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Public hearing Monday on short-term rental standards
March 2, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Public hearing Monday on short-term rental standards
Public hearing Monday on short-term rental standards | Test

A proposed amendment to the city’s short-term residential rental standards ordinance will be the topic of a public hearing by Clemson City Council at 6 p.m. Monday.

County officials to talk Sewer South with sewer commission
March 2, 2019 – 12:52 am | Comments Off on County officials to talk Sewer South with sewer commission
County officials to talk Sewer South with sewer commission | Test

Two Oconee County officials are scheduled to meet with the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority board of commissioners next week to discuss a proposed agreement between the two entities that has been going back and forth for nearly a year and a half.

Department heads saw $105K in salary increases
March 2, 2019 – 12:12 am | Comments Off on Department heads saw $105K in salary increases
Department heads saw $105K in salary increases | Test

Nearly $100,000 in raises went out to department heads in Oconee County during interim administrator Rick Martin’s tenure, including all three who reported directly to him under his role as deputy administrator of public works.

Blood donation benefits givers, recipients
March 2, 2019 – 12:01 am | Comments Off on Blood donation benefits givers, recipients
Blood donation benefits givers, recipients | Test

Clemson resident Jeff Bennett doesn’t remember exactly when or why he started donating his A-negative blood — he just did.

Seneca man sentenced to 15 years for thefts
March 1, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Seneca man sentenced to 15 years for thefts
Seneca man sentenced to 15 years for thefts | Test

A jury found Michael Lee Trotter, 34, guilty of second-degree burglary, petit larceny, grand larceny and possession of tools capable of being used in a crime, according to a release from 10th Circuit Solicitor David Wagner.  

Crime briefs: Police: Man took video in plant restroom
March 1, 2019 – 12:39 am | Comments Off on Crime briefs: Police: Man took video in plant restroom
Crime briefs: Police: Man took video in plant restroom | Test

The Journal staff
WEST UNION — Police say a 31-year-old West Union man used a cellphone to record three people using a restroom at a local manufacturing plant. 
Adrian Rashad Walker, of Smarty Jones Drive, was arrested …

Finance, HR benefited from unauthorized raises
March 1, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Finance, HR benefited from unauthorized raises
Finance, HR benefited from unauthorized raises | Test

Of the nearly $320,000 in unauthorized raises granted to Oconee County employees in fiscal year 2018-19, nearly 20 percent went to the two departments consistently involved with salary changes — finance and human resources.

Commission receives ATAX grant requests
March 1, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Commission receives ATAX grant requests
Commission receives ATAX grant requests | Test

The Oconee County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission received nearly $58,000 in total grant requests from accommodations tax revenue for the spring grant cycle. 

Descendant of Newton’s apple tree planted at CU
March 1, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Descendant of Newton’s apple tree planted at CU
Descendant of Newton’s apple tree planted at CU | Test

Wednesday’s not-quite-sunny weather was perfect for the planting of an apple tree on the Clemson University campus. 

Former deputy charged after police standoff
March 1, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Former deputy charged after police standoff
Former deputy charged after police standoff | Test

Joshua Underwood, 39, is charged with resisting arrest, according to a warrant. 

Downtown incentives contracts approved
March 1, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Downtown incentives contracts approved
Downtown incentives contracts approved | Test

Members of the Seneca Improvements Corporation board unanimously approved contracts to be used for businesses approved for the city’s two incentive programs designed to improve properties and attract new development in downtown Seneca.

SenecaFest laser show contract approved
February 28, 2019 – 12:51 am | Comments Off on SenecaFest laser show contract approved
SenecaFest laser show contract approved | Test

Plans for a laser light show to end this year’s SenecaFest in downtown Seneca were officially confirmed this week.

$320K in unauthorized raises? Former interim administrator gave more than 100 employees pay hikes during 8-month tenure
February 28, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on $320K in unauthorized raises? Former interim administrator gave more than 100 employees pay hikes during 8-month tenure
$320K in unauthorized raises? Former interim administrator gave more than 100 employees pay hikes during 8-month tenure | Test

Reclassified, restructured and reorganized — those are the three terms Oconee County public works deputy administrator Rick Martin frequently used to grant nearly $320,000 in unauthorized raises during his eight-month tenure as interim county administrator.

SCDOT provides update on road collapse
February 28, 2019 – 12:33 am | Comments Off on SCDOT provides update on road collapse
SCDOT provides update on road collapse | Test

A South Carolina Department of Transportation official said a portion of U.S. Highway 123 near Westminster has been deemed an emergency project after a road collapse last week forced a water main break and washout.