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Seneca officials complete lengthy Foothills Trail
June 20, 2018 – 12:30 am
Seneca officials complete lengthy Foothills Trail

Bob Faires arrived in Seneca nearly two decades ago to serve as the city’s utilities director, and during that time, he’s obviously become well versed in what the area has to offer.

Protesters march against family separation
June 20, 2018 – 12:30 am
Protesters march against family separation

With the heat index inching over 100 degrees Tuesday, more than 50 people stood in front of Sen. Lindsey Graham’s office in Pendleton to demand a policy to end family separation at the Mexico/U.S. border.

Minor earthquake recorded at Jocassee
June 20, 2018 – 12:29 am
Minor earthquake recorded at Jocassee

An earthquake shook northern Pickens County on Monday evening, but it was likely not felt by many people, according to The U.S. Geological Survey.

I haven’t seen any ‘Melania for president’ signs yet
June 20, 2018 – 12:29 am
I haven’t seen any ‘Melania for president’ signs yet

Willie: I don’t want to sound negative; I try to be a B+. I feel compelled to comment on two pieces in your June 8 column.

Seneca budget approved with millage increase
June 20, 2018 – 12:28 am
Seneca budget approved with millage increase

A millage increase slightly higher than proposed on first reading late last month was unanimously passed on second reading by Seneca City Council as part of its proposed 2019 fiscal year budget Tuesday night.

School board OKs changes to district’s bullying policy
June 20, 2018 – 12:24 am
School board OKs changes to district’s bullying policy

Oconee County School Board members approved some changes in the district’s policy on bullying and harassment on first reading this week. 

Police seek wanted woman, stolen truck
June 20, 2018 – 12:08 am
Police seek wanted woman, stolen truck

Sandra Lee Martin of Greenville is wanted after police said she used a check from a deceased woman’s account to buy a lawnmower from Dixon Tractor on June 1.

Oconee school meal prices not going up
June 20, 2018 – 12:07 am
Oconee school meal prices not going up

School District of Oconee County assistant superintendent of operations Steve Hanvey delivered some good news to school board members during their June meeting Monday night. 

Clemson approves 1-mill tax increase
June 20, 2018 – 12:05 am
Clemson approves 1-mill tax increase

City administrator Rick Cotton said the budget passed on its second and final reading Monday night.

Thorsland gets raise, extension
June 20, 2018 – 12:04 am
Thorsland gets raise, extension

Michael Thorsland’s contract was extended for another year, through June 2021, and he received a 4 percent salary increase. Before last year’s 3 percent raise, he was earning an annual salary of $141,800. 

Clemson residents hoping to archive city’s history
June 19, 2018 – 12:30 am
Clemson residents hoping to archive city’s history

Clemson residents Dot Yandle and Jim London say the downtown area needs a visitors center where photos and information on Clemson’s history can be preserved for present and future generations to enjoy.

Retiring Clemson Elementary employee reflects
June 19, 2018 – 12:28 am
Retiring Clemson Elementary employee reflects

In 1991, Teresa Skewes was the mother of a kindergarten student at Morrison Elementary School when then-principal Paul Prichard asked her to serve on a committee tasked with starting an after-school care program.

Emergency crews respond to falls
June 19, 2018 – 12:27 am
Emergency crews respond to falls

Oconee County emergency responders answered a call at Whitewater Falls early Monday evening after a man was reported to have a “medical emergency.”

School board passes budget
June 19, 2018 – 12:27 am
School board passes budget

Monday’s reading of the School District of Oconee County’s proposed fiscal year 2018-19 budget was the third and final reading.