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Local projects improving Oconee
September 20, 2019 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on Local projects improving Oconee
Local projects improving Oconee

With the state legislature adjourned until January 2020, I’m excited to have some extra time to work on local projects here in Oconee County. 

Exhibit looks at domestic workers in Jim Crow South
September 19, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Exhibit looks at domestic workers in Jim Crow South
Exhibit looks at domestic workers in Jim Crow South

A new exhibit at the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum in Seneca examines the challenges and impact of African-American women who worked as domestic workers in the Jim Crow-era South.

Six probable cases of illness related to e-cig use in Upstate
September 19, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Six probable cases of illness related to e-cig use in Upstate
Six probable cases of illness related to e-cig use in Upstate

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it was investigating almost 400 cases of illness associated with vaping, one local doctor said it was only a matter of time before illnesses started popping up. 

SC ranked No. 5 in US for women killed by men
September 19, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on SC ranked No. 5 in US for women killed by men
SC ranked No. 5 in US for women killed by men

South Carolina ranks fifth in the nation in the rate of women killed by men as the result of a new study by the Violence Policy Center released Wednesday. While that is a step back from the state’s No. 6 ranking a year ago, it remains an improvement from the top ranking held nationally a few years ago.

Pickens County school officials seek early start waiver
September 19, 2019 – 12:21 am | Comments Off on Pickens County school officials seek early start waiver
Pickens County school officials seek early start waiver

The School District of Pickens County has applied for a waiver from the State Department of Education that would allow elementary, middle and high schools to start Aug. 4, 2020, and district officials said they won’t consider separate calendars if that waiver isn’t granted.

Legislators support giving districts calendar flexibility
September 18, 2019 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on 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
September 18, 2019 – 12:43 am | Comments Off on 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
September 18, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on 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 …
September 18, 2019 – 12:41 am | Comments Off on 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’
September 18, 2019 – 12:37 am | Comments Off on 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. 

Oconee to see nearly 6-mill tax increase
September 18, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on 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
September 18, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on 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.