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The defense rests, defendant does not testify

April 11, 2014

The trial in Florida of an Oconee man charged with murder has recessed for the weekend. It did so as the defense of Michael Rice rested, without calling the defendant as a witness. The defense has sought to make the case that the shooting of Phillipe Nahon resulted from temporary insanity. According to Florida newspaperman…

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Basic training completed

April 11, 2014

Army Reserve Pvt. Antonio Rice has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the son of Sandra Rice and a 2007 graduate of West-Oak High School.

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Pasture fire visible from Fair-Oak Elementary

April 11, 2014

From Fair-Oak Elementary School this morning, teachers and students could see smoke from a pasture fire behind the school. But, if ever there were to be a fire near the school, this was a good day for it, as several fire fighters and their equipment were at the school for a career day.

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Symbolic ground breaking for new jail

April 11, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw led several Oconee County leaders and others in turning shovels today for that new $16 million Oconee County jail. And dirt was being moved while this morning’s ceremony proceeded. The contractor is projecting a date for completion of May 2015—just a little more than a year away. With good weather, New South…

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OMC on its way to join GHS

April 11, 2014

Oconee Medical Center and Greenville Health System have approved a non-binding agreement that calls for OMC to join GHS as part of what’s called an integrated health system. The letter of intent was approved by the OMC board yesterday and by the GHS board today. Final agreement is expected in June. The affiliation could take…

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Smoke detected, no fire found

April 11, 2014

Walhalla fire fighters investigated a light haze of smoke seen last night on the 200 block of S. Laurel Street. But they found no fire.

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Senate hopeful Cash to campaign in OC

April 11, 2014

A hopeful for the Republican nomination for the U-S Senate, Richard Cash, has announced two upcoming campaign appearances in Oconee County. Cash will join fellow Lindsey Graham challengers at a get together Monday night, sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party. He’ll also meet and greet the public Saturday, April 19 at the Lighthouse Restaurant.

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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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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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