Baker Accepts Top Electrical Job in Westminster

Leigh Baker of California has submitted a written acceptance to the offer by Westminster to become the city’s new electrical supervisor and interim utilities director. He is set to begin his new position on August 1st. Baker, who is currently a superintendent with Pacific Gas and Electric, had already expressed verbal acceptance of the $85,000 job offer, according to acting […]

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Graham Strongly Opposes DC Statehood: Would Vote Against Effort to Make DC the 51st State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said he strongly opposes and would vote against efforts to make the District of Columbia a state.   On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation with a vote of 232-180 granting statehood to Washington, DC. The vote marked the first time in American history that either chamber of Congress had […]

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Pandemic Halts Planned Book Sale Events

Friends of the Library has called off plans for two book sales that were to have taken place on July 9 and 25. The sales were cancelled due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in Oconee County. All of the Oconee County Public Library’s Branches do remain open right now, however, with limited hours Monday through Friday. From https://oconeelibrary.org/friends-of-the-library/: Opportunity to […]

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How Tax Dollars Are Spent: Topic At Seneca City Council Meeting During Public Comments

The City Council Meeting in Seneca last night was open to public comments regarding the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and local resident Melissa Ramsey expressed concern as to where and how her tax dollars are spent… Following Ramsey at the podium was owner and editor of local newspaper The Journal, Jerry Edwards, who apologized in person after a […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Four Subjects as a Result of a Burglary Investigation

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged four subjects late Saturday night and early Sunday morning as a result of a burglary investigation. The names and charges for the subjects are as follows: • 33 year old Paul Andreas Cleveland of Seneca on one count each of Second Degree Burglary and Trespassing. Cleveland remains in custody at this time […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,320 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 4 additional confirmed deaths. There are currently 1,032 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 34,546 probable cases to 98, confirmed deaths […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Files Additional Charge against Subject Arrested in Pursuit Last Week

(Walhalla, SC)————————————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has filed an additional charge against a subject who was involved in a pursuit with a Sheriff’s Office deputy last Thursday morning. 25 year old Brandon (aka Bradon) Lee Ashley Potter was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:52am last Friday.  Potter has no fixed address, according to the Oconee County Detention […]

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Palmetto Priority Restaurant Initiative: Decals Available for Download Now

Gov. Henry McMaster and hospitality leaders have launched a new initiative that provides fully compliant restaurants with a state seal to display. The initiative, called the Palmetto Priority seal, will provide a decal to go on display at restaurants that have passed and are willing to comply with state requirements. To meet requirements, the restaurant staff must wear masks, tables […]

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