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He does indeed have a heart He does indeed have a heart

For the first time in the two months I have been getting this paper, Doug LeCroy has finally written a column I enjoy and can agree with.

Crime briefs: Man held on domestic violence charge Crime briefs: Man held on domestic violence charge

A Westminster man was being held at the Oconee County Detention Center on combined $15,000 surety bond Monday after his arrest a day earlier on domestic violence and traffic charges.

Thorsland: No lies in district’s start date survey Thorsland: No lies in district’s start date survey

A member of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office command staff drew the ire of School District of Oconee County superintendent Michael Thorsland on Monday night when he suggested the district skewed survey results to justify starting school a week earlier for middle and high school students in August 2020.

Halfacre: City taking action to address growth Halfacre: City taking action to address growth

A group of Clemson residents have voiced their displeasure to city council in recent weeks about the growth taking place in the city, upset over the number of projects that threaten to negatively impact residents and further increase traffic congestion.

House fire under investigation House fire under investigation

No one was injured after a house fire early Monday morning in Walhalla.

Walhalla man dies after wreck Walhalla man dies after wreck

A Walhalla man died early Saturday morning after his car veered off the road and hit a tree hours earlier.

Broken concrete causes sanitary sewer overflow near US 123 Broken concrete causes sanitary sewer overflow near US 123

A sanitary sewer overflow notice remained in effect on Monday after a small section of broken concrete caused an overflow of more than 15,000 gallons of wastewater near the intersection of U.S. Highway 123 and Davis Creek Road on Saturday.

Religious right is selling its soul Religious right is selling its soul

I read with dismay the article in last Saturday’s Journal (page D1) that the “Religious right (is sticking) by Trump” despite his often irrational behavior.

Firm recommended for Clemson Police Department expansion Firm recommended for Clemson Police Department expansion

Clemson City Council will vote later this month on a firm recommended last week that, if approved, will handle expansion of the Clemson Police Department.

High school roundup: Daniel girls’ golf wins region title High school roundup: Daniel girls’ golf wins region title

The Daniel High School girls’ golf team took top honors and saw five of its players earn all-region honors at the Region I-4A tournament on Monday at Falcon’s Lair.

Clemson plays host to number of prospects Clemson plays host to number of prospects

On Saturday, Clemson attracted another solid batch of recruits for its game with Florida State. Among them was 2022 quarterback Nicco Marchiol (6-2, 205), a pro-style thrower from Aurora, Colo.

Board members say capital plan needed for sewer plant Board members say capital plan needed for sewer plant

Members of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority board said a tour of the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Facility this week confirmed their belief that a complete evaluation of the plant’s needs — including repairs and replacements — is necessary.