Ribbon Cutting for Pickens County Airport Expansion Project

The Pickens County Airport will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. to mark the completion of its North Ramp Expansion project. This project, supported by a historic $2.5 million grant from the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission, has added new hangars, enhanced access and security for the Prisma medical helicopter, and increased the airport’s ramp capacity […]

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Seneca Planning Commission Recommending Rezoning Request

The Seneca city planning commission voted last night to recommend annexing a planned 122-home development into the city. They also approved Kenneth Jeffcoat’s request to designate the property, located between Wells Highway and the new middle school, as Planned Development-Residential for zoning purposes. The final decision rests with the city council, who will convene over two meetings starting next month. […]

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Esther’s School Coming to Seneca

A Florida-based school for children with special needs is coming to Seneca, announced Dr. Esther Berry, one of its founders. Dr. Berry is currently in Seneca conducting interviews and meeting with parents of special needs children. She mentioned that arrangements have been finalized to rent space in the Blue Ridge Community Center, where enough classrooms will be set up to […]

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrest West Union Man on Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor Charge

(Walhalla, SC) ————————————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a West Union man late last week on a charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – 2nd Degree. 37-year-old Douglas Alan Cranfill, of Davis Hill Road, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 1:54pm on Friday, July 12th. Cranfill was released from jail last Saturday after receiving a […]

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FOIA Policy Discussed by Clemson City Council

Clemson City Council discussed improving its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policy after concerns about transparency were raised by councilwomen and residents. City clerk Jeremiah Jackson reviewed the current policy, noting that requests are confirmed within 10 days, with a price quote provided if necessary. He suggested updating the flat fee to match state law rates. Councilwoman Lillian Boatwright emphasized […]

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Extensive Agenda for County Council Tonight

Oconee County Council will convene tonight for its sole July meeting, featuring an extensive executive session agenda. The meeting includes public hearings and third reading votes on ordinances concerning lot size regulations and tax agreements with Sandvik Machining Solutions USA, LLC. Additionally, a second reading vote is scheduled on conveying easement rights to Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC. Council will also […]

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Oconee Conservatives Highlight Local Tie to JD Vance

The Oconee County Conservatives (OCC) highlight a local connection to the national political stage. Noah D. Baker Jr., a member of the OCC steering committee and president of the OCRP South Union precinct, is a cousin of JD Vance, former President and Republican Nominee Donald Trump’s Vice-Presidential pick. This connection underscores shared community values and the broader conservative vision for […]

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West Union Town Council Meeting This Evening

West Union Town Council will convene tonight to address several agenda items, notably including personnel matters. The council will receive committee reports from police, fire, roads and streets, maintenance and water, and events. Agenda items for discussion and potential votes include acquiring a maintenance vehicle, deliberating on on-call pay, and considering playground equipment. The meeting will conclude with an executive […]

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Boil Water Advisory for Walhalla

Walhalla Water Crews have restored water following the early morning break on Sunday along N Hwy 11. A boil water advisory is in effect; affected customers should boil water for at least one minute before drinking or cooking until the advisory is lifted. Residents are advised to refrain from using irrigation systems to allow the tank and lines to refill. […]

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