Symbolic ground breaking for new jail

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 Construction just may reach that […]

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OMC on its way to join GHS

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 the form of a long-term […]

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Senate hopeful Cash to campaign in OC

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

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 a bar at a hotel […]

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Resolved: to go forward!

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 to another. The projects given […]

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