Congressman focusing on COVID-19, not re-election campaign

April 2, 2020

The Journal staff WASHINGTON — Congressman Jeff Duncan, who has already filed for a sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina’s Third Congressional District, is spending his time dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic rather than focusing on his re-election plans. “Jeff is not campaigning at the moment due to the crisis,” […]

Former local teacher running for Congress

By Greg Oliver The Journal SENECA — Mark Welch taught American government for 22 years and is disappointed with what he sees happening today. “What we’re seeing now is not the government I taught,” Welch said. “Unless we find a way to talk to each other, regardless of party, our democracy doesn’t stand much of […]

Libertarian Senate hopeful rounds out local candidate filing

March 31, 2020

The Journal staff WALHALLA — An additional candidate for the U.S. Senate filed Monday, the last day to claim a spot on the ballots for Oconee County’s November election. Libertarian David Weikle joins seven other Senate candidates vying for the seat currently occupied by Lindsey Graham. The candidates running for U.S. Senate are: • Constitution […]

State reports first virus death

March 17, 2020

South Carolina has reported its first death from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

State declared drought free

February 1, 2020

South Carolina is drought free after months of being in various stages of a drought, according to the S.C. Drought Response Committee.

SC moving to compliance with national REAL ID regulations

January 18, 2020

Beginning in October, South Carolinians traveling by plane on a domestic flight or entering a military base or federal building requiring identification will no longer be allowed to use a traditional driver’s license or state identification card.