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Visitors guide inside today’s edition
August 16, 2019 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on Visitors guide inside today’s edition
Visitors guide inside today’s edition | Test

Waterfalls Rivers and Lakes is more than just the name of a handy visitors guide in today’s edition of The Journal — it is a guide to the natural beauty of Oconee County.

Officials order evacuation of nearly 100 residents at downtown apartment complex
August 16, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Officials order evacuation of nearly 100 residents at downtown apartment complex
Officials order evacuation of nearly 100 residents at downtown apartment complex | Test

Clemson officials have ordered the evacuation of 95 bedrooms after a student housing building was found to have sinking and cracks in the foundation more than seven months ago.

Pickens County to continue eLearning pilot program
August 16, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Pickens County to continue eLearning pilot program
Pickens County to continue eLearning pilot program | Test

The School District of Pickens County will again take part in a pilot program that allows school districts to use eLearning days for school makeup days.

Central plants study ‘moving right along’
August 16, 2019 – 12:35 am | Comments Off on Central plants study ‘moving right along’
Central plants study ‘moving right along’ | Test

A feasibility study looking into the cost effectiveness of Pickens County returning responsibility of operating two sewer plants in Central back to the town is “moving right along,” according to town administrator Phillip Mishoe.

Detention center visitation rules change
August 16, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Detention center visitation rules change
Detention center visitation rules change | Test

To keep the policies fair to all inmates, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office issued new visitation guidelines for the detention center Thursday.

Clemson career services named best in country
August 16, 2019 – 12:32 am | Comments Off on Clemson career services named best in country
Clemson career services named best in country | Test

Clemson University added a new No. 1 national ranking last week, and it wasn’t on the football field. 

Facility celebrates 10 years with summer bash
August 16, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Facility celebrates 10 years with summer bash
Facility celebrates 10 years with summer bash | Test

The Residences at Park Place is getting ready to celebrate a decade of service with an anniversary summer bash this weekend.

Residents learn about gun laws at seminar
August 16, 2019 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on Residents learn about gun laws at seminar
Residents learn about gun laws at seminar | Test

More than 30 area residents had an opportunity to learn more about gun laws and concealed weapons permits (CWPs) at a seminar at Gignilliat Community Center in Seneca Thursday night.

Sheriff still looking to hire 20 officers for facility
August 16, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Sheriff still looking to hire 20 officers for facility
Sheriff still looking to hire 20 officers for facility | Test

While Pickens County is eyeing a late-September opening date for its new jail, around 20 detention officers are still needed for the facility. 

Caywood not planning to file for re-election
August 16, 2019 – 12:11 am | Comments Off on Caywood not planning to file for re-election
Caywood not planning to file for re-election | Test

Westminster City Councilman A.T. Caywood won a special election two years ago for a vacant council seat and has told The Journal he will not file paperwork for a re-election bid today.

New $25M Pickens County jail set to open next month
August 16, 2019 – 12:09 am | Comments Off on New $25M Pickens County jail set to open next month
New $25M Pickens County jail set to open next month | Test

The new $25 million Pickens County jail is set to hold inmates by the end of September, and it could take two days to move all the current inmates into the new facility, one official said. 

Walhalla elementary school welcomes students in style
August 16, 2019 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on Walhalla elementary school welcomes students in style
Walhalla elementary school welcomes students in style | Test

Parking spaces at James M. Brown Elementary School were already filled and people were parking on the grass and sidewalks Thursday. A crowd lined up outside the building.