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Let the eclipse countdown begin
July 21, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Let the eclipse countdown begin | Test

Today marks exactly a month until a total solar eclipse crosses from the Pacific coast to the Eastern Seaboard, touching only American soil along the way. Don’t miss it — the next one to do the same won’t happen for another 299 years.

Fair Play park the right spot for spec building
July 18, 2017 – 9:39 pm | No Comment
Fair Play park the right spot for spec building | Test

Almost three years ago, Oconee economic development director Richard Blackwell said the effect of completing sewer at the Golden Corner Commerce Park would be like “lighting a match” in the southern part of the county.

OK, fair enough
July 15, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
OK, fair enough | Test

In Wednesday’s edition of The Journal, we hope you read our editorial about the assistant principal’s reaction to a parent asking about the scheduling issue currently being discussed within the School District of Oconee County.

Another chance for Clemson residents to sound off
July 13, 2017 – 9:53 pm | No Comment
Another chance for Clemson residents to sound off | Test

Clemson officials will hold a second town hall meeting Sunday night at Abel Baptist Church, and considering the first one lasted more than two hours and drew a huge crowd on Father’s Day, we’d expect the turnout for this one to be even bigger.

A step in the wrong direction
July 12, 2017 – 9:13 pm | No Comment
A step in the wrong direction | Test

In the current climate of fake news and alternative facts, it is absolutely essential to continue fighting for government transparency.

Not our problem, eh?
July 11, 2017 – 10:39 pm | No Comment
Not our problem, eh? | Test

As parents, many of us are forced to prioritize many things — finances, professional concerns, family time — and we tell ourselves we do it all for our children.

City pushing its luck with county’s generosity
July 8, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
City pushing its luck with county’s generosity | Test

In the wake of the city of Westminster rejecting the golden parachute offered by Oconee County to take over its fire department, we learned in Thursday’s edition the city now plans to ask the county next year to help with some of the program costs for its recreation department that it was forced to cut in lieu of the offer.

Keep the conversation going
July 7, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Keep the conversation going | Test

From time to time, we like to use this space to remind readers how valuable they are to the dialogue that takes place every day in this newspaper and how exactly to go about joining the conversation.

A cause for celebration
July 3, 2017 – 9:38 pm | No Comment
A cause for celebration | Test

On the day before he expected the United States to formally declare its independence, Founding Father John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that he expected the occasion to be “the most memorable epoch in the history of America.”

Kids bear the brunt of city’s budget cuts
June 30, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Kids bear the brunt of city’s budget cuts | Test

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and there are plenty of ways to balance a budget, too.