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Measure ‘not setting stage’ for bonding out jail, Wilson says
March 24, 2017 – 10:51 pm
Measure ‘not setting stage’ for bonding out jail, Wilson says

Pickens County administrator Gerald Wilson has doubled down on the county’s claim that a new resolution is “not setting the stage” for bonding out the entire cost of its new $25 million jail.

Study: Deficient roads cost SC more than $5.4B per year
March 24, 2017 – 10:50 pm
Study: Deficient roads cost SC more than $5.4B per year

According to research from TRIP, a national transportation research group, driving on deficient roads costs South Carolinians a total of $5.4 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays and traffic crashes.

Central judge seeks safety improvements
March 24, 2017 – 10:22 pm
Central judge seeks safety improvements

Central municipal judge Tina Galbreath recognizes that law enforcement officers face more danger today than ever before.

Health care reform flaws
March 24, 2017 – 10:20 pm
Health care reform flaws

Editor: As Washington bureaucrats struggle with the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, they are overlooking three fundamental flaws.

Local school districts responding to teacher shortage
March 24, 2017 – 10:18 pm
Local school districts responding to teacher shortage

School district officials from Oconee and Pickens counties are responding to a recent study by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement that teacher education programs in the state are graduating fewer students every year, while vacancies at public schools are increasing.

God bless us and help us help our fellow man
March 24, 2017 – 10:12 pm
God bless us and help us help our fellow man

Willie, I am very frustrated. I attend adult education in Oconee County trying to get my GED.

Gateway signs more than halfway done
March 24, 2017 – 12:29 am
Gateway signs more than halfway done

Destination Oconee strategy manager Janet Hartman expects two Oconee County gateway signs to be completed “by the end of next week.”

Man pleads guilty to federal child porn charges
March 24, 2017 – 12:28 am
Man pleads guilty to federal child porn charges

A Westminster man pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in federal court Wednesday.

House finalizes FOIA reform bill
March 24, 2017 – 12:28 am
House finalizes FOIA reform bill

The state House of Representatives passed third reading Thursday of well-weathered legislation that would significantly reform South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act.

OCSO arrests 2 on grand larceny charges
March 24, 2017 – 12:26 am
OCSO arrests 2 on grand larceny charges

Two men, one from Salem and the other from Georgia, were arrested Wednesday on grand larceny charges in separate cases.