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Officials held a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for an expansion at South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation’s Oconee-Pickens office on Wells Highway that has been in the making since 2004.
When more than 10,000 teachers gathered in Columbia earlier this week to protest pay and classroom size issues, retired Oconee County educator Dick Ellenburg watch the events of the day with special interest.
In the weeks that followed introduction of the education reform act earlier this year by Speaker of the House Jay Lucas, one of educators’ biggest criticisms was that it did not address classroom size.
From visiting artists to summer classes to annual events including Passport to the Arts, the Arts Center, housed in the Calhoun Bridge Center on Butler Street in Clemson, has made its footprint visible in recent years.
Clemson University doesn’t get much in the way of snowfall every year, but six inches of pollen each year affects indoor air quality, according to Joe Ryan, the current faculty representative to the university’s board of trustees.
Pickens County Council weighed the benefits of staying a member of Upstate Alliance against the annual cost of membership.
The Pickens County School Board approved first reading of a proposed $128,597,450 general fund budget this week that includes pay raises for teachers and support staff and expands district services for early childhood, mental health and world languages, but does not include a tax increase.
The South Carolina Public Service Commission has approved a request allowing Duke Energy to raise its monthly basic facilities charge to $11.96 per month for residential customers.
Local leaders and residents gathered at different locations throughout the day to commemorate the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
After months of budget workshops to cut the utility and general fund budget deficits, Westminster City Council’s workshop Thursday night produced tense conversations on potential water rate increases.