Early childhood community meetings

Oconee First Steps will host meetings across the county next week to gather information on the needs of young children, their families, their caregivers, and the communities.  You are urged to attend a meeting nearest you:  Monday, May 1st: Walhalla Public Library from 6 to 7 pm; Tuesday, May 2nd: Westminster Railroad Depot, from 6 to 7 pm; and Wednesday, […]

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Pioneer mounts defense, files 3rd party complaint

Pioneer Rural Water has mounted a defense and filed a complaint of its own against the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, one of its legal adversaries in the Common Pleas Court.  And, meantime, the court has set the morning of Thursday next week in Anderson for a judge to hear Pioneer’s challengers make their case for a preliminary injunction.  Pioneer’s attorneys […]

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Road bill approval

Word from Columbia late last night indicated the Senate approved a bill to raise money to repair the state’s roads.  According to Thomas Alexander of Oconee-Pickens, the measure passed decisively enough that it can withstand a threatened veto by Governor McMaster. The Senate is fashioning a measure that while granting tax relief will raise fees and incrementally raise the state’s […]

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Duncan staff available to constituents

Rep. Jeff Duncan has returned to Washington after a spring break.  But his staff will be available next week in Walhalla to assist 3rd District constituents with issues they have with the government.  Duncan staff will be available 10 am to noon Tuesday, may 2 at the Oconee Legislative Delegation Office at 10 Short Street to help people with issues […]

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“Active shooter” incident was DRILL ONLY

Various Oconee public safety agencies participated today in an active shooter drill at the County Administrative Offices in Wahalla. The drill began with two safety briefings and then commenced with the agencies arriving on the scene once reports came in of an active shooter inside of the complex. Officers from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Walhalla Police Department […]

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McKee applauds Alexander

  Oconee County resident Marty McKee is pleased by how State Senator Thomas Alexander handled himself during a Columbia news conference yesterday that highlights the need for more skilled workers for blue collar jobs.  McKee, chairman of the Carolinas Associated General Contractors, says a partnership will work toward promoting careers in skilled trades by interesting students to train for work […]

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Senator: “Cautiously optimistic” for road bill

Without a final agreement, the South Carolina Senate met until 11 last night, trying for a bill to fix the roads and the bridges.  But today is a new day. And State Senator Thomas Alexander is “cautiously optimistic” that continued debate today will lead to a resolution.  The Oconee-Pickens Republican is talking about a bill granting tax relief, yet incrementally […]

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Mayor to coordinate his city’s prayer event

  Westminster’s part in this year’s National Day of Prayer will be led by its mayor, Brian Ramey.  The mayor believes the lineup of speakers next week is impressive.  It includes Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and Sherry Thrift Bradshaw, a one-time first runner-up Miss America.  You can take part in Westminster’s National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 4 at […]

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