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Defendant’s stepfather testifies

April 11, 2014

The stepfather for defendant Michael Rice took the stand yesterday in Sarasota County, Florida. And the stepfather testified that Rice, an Oconee resident, never complained of hearing voices as a child or as an adult. Rice is being tried on the charge of murder—a 2012 shooting death that took the life of Phillipe Nahon near…

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Resolved: to go forward!

April 11, 2014

The Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners have signed off on seven projects for ballot space this fall, and it’s onto County Council. In November, the voters will have their say on whether paying an extra penny in local sales tax is worthy of seven projects that promise benefits from one end of the county…

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Accident at rural intersection

April 11, 2014

Two cars collided late yesterday afternoon at highway 59 and the Dairy Farm Road. At the scene, one person received assistance getting into a hospital ambulance. Three others got into the ambulance on their own.  

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For OCPC, it’s all about the comprehensive plan

April 10, 2014

During a two-hour meeting tomorrow afternoon, the Oconee Planning Commission will start its review of the county’s comprehensive plan. The meeting begins at 2 o’clock in County Council Chambers.

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Fallen power line starts brush fire

April 10, 2014

A power line fell to the ground on Apple Orchard Road in Mountain Rest and started a brush fire. The community volunteer fire department responded with one engine and a brush truck, and Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King says they managed to stop the fire before major damage.  

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Afternoon highlights from Rice trial in Florida

April 10, 2014

For the defense, a clinical psychologist says it is “unmistakable” that an Oconee County resident on trial this week suffers from psychotic disorders. The trial of Michael Rice is in its third day in Sarasota County, Florida. It’s there that Rice, a former Oconee fire fighter, is accused of murder of Phillipe Nahon near a…

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Day three of Oconeean’s Florida trial

April 10, 2014

In Sarasota County, Florida, the defense planned to call to the stand today mental health experts as part of their effort to show temporary insanity to explain why an Oconee County man shot to death another man within a few feet of a tiki bar at a Gulf Coast hotel. Michael Rice, a former fire…

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Chase suspected arrested

April 10, 2014

Around noon today, Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested a Townville man in their search for the driver of a car reported stolen near West Union. A chase of a 1996 Chevy Geo Tracker ended in an accident before sunrise today near Seneca, on the Dave Nix Road. And it was within a mile of the accident…

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Suspect arrested UPDATE

April 10, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the 27-year old suspect in the investigation of a stolen car last night near West Union is incustody. According to Crenshaw, Curtis Justin Bearden was found walking down a road this morning and he was placed into custody without incident Bearden faces what Crenshaw described as multiple charges, as the…

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$10 thousand verdict returned

April 10, 2014

A jury at Walhalla returned a verdict of $10 thousand dollars in favor of the plaintiff in a civil suit alleging breach of contract. The Common Pleas jury award this week goes to Scott Anderson. Defendant in the case was John Kaderabek.  

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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