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Sheriff’s office warns of Duke Energy scam
July 25, 2019 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Sheriff’s office warns of Duke Energy scam
Sheriff’s office warns of Duke Energy scam

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is telling Duke Energy customers to be alert after a recent string of phone scams telling customers they have a short window to pay a sum of money or their power will be disconnected.

Special ‘Community awareness’ section inside today’s paper
July 25, 2019 – 12:43 am | Comments Off on Special ‘Community awareness’ section inside today’s paper
Special ‘Community awareness’ section inside today’s paper

With a list of faces and places included, an annual special section detailing sex offenders is inside today’s issue of The Journal in Oconee County stores and for county subscribers.

Crime briefs: Walhalla man arrested on burglary, firearm charges
July 25, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Crime briefs: Walhalla man arrested on burglary, firearm charges
Crime briefs: Walhalla man arrested on burglary, firearm charges

A 21-year-old Walhalla man is being held without bond on burglary and firearms charges after police allege he broke into a home and threatened someone with a gun on Tuesday night.

No charges filed in case of burned car, stolen truck
July 25, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on No charges filed in case of burned car, stolen truck
No charges filed in case of burned car, stolen truck

No charges are expected to be filed in the connected cases of a burned-out car and a stolen truck both reported on Rochester Highway in Seneca on July 10.

Applications, fundraising up at Clemson
July 25, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Applications, fundraising up at Clemson
Applications, fundraising up at Clemson

By Riley Morningstar
The Journal
CLEMSON — Clemson University admission applications have reached a record high for the upcoming academic year.
Clemson president Jim Clements told the university’s board of trustees last week the school received more than …

Pioneer plant gets certificate of occupancy
July 25, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Pioneer plant gets certificate of occupancy
Pioneer plant gets certificate of occupancy

Pioneer Rural Water District’s new water plant received its final certificate of occupancy this week from Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King after completing final tasks that required temporary fire monitors.

The costs of energy
July 25, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on The costs of energy
The costs of energy

Editor:
A recent letter to the editor suggested that attempts to lower greenhouse emissions would be prohibitively expensive and ineffective, especially given the contributions of China and India, which he says are likely to keep climbing.
He …

Countywide hunger study moving forward
July 25, 2019 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on Countywide hunger study moving forward
Countywide hunger study moving forward

The coordinator of Pickens County’s countywide hunger study said it will be more comprehensive than the last study more than eight years ago.

Businesses ready for Hells Angels
July 25, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Businesses ready for Hells Angels
Businesses ready for Hells Angels

Business owners in downtown Clemson say they are ready for next week’s visit from 750 members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and their families, and many say they are looking forward to it.

Christmas in July coming to Jazz: Christmas For Kids accepting donations downtown tonight
July 25, 2019 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Christmas in July coming to Jazz: Christmas For Kids accepting donations downtown tonight
Christmas in July coming to Jazz: Christmas For Kids accepting donations downtown tonight

The CFK staff will be on hand to meet those attending Jazz from 7-9 p.m. at a booth on Ram Cat Alley. 

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ kicks off WPAC season Friday
July 25, 2019 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ kicks off WPAC season Friday
‘Driving Miss Daisy’ kicks off WPAC season Friday

“Driving Miss Daisy” opens Friday night, with a pre-show dinner available from Meat’n in the Middle, and will run through Sunday. Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday’s matinee starts at 3 p.m.

If only we could all learn to care more …
July 25, 2019 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on If only we could all learn to care more …
If only we could all learn to care more …

Willie: Years ago, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen on his weekly TV show made a statement, “Russia is not the enemy, China is.” Think about it.