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County tax increase less than expected
September 7, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
County tax increase less than expected | Test

Oconee County taxpayers will see less of a tax increase than originally anticipated to fund county government for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Salem council OKs $140K for water line
September 7, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Salem council OKs $140K for water line | Test

Salem Town Council approved a request at its meeting Wednesday to provide a total of $140,000 to help with matching grant funds for a proposed Salem water line extension. 

Seneca FD to begin testing fire hydrants
September 7, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Seneca FD to begin testing fire hydrants | Test

With about 750 fire hydrants in his district, Seneca Fire Chief Richie Caudill says testing on some of those hydrants will begin next week.

Pickens County Council discusses possible transportation study
September 7, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Pickens County Council discusses possible transportation study | Test

Pickens County Council discussed last week what would be needed if the county were to ever create a transit system, including funding sources and types of systems.

Pickens County eyes unified fire district
September 7, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Pickens County eyes unified fire district | Test

As it moves toward creating a more unified fire service, Pickens County Council agreed that any plan needs to contain four things. 

Seneca JeepFest planned Saturday
September 7, 2018 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Seneca JeepFest planned Saturday | Test

Norton Thompson Park will host the second annual Seneca JeepFest on Saturday. 

Two arrested, one sought in Seneca
September 6, 2018 – 8:54 pm | No Comment
Two arrested, one sought in Seneca | Test

Police are also looking for a third suspect, 26-year-old Hykeem Shamon Kirkland of 506 Hunter St. in Seneca, on outstanding warrants for distribution of controlled substances, according to a statement released by Seneca Police Major of Operations Jeremy Rothell.

Fiddling convention to become 3-day event
September 6, 2018 – 12:47 am | No Comment
Fiddling convention to become 3-day event | Test

The event is slated for Sept. 14-16, and there will be a $5 general admission fee to the site per person per day.  There will be no charge for children 10 and under and no charge for parking.

Officials: Metal detectors worked well at football game
September 6, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Officials: Metal detectors worked well at football game | Test

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the first implementation of metal detectors at last week’s Seneca-Daniel high school football game exceeded his expectations.

Council OKs requests for Astro brewery proposal
September 6, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Council OKs requests for Astro brewery proposal | Test

Clemson City Council approved two requests Monday night for a proposed brewery at the former Astro Theater, which closed its doors a decade ago.

Museum gallery to be named after Cherokee ‘Beloved Man’
September 6, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Museum gallery to be named after Cherokee ‘Beloved Man’ | Test

The Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina’s newest gallery will be named after a man whose lifetime of service earned a special title from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 

Grant could help with water pressure
September 6, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Grant could help with water pressure | Test

Oconee County Council took a step last week in a plan to alleviate a water pressure issue at the Oconee Industry and Technology Park.

Economist points to SC, Oconee growth
September 6, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Economist points to SC, Oconee growth | Test

The economic outlook in South Carolina — and Oconee County in particular — looks good for the near future, according to Clemson economist Bruce Yandle.

Crime briefs: Wanted man arrested in ATV thefts
September 6, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Crime briefs: Wanted man arrested in ATV thefts | Test

The Journal staff
SENECA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 26-year-old Westminster man on Thursday after receiving a call about a fight at a local fast-food restaurant.
Joseph Edward Kinsel, of Sunshine Ridge Road, is …