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Inspiring others and setting an example
October 26, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Inspiring others and setting an example | Test

Brooklyn Thomason said one day she hopes to pilot an airplane. Those who know the Blue Ridge Elementary School third-grader believe she can accomplish that goal.

Time to take hazing more seriously
October 25, 2018 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Time to take hazing more seriously | Test

State Rep. Gary Clary has announced plans to introduce anti-hazing legislation in the next session of the S.C. General Assembly that would increase penalties for those who cause serious injury or death in incidents related to hazing by college and university organizations that have initiations.

Risky business
October 24, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Risky business | Test

Some six years ago, executives and board members from the Foothills YMCA stopped by the offices of The Journal at our request to discuss their plans for the Y they wanted to build.

Fool me once …
October 23, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Fool me once … | Test

When the county installed a sewer network opening the way to an industrial commerce park and even future expansion toward Interstate 85 four years ago — that was a good idea.

Needed: Mental health counselors in schools
October 16, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Needed: Mental health counselors in schools | Test

School shootings around the nation — including one two years ago in Townville — have caught the attention of schools, law enforcement, lawmakers — and especially the parents who are concerned about the safety of their own children.

Habitat provides win-win for students and families
October 13, 2018 – 12:54 am | No Comment
Habitat provides win-win for students and families | Test

For a quarter of a century, Clemson University students have spent homecoming week giving their time, sweat and tears in an effort to make the dream of home ownership a reality for Pickens County families.

The truth matters
October 12, 2018 – 12:55 am | No Comment
The truth matters | Test

At first glance, the idea of National Newspaper Week may seem to only matter to people like us at The Journal — those who make journalism their life’s work.

Thank you, Madam Ambassador
October 10, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Thank you, Madam Ambassador | Test

While Nikki Haley’s term as United States ambassador to the United Nations will end up being a brief two-year term when she leaves office at the end of the year, she served with honor and dignity and was never afraid to speak her mind.

Our policy on political letters
October 9, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Our policy on political letters | Test

Four weeks from today, voters will step into voting booths across Oconee and Pickens counties and throughout the state of South Carolina to cast their ballots in the general election.

The cost of public service
October 5, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
The cost of public service | Test

When we kiss our spouse and children on our way to another shift at work, we probably don’t think that moment could be the last time we see our loved ones on Earth.

Communication builds trust
October 4, 2018 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Communication builds trust | Test

As we were growing up, we were taught to respect and trust those who held some kind of authority over us — parents, grandparents, babysitters, teachers, church leaders, neighbors, military servicemen and servicewomen, firefighters, law enforcement officers and others.

Utica — not forgotten by everyone
October 3, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Utica — not forgotten by everyone | Test

On Saturday morning, a group of people are planning to gather in the Utica community near Seneca and go through the neighborhood picking up trash.

More work needed to stop domestic violence
September 29, 2018 – 12:23 am | No Comment
More work needed to stop domestic violence | Test

In Oconee and Pickens counties and throughout South Carolina, there are people — mostly women and children — living in fear for their lives.

The right thing to do
September 28, 2018 – 12:57 am | No Comment
The right thing to do | Test

Oconee County Council will have the first of two meetings this morning to begin in-person interviews with five candidates for the vacant county administrator job.