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Tethering bill meeting draws crowd in Pickens County Tethering bill meeting draws crowd in Pickens County

A Pickens County meeting drew a passionate crowd of dog owners and animal advocates who wanted to learn more about legislation in the S.C. General Assembly that seeks to restrict tethering of dogs statewide.

Suit claims ‘excessive force’ by Seneca police Suit claims ‘excessive force’ by Seneca police

A lawsuit filed this week alleges Seneca Police used “excessive force” and “racial discrimination” during a 2016 arrest and that dashcam video footage of the arrest was destroyed.

At least if you do that, you’d be half right At least if you do that, you’d be half right

Willie: Can you ask the school district what they are going to do about the principal they named to WOMS who is now going to be superintendent of Dalton County, Ga.?

No contested races in West Union election today No contested races in West Union election today

The town of West Union will hold a general election for mayor and city council today, and voters are faced with the choice between incumbents and write-in candidates.

McNeely’s Store and Rental showcases robotic mower McNeely’s Store and Rental showcases robotic mower

While April showers indeed bring May flowers, springtime brings more than budding blossoms and milder temperatures. It resurrects the seasonal ritual folks find cutting into their weekend plans — mowing the lawn.

Nothing better than driving on a nice, smooth new road Nothing better than driving on a nice, smooth new road

Willie, Just finished reading your column. I read it every day. I enjoy it very much.

Tech officials: Oconee campus construction still on schedule Tech officials: Oconee campus construction still on schedule

A Tri-County Technical College official said Monday that construction of the new Oconee campus on S.C. Highway 11 is still on schedule for an August opening.

Clemson’s Mitchell, Reed to test NBA waters Clemson’s Mitchell, Reed to test NBA waters

In a move that wasn’t wholly unexpected, the Clemson men’s basketball program announced Monday that junior guards Shelton Mitchell and Marcquise Reed have made themselves available for the 2018 NBA draft.

SC 93 construction to begin April 15 SC 93 construction to begin April 15

Work is scheduled to begin April 15 on an infrastructure project around Clemson, where utility construction is planned for the next six to seven months.

Wildfire awareness meeting set for Thursday in Walhalla Wildfire awareness meeting set for Thursday in Walhalla

The Walhalla Fire Department will host a wildfire awareness meeting Thursday evening.

Sheriff to propose arming some school staff Sheriff to propose arming some school staff

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said Monday he’s working on a plan with School District of Oconee County superintendent Michael Thorsland to place an extra layer of protection over the schools.

Newsprint tariffs could cost 600K jobs Newsprint tariffs could cost 600K jobs

Leaders in local, state and national newspaper markets have expressed concern that two announced tariffs on newsprint could cost the United States hundreds of thousands of jobs and harm community newspapers.