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Fire substation projects progressing
May 12, 2017 – 11:21 pm | No Comment
Fire substation projects progressing | Test

A few plumbing issues aside, officials say Oconee County is on track to completing substations that will bring the percentage of county rooftops within 5 miles of fire protection to 98.6 percent.

Fire quickly handled at Westminster plant
May 12, 2017 – 11:19 pm | No Comment

Fire forced an evacuation at a Westminster plant on S.C. Highway 11 on Thursday night, but Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King said the small blaze was brought under control quickly.

Greenville wreck kills Westminster man
May 12, 2017 – 10:53 pm | No Comment

William Earl Odell, 54, of 200 West Oak Highway, was driving a 1989 Chevrolet van on Geer Highway about 8 miles north of Travelers Rest just after 8:30 p.m. when the vehicle veered off the left side of the road, hit a culvert and overturned several times, according to S.C. Highway Patrol trooper Joe Hovis.

Auditor: Seneca ‘may have to consider’ millage increase
May 12, 2017 – 10:47 pm | No Comment
Auditor: Seneca ‘may have to  consider’ millage increase | Test

While the longtime outside auditor who reviews the city of Seneca’s finances on a yearly basis gave a positive report to city council this week, he also reminded council members of trouble that’s coming in the future.

Pioneer accuses officials of playing ‘politics’
May 12, 2017 – 10:43 pm | No Comment
Pioneer accuses officials of playing ‘politics’ | Test

The chairman of a local water district’s board of directors has alleged “politics” is preventing progress on a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.

Clemson graduations set to continue today
May 12, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Clemson graduations set to continue today | Test

Clemson University began awarding degrees to spring semester graduates Thursday morning at the first of four commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Local legislators say time had come for gas tax hike
May 12, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Local legislators say time had come for gas tax hike | Test

Local legislators told The Journal that the decision this week to raise the state’s gas tax for the first time in three decades was something that could no longer be delayed for another year.

A mother remembers her fallen soldier
May 12, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
A mother remembers her fallen soldier | Test

Mother’s Day will never be the same for Seneca resident Kathy Williams.

Customer: Pioneer plant will cost more money
May 11, 2017 – 10:34 pm | No Comment
Customer: Pioneer plant will cost more money | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District customer Kevin Ramey sparred with Pioneer officials over a proposed $19 million water treatment plant at a board of directors meeting on Thursday.

Pioneer customer opposed to new plant nominated for board
May 11, 2017 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Pioneer customer opposed to new plant nominated for board | Test

Although a local water district held nominations for two board of directors seats on Thursday, customers know the nominees for only one.