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H.3896 is considered ‘dead’
June 23, 2018 – 12:34 am | No Comment
H.3896 is considered ‘dead’ | Test

Willie: Can you find what the status of Bill H.3896 that resides in the Senate in Columbia is?

Lil’ Ripplers talk about Ripple of One
June 23, 2018 – 12:34 am | No Comment

Ripple of One is a nonprofit organization in Oconee and Pickens counties that helps parents who are struggling and who feel stuck.

Outdoors: How to make boating safer
June 23, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Outdoors: How to make boating safer | Test

Last week, Larry Rottmann, a contributor to the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, authored an opinion piece suggesting it was time to ban bass boats from public waters.

Highlighting 4-H’s wildlife food plot project
June 23, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Highlighting 4-H’s wildlife food plot project | Test

When people think of 4-H, the first thing they think of is farming and showing livestock.  

Tourism is a key to Oconee’s economic success
June 23, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Tourism is a key to Oconee’s economic success | Test

Nestled in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, Oconee County has redefined the standard for quality of life.

A word from county council primary winner
June 23, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
A word from county council primary winner | Test

Now that I have won the primary for Oconee County Council’s District 1 seat, I believe it is time to speak to the 22 percent who voted for my opponent. 

Night life in the attic — the finale
June 23, 2018 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Night life in the attic — the finale | Test

Editor’s note: This is the third and final part of a story that began in the June 9 edition of The Journal.

Anyone’s guess
June 22, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Anyone’s guess | Test

Now that the president has ordered a stoppage of the separation of children from their migrant families, I guess we’re supposed to thank him for his compassion and give him homage.  

No benefit from wall for OHS
June 22, 2018 – 12:24 am | No Comment
No benefit from wall for OHS | Test

In Thursday’s edition of The Journal, an article by Caitlin Herrington, “County council amends budget, ups millage” states “… funded a cement wall at the county’s animal shelter” and “ … allocated $20,000 to animal control for a ‘concrete barrier behind the kennels.’”

Greg Oliver: Forty years later, 1978 still a special year
June 22, 2018 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Greg Oliver: Forty years later, 1978 still a special year | Test

Sometimes, there are years in sports where everything just seems to come together — where games and storylines prove memorable decades later. You find you’re able to look back and remember what life was like at that time, and little things like songs can trigger memories of a given era.

Sundays are for sunsets
June 22, 2018 – 12:12 am | No Comment
Sundays are for sunsets | Test

I have accidentally developed a new habit, I think.

Love and trust are the best gifts …
June 22, 2018 – 12:09 am | No Comment
Love and trust are the best gifts … | Test

Last weekend we celebrated Father’s Day, which can be a very confusing time for foster children.  

You raise some very serious questions
June 22, 2018 – 12:07 am | No Comment
You raise some very serious questions | Test

Willie: I was just kinda wondering if you or one of the reporters at the paper could figure out how much money Duke has spent on lobbying people to keep solar and wind out of the state.

Council’s cluster
June 21, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Council’s cluster | Test

Typically we strive to report things as important as budgets passing and tax increases as quickly as possible.