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Alexander addresses state’s troubles

February 18th, 2017

When asked a week ago about the possibility of raising the state’s gas tax for the first time since 1987 in an effort to raise funds for fixing South Carolina’s crumbling roads and bridges, Gov. Henry McMaster said that should be a “last resort” under “desperate circumstances.”



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Alexander addresses state’s troubles
February 18, 2017 – 12:30 am
Alexander addresses state’s troubles

When asked a week ago about the possibility of raising the state’s gas tax for the first time since 1987 in an effort to raise funds for fixing South Carolina’s crumbling roads and bridges, Gov. Henry McMaster said that should be a “last resort” under “desperate circumstances.”

Whetstone Academy sharpens boys’ skills
February 18, 2017 – 12:30 am
Whetstone Academy sharpens boys’ skills

John Singleton was adopted. He grew up dealing with grief, loss and trauma. Often, the only solace he found was in his interactions with the animals on his farm.

McMaster shows support for Trump
February 18, 2017 – 12:29 am
McMaster shows support for Trump

For Henry McMaster, Friday was a sweet payoff for his months of steadfastly standing behind Donald Trump no matter the storms swirling around the president.

City official to legislators: Take care with business license bill
February 18, 2017 – 12:27 am
City official to legislators: Take care with business license bill

Westminster’s top city employee has urged South Carolina lawmakers to proceed with caution on a bill he believes could jeopardize the most reliable revenue streams for the state’s municipalities.

Deal finalized for former Oakway school land
February 18, 2017 – 12:27 am
Deal finalized for former Oakway school land

The School District of Oconee County and Oconee County Council have been working for months to finalize a property transaction involving the former Oakway Intermediate School and surrounding property.

OCSO still investigating Holsonback’s killing
February 18, 2017 – 12:27 am
OCSO still investigating Holsonback’s killing

Monday will mark the 20-year anniversary of the killing of Clemson University student Stacy Brooke Holsonback, who was found floating in Lake Hartwell after being strangled on Feb. 20, 1997.

Lakefront commercial development targeting mid-year construction
February 18, 2017 – 12:27 am
Lakefront commercial development targeting mid-year construction

Oconee’s chief economic developer says the county expects a planned retail and restaurant development on Lake Hartwell near Clemson that has seen more than its share of delays “to go vertical” by the middle of the year.

Don’t let FOI bills stall again
February 18, 2017 – 12:25 am
Don’t let FOI  bills stall again

In a climate that’s given rise to terms like fake news and alternative facts, never has the public’s right to know how governmental bodies are functioning been more important.

Wishful thinking
February 18, 2017 – 12:24 am
Wishful thinking

I’ve lived in Oconee County, and in particular Seneca, all my life, and many times in the last few years I’ve driven down Main Street in Seneca and thought “how long has it been?”

Really?
February 18, 2017 – 12:24 am
Really?

What lots of us saw at President Trump’s first news conference was both bizarre and profoundly disturbing.