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Tech officials clear up ‘law enforcement tools’
December 4, 2014 – 12:51 am | No Comment
Tech officials clear up ‘law enforcement tools’

By Greg Oliver
The Journal
PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College officials say campus safety officers will be provided with the law enforcement tools needed to perform their duties, but the tools will consist of more than firearms.

Westminster resident to be part of Congressional Gold Medal ceremony
December 4, 2014 – 12:49 am | No Comment
Westminster resident to be part of Congressional Gold Medal ceremony

A Westminster resident will be among those recognized on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for the Civil Air Patrol’s role in defending the country during World War II.

Reward available in BASF plant thefts
December 4, 2014 – 12:47 am | No Comment
Reward available in BASF plant thefts

By Christina Cleveland
The Journal
WALHALLA — Crime Stoppers of Oconee County and BASF are offering reward money to those with information regarding the theft of precious metals from the Seneca facility.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to …

Man arrested on meth charges
December 4, 2014 – 12:43 am | No Comment
Man arrested on meth charges

By Christina Cleveland
The Journal
WALHALLA — A Seneca man was arrested Tuesday evening on multiple drug charges following an investigation by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.
Jerry Scott Gibson, 45, of 723 Argo Road, was arrested on …

State offers help to members of failed health co-op
December 4, 2014 – 12:28 am | No Comment
State offers help to members of failed health co-op

By CARLOS GALARZA-VEVE
THE JOURNAL
SENECA — The South Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) is scrambling to help about 4,600 employees find new health insurance coverage this week after they were left exposed by the financial collapse …

A father’s plea
December 3, 2014 – 12:48 am | No Comment
A father’s plea

A few times a month, 5-year-old AnnaLeigh Whitfield receives her platelet and blood transfusions. She often cries and even squirms a little, but despite the one- to three-hour procedures and her frequent hospital and clinic visits, father Jody says AnnaLeigh is “just fine.”

Oconee amends ordinance to include boards, commissions
December 3, 2014 – 12:46 am | One Comment
Oconee amends ordinance to include boards, commissions

By Steven Bradley
The Journal
WALHALLA — Oconee County Council passed third and final reading Tuesday of an ordinance to indemnify county employees and officials against legal action after it was amended to include appointees of council.
The …

Ahead of the curve
December 3, 2014 – 12:42 am | No Comment
Ahead of the curve

As pressure mounts across the country to require police to wear body cameras in the wake of the exoneration last week of a Missouri officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old, law enforcement officials in Oconee County are ahead of the curve.

STARS program holding annual Christmas craft sale
December 3, 2014 – 12:41 am | No Comment
STARS program holding annual Christmas craft sale

With nearly three weeks remaining before Christmas, shoppers are looking for something to buy their loved ones in the form of presents or stocking stuffers.

Former Pickens school board member recognized
December 3, 2014 – 12:39 am | No Comment
Former Pickens school board member recognized

By GREG OLIVER
THE JOURNAL
EASLEY — Jim Shelton was in attendance at last week’s Pickens County School Board meeting, but it was not in a familiar role.
The meeting marked the first time in more than eight …

Red flag raised on Walhalla High School project
December 3, 2014 – 12:38 am | No Comment
Red flag raised on Walhalla High School project

By CARLOS GALARZA-VEVE
THE JOURNAL
WALHALLA — A portion of the sewer line running from the new Walhalla High School under construction on North Highway 11 could be too close to a South Carolina Department of Transportation …

School board approves capital plan without tax hike
December 3, 2014 – 12:37 am | No Comment
School board approves capital plan without tax hike

By Greg Oliver
The Journal
EASLEY — The Pickens County School Board of Trustees, faced with three options for addressing the school district’s capital improvement needs, have chosen — at least for now — the option featuring …

Festival of trees runs through Jan. 3
November 29, 2014 – 12:58 am | No Comment
Festival of trees runs through Jan. 3

Duke Energy’s second annual Festival of Trees is combining the holiday spirit with a little bit of competition.

Walhalla streetscape awaits final permit
November 29, 2014 – 12:57 am | No Comment

By Carlos Galarza-Veve
The Journal
WALHALLA — The South Carolina Department of Transportation is in the process of reviewing an application from Walhalla for a permit that would finally allow the city to proceed with its streetscape …