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Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency in South Carolina for Hurricane Irma on Wednesday after the official forecasts for the storm shifted east, raising the chances of the first major hurricane strike for the state in almost 28 years.
The School District of Pickens County announced last week that Central Elementary School and McKissick Elementary School have been approved by school board trustees as theme-based magnet schools starting in the 2018-19 academic year.
Emergency agencies and local churches are monitoring the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, awaiting a call to respond to any help needed.
The Oconee County Republican Party will sponsor a presentation by local law enforcement and first responders Monday on disaster preparedness.
Oconee County Council unanimously approved a property tax increase of 5.2 mills Tuesday, with the entirety of the hike going to fund school district operations, meaning it will not affect tax bills on primary residences in the county.
According to warrants, Bryan Randel Crane, 34, of 247 Marvs Road, is also charged with reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of hydrocodone, possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia, in addition to the child endangerment charge of committing certain vehicular offenses with a minor in the vehicle.