BREAKING NEWS

DEPUTY’S BODY FOUND AFTER EIGHT YEARS

        by B J BECKHAM The body of New Grace County deputy sheriff Horace Nevada has been found after eight years.   Deputy Nevada went missing the evening of February 12, 2008. On that night  he pulled a car over for speeding and called the plate number, driver’s license and registration back to the station.  He was informed the car came back stolen and the driver’s license belonged to a deceased individual. That was the last known contact with the deputy. After Deputy Nevada failed to answer his radio for an hour another car was sent to...
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FLOOD DAMAGED HOMES CONDEMNED

  by Shannon Longneck   October, 2015 brought rain to South Carolina, leaving the state overwhelmed by flooding, the likes of which had not been seen in over a thousand years.  New Grace was hit hard and many areas throughout the county remain devastated. At a meeting of Mayors and county representatives an announcement was made that three New Grace neighborhoods have officially been condemned. The damaged and vacant homes have been a haven for thieves who have taken the opportunity to remove plumbing fixtures from the structures and anything else that appears of value and survived the onslaught...
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HOTTS OUT, KOLDS IN

 by B J Beckman Election day has come and gone and so has Mayor John Hotts of Herricks Bay. In what can only be described as a landslide, the incumbent Mayor was voted out of office. As of October 21st Mayor Hotts was running unchallenged for a 4th term in office, but his late night escapades at The Hallmark Motel in Rosemeade gave rise to a fight for his job. Although the charge of solicitation was dropped even though he was found naked with a woman who has two arrests for solicitation, Mayor Hotts is still charged with indecent...
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MAYOR HOTTS IN HOT WATER

 by B J Beckman With Election Day less than a week away Mayor John Hotts is in hot water again. On October 21, 2015 deputies of the New Grace Sheriff’s department were called to a disturbance at the Hallmark Motel, Saint Georgina.  Upon arrival they were informed by owner Walter Bell that three people who were not guests were in the pool, appeared intoxicated and had failed to leave when asked. Deputies Sheriff Nicole Nixon and Sam Keen followed a trail of clothes around back and found a man and two women naked in the hot tub.  When asked...
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1000 YEAR FLOOD SOAKS NEW GRACE

by Shannon Longneck –  Record floods devastated South Carolina the first week in October.  Water levels rose higher than they have in nearly a thousand years. The Midlands was hit the hardest and New Grace was not spared from the devastation. After being rescued from her home by boat, Acadia resident Paige Benson said, “We have lived on River Run Road for ten years and it has always been just a name.  When I woke Sunday morning and heard rushing water I never expected to look out my window and see that my road had been replaced by a...
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TWO VANISH ON VISION STREET

by Shannon Longneck An Amber Alert issued Thursday morning for thirteen-year-olds Jason Norrel and Jeffrey Camas. At the time of this publication there are no leads as to the boys’ whereabouts. Both James and Jeffrey’s parents claim to have last seen their sons on Wednesday night when the teenagers went to their room around ten and eleven, respectfully. According to friends, Billy Braxton and Jordan Miller, the four boys left their homes and at 1:00 am met in the woods just north of Herricks Bay on Cypress Rd. They then proceeded to the house at 1414 Vision Street where...
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Restaurant Reviews

JUSTINE’S

  Justine’s, located at the Golden Shores Marina in Herricks Bay, offers plenty of outdoor seating overlooking Sabine Lake. You can come by boat and dock at the marina or if it’s full blow your horn and they will happily send a launch to pick you up.   They have an extensive menu from the standard local southern dishes such as She Crab Soup and Fried Catfish to the more exotic Spicy Shrimp Curry and Crawfish Risotto. The special of the day was a Tandoori-Charred Rainbow Trout, with its delicate blend of ginger, turmeric and garam masala this was...
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