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Jury deliberating

April 15, 2014

The jury in Sarasota County, Florida resumed deliberations this morning, to try to reach a verdict in the murder trial of Oconee County resident Michael Rice. The defendant is accused in the shooting death in 2012 of Phillipe Nahon near a tiki bar at a Gulf Coast hotel.

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The second of three OCC #3 contests

April 15, 2014

One Paul Cain-Andy Inabinet contest for Seat Three, Oconee County Council is in the books. There’ll be another in the June 10 Republican primary. But, at their meeting last night, Republicans were reminded there’s still another contest. County GOP officer Phil Soper said, having won a special primary April 1, Inabinet will go into the…

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Florida jury to resume deliberations

April 15, 2014

A jury in Florida will start a second day of deliberations in the murder trial of Oconee County resident Michael Rice. Yesterday the judge gave the jury the option to rest or to keep going.

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Sheriff’s Office to increase school presence

April 15, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is mindful of violence in schools across the country and mindful of reckless driving in school zones in Oconee County. Crenshaw yesterday announced efforts to raise the presence of his officers on public school grounds. Off-duty officers are being allowed to take their children to school in patrol vehicles. Once there, those…

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What Walhalla can expect

April 15, 2014

By listening to the speaker for this year’s membership dinner of the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce, attendees might be able to see the future for their city. The chamber has invited Katherine Hendricks, Pickens city administrator. Hendricks will talk about city’s Main Street program and its re-vitalization over the past couple of years. All…

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Graham challengers in Oconee GOP forum

April 15, 2014

Four of the six hopefuls challenging for the U-S Senate seat held by Lindsey Graham took part in a forum last night, hosted by the Oconee Republican Party. The father of a fifth candidate spoke at the start of the event on behalf of his son who was campaigning elsewhere. 96.3/WGOG NEWS recorded the opening…

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OSD projects no tax increase

April 15, 2014

School budget writers project no tax increase will be required for a new year of public education in Oconee County. At the same time, the budget given tentative approval by trustees last night will draw about $4.5 million from the district’s reserve. District officials say the reserve now stands around $21,850,000.  

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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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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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