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It could happen to you
September 18, 2014 – 12:31 am | 14 Comments
It could happen to you | Test

We learned late Tuesday that councilman Paul Corbeil and a couple of his colleagues followed through on a statement Corbeil made to former council member Steven Moore the evening of the primary election, when Corbeil was defeated by challenger Edda Cammick, whom The Journal had endorsed.

Time for new legislation on sex offenders
September 13, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Time for new legislation on sex offenders | Test

The release of a man on bond who was already on the sex offender registry before he was accused of another sex-related crime this week has led to blame being thrown around at law enforcement and the judge who set the bond.

We remember
September 11, 2014 – 12:22 am | No Comment
We remember | Test

On this day, we remember:
That horrible day when as a nation we grieved together and shared a national tragedy

Cautious optimism on electric buses
September 10, 2014 – 12:22 am | No Comment
Cautious optimism on electric buses | Test

Seneca’s all-electric fleet of buses has been transporting passengers on the CAT Bus system on the Seneca routes for a week now, and initial indications are that things are going well.

Volunteers deserve praise
September 9, 2014 – 12:34 am | No Comment
Volunteers deserve praise | Test

In any major accident or other catastrophic event, it is not unusual to see a crowd of people come out to take a look at what is happening.

Local girl makes good
September 3, 2014 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Local girl makes good | Test

While many were still bemoaning the results of the opening week of college football for the state’s two biggest programs, Austin Ernst gave local sports fans a reason to cheer before the weekend was over.

Annual Hilton Head conference continues to raise questions
August 28, 2014 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Annual Hilton Head conference continues to raise questions | Test

Oconee County officials deserve some credit for cutting nearly $3,000 in the cost to send representatives to the S.C. Association of Counties annual conference in Hilton Head earlier this month.

Kathy Rogers: A life poured out
August 26, 2014 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Kathy Rogers: A life poured out | Test

As the executive director of the American Red Cross in Oconee County for two decades, a member of Walhalla City Council and an integral part of the Oconee County community, Kathy Rogers was a true public servant.

Solution needed for roads and bridges
August 22, 2014 – 12:10 am | 5 Comments
Solution needed for roads and bridges | Test

While there are many differences of opinion on any number of political issues, one that has almost universal agreement is the need to upgrade the quality of roads and bridges on a local, state and national level.

Broadband frustration
August 21, 2014 – 12:46 am | 4 Comments
Broadband frustration | Test

If a few years from now broadband Internet service is available throughout Oconee County with fast, reliable service at a reasonable cost, everyone will see the $15.1 million project — $9.6 million with federal funding — as a success.