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County to close out celebration with concert
March 7, 2019 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on County to close out celebration with concert
County to close out celebration with concert | Test

Pickens County will end its year-long sesquicentennial celebration with a concert featuring local young talent and one of the original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 

Police: Woman sold fentanyl in undercover deal
March 7, 2019 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Police: Woman sold fentanyl in undercover deal
Police: Woman sold fentanyl in undercover deal | Test

Lashaunda Gloria Keels, of West South Broad Street in Walhalla, is charged with distribution of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Pickens County debates rec funding
March 7, 2019 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Pickens County debates rec funding
Pickens County debates rec funding | Test

Pickens County Council members want to define what the county’s role is in supporting area recreation departments. 

Council budgeted $564K for raises
March 6, 2019 – 12:49 am | Comments Off on Council budgeted $564K for raises
Council budgeted $564K for raises | Test

While former Oconee County interim administrator Rick Martin was doling out unauthorized raises for a select group of workers, the county was already implementing council-approved raises for all employees in its current fiscal year. 

County looks to make Brock permanent administrator
March 6, 2019 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on County looks to make Brock permanent administrator
County looks to make Brock permanent administrator | Test

Oconee County Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to direct the chairman to begin negotiating a contract that would drop the interim from interim county administrator Amanda Brock’s title.

Collins: Reform bill presents opportunity for ‘huge change’
March 6, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Collins: Reform bill presents opportunity for ‘huge change’
Collins: Reform bill presents opportunity for ‘huge change’ | Test

State Rep. Neal Collins told Pickens County teachers recently he is glad to see state efforts this year to improve education in South Carolina.

No charges filed in marijuana probe
March 6, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on No charges filed in marijuana probe
No charges filed in marijuana probe | Test

No criminal charges will be filed due to the “unintentional mishandling of the evidence” after marijuana was found in an Oconee County office suite on Dec. 31, according to an Oconee County Sheriff’s Office report.

New Pioneer treatment facility has April open date circled
March 6, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on New Pioneer treatment facility has April open date circled
New Pioneer treatment facility has April open date circled | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District’s new water treatment plant now has a projected opening and fully operational date for the spring.

Boeing officials visit career centers
March 6, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Boeing officials visit career centers
Boeing officials visit career centers | Test

Area career and school counselors, district leadership and middle school principals heard from Boeing representatives how to connect their students to careers at the world’s largest aerospace company. 

Walhalla needs water plant operators
March 6, 2019 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on Walhalla needs water plant operators
Walhalla needs water plant operators | Test

The city of Walhalla needs more water plant operators, particularly before its new water plant comes online, utilities director Scott Parris told city council members during their committee meeting session Tuesday evening. 

Construction expected to begin in summer for brewery
March 5, 2019 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on Construction expected to begin in summer for brewery
Construction expected to begin in summer for brewery | Test

After the building stood vacant for more than a decade, the former Astro Triple theater is set officially begin its transformation into a brewery this summer — a process expected to take five or six months.

Sheriff’s office investigating ‘convoluted’ Westminster incident
March 5, 2019 – 12:53 am | Comments Off on Sheriff’s office investigating ‘convoluted’ Westminster incident
Sheriff’s office investigating ‘convoluted’ Westminster incident | Test

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Long Creek Highway near the Power Trac gas station in Westminster on Monday afternoon.

Driver charged with felony DUI in wreck
March 5, 2019 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on Driver charged with felony DUI in wreck
Driver charged with felony DUI in wreck | Test

The South Carolina Highway Patrol charged Bradford Craig Bearden with two counts of felony driving under the influence with bodily injury and one count of driving under suspension. 

Developers say Keowee Trail proposal best option for land
March 5, 2019 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Developers say Keowee Trail proposal best option for land
Developers say Keowee Trail  proposal best option for land | Test

Developers for the proposed Keowee Trail project say their proposal may not be the most popular among many Clemson residents, but other options are worse.