BREAKING NEWS

PLANET MOIRA AUTHOR KILLED

by Shannon Longneck Award winning writer and local New Grace celebrity Shioban McCarthy, age 68, killed in her Godfrey home. Mrs. McCarthy is  the author of the science fiction trilogy Planet Moira, in which a young woman leads a band of rebels fighting to take back her planet from alien invaders. Filming is set to begin for the first book in the series before the end of the year. On Saturday night an anonymous call was received by 911 operator Melody Hoffman. The caller stated they witnessed Shioban McCarthy enter her home, heard screaming and saw someone running through the...
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HOME AND GARDEN

CREAM OF ONION SOUP

by REESE MILLRIDGE Today I will be sharing my recipe for CREAM OF ONION SOUP. One thing I love to make is soup. There is nothing better on a cold or rainy day then something hot and filling.  And on those hot days a nice light chilled soup which I can whip up quickly hits the spot. As I believe I have said before there are four members in my family and one is a real pain when it comes to eating –  her favorite vegetable is the onion.  Now I have nothing against onions – I always have...
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BREAKING NEWS

NAVADA MURDER TRIAL BEGINS

  by B J BECKHAM The case of State -v- Arnold Gardener appeared on the calendar in a New Grace Courthouse for a hearing. Mr. Gardener is charged with the murder of New Grace Deputy Sheriff Horace Nevada who disappeared on February 12, 2008 and whose body was discovered in April 2016 in a freezer in a shed. Mr. Gardener is also charged with the murder of Linda Leeds under a separate docket number. During the forensic examination of the shed and its contents the investigative team discovered fingerprints belonging to convicted serial killer Lowery. They also recovered prints that matched the defendant...
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BREAKING NEWS

TRUE WITNESS – PART THREE

THE CASE FILES OF ALFONSO SWANSON By SHAWN ERICKSON The next three chapters of my memoirs (titled True Witness, False Witness and Eye Witness) all take place during the scorching hot summer of 2013, when the department was faced with an unprecedented number of murders and other brutal crimes, all of which were unique and fascinating in their own right.  It started with the murder of two working, middle-class women, and the suspicion that a serial killer may be on the loose.  When a third woman disappeared, her case was handled as a suspected homicide.  The investigation of her...
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BREAKING NEWS

LEAD LEADS TO LEEDS IN NEVADA INVESTIGATION

by B J BECKHAM The investigation into the murder of Deputy Sheriff Horace Nevada of New Grace County has taken a new turn.  After disappearing on February 12, 2008, Deputy Nevada’s body was discovered in April 2016.  The remains were in a freezer in a shed on property owned by the Belands at the time of the deputy’s disappearance. New information led to another body. After the deputy’s body was found fingerprints in and on the shed linked to Arnold Gardener, a junk yard employee, and serial killer Ronald Wayne Lowery.  Questioning of Mr. Gardener revealed that serial killer Lowery worked...
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DESCRIPTION AND SETTING

HOW TO CREATE A FICTIONAL SETTING

  When I first started writing fiction, with the intent to accomplish a novel other people would want to read, I was uncommitted as to a setting for my story. Born and raised on Long Island, I was very familiar with NYC and thought that would be a good backdrop for my story. After writing a few chapters I realized I wanted my character, an attorney, and the story to have a more relaxed pace. I decided on suburban South Carolina for no other reason than that is where I was living at the time. Originally, I picked my hometown;...
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PUBLISHER

WELCOMING REESE MILLRIDGE TO NEW GRACE NEWS

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Reese Millridge to the New Grace News.  Reese will be joining our family; bringing recipes and cooking tips to the Home and Garden section. Many of you may know Ms. Millridge, she is the owner of Millridge Morsels, one of New Grace’s most delicious catering companies.  Her strawberry shortecake has won the blue ribbon at the South Carolina State Fair for the past three years.  After tasting a sample of her chocolate peanut butter brownies, Mayor Billy Clanton of Beaudeclaire successfully won a dozen of them at the Winter Festival...
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PUBLISHER

GREETINGS

My name is Michelle Gwynn Jones and I am the publisher of the New Grace News. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the hometown paper for New Grace County, South Carolina. Located in the region known as The Midlands, New Grace is a community of interesting people, beautiful locations and the capital, New Grace, is the Azalea Capital of America – if only self-proclaimed.   Whether you are interested in a delicious meal in a romantic setting with linen and crystal or a sports bar with killer wings and beer brewed on the premises our...
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