Sheriff’s office: Man hurt dog

The sheriff’s office arrested a Westminster man Wednesday after authorities said an investigation found he mistreated a dog in May.

‘Year of mixed blessings’

We have dubbed this year the “year of mixed blessings,” and are doing our best to remain optimistic, despite the many challenges caused by COVID-19.  

Wesley King

Pastor Wesley King, 48, husband of Rebecca Burrell King, passed away, Tuesday, July 28 at Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital.

Neighbors speak against potential private gun range

At two separate Oconee County meetings in late June, neighbors admonished a potential gun range on a control-free zoned property in Salem that, when the argument first appeared, didn’t belong to the men they insisted were opening the business.

Sewer authority planning to pilot chlorine gas alternative

Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority officials plan to test an alternative to chlorine gas as a wastewater disinfectant in an effort to move away from the gas that could be a danger to employees and the surrounding community in the event of a leak.

Storage project undecided

A development denied a special variance in May is neither alive nor dead, leaving nearby property owners of the would-be storage facility on Rochester Highway in limbo after they fought against it earlier this year.