The verdict is not guilty

December 5, 2012

A widower left a Pickens courtroom a free man. Yesterday’s jury verdict in the case of Don Kinsela, accused of killing his wife, was not guilty. Cheryl Kinsela died in the summer of 2010 in a fire at the couple’s home.

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Jail action delayed

December 5, 2012

Oconee County Council will hold off action on a new jail until the Sheriff-elect gets his feet firmly on the ground. Whether the county should wait until a new Sheriff goes into office January 1 became an issue during this year’s campaign. And last night, County Administrator Scott Moulder announced that Mike Crenshaw, the election…

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Arrests begin in month-old assault case

December 4, 2012

The police in Seneca say they have started to make arrests in their investigation of a one-month old night time assault that occurred in the street at Jones Avenue and East Main Street. One arrest took place yesterday, and Chief John Covington says a second suspect was arrested this morning. The victim in the case…

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Jury gets the case

December 4, 2012

A court officer tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that the State’s case against Don Kinsela has gone to the jury room at Pickens County General Sessions Court. Kinsela is accused of setting a storage building afire in 2010. In that building, Kinsela’s wife, Cheryl, died of smoke inhalation.

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Stolen boat found by its owners

December 4, 2012

A boat stolen this week in Oconee County was found by its owners in Lake Hartwell, not far from Georgia. But missing from the pontoon were ┬áits key, a storage box, a fish finder, four speakers, life jackets, and a box of tools. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department began investigating once the Foxwood Hills couple…

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Public input requested

December 4, 2012

Oconee County wants to hear what you say about future growth. As part of the project to compile a new, five-year economic development strategy that’ll help guide growth, your thoughts are welcome. The county Economic Development Commission is making a survey available, to be accessed by going to the homepage of the commission’s website at…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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