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Have your say in Oconee’s future
April 20, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Have your say in Oconee’s future
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In the second of five special sections, the Oconee County government is offering a bite-size preview of its 2030 Comprehensive Plan and asking for feedback on where residents and visitors want the county to go in the next decade.

Easter still brings hope
April 20, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Easter still brings hope
Easter still brings hope | Test

As they prepare to preach messages at services this Easter Sunday, local pastors told The Journal the message of Easter remains primarily a message of hope.

Thunderstorms, flooding rip through Oconee County
April 20, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Thunderstorms, flooding rip through Oconee County
Thunderstorms, flooding rip through Oconee County | Test

By Caitlin Herrington and Riley Morningstar
The Journal
SENECA — Thunderstorms hammered Oconee County from morning through afternoon Friday, causing flooding and knocking down power lines throughout the area.
Barbara Wilson, an observer for the National Weather Service, said …

Sheriff recaps 2018 crime numbers
April 20, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Sheriff recaps 2018 crime numbers
Sheriff recaps 2018 crime numbers | Test

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has watched crime numbers fluctuate over the years, and a recent recap of 2018 proved no different.

Westminster housing market faces challenges
April 20, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Westminster housing market faces challenges
Westminster housing market faces challenges | Test

With Westminster projected to see a slight population increase by 2030, the city faces unique challenges expanding economically and bringing in new residents. 

Suspected explosive device found during traffic stop
April 20, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Suspected explosive device found during traffic stop
Suspected explosive device found during traffic stop | Test

The Anderson County Bomb Squad is investigating a possible explosive device after Westminster police asked for help after a traffic stop late Thursday night.

State trooper fired after DUI arrest
April 20, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on State trooper fired after DUI arrest
State trooper fired after DUI arrest | Test

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been fired after he was arrested Thursday night and charged with failure to stop for a blue light and driving under the influence of alcohol.

County council to renew emergency aid agreements
April 20, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on County council to renew emergency aid agreements
County council to renew emergency aid agreements | Test

A measure of savings in dollars and lives, seven mutual aid agreements with neighboring mountainous counties in North Carolina and Georgia will go before Oconee County Council on Tuesday night.

Vaping, bullying policy changes set for final vote Monday
April 20, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Vaping, bullying policy changes set for final vote Monday
Vaping, bullying  policy changes set for final vote Monday | Test

Changes in the policy about vaping and bullying, approved on first reading earlier this month, are set for final approval by the School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees on Monday night.

Woman arrested on multiple meth charges
April 20, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Woman arrested on multiple meth charges
Woman arrested on multiple meth charges | Test

After having arrest warrants served on her at a grocery store, police said a woman had more than 6 grams of methamphetamine in her purse that she told officers she didn’t know was there.

Man dies after cardiac arrest on I-85
April 20, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Man dies after cardiac arrest on I-85
Man dies after cardiac arrest on I-85 | Test

A Missouri trucker died after an apparent heart attack forced him to pull off Interstate 85 near the state line in Oconee County early Friday morning.

OJRSA building renovation 75 percent complete
April 20, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on OJRSA building renovation 75 percent complete
OJRSA building renovation 75 percent complete | Test

The $1.75 million renovation project of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority’s operations and administrative building is nearing completion.

Sanitary sewer overflows in creek
April 20, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Sanitary sewer overflows in creek
Sanitary sewer overflows in creek | Test

The Journal staff
SENECA — The Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority reduced operations at one of its pump stations serving the Coneross Creek wastewater treatment plant Friday afternoon after the station was in an area affected …

Mobile program could be answer to recreation issue
April 20, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Mobile program could be answer to recreation issue
Mobile program could be answer to recreation issue | Test

A program that brings recreation to residents could be an answer to Pickens County’s recreation funding concerns.