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Ed reform unlikely
April 25, 2019 – 12:49 am | Comments Off on Ed reform unlikely
Ed reform unlikely | Test

Chances are unlikely an education reform bill will pass the South Carolina General Assembly before the end of the 2019 session, according to members of the Oconee and Pickens County delegations.

Administrator proposes designated millage for vehicles, development
April 25, 2019 – 12:17 am | Comments Off on Administrator proposes designated millage for vehicles, development
Administrator proposes designated millage for vehicles, development | Test

When Oconee County administrator Amanda Brock presented her recommended budget Tuesday night, it included a 3.3-mill increase that she said should be designated to certain funds within the county.

Pickens County career center popular with students
April 25, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Pickens County career center popular with students
Pickens County career center popular with students | Test

The Pickens County Career and Technology Center is not only housed in a state-of-the-art facility, but its wide range of career program offerings has made it very popular with students.

Aerospace manufacturer investing $19M
April 25, 2019 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Aerospace manufacturer investing $19M
Aerospace manufacturer investing $19M | Test

IPSUM Technologies announced plans to invest $19.2 million to build what one company official calls a “factory of the future” at the Pickens County Commerce Park.

Pill Take Back Day set for Saturday
April 25, 2019 – 12:11 am | Comments Off on Pill Take Back Day set for Saturday

In coordination with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s national event this weekend, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its next Pill Take Back Day on Saturday with multiple drop-off locations.

OCSO mourns K9’s death
April 25, 2019 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on OCSO mourns K9’s death
OCSO mourns K9’s death | Test

After a nine-year career with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, K9 officer Dina died Friday.

Pickens County litter cleanup postponed
April 25, 2019 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on Pickens County litter cleanup postponed

Due to the threat of rain on Friday, officials have postponed Pickens County’s “Team Up and Clean Up Anti-Litter Blitz.” 

Oconee school calendar still on hold
April 25, 2019 – 12:01 am | Comments Off on Oconee school calendar still on hold
Oconee school calendar still on hold | Test

The Oconee County School Board has decided to hold off on approving a school calendar for 2020-21 in an effort to seek permission from the state for an earlier school start date.

Salem officials set to meet with county council on water line
April 25, 2019 – 12:00 am | Comments Off on Salem officials set to meet with county council on water line
Salem officials set to meet with county council on water line | Test

Although Salem was turned down for a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to build a water line extension, a town official says he plans to attend the next Oconee County Council meeting to see if there are other options for the water line.

Boil-water advisory could be lifted today
April 25, 2019 – 12:00 am | Comments Off on Boil-water advisory could be lifted today
Boil-water advisory could be lifted today | Test

A boil-water advisory in place for around 300 Westminster water system customers since a road collapse over the weekend could be lifted today.

Rosa Clark seeking grants for Walhalla expansion
April 24, 2019 – 12:59 am | Comments Off on Rosa Clark seeking grants for Walhalla expansion
Rosa Clark seeking grants for Walhalla expansion | Test

Rosa Clark Medical Clinic began operations 37 years ago in Walhalla, and officials are working to secure grants, one of which if approved could return a full-time clinic to the city next year.

Triathletes to converge on Oconee County this weekend
April 24, 2019 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on Triathletes to converge on Oconee County this weekend
Triathletes to converge on Oconee County this weekend | Test

At least 175 people are expected to be swimming, biking and running through different parts of Oconee County in the Oconee Man and Woman Triathlon on Sunday.