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Tigers surrender late lead in loss to Duke Tigers surrender late lead in loss to Duke

CLEMSON — Until the ninth inning Friday night, each time Duke had scored to take a lead, Clemson had answered right back in the bottom half of the frame to take the lead back.

Have your say in Oconee’s future Have your say in Oconee’s future

In the second of five special sections, the Oconee County government is offering a bite-size preview of its 2030 Comprehensive Plan and asking for feedback on where residents and visitors want the county to go in the next decade.

Easter still brings hope Easter still brings hope

As they prepare to preach messages at services this Easter Sunday, local pastors told The Journal the message of Easter remains primarily a message of hope.

Thunderstorms, flooding rip through Oconee County Thunderstorms, flooding rip through Oconee County

By Caitlin Herrington and Riley Morningstar
The Journal
SENECA — Thunderstorms hammered Oconee County from morning through afternoon Friday, causing flooding and knocking down power lines throughout the area.
Barbara Wilson, an observer for the National Weather Service, said …

Sheriff recaps 2018 crime numbers Sheriff recaps 2018 crime numbers

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has watched crime numbers fluctuate over the years, and a recent recap of 2018 proved no different.

Westminster housing market faces challenges Westminster housing market faces challenges

With Westminster projected to see a slight population increase by 2030, the city faces unique challenges expanding economically and bringing in new residents. 

Suspected explosive device found during traffic stop Suspected explosive device found during traffic stop

The Anderson County Bomb Squad is investigating a possible explosive device after Westminster police asked for help after a traffic stop late Thursday night.

State trooper fired after DUI arrest State trooper fired after DUI arrest

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been fired after he was arrested Thursday night and charged with failure to stop for a blue light and driving under the influence of alcohol.

More patriotic to defend country from dividers More patriotic to defend country from dividers

Maybe I’m getting crotchety in age, but my cynicism with the American political process expands daily, as Los Angeles did in the 1950s.

County council to renew emergency aid agreements County council to renew emergency aid agreements

A measure of savings in dollars and lives, seven mutual aid agreements with neighboring mountainous counties in North Carolina and Georgia will go before Oconee County Council on Tuesday night.

Vaping, bullying policy changes set for final vote Monday Vaping, bullying  policy changes set for final vote Monday

Changes in the policy about vaping and bullying, approved on first reading earlier this month, are set for final approval by the School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees on Monday night.

Woman arrested on multiple meth charges Woman arrested on multiple meth charges

After having arrest warrants served on her at a grocery store, police said a woman had more than 6 grams of methamphetamine in her purse that she told officers she didn’t know was there.

Man dies after cardiac arrest on I-85 Man dies after cardiac arrest on I-85

A Missouri trucker died after an apparent heart attack forced him to pull off Interstate 85 near the state line in Oconee County early Friday morning.

OJRSA building renovation 75 percent complete OJRSA building renovation 75 percent complete

The $1.75 million renovation project of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority’s operations and administrative building is nearing completion.