita Collegiate11.50041.800 Argonia 33.500 Wichita Trinity00042.667 Udall Udall CVDX Central 00.000 Bluestem030050 South-Central Border League girls 42.667 Central 32.400 CVDX Belle Plaine13.25025.286 WL 00.000last_img read more

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