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Short-term rentals get initial OK on first reading
June 26, 2019 – 12:19 am | Comments Off on Short-term rentals get initial OK on first reading
Short-term rentals get initial OK on first reading

After more than a year of discussion, a third proposed ordinance to allow short-term rentals in Seneca is one step closer to becoming law. 

Council approves 2019-20 budgets
June 26, 2019 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Council approves 2019-20 budgets
Council approves 2019-20 budgets

Just days before it is scheduled to take effect on Monday, Seneca City Council approved its $12.4 million general fund budget, which doesn’t have a tax increase and provides a 3 percent across-the-board raise for all city employees.

Crime briefs: Pair charged with trafficking meth
June 26, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Crime briefs: Pair charged with trafficking meth
Crime briefs: Pair charged with trafficking meth

Charles Edward Thrift Sr., 31, of Eva Place in Westminster, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and breach of trust.

Local students get more than 550 books, thanks to grant
June 26, 2019 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on Local students get more than 550 books, thanks to grant
Local students get more than 550 books, thanks to grant

More than 40 Oconee County third-graders went home with a bag full of books on Tuesday in an effort to encourage them to keep reading through the summer. 

County camping, revenue up every year since 2015
June 26, 2019 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on County camping, revenue up every year since 2015
County camping, revenue up every year since 2015

Overnight stays and park revenue at Oconee County parks have grown again in 2019, a trend officials have seen annually since 2015 and look to capitalize on moving forward.

Central adds tax increase to final budget
June 25, 2019 – 12:59 am | Comments Off on Central adds tax increase to final budget
Central adds tax increase to final budget

After approving first reading of a 2019-20 fiscal year general fund budget of a little more than $2 million with no tax increase the month before, Central Town Council unanimously approved final reading including a 1-mill tax increase and a hike in water and sanitation rates.

Public hearing set on Seneca budget tonight
June 25, 2019 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on Public hearing set on Seneca budget tonight
Public hearing set on Seneca budget tonight

Seneca residents have a chance at a public hearing tonight to give city council input on any of seven proposed budgets coming up for final votes after the hearing.

Clemson student seeks spring block party downtown
June 25, 2019 – 12:55 am | Comments Off on Clemson student seeks spring block party downtown
Clemson student seeks spring block party downtown

More than eight months after rejecting a request for a block party in the downtown area, Clemson City Council appears more favorable to a new request for next spring.

Get ready, it will get a lot worse!
June 25, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Get ready, it will get a lot worse!
Get ready, it will get a lot worse!

Willie: To the “Willie” commenter who stated: “Do research because ‘there’s no such phenomenon as climate change’” Fox Faux News and all right wing media are not research entities.

Walhalla Elementary School student youngest CAT bike giveaway winner
June 25, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Walhalla Elementary School student youngest CAT bike giveaway winner
Walhalla Elementary School student youngest CAT bike giveaway winner

The winner of this year’s Clemson Area Transit bike giveaway was not even born yet when CAT and a local bicycle company gave away their first prize a decade and a half ago.

Missing the point
June 25, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Missing the point
Missing the point

Last week, we reported that South Carolina’s municipal utilities and co-ops aren’t under the purview of the Public Service Commission, an issue that we took offense with.

State teacher of the year visits Walhalla
June 25, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on State teacher of the year visits Walhalla
State teacher of the year visits Walhalla

South Carolina Teacher of the Year Jeff Maxey visited Walhalla High School recently as part of his effort to see classrooms across the state.