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A warm welcome to Clemson’s largest freshman class
August 23, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
A warm welcome to Clemson’s largest freshman class | Test

While students in Oconee and Pickens counties returned to school last week — and can finally settle into a routine with the solar eclipse having come and gone — a great number more students will return to class in Pickens County today.

Area ready for once-in-a-lifetime event
August 18, 2017 – 9:42 pm | No Comment
Area ready for once-in-a-lifetime event | Test

In the news business, stories come along every so often that dominate headlines for weeks or months at a time, but we struggle to think of many topics that have gotten more ink recently than the lead-up to Monday’s total solar eclipse.

Area schools set to kick off football season
August 18, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Area schools set to kick off football season | Test

While the school year is only a day old, high school football season is already upon us, and The Journal will once again have wall-to-wall — and sideline-to-sideline —coverage of the four schools within our delivery area.

Best wishes for back to school
August 16, 2017 – 9:27 pm | No Comment
Best wishes for back to school | Test

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time for teachers and students … and parents, of course.

Taking stock of today’s journey to higher education
August 11, 2017 – 9:55 pm | No Comment
Taking stock of today’s journey to higher education | Test

A couple things are pretty clear from the analysis we’ve done on the cost of going to college in South Carolina these days — the cost continues to rise, and there are outstanding options for students to get a great education locally.

Clemson officials should address parking problem now
August 9, 2017 – 9:56 pm | No Comment
Clemson officials should address parking problem now | Test

Call us crazy, but with the already dire parking situation in downtown Clemson, we fail to see how the combination of more students plus fewer parking spots equals a “win-win-win” situation for the city, as zoning and codes administrator Todd Steadman told council it would recently.

Time to close loophole for energy providers
August 8, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Time to close loophole for energy providers | Test

Unforeseen consequences are a risk with any legislation, and the hope is a rigorous vetting process, and various checks and balances, can help to predict calamity … or at least protect against it.

What can you do for your city?
August 3, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
What can you do for your city? | Test

To riff on the famous line from John F. Kennedy, sometimes you should ask not what your city can do for you and ask what you can do for your city.

A whole bunch of garbage
August 1, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
A whole bunch of garbage | Test

If you saw the stories in today’s edition from litter cleanup efforts in the cities of Walhalla and Westminster, we hope you’ll join us in commending everyone who spent their Saturday mornings working to make their communities look a little bit tidier.

Fun for the whole family
July 28, 2017 – 10:09 pm | No Comment
Fun for the whole family | Test

When we first pitched the idea of a Labor Day weekend barbecue festival to Seneca city officials, we weren’t sure exactly what the reaction would be.

Wait for football is finally over
July 28, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Wait for football is finally over | Test

The Kenny Chesney tune “The Boys of Fall,” which waxes nostalgic on the experience of playing high school football, begins with the line: “When I feel that chill, smell that fresh-cut grass, I’m back in my helmet, cleats and shoulder pads.”

Rest in peace, Chief Sanders
July 26, 2017 – 9:49 pm | No Comment
Rest in peace, Chief Sanders | Test

Like many of you, we were shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of West Union Police Chief Charles Sanders Jr. from a heart attack Tuesday evening.

Program offers perfect opportunity to explore Oconee
July 22, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Program offers perfect opportunity to explore Oconee | Test

Oconee County’s popularity as a tourist destination is seemingly ever increasing, and it’s also become one of the most desirable areas for retirees to relocate, but sometimes even those who live here can forget about everything this little neck of the woods has to offer.

Let the eclipse countdown begin
July 21, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Let the eclipse countdown begin | Test

Today marks exactly a month until a total solar eclipse crosses from the Pacific coast to the Eastern Seaboard, touching only American soil along the way. Don’t miss it — the next one to do the same won’t happen for another 299 years.

Fair Play park the right spot for spec building
July 18, 2017 – 9:39 pm | No Comment
Fair Play park the right spot for spec building | Test

Almost three years ago, Oconee economic development director Richard Blackwell said the effect of completing sewer at the Golden Corner Commerce Park would be like “lighting a match” in the southern part of the county.

OK, fair enough
July 15, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
OK, fair enough | Test

In Wednesday’s edition of The Journal, we hope you read our editorial about the assistant principal’s reaction to a parent asking about the scheduling issue currently being discussed within the School District of Oconee County.

Another chance for Clemson residents to sound off
July 13, 2017 – 9:53 pm | No Comment
Another chance for Clemson residents to sound off | Test

Clemson officials will hold a second town hall meeting Sunday night at Abel Baptist Church, and considering the first one lasted more than two hours and drew a huge crowd on Father’s Day, we’d expect the turnout for this one to be even bigger.

A step in the wrong direction
July 12, 2017 – 9:13 pm | No Comment
A step in the wrong direction | Test

In the current climate of fake news and alternative facts, it is absolutely essential to continue fighting for government transparency.