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Pension reform to cost local governments millions
June 21, 2017 – 12:27 am
Pension reform to cost local governments millions

With an increase in employer contribution rates to the state pension fund right around the corner, officials are expecting the financial impacts to ripple throughout local governments.

West Union woman charged with domestic violence
June 21, 2017 – 12:27 am
West Union woman charged with domestic violence

A little more than two months after being convicted on a domestic violence charge, a West Union woman is facing another charge stemming from an incident early Monday.

Westminster should reconsider county’s offer
June 21, 2017 – 12:27 am
Westminster should reconsider county’s offer

There’s a saying that pride goes before a fall — an adaption from the biblical book of Proverbs — and we can’t help but think this adage applies to the budget quandary facing the city of Westminster.

Oconee County Council passes budgets with little fanfare
June 21, 2017 – 12:27 am
Oconee County Council passes budgets with little fanfare

With no public comments and no millage increases, Oconee County Council unanimously passed the fiscal year 2018 budgets for the county, the school district and the Keowee Fire Special Tax District on Tuesday.

Townville man arrested on stolen vehicle charge
June 21, 2017 – 12:26 am
Townville man arrested on stolen vehicle charge

A Townville man was arrested over the weekend after police say he was found behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle.

I have no plans on going anywhere
June 21, 2017 – 12:25 am
I have no plans on going anywhere

Willie, concerning all the flack Mr. Locke has been getting via Tell Willie, I get the idea he thinks it is I who’s writing.

School board approves raise for custodians
June 21, 2017 – 12:25 am
School board approves raise for custodians

Custodians are often the hardest-working, yet most underappreciated group that works in any school district. In Oconee County, the group has also been underpaid in comparison with neighboring districts.

Pickens County man given 3-year sentence
June 21, 2017 – 12:25 am
Pickens County man given 3-year sentence

The caseload for trial week at the Oconee County Courthouse was lightened Monday afternoon, as a Liberty man who received multiple charges from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources nearly a year ago decided to forego his scheduled trial and plead guilty.

Palate-cleansing opportunity
June 21, 2017 – 12:21 am
Palate-cleansing opportunity

The response to my attack on Eugene Robinson criticized the American Legislative Exchange Council, whose analysis of the Kansas economy post-tax cut I used to challenge Robinson.

Seneca’s Carisma Holland aiming high as a thrower
June 21, 2017 – 12:01 am
Seneca’s Carisma Holland aiming high as a thrower

Seneca’s Carisma Holland turned the South Carolina State High School League state championship track and field meet into her own private playground during her time in the Golden Corner, dominating the competition in discus and shot put.