We’ve seen a lot his week.
You probably never expected to get worked up over a bull, did you? But here we are.
Today, we begin a seven-part series we never thought we’d have to report in Oconee County — a series that is years in the making and took The Journal more than a month to pull together.
Let’s be honest — when we were all children, none of us grew up aspiring to local government jobs. Local government jobs were low-paying, thankless jobs that nobody wanted.
Last month, Tri-County Technical College froze tuition rates for a second straight year.
We reported Friday in The Journal that South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster felt like it was ridiculous for a school district to continue requiring masks of students, teachers and staff at this point in the battle against COVID-19.
It’s no secret in these parts that former Oconee Economic Alliance director Richard Blackwell left some pretty big shoes to fill when he bolted in 2018 due to county council instability.
As of Wednesday, 37 days have passed since the county’s last reported COVID-related death. After months of uncertainty and bleakness, it seems we might be turning a corner in the Golden Corner.