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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Scholarships transform student’s life

In 2009 Savannah, Georgia native Lindsey Morris was awarded full academic and athletic scholarships and headed to the University of Delaware. The goal was to study equine medicine and compete as a member of the university’s rowing team. Then life – and circumstances beyond her control that she never saw coming – happened. A year later, she was living independently […]

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Teenagers to test their biology knowledge

About 530 students from middle and high schools across South Carolina will come to Clemson University tomorrow to compete in the annual Biology Merit Exam. The event was established in 1979 to give students a “sneak peak” at college life and experience how science can be fun. The event provides a chance for students to test their knowledge of biology; […]

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Chase UPDATE

At this hour, Oconee sheriff’s officers continue to look for a 27-year old man who is their suspect in a stolen vehicle case. The pursuit of that individual, identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Curtis Justin Bearden, ended with an accident this morning near Seneca, on the Dave Nix Road. The Sheriff’s Office hopes members of the public can help […]

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