Defendant’s stepfather testifies

April 11, 2014

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…

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Resolved: to go forward!

April 11, 2014

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…

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Accident at rural intersection

April 11, 2014

Two cars collided late yesterday afternoon at highway 59 and the Dairy Farm Road. At the scene, one person received assistance getting into a hospital ambulance. Three others got into the ambulance on their own.  

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For OCPC, it’s all about the comprehensive plan

April 10, 2014

During a two-hour meeting tomorrow afternoon, the Oconee Planning Commission will start its review of the county’s comprehensive plan. The meeting begins at 2 o’clock in County Council Chambers.

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Fallen power line starts brush fire

April 10, 2014

A power line fell to the ground on Apple Orchard Road in Mountain Rest and started a brush fire. The community volunteer fire department responded with one engine and a brush truck, and Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King says they managed to stop the fire before major damage.  

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Afternoon highlights from Rice trial in Florida

April 10, 2014

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…

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  • 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
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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