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Don’t miss your chance to make a difference — vote
March 13, 2018 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Don’t miss your chance to make a difference — vote | Test

In today’s Seneca City Council election, you have the opportunity to make a difference with a simple vote.

Journal’s Seneca council endorsements explained
March 10, 2018 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Journal’s Seneca council endorsements explained | Test

Every couple years, we face the task of reviewing the actions of and interviewing the candidates for the coming election — be that county, city, state or beyond.

Making sense of a senseless situation
March 8, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Making sense of a senseless situation | Test

By now, you’ve no doubt read more than once about the potential annexation of Oconee County property by the city of Clemson.

Time to stand up and be heard
March 6, 2018 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Time to stand up and be heard | Test

Several times a week, we take this space in the paper to give you our view on what is happening and sometimes a little insight into what is going on behind the scenes that your local officials aren’t saying on the record.

Impact fees could adversely affect economic growth
March 1, 2018 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Impact fees could adversely affect economic growth | Test

It is easy to look at the numbers and see that economic development efforts in Oconee County are working.

Coming together for Kayla Durham
February 21, 2018 – 12:04 am | No Comment
Coming together for Kayla Durham | Test

One of the marks of a great community is its ability to come together to take care of those in need.

Annexation optics are terrible
February 19, 2018 – 10:59 pm | No Comment

As the city of Clemson continues its planned march into Oconee County, there’s plenty of blame to go ‘round on how we got here.

No winners, only tragedy
February 16, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
No winners, only tragedy | Test

On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old former student pulled a fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and began shooting students and staff as they came out into the hallways. By the end of the rampage, 17 people were dead, and more were injured.

Made in Oconee
February 10, 2018 – 12:13 am | No Comment
Made in Oconee | Test

We are accustomed to buying products that were made somewhere else — usually another country.

Celebrating 150 years
January 27, 2018 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Celebrating 150 years | Test

Monday, Jan. 29, marks the 150th birthdays for both Oconee and Pickens counties. The two counties were joined from 1826-1868 in the Pickens District of South Carolina. As work was done to rewrite the state …

Winter weather and patience
January 17, 2018 – 5:11 pm | No Comment
Winter weather and patience | Test

Several years ago an unusual winter storm dumped 6 inches of snow on the Myrtle Beach area.

Closing schools not an easy decision
January 9, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Closing schools not an easy decision | Test

No doubt school officials in Oconee and Pickens have received some criticism for canceling school Monday because of the threat of icy conditions that didn’t materialize.

Unity is bad?
January 6, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Unity is bad? | Test

Unfortunately, following the Oconee County Council over the years has at times been akin to watching the soap operas on television.

McMaster’s decision validates local concerns
January 4, 2018 – 10:44 pm | No Comment
McMaster’s decision validates local concerns | Test

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster made a wise choice and validated a courageous December vote by Oconee County Council with his decision not to approve a request for $1.5 billion in hospital bonds to refinance debt of the Greenville and Palmetto health systems.