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New $25M Pickens County jail set to open next month New $25M Pickens County jail set to open next month

The new $25 million Pickens County jail is set to hold inmates by the end of September, and it could take two days to move all the current inmates into the new facility, one official said. 

Walhalla elementary school welcomes students in style Walhalla elementary school welcomes students in style

Parking spaces at James M. Brown Elementary School were already filled and people were parking on the grass and sidewalks Thursday. A crowd lined up outside the building. 

Seneca short-term rental proposal is the right move Seneca short-term rental proposal is the right move

Seneca’s latest attempt to regulate short-term house rentals is a neighborhood-friendly ordinance that allows people who want to rent out their homes for several days a year to do so while preventing others from negatively affecting life — and home values — in the city.

Your question is on the strange side Your question is on the strange side

Willie says: About the lady with the $400 power bill in Westminster with the sick mom, ol’ Willie has gotten letters from some readers who want to help out.

Seneca wins state public service award for Jazz on the Alley Seneca wins state public service award for Jazz on the Alley

The city of Seneca was recognized this wek by the Municipal Association of South Carolina for its efforts promoting nonprofits and other charities at Jazz on the Alley. 

West Union appoints Bryant as new official town chaplain West Union appoints Bryant as new official town chaplain

After he opened Tuesday night’s West Union Town Council meeting with a prayer, David Bryant was appointed as the town’s official chaplain.

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Westminster Music Centre to welcome John McCutcheon Westminster Music Centre to welcome John McCutcheon

Those searching for a night of stories followed up by folk songs are in for a treat at the Westminster Music Centre Saturday night. 

BorgWarner reopens clinic with new features BorgWarner reopens clinic with new features

BorgWarner held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to showcase its upgraded and renovated health clinic, including several different services offered to employees. 

Swinney looks for separation at defensive end Swinney looks for separation at defensive end

After the production he showed in relatively limited action last season, it’s largely been a foregone conclusion that Xavier Thomas will be the star attraction of Clemson’s retooled defensive line this season.

Chief deputy leaving sheriff’s office; Brooks named replacement Chief deputy leaving sheriff’s office; Brooks named replacement

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark’s right-hand man will look much different than the one he’s had around for the past six years come Monday morning. 

Carson: Warriors show progress in scrimmage Carson: Warriors show progress in scrimmage

It wasn’t always pretty for the West-Oak High School football team on its home field Wednesday night, but it didn’t have to be.