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Building Permit tree deposit policy passes first reading Building Permit tree deposit policy passes first reading

Central Town Council has given unanimous first-reading approval to a policy adding a $100 deposit to all new building construction permits that would be refunded if the builder plants two trees after construction is completed.

One small step One small step

Gov. Henry McMaster recently signed a bill into law that would expand the purview of the Public Service Commission to a point where it could investigate matters of wrongdoing or other complaints about local electric cooperatives, like Blue Ridge Electric and others.

DHEC updates farmers market app DHEC updates farmers market app

The opportunity to eat fresh, locally grown food, even when traveling across the state, is a little easier with the help of the S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App. 

Six Mile bank set to change hands again Six Mile bank set to change hands again

After multiple ownership changes in recent years, the Six Mile branch of Select Bank & Trust Company is now set to become the first branch office of the only bank headquartered in Pickens County.

I can’t allow you to turn this into a race issue … I can’t allow you to turn this into a race issue …

Willie: Well, I just read Carolyn Brown’s letter to the editor. So, Sen. Justin Amash speaks the truth to power.

Council OKs school district budget Council OKs school district budget

The Oconee County Council moved quickly through its agenda Tuesday night, acknowledging lifesaving measures from a county employee, declaring this week as national pollinator week and passing the school district’s 2019-2020 budget.

Changes to co-op laws have no effect on municipalities Changes to co-op laws have no effect on municipalities

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill in Columbia last month requiring electrical cooperatives to be investigated by the Public Service Commission for cases of suspected wrongdoing.

Developer working on revisions to Dockside proposal Developer working on revisions to Dockside proposal

Revisions are being made to the Dockside development proposal scheduled to be presented to Clemson City Council a week after residents voiced concerns over the project.

Tigers’ Lee frustrated with rocky season Tigers’ Lee frustrated with rocky season

More than two weeks have passed since the last time the Clemson baseball team took the field, and for a ninth consecutive year, the College World Series is taking place without the Tigers in the field.

2nd arrest made in string of break-ins 2nd arrest made in string of break-ins

Stevie Dustin James Sanford, 19, of 868 Laing Court in Seneca, faces three counts of breaking into vehicles and four counts of petit larceny

Man charged in motorcycle theft Man charged in motorcycle theft

Seneca police arrested 47-year-old Markus Vandel Walters, of Gammell Street, Monday on charges of giving police false information, possessing a stolen motorcycle with a value more than $10,000 and distribution of methamphetamine. 

Deputy donates prize in memory of son Deputy donates prize in memory of son

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Foundation presented a $250 check to deputy Chris Johnson on Friday as an extra incentive for his work at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy last month, but the money won’t stay in his hands long.