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Are sewer partnership hopes fading?
January 26, 2010 – 1:00 am | No Comment

Any hopes of a partnership between the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority (OJRSA) and the developers of the Highpointe and Pointe West communities on Lake Hartwell are fading fast.

Remembering Dasher’s duty
January 26, 2010 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Remembering Dasher’s duty | Test

An emotional Sgt. Tommy Crompton prepares to speak during the memorial service for his canine partner Officer Dasher, Monday morning at the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.

Local leaders invited to National Issues Forum
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment
Local leaders invited  to National Issues Forum | Test

By GREG OLIVER
THE JOURNAL
CLEMSON — The chambers of commerce representing Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties are again providing an opportunity for local business and community leaders to visit the nation’s capital this spring and discuss …

Driver injured in Highway 28 collision
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | One Comment
Driver injured in Highway 28 collision | Test

A woman was taken to Oconee Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries following a wreck on Hwy 28 involving a convertible and a Toyota Highlander, Friday afternoon. The Seneca Fire Department …

Sheriff: Lax oversight led to theft
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment
Sheriff: Lax oversight led to theft | Test

Two months after Sheriff James Singleton’s office manager was arrested for allegedly embezzling a half-million dollars from three drug accounts, the sheriff still acknowledges that a glaring lack of oversight led to the theft.

Planting seeds for farming’s future
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment
Planting seeds for farming’s future | Test

Christina Alexander, Seneca High School agriculture teacher, asked her students a simple question at the start of the semester.
Where would you be without agriculture?

Foothills Pregnancy Care Center celebrates 20 years
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment
Foothills Pregnancy Care Center celebrates 20 years | Test

By GREG OLIVER
THE JOURNAL
SENECA — Foothills Pregnancy Care Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary of helping expectant mothers this year.
Founded in 1990, Foothills Pregnancy Care Center is a Christian outreach ministry seeking to meet the …

Jobless rate flares to 14.6 percent in Oconee County
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment

By CARLOS GALARZA
The Journal
WALHALLA — Oconee County’s unemployment rate jumped to 14.6 percent in December — its highest level in six months — state labor market information shows.
Not even the traditional spike in seasonal jobs …

Springing into action
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment
Springing into action | Test

Jessica Nelms/Staff Kylee Mae Holmes, 7, exhibits great concentration while playing a game of tennis with her parents Drew and Jodi at South Cove Park on a spring-like afternoon Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.

Kylee Mae Holmes, …

$3,000 Diamond Dip mystery remains unsolved
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment

The Journal Staff
SENECA — Someone who attended the Hospice of the Foothills Christmas Tree Festival Reception in December has a $3,000 diamond and doesn’t know it.
Interested guests purchased chances to “dip” into a sparkling bowl …

Oakway set for U.S. Census Road Tour stop
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment

By CARLOS GALARZA
The Journal
WESTMINSTER — School officials are calling Monday’s stop of the U.S. Census Road Tour at Oakway Intermediate School a great civics lesson for students, parents and anyone in the community interested in …

Student found dead in Seneca
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment
Student found  dead in  Seneca | Test

BY ANDREW MOORE
THE JOURNAL
SENECA — A 19-year-old college student was found dead in his apartment Monday, prompting an investigation by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.
Charles Forrest Fowler, a Bennettsville native, was found dead at 4:15 …

Walhalla High graduate to vie for Miss South Carolina title
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment
Walhalla High graduate to vie for Miss South Carolina title | Test

By GREG OLIVER
THE JOURNAL
WALHALLA — Oconee County will have a representative in the Miss South Carolina Pageant in July, but she will be carrying the banner for Greenville County.
Clarka Wickliffe, a 2007 Walhalla High School …

Church calendar, 1-23
January 23, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment

TODAY
Manna Truck will deliver free food at Grace Baptist Church, 15195 Wells Hwy., Seneca. Check church marquee for time. Food given out as supplies last; come early.
Senior Choir presents musical program “Sweet Hymns of Praise” …

Cold weather brings warm rewards
January 23, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Cold weather brings warm rewards | Test

For the Journal
CENTRAL — As a part of its school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program, students receive orange cougar tickets for accomplishments, excellent behavior and academic achievements.
These tickets are collected and can be traded …

Oconee Medical Center to sponsor Internet class
January 23, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment

For the Journal
SENECA — The Health Information Resource Center at Oconee Medical Center helps people from all over the county obtain information about important health-related topics. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, the …

‘Murder for hire’ plot results in man’s arrest
January 22, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment
‘Murder for hire’ plot results in man’s arrest | Test

By GREG OLIVER
THE JOURNAL
PICKENS — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 27-year-old Pickens man in connection with a “murder for hire.”
Charles Eulistus Patterson, of Acres Drive, was charged Tuesday with solicitation to commit …

Fair-Oak Elementary School celebrates Christmas with Christmas Showstoppers
January 22, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment

OAKWAY — In December, third-grade students from Fair-Oak Elementary School entertained the community with a Christmas program entitled “Christmas Showstoppers” Each third-grade class dressed in costume and was featured in song and dance.