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I can’t allow you to turn this into a race issue … I can’t allow you to turn this into a race issue …

Willie: Well, I just read Carolyn Brown’s letter to the editor. So, Sen. Justin Amash speaks the truth to power.

Council OKs school district budget Council OKs school district budget

The Oconee County Council moved quickly through its agenda Tuesday night, acknowledging lifesaving measures from a county employee, declaring this week as national pollinator week and passing the school district’s 2019-2020 budget.

Changes to co-op laws have no effect on municipalities Changes to co-op laws have no effect on municipalities

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill in Columbia last month requiring electrical cooperatives to be investigated by the Public Service Commission for cases of suspected wrongdoing.

Developer working on revisions to Dockside proposal Developer working on revisions to Dockside proposal

Revisions are being made to the Dockside development proposal scheduled to be presented to Clemson City Council a week after residents voiced concerns over the project.

Tigers’ Lee frustrated with rocky season Tigers’ Lee frustrated with rocky season

More than two weeks have passed since the last time the Clemson baseball team took the field, and for a ninth consecutive year, the College World Series is taking place without the Tigers in the field.

2nd arrest made in string of break-ins 2nd arrest made in string of break-ins

Stevie Dustin James Sanford, 19, of 868 Laing Court in Seneca, faces three counts of breaking into vehicles and four counts of petit larceny

Man charged in motorcycle theft Man charged in motorcycle theft

Seneca police arrested 47-year-old Markus Vandel Walters, of Gammell Street, Monday on charges of giving police false information, possessing a stolen motorcycle with a value more than $10,000 and distribution of methamphetamine. 

Deputy donates prize in memory of son Deputy donates prize in memory of son

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Foundation presented a $250 check to deputy Chris Johnson on Friday as an extra incentive for his work at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy last month, but the money won’t stay in his hands long.

Walhalla approves $3.94M budget Walhalla approves $3.94M budget

Walhalla City Council approved final reading of its $3.94 million general fund budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that includes a 3 percent across-the-board pay increase for employees and no tax increase. 

Gamecocks gain pledge from lineman Gamecocks gain pledge from lineman

South Carolina added what is likely the final piece to its 2020 offensive line haul with a commitment Tuesday night from Vershon Lee (6-3, 290) of Woodbridge, Va.

Clemson women to face Iowa in ACC/Big Ten Challenge Clemson women to face Iowa in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The Clemson women’s basketball team will travel to face Iowa in the 13th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, it was announced Tuesday.

June 19 Arrests June 19 Arrests

April Dawn Nix, 46
816 Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster
Booking Date: 6/17/19
Oconee County Sheriff
Magistrate’s bench warrant
 
Russell Alan Tupper, 44
102B Meadow Drive, Seneca
Booking Date: 6/17/19
Oconee County Sheriff
Public disorderly conduct
 
James Bryan Farley, 56
2201 Ashton St., Seneca
Booking Date: 6/17/19
Oconee County …