Kellett project likely done by end of year

Despite some delays because of some COVID-19 issues, Seneca city administrator Scott Moulder says he is confident a project to demolish the former Kellett Elementary School building and create greenspace and ballfields in its place will be completed by the end of the year.

Shopping Angels assist those at risk for COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country more than two months ago, many people — particularly seniors — have been reluctant to go out in public for fear of contracting the highly contagious disease that has already claimed thousands of lives across the country.

New elections head ready to face challenge

New Pickens County voter registration and elections executive director Travis Alexander understands the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having statewide on the June 9 primary.

COVID-19 cases continue to grow in Oconee, Pickens

May 25, 2020

  There have been six more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Oconee County since Friday, along with 10 more cases in Pickens County, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. There are now 47 confirmed cases in Oconee County and 124 in Pickens County. Pickens has also had three previously reported […]

Record unemployment percentage of 12.1 percent in SC

May 23, 2020

By Riley Morningstar The Journal SENECA — More than half a million initial unemployment claims have been filed in South Carolina since the beginning of March — the onset of coronavirus-related shutdowns. In its weekly update on Thursday, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) announced 29,446 South Carolinians filed for benefits for the […]

Teacher’s children educating younger students through online education activities

Special to The Journal Lydia Zelmer, 7, and Parker Zelmer, 10, helped mom and teacher Lorrie Zelmer come up with creative online learning opportunities with her kindergarten students who like others throughout the country have been forced to adapt to the new normal of education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Special to […]