Central Man Faces Weapons Charges

April 14, 2014

A Central man has been arrested by Oconee Sheriff’s Office on weapon charges in connection with a road rage incident which occurred last month. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt says 25 year old Brandon Scott Weatherly of Central turned himself in to the Walhalla Police Department last Friday. According to warrants he is charged with…

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Warm Weather Has Black Bears on the Prowl

April 14, 2014

  Biologists with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources are reporting increased bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people to use common sense when encountering these fascinating animals. The warm weather has black bears moving this spring. While people may be excited about seeing a bear, biologists urge them to remember that bears…

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Suspects Sought in Weekend Robbery

April 14, 2014

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two women who robbed a convenience store over the weekend.  Deputies were dispatched to the J & Z Food Mart at 219 Shiloh Road around 11:14 pm Saturday in reference to a robbery.  An employee of the store told deputies that two women…

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Possible Tax Break for Retired Active Duty Military

April 14, 2014

Retired active duty military could eventually pay no South Carolina income tax on their retirement pay if a new bill becomes law. The Giving Back to Our Veterans Act passed the South Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would phase out South Carolina income tax on active-duty retirement pay over the next three…

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Double Murder-Suicide Claims 3 in Northeast Georgia

April 14, 2014

A double murder and suicide in Northeast Georgia has left 3 people dead. WLHR’s MJ Kneiser reports the incident happened Saturday night shooting at Froh’s Restaurant on Rock Springs Road in Hart County. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says he received a call late Saturday night about a shooting at the restaurant. Cleveland says witnesses…

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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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