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Congratulations, Walhalla FD
November 30, 2018 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Congratulations, Walhalla FD

We congratulate Chief Brandon Burton and the Walhalla Fire Department for improving its Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating from a Class 3 to a Class 2/2x.

Manufactured emergencies put liberties at risk
November 30, 2018 – 12:07 am | No Comment
Manufactured emergencies put liberties at risk

Editor: In his column Saturday on the federal judiciary, Doug LeCroy demonstrates a poor understanding of our system of checks and balances, the actual danger (or lack thereof) of the caravans and what the law states about asylum seekers. 

Walhalla Performing Arts Center selling record number of tickets
November 30, 2018 – 12:04 am | No Comment

The Walhalla Performing Arts Center is on track to reach $500,000 in ticket sales this year, a record for the center, according to director Mark Thompson. 

Officials hope new Pickens Visitor Center enhances tourism
November 30, 2018 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Officials hope new Pickens Visitor Center enhances tourism

Business and community leaders gathered recently to celebrate the grand opening of the Pickens Visitor Center. 

Six Mile parade moved to Sunday
November 29, 2018 – 9:58 pm | No Comment

Due to the threat of rain Saturday, Six Mile’s annual Christmas parade has been moved to Sunday afternoon. 

Our Daily Rest helps homeless get out of the cold
November 29, 2018 – 12:59 am | No Comment
Our Daily Rest helps homeless get out of the cold

A white flag was hanging out front Wednesday at Our Daily Rest in Seneca, signaling the shelter was open that night for homeless people who wanted to get out of the cold temperatures that have hovered over the area this week.

America was born from a set of high ideals
November 29, 2018 – 12:48 am | No Comment
America was born from a set of high ideals

Willie: Here’s something to think about. Ever hear of a gun store hold up?

‘Seussified Christmas Carol’ to open this weekend
November 29, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
‘Seussified Christmas Carol’ to open this weekend

Everyone knows the story, as it’s one that is retold frequently this time of year, but the Clemson Little Theatre is taking a new angle on “A Christmas Carol” in its latest show.

Going out!
November 29, 2018 – 12:32 am | No Comment

Use our calendar to make your holiday plans!

Lead, follow or get out of the way
November 29, 2018 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Lead, follow or get out of the way

Editor: This is in response to Sen. Thomas Alexander’s caution on medical marijuana debate in The Journal: His point is well taken about having the legislature deem a drug legal — not a good idea or perhaps even a dangerous precedent. 

School to resume at James M. Brown today
November 29, 2018 – 12:16 am | No Comment
School to resume at James M. Brown today

James M. Brown Elementary students will return to school this morning after getting an unexpected day off Wednesday due to a heating issue.

Oconee County First Steps plans board elections
November 29, 2018 – 12:15 am | No Comment

The Oconee County First Steps Partnership Board will hold its board elections at the upcoming annual meeting in December.

Police: Babysitter hit girl in face with hair iron
November 29, 2018 – 12:13 am | No Comment
Police: Babysitter hit girl in face with hair iron

Faith Nicole Guynn, 24, is charged with third-degree assault and battery and three counts of unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.

Pickens County extends time capsule submission deadline
November 29, 2018 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Pickens County extends time capsule submission deadline

Pickens County residents have extra time to gather items they’d like to see included in a time capsule that will be buried next month.