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A busy Oconee coroner’s office

November 5, 2012

In mid-October, an infant’s death, classified a homicide, started a period of two and a half weeks of one call after another for the office of Oconee County Coroner. In all, Coroner Karl Addis reports 23 calls. And those calls have included all kinds of death–from natural death all the way to homicide. The Oconee…

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Bonelli charged with double murder

November 5, 2012
Bonelli charged with double murder

An 86-year old Oconeean has been arrested on two charges of murder. Arrest records show Nicholas Bonelli, the accused, as sharing the same Smith Farm Road address as one of the women he’s accused of killing. A statement released last night by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department said Bonelli was incarcerated and no bond haring has…

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Latest on double homciide

November 3, 2012

An officer of Oconee Sheriff’s Department says more details about yesterday’s double homicide will be released, as they become available. Capt. Travis Tilson said the investigation continued through the night, after the discovery of the victims. Officers arrived at 350 Smith Farm Road in southern Oconee around 5 p-m yesterday, after a family member found…

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Street corner assault in Seneca

November 2, 2012

An assault whose origin the police believe was money took place early last night at a Seneca intersection. The police say a woman with a bloodied-face was discovered at Stribling and E.S. 2nd and the man suspected to have been perpetrator ran away. Jeremy Rothell, Major of Operations for the Seneca Police Department, says the…

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Ground broken

November 2, 2012
Ground broken

In a brief ceremony, Oconee Hospice of the Foothills broke ground this week on the third and final phase of the Cottingham Hospice House. The full-time residential facility that cares for patients near the end of life features 15 rooms, but seeks to add another 10 once the state approves a certificate of need. Estimates…

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Troopers investigate double-fatality

November 2, 2012

South Carolina Highway Patrol and its “MAKE” accident reconstruction team are investigating last night’s double-fatality traffic accident south of Seneca. Troopers say involved in the accident at S.C. 24 and 59 late last night were a car, a pickup truck, and a moped. The 17-year old moped riders, Adam George Ostrander Jr. and Charles’c Aviana…

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Rash of traffic deaths

November 2, 2012

The deaths of two Oconee teenagers aboard a moped last night bring to six the number of traffic deaths in the last two weeks in Oconee. And those one-half dozen deaths raise this year’s county traffic deathtoll to 19, with about two months to go in the year. It’s an unusually high number when compared…

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Home fire near Lake Keowee

November 2, 2012

Fire broke out in what’s described as an unoccupied house last night in the Waterford subdivision near S.C. 130. The Keowee Fire Department, with assistance from others, answered the call shortly after 8 o’clock and remained on scene for nearly two and a half hours. No injuries reported.  

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Fair Play hosted the finale

November 2, 2012

With remarks by Auditor candidate Betsy Redmond, the long series of Oconee County political forums that began early in the year came to an end last night in Fair Play, five days before next week’s big vote. Redmond’s appearance, alongside her opponent Ken Nix, made for the first time in the campaign that the two…

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Two teenagers killed

November 2, 2012

A late night accident in rural Oconee involving a moped and a pickup truck killed the two people who were the apparent operators of both vehicles. Last night’s accident at 10:40 at S.C. 24 and 59 in the Tokeena-Crossroads community took the lives of Adam George Ostrander Jr., of Mary Sue Lane, Seneca and Charles’c…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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