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Gas tax set to inch up
June 27, 2019 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on Gas tax set to inch up
Gas tax set to inch up | Test

As they get on the road to travel for the Fourth of July next week, motorists in South Carolina can expect to pay more for gasoline — a move that is expected to benefit Oconee County roads.

New reopen date set for $2M highway repair
June 27, 2019 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on New reopen date set for $2M highway repair
New reopen date set for $2M highway repair | Test

Work to repair a collapsed stretch of U.S. Highway 123 near Westminster will cost more and take longer than originally expected.

June 27 Arrests
June 26, 2019 – 11:59 pm | Comments Off on June 27 Arrests

Arrests for June 27

Walhalla Elementary teacher named new assistant principal
June 26, 2019 – 12:58 am | Comments Off on Walhalla Elementary teacher named new assistant principal
Walhalla Elementary teacher named new assistant principal | Test

Emily Roberts, who has taught at Walhalla Elementary School for three of her seven years in the School District of Oconee County, said she is excited about the new administrative role she will step into at the school next week.

Short-term rentals get initial OK on first reading
June 26, 2019 – 12:19 am | Comments Off on Short-term rentals get initial OK on first reading
Short-term rentals get initial OK on first reading | Test

After more than a year of discussion, a third proposed ordinance to allow short-term rentals in Seneca is one step closer to becoming law. 

Council approves 2019-20 budgets
June 26, 2019 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Council approves 2019-20 budgets
Council approves 2019-20 budgets | Test

Just days before it is scheduled to take effect on Monday, Seneca City Council approved its $12.4 million general fund budget, which doesn’t have a tax increase and provides a 3 percent across-the-board raise for all city employees.

Crime briefs: Pair charged with trafficking meth
June 26, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Crime briefs: Pair charged with trafficking meth
Crime briefs: Pair charged with trafficking meth | Test

Charles Edward Thrift Sr., 31, of Eva Place in Westminster, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and breach of trust.

Local students get more than 550 books, thanks to grant
June 26, 2019 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on Local students get more than 550 books, thanks to grant
Local students get more than 550 books, thanks to grant | Test

More than 40 Oconee County third-graders went home with a bag full of books on Tuesday in an effort to encourage them to keep reading through the summer. 

County camping, revenue up every year since 2015
June 26, 2019 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on County camping, revenue up every year since 2015
County camping, revenue up every year since 2015 | Test

Overnight stays and park revenue at Oconee County parks have grown again in 2019, a trend officials have seen annually since 2015 and look to capitalize on moving forward.

Central adds tax increase to final budget
June 25, 2019 – 12:59 am | Comments Off on Central adds tax increase to final budget
Central adds tax increase to final budget | Test

After approving first reading of a 2019-20 fiscal year general fund budget of a little more than $2 million with no tax increase the month before, Central Town Council unanimously approved final reading including a 1-mill tax increase and a hike in water and sanitation rates.

Public hearing set on Seneca budget tonight
June 25, 2019 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on Public hearing set on Seneca budget tonight
Public hearing set on Seneca budget tonight | Test

Seneca residents have a chance at a public hearing tonight to give city council input on any of seven proposed budgets coming up for final votes after the hearing.

Clemson student seeks spring block party downtown
June 25, 2019 – 12:55 am | Comments Off on Clemson student seeks spring block party downtown
Clemson student seeks spring block party downtown | Test

More than eight months after rejecting a request for a block party in the downtown area, Clemson City Council appears more favorable to a new request for next spring.