Magistrates to discuss Housing Court possibility

The state’s chief justice has opened the way for a Charleston housing court pilot project to all 46 South Carolina counties, and Oconee’s magistrates will consider the possibility.  An order by Chief Justice Donald Beatty noted that the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission recognized the Charleston program for securing additional funds through the Eviction Protection Grant Program of Housing […]

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Duncan claims vote thwarts a Biden directive

Rep. Jeff Duncan, South Carolina Republican in the 3rd District, believes a bi-partisan vote of 227-203 is a victory toward ending a Biden administration mandate that healthcare workers are required to take the COVID vaccine as a condition of keeping their jobs.  “I began leading the charge”, said Duncan, “against Joe Biden’s authoritarian vaccine mandate in 2021, when the frontline […]

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Weaver and Sandifer on matters of education

South Carolina’s new boss of public education, Ellen Weaver, gave state lawmakers yesterday her priorities in education spending:  teacher and bus driver pay, literacy instruction, and support for the governor’s school safety initiatives.  And Oconee’s senior member of the House in Columbia, Seneca’s Bill Sandifer, predicts House members are going to debate the creation of a Center for School Safety […]

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Running lights not enough in heavy fog

Please consider the following comments a public service announcement in favor of safe driving.  Barbara and Paul Wilson of Walhalla were out motoring yesterday during some of the early morning hours heaviest fog that our area has experienced in some time, and they were disappointed that some drivers did not display their headlights.  Running lights just weren’t enough during yesterday’s […]

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Clemson to share in federal Safe Streets and Roads grants

The secretary for U-S Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, labels $810 million in grant awards for 510 projects historic.  The breakdown of the monies to address high-crash sites will reflect money for the city of Clemson, where motorists often complain about highway 123 backups, some of which are caused by car accidents.  The Biden-Harris administration says the infrastructure funding results from bi-partisan […]

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A buttress of support for the West Union police

As a small town, West Union employs a small police force.  However, should there be an incident that would stretch the department’s workforce, there is support nearby from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, headquartered in the adjoining municipality of Walhalla.  Sheriff Crenshaw was present last night for the official introduction of West Union’s three-month chief of police, Jeff Richardson.  The two […]

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