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Let’s start the new year with a good deed! Let’s start the new year with a good deed!

Despite the national controversy on the policemen, I personally think it’s the time of year to give a big thank you to our local police and sheriff’s department personnel.

Earle’s big night not enough for Bobcats against BHP Earle’s big night not enough for Bobcats against BHP

After falling to Seneca in a nail-biter just three weeks ago in Bobcat Gym, the Belton-Honea Path High School boys’ basketball team returned to the same court and took care of business, escaping with a 78-65 victory Tuesday night.

A powerful call for Islamic reformation A powerful call for Islamic reformation

By M.Y. Zaki
On the eve of the Eastern Orthodox Christmas on Jan. 6, the Coptic Pope, Tawadros II, was conducting mass when the immensely popular president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, entered St. Mark’s Cathedral. …

Tigers finish 15th in final polls Tigers finish 15th in final polls

The Clemson football team was ranked No. 15 in the final Associated Press and USA Today polls, which were released Tuesday.

Lady Cats lose heartbreaker to BHP Lady Cats lose heartbreaker to BHP

The Seneca High School girls’ basketball team came out strong in the opening minutes of a Western 3A region matchup against Belton-Honea Path on Tuesday night.

High school roundup: Razorbacks earn win at Wren High school roundup: Razorbacks earn win at Wren

The Walhalla High School boys’ basketball team went on the road and came away with a 53-44 victory at Wren on Tuesday night.

Former West-Oak standout concludes career Former West-Oak standout concludes career

Kerry McMichael, a 2011 West-Oak High School graduate, recently completed a record-setting volleyball career at Randolph College.

Clemson gets clean financial audit Clemson gets clean financial audit

By Greg Oliver
The Journal
CLEMSON — It’s 18 years and counting. That’s how long the city of Clemson has been receiving clean financial audits from an external auditing firm.
The latest opinion, the best that can be …

Tigers’ Hester earns ACC honor Tigers’ Hester earns ACC honor

Clemson junior Tevin Hester has been named the ACC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Homicide investigation in Walhalla Homicide investigation in Walhalla

Local authorities taped off a crime scene early Tuesday morning at 505 N. Laurel St. where a man died from a stabbing wound.

Let’s give council members time Let’s give council members time

Editor:
Oh heavens! The new Oconee County Council members barely had time to warm their chairs before a Journal reader put forth considerable time and effort to criticize the majority of the new council for its …

We’re fortunate to have Zaki’s view We’re fortunate to have Zaki’s view

Editor:
We are very fortunate to have Mr. M.Y. Zaki, a retired economics professor, living in our county and contributing to The Journal’s “Guest View!”
I saved his “Is Capitalism Inhumane?” op-ed from July 15, 2014, and …

Putting our priorities in order Putting our priorities in order

Editor:
I am responding to the letter that asked, “Does the new county council majority know how business works?”
I am partially quoted as saying, “Buildings and supporting private industry and all that are way down in …