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Legislators support giving districts calendar flexibility Legislators support giving districts calendar flexibility

Oconee and Pickens legislative delegation members said Tuesday that school districts should be allowed to determine their own start dates. 

St. John’s Lutheran Church to host BBQ fundraiser St. John’s Lutheran Church to host BBQ fundraiser

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walhalla will serve barbecue and all the fixins to the sounds of live music at its third-annual Holy Smoke BBQ fundraiser next weekend.

Council OKs changes in water billing Council OKs changes in water billing

Walhalla officials said city utility customers can expect to have more time to pay their bills before water service is disconnected as a result of action taken Tuesday by city council.

I just waved my Willie Wand … I just waved my Willie Wand …

Willie: Westminster is going to blow that sewer rebate from OJRSA if they get their hands on it!

Gas spike may last ‘several weeks’ Gas spike may last ‘several weeks’

After a weekend attack on an oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, market officials say ongoing gas price spikes “could last several weeks” at the pumps. 

Tigers’ Simmons continues to be valuable defensive leader Tigers’ Simmons continues to be valuable defensive leader

When players and coaches are asked to describe Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons, the terms “versatile,” “dynamic” and “long” are usually included.

Oconee to see nearly 6-mill tax increase Oconee to see nearly 6-mill tax increase

With no discussion Tuesday night, Oconee County Council agreed to raise property taxes by 5.9 mills, as recommended by the assessor, to bridge anticipated budget gaps.

County exploring health partnerships County exploring health partnerships

Though the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic recently found out it wasn’t selected for a grant to expand to the Walhalla area, executive director Vicki Thompson left a county meeting Tuesday that offered a bit of a compromise.

Man charged with stealing car Man charged with stealing car

A Belton man was arrested Monday in connection with the theft of a 2013 Ford Mustang in Seneca more than a month earlier.

School board is tone deaf School board is tone deaf

Five Oconee County residents overseeing the instruction of schoolchildren should know a thing or two about what life is like for the parents of those kids.

Salem library craft program planned Friday Salem library craft program planned Friday

The Oconee County Library System is set to hold its monthly craft night and story program on Friday.

Central administrator to seek grants for cleanup at 3 sites Central administrator to seek grants for cleanup at 3 sites

Central town administrator Phillip Mishoe said Wednesday he plans to seek followup grants to the brownfields grants the town received earlier this year to use for cleanup at three sites.