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4:32 am on Friday September 2, 2011

Man charged in Bluffton tow truck slaying released on bond, family reacts

We missed this one earlier in the week, but a Bluffton tow truck driver charged with shooting a man to death on Christmas Eve has been released from prison on bond. If you missed any of this story you can catch up here. Now the family of the victim...
2:37 pm on Thursday September 1, 2011

In Bluffton tow truck slaying, accused Oates granted bail - on a condition

Update September 1: The Island Packet reports that Oates has been released on a $200,000 bond. First reporting July 29: Six months after Preston Oates was arrested after the Christmas Eve shooting of Carlos Alberto Olivera over a booted vehicle in...
8:01 am on Saturday January 29, 2011

In Bluffton tow truck slaying, bail hearing set (update: bond denied, more details)

Update January 29, more details: Numerous reports are out about yesterday's bond hearing for the accused Preston Oates. Key points of interest were when 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone said, "I have no doubt this defendant is a danger...
6:58 am on Thursday August 21, 2008

Back and forth behind proposed nuclear reactors gets odder

While the path we should be on for our future energy production is very serious, the latest news blurb on the debate borders on the absurd: South Carolina regulators are discussing the possibility of appointing someone to determine when a hearing...