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Official says issue ‘not going to end’ for governments across state and nation
August 8, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Official says issue ‘not going to end’ for governments across state and nation
Official says issue ‘not going to end’ for governments across state and nation | Test

As Seneca City Council considers a final vote on its most recent short-term rental ordinance, an official with the Municipal Association of South Carolina predicted local governments across the state and nation will continue to be affected by the issue.

Walhalla reserve funds top $8M
August 8, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Walhalla reserve funds top $8M
Walhalla reserve funds top $8M | Test

City administrator Brent Taylor said he believes the city is in a “very good” financial position with more than $8 million in reserve accounts — nearly “(one) year’s worth of expenses on both sides of the house.”

Duncan reflects in aftermath of mass shootings
August 8, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Duncan reflects in aftermath of mass shootings
Duncan reflects in aftermath of mass shootings | Test

As he reflected this week on the two most recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan looked at a bracelet on his wrist reminding him he was nearly a victim in a shooting a little more than two years ago.

Tamassee property owners association fined more than $20K
August 8, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Tamassee property owners association fined more than $20K
Tamassee property owners association fined more than $20K | Test

A local property owners association has been hit with a fine totaling more than $20,000 over a dam violation that happened almost 15 months ago.

Seneca considering food truck policy
August 8, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Seneca considering food truck policy
Seneca considering food truck policy | Test

Seneca officials are beginning the process that could eventually put a policy in place to set aside areas for food trucks in the downtown area while protecting parking spots for local businesses.

OJRSA committee claims overflows caused by ‘acts of God’
August 8, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on OJRSA committee claims overflows caused by ‘acts of God’
OJRSA committee claims overflows caused by ‘acts of God’ | Test

The Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority plans to ask the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to reconsider a compliance agreement with the sewer authority and four Oconee communities as a result of two sanitary sewer overflows earlier this year.

Sandifer: Short-term rental bill probably won’t get hearing
August 8, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Sandifer: Short-term rental bill probably won’t get hearing
Sandifer: Short-term rental bill probably won’t get hearing | Test

A bill that would prohibit local governments from banning short-term rentals in their communities is not likely to get a hearing in the General Assembly next year, according to the chairman of the committee assigned to the bill.

State identifies 5 types of short-term rental properties
August 8, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on State identifies 5 types of short-term rental properties
State identifies 5 types of short-term rental properties | Test

The state identifies five types of short-term rentals, according to information on the website of the Municipal Association of South Carolina (https://www.masc.sc/Pages/newsroom/uptown/March-2017/A-short-guide-to-short-term-rentals.aspx).

Officials say sewer money will help improve whole system
August 7, 2019 – 12:52 am | Comments Off on Officials say sewer money will help improve whole system
Officials say sewer money will help improve whole system | Test

Officials said a decision Monday night by the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to give more than $4 million from its reserve funds to its member cities may help the entire system improve as all sides work to improve inflow and infiltration issues.

Gateway Arts Center director talks in-house projects
August 7, 2019 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on Gateway Arts Center director talks in-house projects
Gateway Arts Center director talks in-house projects | Test

Gateway Arts Center is almost 2 years old, and its director hasn’t slowed down in freshening her location up.

Walhalla mayor to seek re-election
August 7, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Walhalla mayor to seek re-election
Walhalla mayor to seek re-election | Test

Mayor Danny Edwards said Tuesday he is seeking another four years in office, while Councilman David Underwood announced he would end his time in council after eight years when his term expires later this year.

Oconee libraries getting back to business as usual after malware attack
August 7, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Oconee libraries getting back to business as usual after malware attack
Oconee libraries getting back to business as usual after malware attack | Test

Several online services have been restored to Oconee County’s libraries, and one official is hopeful another piece of the county’s recent malware-caused outage will be repaired by the time school starts this month.