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SWU, CU to host Special Olympics this week
April 18, 2018 – 12:12 am | No Comment
SWU, CU to host Special Olympics this week

More than 1,300 athletes from elementary, middle and high schools, as well as adult programs in the area, will compete during Special Olympics events this week at Southern Wesleyan University and Clemson University.

Street Fest set to kick off next week
April 18, 2018 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Street Fest set to kick off next week

The first-ever Street Fest, the biggest project to date of the Westminster Public Relations Committee, is set to kick off next week in Westminster.

Official: Blue Ridge ‘smart meters’ not spying devices
April 18, 2018 – 12:04 am | No Comment
Official: Blue Ridge ‘smart meters’ not spying devices

New “smart meters” being installed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative will provide new advantages, such as reporting an outage even if residents aren’t home and helping customers figure out how to save on power use.

Upstate Alliance briefs county council on economic trends 
April 17, 2018 – 11:12 pm | No Comment

Economic development announcements that create thousands of new jobs are on the decline nationwide, but the changing landscape can provide opportunities, Upstate Alliance president John Lummus told Pickens County Council at a meeting earlier this month.

Sex offender facing additional charges
April 17, 2018 – 12:58 am | No Comment
Sex offender facing additional charges

After a recent department bulletin noting outstanding warrants, authorities said an Oconee County sheriff’s deputy recognized a wanted man on Saturday evening, leading to drug charges in addition to a sex offender registry violation and electronic device damage charges.

Developer plans new housing, strip mall on 88 acres
April 17, 2018 – 12:53 am | No Comment
Developer plans new housing, strip mall on 88 acres

A Simpsonville real estate developer is planning to build residential housing, a strip mall and mini-storage facility on almost 90 acres of property on Frontage Road in Seneca.

Council to get first look at budget proposals
April 17, 2018 – 12:52 am | No Comment
Council to get first look at budget proposals

Oconee County Council will get its first look at budget proposals for the county and School District of Oconee County at a meeting tonight.

Walhalla High School Improvement Council wins state award
April 17, 2018 – 12:32 am | No Comment
Walhalla High School Improvement Council wins state award

The members of the Walhalla High School School Improvement Council can truly say they are the best in the Palmetto State after winning South Carolina’s highest award in a ceremony held in Columbia.

Rain delays Clemson utilities project
April 17, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Rain delays Clemson utilities project

Lane closures on S.C. Highway 93 near Clemson University, scheduled to begin today, won’t take place for a few days due to rainy weather conditions in the area Sunday.

Residents speak out against arming school employees
April 17, 2018 – 12:12 am | No Comment
Residents speak out against arming school employees

After School District of Oconee County superintendent Michael Thorsland repeated his assertion Monday night that the proposed Armed School Alliance Program is not a replacement for school resource officers, local residents expressed their concerns with the plan.

Democratic Party officials set the record straight
April 17, 2018 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Democratic Party officials set the record straight

Editor: The Oconee County Democratic Party appreciates Greg Oliver’s thoughtful article in Saturday’s issue of The Journal, “Email to school employees refuted.”

Casual Carolina a custom fit for Ram Cat Alley
April 17, 2018 – 12:04 am | No Comment
Casual Carolina a custom fit for Ram Cat Alley

With the door propped open and music lazily floating through the store, the balmy atmosphere inside Casual Carolina lives up to its laid-back name.