Wilson talks two attorneys set to try suspended councilman in April

By Riley Morningstar The Journal SENECA — After a visit with the Oconee County Republican Men on Thursday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson briefly…

Cunningham takes shots at McMaster on local campaign visit

By Riley Morningstar The Journal LONG CREEK — It’s safe to bet South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham would have been hard-pressed to find…

‘This is your homecoming’: McKinney sworn in as judge

By Riley Morningstar The Journal WALHALLA — After a brief stint outside the Oconee County court system, Erin McKinney has returned to her home to…

Ian expected to bring heavy rain to area this week

By Andrea Kelley The Journal SENECA — With Hurricane Ian on track to hit Florida as early as Wednesday, local officials are prepping residents for…

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Broken promises

You’ve all heard the joke, “You know how to tell when a politician is lying? When his lips are moving.” Well, this time it’s no joke.

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Help, if you can

If you remember around May of last year, this newspaper dug into some not-so-great happenings in Oconee County’s Animal Control department and the Oconee Humane Society.

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Under the microscope

Over the next few weeks, a limited series will be unveiled on the front page of your Friday and Saturday editions of this newspaper.

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More questions than answers

You might think it’d be easy to say that while we are glad that emergency responders — including sheriff’s deputies, EMS workers and the like — received a hazard pay bonus in the form of premium pay for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, we don’t think everyone deserved it.

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