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Seneca welcomes hundreds for Saturday’s races
March 17, 2017 – 11:25 pm | No Comment
Seneca welcomes hundreds for Saturday’s races | Test

Normally, it wouldn’t be worth mentioning, but Seneca events coordinator Riley Johnson said Friday morning at the Shaver Recreation Complex he had to call an area hotel and cancel a room.

Seneca man arrested after ‘high-risk’ operation
March 17, 2017 – 11:23 pm | No Comment
Seneca man arrested after ‘high-risk’ operation | Test

Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr., 38, of 120 Curtis Drive, is charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, as well as one count each of possession of marijuana, grand larceny, second-degree burglary and malicious injury to property.

Journal staff nabs 11 state press awards
March 17, 2017 – 11:15 pm | No Comment

The Journal’s news staff placed first in five categories in this year’s South Carolina Press Association News Contest, the most first-place honors it has garnered in a single year.

Code Red: Oconee trustees hear school safety update
March 17, 2017 – 11:14 pm | No Comment
Code Red: Oconee trustees hear school safety update | Test

Officials in charge of safety and security of Oconee County schools told school board trustees this week they work with schools on Code Red and safety procedures and use each drill as an opportunity for improvement.

The beloved, elusive Oconee bell
March 17, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
The beloved, elusive Oconee bell | Test

Spring has sprung in the Upstate when the Oconee bells begin to bloom.

Pioneer renews rate talks with cities
March 17, 2017 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Pioneer renews rate talks with cities | Test

Negotiations over water rates between the Pioneer Rural Water District and the cities of Seneca and Westminster were “very healthy,” Oconee County councilman Julian Davis said.

Proposal to add 7th seat upsets Pickens school board trustees
March 16, 2017 – 10:15 pm | No Comment

A proposed bill that would add a seventh seat to the Pickens County School Board has passed the South Carolina House of Representatives and awaits action in the Senate.

Barbs traded over business license legislation
March 16, 2017 – 10:10 pm | No Comment
Barbs traded over business license legislation | Test

On multiple occasions Thursday afternoon, Rep. Bill Sandifer, R-Seneca, joked he was happy to see a pair of policemen on hand at a panel discussion he was taking part in at the World of Energy.

Man pleads guilty to abuse that hospitalized infant
March 16, 2017 – 9:37 pm | No Comment
Man pleads guilty to abuse that hospitalized infant | Test

Appearing in front of Judge Scott Sprouse, Leroy Lee Morris, 21, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count each of inflicting great bodily injury upon a child and unlawful neglect of a child.

Oconee library director resigns, eyes congressional run
March 16, 2017 – 9:33 pm | No Comment

The Oconee County Public Library system is looking for a new leader after director Philip Cheney, who says he plans to seek a seat in Congress, tendered his resignation this week.