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3:07 am on Saturday February 15, 2014

4.1 Scale earthquake hits near Edgefield

What is likely the second strongest or outright strongest quake to hit S.C. in 40 years had an epicenter some 7 miles west-northwest of Edgefield on Friday night and was felt throughout our state and neighboring states.
2:07 am on Saturday February 26, 2011

Bluffton community at center of tow truck shooting ousts leadership

The Edgefield neighborhood that was at the center of the ongoing Christmas Eve shooting over a booted car has ousted its neighborhood association president and security director. WTOC 11 was on scene and has a video report with frustrated members of...
4:43 am on Wednesday January 19, 2011

Man dead after Christmas Eve towing dispute in Bluffton (update: Community petitions for murder charge)

Flickr user Null Value Update January 19: WSAV's Holly Bounds has a report on a community effort to get Solicitor Duffie Stone to raise the charges against Preston Oates to murder. Apparently about 25 people will be circulating a petition throughout...
4:41 am on Thursday January 6, 2011

Hispanic radio station slammed with calls regarding Christmas Eve shooting (w/video)

Flickr user m-c Outrage from the Hispanic community regarding the Christmas Eve shooting of Carlos Alberto Olivera during a dispute in a Bluffton neighborhood is a story we've been expecting for some time, and it's now been provided by WSAV's Holly...
3:17 am on Thursday December 30, 2010

Police defend arrest pace in Oates-Olivera shooting; Memorial details emerge

Flickr user mayu** In the immediate aftermath of Carlos Alberto Olivera's Christmas Eve death many were shocked that his shooter, Pro Tow owner Preston Oates, was not charged for two days. It's an issue that Beaufort County police are finally...
4:19 am on Wednesday December 29, 2010

As case of Christmas Eve shooting expands, so do public details and rifts

Yesterday, December 28, Preston Oates, 27, faced a bail hearing for the charge of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime — it was a moment that offered more light on the murky chain of events that lead to the death of Carlos...
4:06 am on Tuesday December 28, 2010

Hearing shots, 71-year-old retrieves gun, accidentally shoots self

Flickr user Matt Neimi A 71-year-old man in the Bluffton Edgefield subdivision heard the shots fired in the tragic Christmas Eve fatality over parking, and so he got his guns out as a precaution -- an action that later led to him shooting himself....