The Taylor Force Act announced by Graham and two colleagues

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Dan Coats (R-Indiana) and Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) have introduced The Taylor Force Act which would require the Secretary of State to certify the Palestinian Authority has ended its policy of paying monetary rewards to terrorists and their surviving family members. Graham, Coats, and Blunt were joined at the legislation’s introduction by Stuart and Robbi Force, […]

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Non-citizens on terrorist screening database should be expelled, Duncan says

If you find yourself on the U-S terrorist screening database, South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman wants you out of the country.  Rep. Jeff Duncan announced he introduced the Terrorist Deportation Act in the House of Representatives.  The bill makes any non-citizen on the terrorist screening database ineligible for travel to the United States, revokes the visa of any such person […]

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A “lively” time for Mountain Rest

Last night’s public input meeting in Mountain Rest is being described as lively and well-attended.  Residents there showed an interest in details for new trail development within the area of Stumphouse Tunnel and Park.  A second such meeting to focus on the Palmetto Trail spur from Devil’s fork to Oconee Station takes place 6 to 8 tonight at the Salem […]

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SC 188 re-striped after patching project

New stripes on a three and one-third mile stretch of highway 188 in Oconee County is being seen as a sign that there are no imminent plans to re-surface the two-lane roadway.  A contractor recently patched the stretch of highway as part of a rehabilitative maintenance project.  Josh Makison, resident DOT construction engineer, says his office is unaware of any […]

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Gas pump increase hit the Carolinas the hardest

The Colonial Pipeline leak pushed prices higher in much of the Southeast.  According to the motor club AAA Carolinas, the Carolinas topped the country’s list of largest weekly increases.  South Carolina saw a seven-cent increase.  The average in the Palmetto State stood Monday at $2.11.  The pipeline issues also caused Georgia to make what AAA called an unusual showing on […]

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Oconee schools see bright spots in AP scores

Oconee School District calls attention to bright spots from the recently released AP, Advanced Placement scores.  AP classes are considered the most difficult classes available to high school students.  “We were especially glad to see an increase in number of AP tests given,” said Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent. “This shows us the level of potential present in our students.  […]

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Five named to board that never meets

  After a closed door meeting, Seneca leaders named five people to a regulatory board which rarely, if ever, has met.  City Attorney Michael Smith says the board of the Construction Maintenance and Aesthetics Board of Adjustment is in place to hear appeals involving decisions by the city’s building code department.  Appointed to the board were David Gulley, Brad Lecroy, […]

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Westminster economic development meeting

An economic development meeting takes places at 6:30 tomorrow night at the Westminster Fire Department.  Everyone interested in seeing a better Westminster is invited.  City Councilwoman Susan Ramey says Mayor Brian Ramey needs help with a project that he is working on.  Another topic for tomorrow night’s meeting is the Freedom of Information Act.

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