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Educators using Florence in classroom lessons
September 14, 2018 – 12:12 am | No Comment
Educators using Florence in classroom lessons | Test

Local teachers are using the news about Hurricane Florence as a teachable moment, helping students understand the storm and its effects through classroom projects.

Energy providers prep for storms
September 14, 2018 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Energy providers prep for storms | Test

With Hurricane Florence beginning its wind and rain assault on the North and South Carolina coasts Thursday, millions of people are expected to lose power over the next several days. 

County OKs purchase, adds staff
September 14, 2018 – 12:10 am | No Comment
County OKs purchase, adds staff | Test

The Oconee County Council voted unanimously to spend more than $223,000 on new equipment for the roads and bridges department at its Tuesday meeting.

Considerate Cafe reopens today
September 14, 2018 – 12:03 am | No Comment

Considerate Cafe will begin its eighth year of operations with a grand reopening today at its location at the Fred P. Hamilton Career Center on Vocational Drive.

Duke Energy expects 1 million-3 million power outages from Hurricane Florence
September 13, 2018 – 12:59 am | No Comment
Duke Energy expects 1 million-3 million power outages from Hurricane Florence | Test

As Hurricane Florence moves closer to making landfall on the coast of the Carolinas later this week, officials are bracing for millions of customers losing power in North and South Carolina – with some likely to lose power for multiple days or weeks.

Council approves $75,000 for Christmas tree, lighting
September 13, 2018 – 12:57 am | No Comment
Council approves $75,000 for Christmas tree, lighting | Test

Seneca City Council approved a $75,000 request to give a new look to the Christmas lights at Norton Thompson Park that city administrator Scott Moulder said he hopes will “provide a major ‘Wow’ factor in the downtown area” this holiday season.

Council passes unchanged sign ordinance
September 13, 2018 – 12:51 am | No Comment
Council passes unchanged sign ordinance | Test

After some back-and-forth from council and a member of the planning commission, the Oconee County Council passed an unchanged sign restriction ordinance 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Murder suspect denied bond in Monday killings
September 13, 2018 – 12:48 am | No Comment
Murder suspect denied bond in Monday killings | Test

Steven Lee Reynolds, of Padgett Street, was taken into custody just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:18 p.m. on two counts of murder, two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of distributing heroin. 

Pickens County modified calendar ‘dead’ for 2019-20
September 13, 2018 – 12:46 am | No Comment
Pickens County modified calendar ‘dead’ for 2019-20 | Test

It doesn’t appear the School District of Pickens County will be going to a modified year-round calendar anytime soon.

Completion date for new Pioneer plant pushed back
September 13, 2018 – 12:44 am | No Comment
Completion date for new Pioneer plant pushed back | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District’s new water treatment plant won’t be completed until December, board members learned Tuesday. 

Westminster skate park falls through, money to be released
September 13, 2018 – 12:44 am | No Comment
Westminster skate park falls through, money to be released | Test

Plans dating back to 2001 for a skate park in Westminster officially fell through Tuesday night’s. 

SWU to suspend police officer program
September 13, 2018 – 12:14 am | No Comment
SWU to suspend police officer program | Test

Central town administrator Phillip Mishoe recently told council members that a joint agreement between the town and Southern Wesleyan University that placed a police officer on campus has been discontinued — at least for now. 

Salem purchases mower
September 13, 2018 – 12:11 am | No Comment

The town of Salem approved the purchase of a riding lawnmower at last week’s town council meeting.

School districts monitoring impact of Florence
September 13, 2018 – 12:08 am | No Comment

School districts in Oconee and Pickens counties canceled school for two days a year ago due to Hurricane Irma and a similar scenario could unfold early next week as Hurricane Florence is expected to bring heavy rains, possible flooding and tornado warnings to the Upstate late this weekend.