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Experts predict record July 4 travelers
June 28, 2018 – 12:13 am | No Comment
Experts predict record July 4 travelers | Test

A record number of North and South Carolina residents are planning to travel more than 50 miles away from home during the Independence Day holiday period, according to a release from AAA Carolinas. 

Oconee school district exceeding financial goals
June 28, 2018 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Oconee school district exceeding financial goals | Test

The Oconee County School Board’s 2011 decision to increase the minimum fund balance to the current 20 percent is not only being met, but exceeded.

Seneca man faces larceny, drug, weapon charges
June 28, 2018 – 12:07 am | No Comment
Seneca man faces larceny, drug, weapon charges | Test

Matthew Dewayne Trotter, 32, of Twin Springs Drive, is charged with distribution of methamphetamine, grand larceny, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon.

‘Celebration of Freedom’ set next week
June 27, 2018 – 9:32 pm | No Comment

With Walhalla’s Independence Eve set for Tuesday and Seneca’s annual 4th of July celebration, the 59th annual Hillbilly Day in Mountain Rest and Salem’s annual July 4 celebration on Wednesday, the Sons of the American Legion thought the Golden Corner could use one more day of celebrating America’s birthday.

Clemson representatives participate in first night of pageant preliminaries
June 27, 2018 – 9:10 pm | No Comment

Clemson City Council’s financial commitment for the Miss Clemson and Miss Teen Clemson programs is paying off.

Storms cause more damage, power outages around area
June 27, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Storms cause more damage, power outages around area | Test

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative spokesman Terry Ballenger quoted late Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra when talking about a fourth consecutive afternoon of thunderstorms that hit Pickens and Oconee counties Tuesday.

Seneca’s Sears Hometown Store to close doors Sunday
June 27, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Seneca’s Sears Hometown Store to close doors Sunday | Test

Sears Hometown Store owner Jason Graham says the upcoming closure of his store will be a loss for the Seneca community. 

Incumbents win in statewide runoffs
June 27, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Incumbents win in statewide runoffs | Test

Incumbent South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney General Alan Wilson are one step closer to re-election after winning Republican primary runoffs on Tuesday.

Lee to seek re-election to school board, Inabinet undecided
June 27, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Lee to seek re-election to school board, Inabinet undecided | Test

Oconee County School Board District 1 incumbent Jerry Lee said Tuesday he plans to seek re-election to a fourth term in November, while incumbent board chairman Andy Inabinet said he is also leaning toward filing for another term for his District 3 seat.

Nuclear station has new resident inspector
June 27, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Nuclear station has new resident inspector | Test

The Journal staff
SENECA — Adam Ruh, who joined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission six years ago, has been named by the NRC as one of the resident inspectors at the Oconee Nuclear Station.
At least two NRC …

Police: Man beaten with metal pipe
June 27, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Police: Man beaten with metal pipe | Test

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 27-year-old Fair Play man Monday after police allege he beat a man with a metal pipe on May 25.

Clemson grad wins CAT bike giveaway
June 27, 2018 – 12:23 am | No Comment
Clemson grad wins CAT bike giveaway | Test

Ryan Abdullah earned his degree in biology last month from Clemson University, and now he has his own state-of-the-art bicycle to enjoy as a result of being named this year’s winner in the annual CAT bike giveaway.

Wind, rain wreak havoc across area
June 26, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Wind, rain wreak havoc across area | Test

Just when utility workers thought they had addressed a series of power outages resulting from Sunday’s severe thunderstorms around Oconee and Pickens counties, another round hit the area Monday evening, causing even more problems.

Volunteers spruce up downtown Westminster
June 26, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Volunteers spruce up downtown Westminster | Test

A group of friends sat down for lunch in Westminster in May and began chatting about all the colorful blooms in the area and how downtown could use a little extra pizzazz.