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Holiday skipping
November 22, 2019 – 12:21 am | Comments Off on Holiday skipping
Holiday skipping

Last year, I made a point of writing about how I refuse to celebrate Christmas until Thanksgiving and wish everyone would do the same.

County eyeing rental ATAX collection
November 22, 2019 – 12:16 am | Comments Off on County eyeing rental ATAX collection
County eyeing rental ATAX collection

The phrase “short-term rental” has raised hackles in recent months in Seneca, and, while Oconee County officials briefly mentioned the topic this week, it was strictly tax-related.

Long road ahead: With tax increase, paving will take time, money, patience
November 21, 2019 – 12:49 am | Comments Off on Long road ahead: With tax increase, paving will take time, money, patience
Long road ahead: With tax increase, paving will take time, money, patience

Projects to repave roads and improve aging bridges are underway across South Carolina, but state officials say plenty of time, money and patience will be needed before the work is completed.

Christmas for Kids countdown is on
November 21, 2019 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Christmas for Kids countdown is on
Christmas for Kids countdown is on

While the countdown is in single digits for Thanksgiving, another deadline is rushing up behind it: Christmas for Kids.

Crime briefs: Seneca man arrested after chase
November 21, 2019 – 12:31 am | Comments Off on Crime briefs: Seneca man arrested after chase
Crime briefs: Seneca man arrested after chase

Matthew Brodie Pund, 26, of 110 Wayside Circle, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, failure to stop for a blue light and driving under suspension.

Man dies after tree falls on him
November 21, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Man dies after tree falls on him
Man dies after tree falls on him

A Westminster man died Wednesday afternoon after a tree fell on him as he cut it down on his property.

Take the deal, David
November 21, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Take the deal, David
Take the deal, David

David Underwood became tangled in a web of his own success this week.

Oconee opts out of opioid lawsuit class
November 21, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Oconee opts out of opioid lawsuit class
Oconee opts out of opioid lawsuit class

Though it could have resulted in a quicker settlement, Oconee County Council voted Tuesday night to opt out of a negotiation group in a federal opioid case.

Developer scales back plan in response to residents’ concerns
November 21, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Developer scales back plan in response to residents’ concerns
Developer scales back plan in response to residents’ concerns

A developer seeking to rezone 2.5 acres in Walhalla to build single-family homes has scaled back his plans in response to concerns from the neighborhood.

Record numbers of Thanksgiving travelers expected
November 21, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Record numbers of Thanksgiving travelers expected
Record numbers of Thanksgiving travelers expected

A record 2.29 million Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, a transportation official predicts.

Central council gets update on railroad crossing problem
November 21, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Central council gets update on railroad crossing problem
Central council gets update on railroad crossing problem

A recent update on the town of Central’s battle with Norfolk Southern involving efforts to install an at-grade crossing from the intersection of Maw Bridge Road and Madden Bridge Road across to S.C. Highway 93 was presented during a town council meeting.

Clemson to host event to benefit food programs
November 21, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Clemson to host event to benefit food programs
Clemson to host event to benefit food programs

Four Clemson University faculty members are set to read at an event tonight to benefit two Upstate food programs.