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Last 3 electric buses still in testing
March 22, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Last 3 electric buses still in testing
Last 3 electric buses still in testing | Test

The final three of 10 electric buses funded by a federal grant are undergoing final testing before being cleared to run routes in Clemson.

Officials hear concerns with year-round school calendar
March 22, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Officials hear concerns with year-round school calendar
Officials hear concerns with year-round school calendar | Test

As School District of Oconee County officials consider whether to recommend a year-round calendar next month, residents told trustees this week the proposal would negatively impact students.

Council divided on whether to revisit past county proposal to take over fire department
March 22, 2019 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on Council divided on whether to revisit past county proposal to take over fire department
Council divided on whether to revisit past county proposal to take over fire department | Test

With the city working to cut nearly $1 million to balance its general and utility fund budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, revisiting a county proposal from two years ago to absorb the Westminster Fire Department could be an option.

Seneca officials say downtown revitalization efforts paying off
March 22, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Seneca officials say downtown revitalization efforts paying off
Seneca officials say downtown revitalization efforts paying off | Test

Seneca’s Jazz on the Alley will open for a new season next month, less than a year after the city began a more intentional focus on building business and attracting people downtown on nights when Jazz isn’t filling the street on Ram Cat Alley.

Washington fugitive arrested in Oconee
March 22, 2019 – 12:00 am | Comments Off on Washington fugitive arrested in Oconee
Washington fugitive arrested in Oconee | Test

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office charged Domino Larry Tower, 56, of East Ashton Street, on a fugitive from justice warrant.

Walhalla public works needs more equipment, space 
March 21, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Walhalla public works needs more equipment, space 
Walhalla public works needs more equipment, space  | Test

Vehicles, equipment and space are among the needs of Walhalla’s public works department.

DNR asks for help finding invasive species
March 21, 2019 – 12:52 am | Comments Off on DNR asks for help finding invasive species
DNR asks for help finding invasive species | Test

The sound of sniffles and the yellow tint on cars and buildings seen through watery eyes are telltale signs spring is upon the Upstate. Trees and plants are blooming, including the ficaria verna — commonly known as fig buttercup — which is invasive.

Engineer: City’s electrical system ready for summer peak
March 21, 2019 – 12:49 am | Comments Off on Engineer: City’s electrical system ready for summer peak
Engineer: City’s electrical system ready for summer peak | Test

As Westminster continues to stabilize its electrical system, one electrical engineer said the city has “come a long way” since 2017, when no maintenance work had been done on the system in more than 20 years. 

Police: Man disposed of gun used in killing
March 21, 2019 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on Police: Man disposed of gun used in killing
Police: Man disposed of gun used in killing | Test

Steven Allen Broach, 45, of 14 Padgett St., is charged with one count of accessory after the fact of a felony and one count of obstructing justice.

Corridor workshops show desire for multimodal use
March 21, 2019 – 12:45 am | Comments Off on Corridor workshops show desire for multimodal use
Corridor workshops show desire for multimodal use | Test

After three days of discussions and presentations, some major themes rose to the top of the list of concerns about the future of U.S. Highway 123 from Seneca to Pickens County.

Pickens County Council passes resolution in support of nonprofit 
March 21, 2019 – 12:16 am | Comments Off on Pickens County Council passes resolution in support of nonprofit 
Pickens County Council passes resolution in support of nonprofit  | Test

Pickens County Council is throwing its support behind a local nonprofit in applying for grant funds that will allow it to continue to help homeless families. 

Westminster fire, police chiefs say more help needed
March 21, 2019 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Westminster fire, police chiefs say more help needed
Westminster fire, police chiefs say more help needed | Test

Westminster’s police and fire chiefs made their cases for additional personnel as the city faces nearly $1 million in budget cuts to break even for the 2019-20 fiscal year at Monday night’s budget workshop.

Duke agrees to seek lower basic facilities charge
March 21, 2019 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Duke agrees to seek lower basic facilities charge
Duke agrees to seek lower basic facilities charge | Test

After customers spoke out at a series of public hearings across the Upstate last week, a Duke Energy official said Wednesday that the company has agreed to implement a lower fee increase than it had originally planned.

Visitors Guide available inside today’s Journal
March 21, 2019 – 12:09 am | Comments Off on Visitors Guide available inside today’s Journal

Home subscribers to The Journal will find the annual “Waterfalls, Rivers and Lakes” Visitors Guide from Visit Oconee SC in today’s issue.