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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Afternoon highlights from Rice trial in Florida

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 bar at a hotel in […]

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Day three of Oconeean’s Florida trial

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 fighter in Westminster and Long […]

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Chase suspected arrested

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 scene that deputies found Curtis […]

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Suspect arrested UPDATE

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 result of an incident last […]

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