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Computer virus shuts down county offices
July 19, 2019 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Computer virus shuts down county offices
Computer virus shuts down county offices

Oconee County’s government offices were shut down Thursday after a computer virus took over the county’s servers and encrypted the information early in the morning, rendering the main computer systems useless.

Clemson allocates money for Central trail work
July 19, 2019 – 12:09 am | Comments Off on Clemson allocates money for Central trail work
Clemson allocates money for Central trail work

Clemson City Council has unanimously approved the allocation of $3,500 for the design of a mixed-use, multi-generational trail system proposed on properties owned by the city, Southern Wesleyan University and the town of Central.

Duck Pond Road set to open by end of October
July 19, 2019 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on Duck Pond Road set to open by end of October
Duck Pond Road set to open by end of October

County administrator Amanda Brock told county council members Duck Pond Road off of S.C. Highway 183 was washed out on Good Friday after “terrible storms.”

Instructional head: Cursive writing implementation ‘a roller coaster’
July 19, 2019 – 12:03 am | Comments Off on Instructional head: Cursive writing implementation ‘a roller coaster’
Instructional head: Cursive writing implementation ‘a roller coaster’

School District of Oconee County assistant superintendent of instructional services Lisa Simmons recently gave school board trustees a history lesson on efforts to implement a cursive writing program — one that’s been filled with ups and downs.

Walhalla officer recognized for saving lives, wedding dress
July 19, 2019 – 12:00 am | Comments Off on Walhalla officer recognized for saving lives, wedding dress
Walhalla officer recognized for saving lives, wedding dress

As Walhalla Police officer Elijah Hayes patrolled the streets just after midnight on July 6, he noticed a fire at a home that was later found to be caused by a lightning strike.

Going out!
July 18, 2019 – 12:59 am | Comments Off on Going out!

Use our calendar to make your summer plans!

Going bananas at Blue Ridge Arts Center
July 18, 2019 – 12:58 am | Comments Off on Going bananas at Blue Ridge Arts Center
Going bananas at Blue Ridge Arts Center

Those visiting the Blue Ridge Arts Center over the next six weeks for the center’s latest show starting Friday will have one thing on the mind after leaving. 

Police chief: Officer at meetings would cost $7K-$10K a year
July 18, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Police chief: Officer at meetings would cost $7K-$10K a year
Police chief: Officer at meetings would cost $7K-$10K a year

Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon estimated it would cost $7,000 to $10,000 annually to have an officer at Clemson City Council and other government meetings.

Journal obtains anonymous letter sent to Westminster councilwoman
July 18, 2019 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Journal obtains anonymous letter sent to Westminster councilwoman
Journal obtains anonymous letter sent to Westminster councilwoman

While it wasn’t considered a crime by authorities who investigated, Westminster City Councilwoman Susan Ramey said an anonymous letter sent to her home earlier this month left her feeling threatened.

National security agencies use Clemson professors’ social media troll research
July 18, 2019 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on National security agencies use Clemson professors’ social media troll research
National security agencies use Clemson professors’ social media troll research

Two Clemson University professors’ research on Russian fake social media accounts during the 2016 presidential election has been picked up and used by multiple national security agencies. 

Federal, local incentives draw interest in downtown Seneca
July 18, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Federal, local incentives draw interest in downtown Seneca
Federal, local incentives draw interest in downtown Seneca

While improvements have been happening since the city of Seneca introduced its downtown incentive programs nearly a year ago, officials say they expect more changes to come to the area as developers put together plans.

Sisters collect donations to feed homeless
July 18, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Sisters collect donations to feed homeless
Sisters collect donations to feed homeless

Sitting in her bedroom with her sister in Fair Play, Caelyn Stancil had an idea to feed local homeless people.