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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.

It’s your turn, make it count
June 12, 2018 – 12:37 am | No Comment
It’s your turn, make it count | Test

The campaign ads have been in the papers and on the airwaves, the speeches have been made and the candidates and their supporters are making their last pleas.

John Elliott, a needed change for county council
June 9, 2018 – 12:36 am | No Comment
John Elliott, a needed change for county council | Test

Four years ago, The Journal’s editorial board used this space to endorse Edda Cammick for the District 1 seat on Oconee County Council.

Thompson brings honesty and integrity
June 8, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Thompson brings honesty and integrity | Test

The Pickens County Council District 1 seat offers two distinctly different choices to represent residents of Clemson in an important leadership role.

Just the facts …
June 6, 2018 – 12:03 am | No Comment

Rarely does a media company become the sole focus of one candidate’s election platform, and even rarer does that platform involve an economic development expansion. 

The ultimate sacrifice
May 26, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
The ultimate sacrifice | Test

It’s easy to look at this Memorial Day and be grateful for a long weekend to get away from work, relax, have a cookout, enjoy Seneca Fest, go out on the lake or do something else you enjoy.

Drunk on power, part II
May 23, 2018 – 12:31 am | No Comment
Drunk on power, part II | Test

In today’s edition, hopefully you’ve already caught up on the story about three county council members forcing the former administrator’s hand in either removing several employees they didn’t like — or losing his own job.

What’s the rush?
May 17, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
What’s the rush? | Test

On Tuesday, Oconee County Council passed in title only the first draft of its budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, which begins July 1.

Good for the children?
May 4, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Good for the children? | Test

Just when it appeared issues dividing the Fair-Oak Youth Center and the other recreation centers in Oconee County were being resolved, problems are creeping up again.

County’s loss is Seneca’s gain
May 3, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
County’s loss is Seneca’s gain | Test

Oconee County lost its administrator Tuesday night, as Scott Moulder resigned before accepting the job as Seneca city administrator on Wednesday.

Drunk on power?
April 26, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Drunk on power? | Test

When she was re-elected to a second term as chairwoman of Oconee County Council in January, Edda Cammick faced opposition for the post. She defeated Julian Davis in a 3-2 vote.

A plausible use for Kellett
April 14, 2018 – 12:36 am | No Comment
A plausible use for Kellett | Test

In the fall of 2013, residents near the former Kellett School building in Seneca reacted angrily and passionately to news that Seneca Light and Water was making plans to move its operation to the school building — and to the quiet residential neighborhood around it

Doing it right
April 13, 2018 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Doing it right | Test

No doubt at some point in your life your parents told you, “If it’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing it right.”

Time to move all elections to November
April 7, 2018 – 12:34 am | No Comment
Time to move all elections to November | Test

On Tuesday, 11 of the 168 registered voters in West Union came out to vote in the municipal election for mayor and town council — a turnout of just 6.55 percent.

Spring, music, excitement in the air
April 6, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Spring, music, excitement in the air | Test

Ram Cat Alley was filled with music and excitement as the eighth season of Jazz on the Alley kicked off Thursday night.

Tariffs raising the cost to stay well informed
April 3, 2018 – 12:07 am | No Comment
Tariffs raising the cost to stay well informed | Test

Surely you’ve already heard about the tariff war that President Trump has begun with many of the nation’s trade partners. Steel and aluminum from China are being hit hard. And it will hurt Oconee County businesses as well.

It’s time to come together
March 27, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
It’s time to come together | Test

On June 16, 1858, a candidate for the United States Senate representing Illinois quoted scripture from the Bible as he told Illinois Republican delegates at their state convention his concerns about the slavery issue dividing the United States. At that time, our nation was less than 100 years old.

Sandlot negotiations
March 23, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Sandlot negotiations | Test

Children on the sandlot are not known for handling things very well when they feel they have been treated badly.