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The year for education reform?
February 8, 2019 – 12:20 am
The year for education reform?

State legislators from all sides in Columbia say 2019 is the year to reform the public education system, calling for higher teacher salaries, fewer standardized tests and the consolidation of smaller, failing school districts and much more.

Clemson to break ground on chapel in May
February 8, 2019 – 12:18 am
Clemson to break ground on chapel in May

Clemson University is scheduled to break ground in May on a non-denominational chapel. 

‘People made money at the cost of lives’
February 8, 2019 – 12:16 am
‘People made money at the cost of lives’

Oconee opioid lawsuit moving forward slowly

Officials: Proposed education bill a ‘good start’
February 8, 2019 – 12:15 am
Officials: Proposed education bill a ‘good start’

Superintendents for Oconee and Pickens counties said there is a lot more reading to do before fully comprehending the education reform bill being proposed in the state legislature.

February 8, 2019 – 12:12 am

PICKENS — A Pickens County Detention Center officer has been fired and now faces criminal charges after he allegedly provided drugs, cellphones and tobacco to inmates while working at the jail.

February 8 Arrests
February 7, 2019 – 11:59 pm
February 8 Arrests

Arrests for February 8

Ruling efforts need to be remembered
February 7, 2019 – 8:23 pm
Ruling efforts need to be remembered

Your Feb. 7 editorial, “Girls rule,” correctly recognizes the efforts Amanda Brock, Janet Hartman and their team have made to secure funding for the Oconee Industry and Technology Park road access and paving project.

2 charged with murder in store clerk’s shooting
February 7, 2019 – 12:59 am
2 charged with murder in store clerk’s shooting

TyChristian Ladson, 19, and Quinton Maurice Collins, 28, are both charged with murder and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, Easley Police detective Brandon Liner announced during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.