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Walhalla firefighters have busy Sunday
May 9, 2018 – 12:24 am | No Comment

Walhalla Fire Chief Brandon Burton said his department has been “fairly busy lately,” with three fires on Sunday alone.

Seneca man facing 38 child sex charges
May 9, 2018 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Seneca man facing 38 child sex charges | Test

Brandon Ray McKern, of 111 Maria Lane, was being held at the Oconee County Detention Center on a combined $870,000 surety bond Tuesday.

Mr. Knickerbocker to close College Avenue store
May 8, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Mr. Knickerbocker to close College Avenue store | Test

The original Mr. Knickerbocker Clemson sports apparel and gift store that started on College Avenue 45 years ago will soon be closing.

Publix sets its sights on Seneca
May 8, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Publix sets its sights on Seneca | Test

Just weeks after closing its doors in April, the former Bi-Lo store on Rochester Highway in Seneca apparently has a new tenant.

Republicans tout Trump, Haley, conservative values
May 8, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Republicans tout Trump, Haley, conservative values | Test

With the South Carolina Republican primary just a few weeks away, many incumbents and challengers for the top offices in South Carolina touted their support for President Donald Trump, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and conservative values during a visit to Oconee County Saturday.

May Day challenge spruces up Seneca
May 8, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
May Day challenge spruces up Seneca | Test

The Seneca Downtown Merchants Association may have started a new tradition with a contest for decorating storefronts in the downtown and Ram Cat Alley areas.

Crime briefs: Virginia fugitive arrested in Seneca
May 8, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Crime briefs: Virginia fugitive arrested in Seneca | Test

A Westminster woman wanted on child abuse charges in Virginia was arrested Friday in Seneca and charged with possession of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Replenishing fund balance with FOCUS repayments will take years
May 8, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Replenishing fund balance with FOCUS repayments will take years | Test

With its general fund balance nearly $5 million below what county policy requires, some members of Oconee County Council have pointed to funds from a lease agreement for the county’s FOCUS broadband project.

Westminster brainstorms on budget
May 5, 2018 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Westminster brainstorms on budget | Test

Westminster City Council reviewed its 2018-19 fiscal year budget this week and worked to close the gap between its anticipated income and expenses, agreeing to separate the recreation budget and postpone the expense for a $117,000 S.C. Department of Transportation project.

Officials emphasize senior safety at event
May 5, 2018 – 12:34 am | No Comment
Officials emphasize senior safety at event | Test

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, Oconee County Emergency Services director Scott Krein and 10th Circuit Solicitor David Wagner were among county and state officials on hand Friday to inform local seniors about services available to help them in their everyday lives.