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School board approves final version of smoke-free policy with minor revision
July 16, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on School board approves final version of smoke-free policy with minor revision
School board approves final version of smoke-free policy with minor revision

A minor revision to the School District of Oconee County’s 100 percent smoke-free policy was unanimously approved after a school board member recently expressed concerns over one section of the policy.

Pickens County administrator to retire next month
July 16, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Pickens County administrator to retire next month
Pickens County administrator to retire next month

Pickens County administrator Gerald Wilson has announced plans to retire Aug. 23.

Oconee school board concerned with lack of cursive writing emphasis
July 16, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Oconee school board concerned with lack of cursive writing emphasis
Oconee school board concerned with lack of cursive writing emphasis

Oconee County School Board Trustee Joe Rukat recently expressed concern about the lack of emphasis on cursive writing in schools nationwide today.

Moulder plans to ask sewer board to reconsider money to cities
July 16, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Moulder plans to ask sewer board to reconsider money to cities
Moulder plans to ask sewer board to reconsider money to cities

A vote earlier this month rejecting a plan to refund money to the three member cities of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority may be headed back to the board next month.

Official hopeful collapsed highway will get green light today
July 16, 2019 – 12:21 am | Comments Off on Official hopeful collapsed highway will get green light today
Official hopeful collapsed highway will get green light today

Barring bad weather or a misstep in work, a South Carolina Department of Transportation official said he’s hoping a collapsed stretch of U.S. Highway 123 will reopen today.

Clemson mourns student’s death
July 16, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Clemson mourns student’s death
Clemson mourns student’s death

Clemson University officials are remembering a 22-year-old student who was killed by a vehicle as he was walking in Jacksonville, Fla,. last week.

Police: Man shot in head, left in woods
July 16, 2019 – 12:19 am | Comments Off on Police: Man shot in head, left in woods
Police: Man shot in head, left in woods

Marshall Lee Rogers, 26, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. 

Arson suspected after home fire leaves 2 dead
July 16, 2019 – 12:17 am | Comments Off on Arson suspected after home fire leaves 2 dead
Arson suspected after home fire leaves 2 dead

Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King told The Journal that arson hasn’t been ruled out in the fire due to statements made by family members after a party at the home.

Westminster is a city, not a person
July 16, 2019 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Westminster is a city, not a person
Westminster is a city, not a person

Willie: I just want to commend the Newry Church of God.

‘The Myers-Briggs Types of Grief’
July 16, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on ‘The Myers-Briggs Types of Grief’
‘The Myers-Briggs Types of Grief’

The Compassionate Friends of Seneca group met June 25 for its regular monthly meeting with an agenda that is always well planned, well presented and very well received.

Foothills Heritage Market focuses on locally grown food
July 16, 2019 – 12:12 am | Comments Off on Foothills Heritage Market focuses on locally grown food
Foothills Heritage Market focuses on locally grown food

On a typical Saturday at the Foothills Heritage Market, local farmers are selling fruit, vegetables, eggs and other food items alongside crafters with homemade items and a man who brings in shrimp from the coast.

Man charged with attempted murder
July 14, 2019 – 2:26 pm | Comments Off on Man charged with attempted murder
Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder and the possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after police say he shot someone in the back of the head.