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School districts monitoring impact of Florence
September 13, 2018 – 12:08 am
School districts monitoring impact of Florence

School districts in Oconee and Pickens counties canceled school for two days a year ago due to Hurricane Irma and a similar scenario could unfold early next week as Hurricane Florence is expected to bring heavy rains, possible flooding and tornado warnings to the Upstate late this weekend.

Officials offer storm prep tips
September 13, 2018 – 12:02 am
Officials offer storm prep tips

With the path for Hurricane Florence fluctuating, Oconee County emergency management director Scott Krein gave tips on being prepared should disaster strike the area.

Going out!
September 12, 2018 – 10:31 pm
Going out!

Use our calendar to make your weekend plans!

Tribble Center to hold barbecue fundraiser
September 12, 2018 – 12:54 am
Tribble Center to hold barbecue fundraiser

In 2013, the Tribble Center Special Needs Foundation was organized to provide financial support to key programs and assist families in times of crisis when all other avenues of assistance have been exhausted.

Oconee officials call summer reading program a success
September 12, 2018 – 12:51 am
Oconee officials call summer reading program a success

School District of Oconee County officials responded to a state-mandated summer reading program by holding an inaugural summer reading camp at Blue Ridge Elementary School, and officials said they couldn’t be more pleased with the response.

Atlanta Rhythm Section booked for 2019 Clemson Music Festival
September 12, 2018 – 12:49 am
Atlanta Rhythm Section booked for 2019  Clemson Music Festival

Atlanta Rhythm Section, which generated a string of hits in the 1970s, will take part in the 2019 Clemson Music Festival.

Send me what’s on your minds, readers!
September 12, 2018 – 12:46 am
Send me what’s on your minds, readers!

Willie: We received The Journal’s notification recently announcing the subscription rate boost related to President Trump’s decision to penalize our great friend Canada by adding excessive tariffs to newsprint exported to the U.S.

Cities accepting Florence donations
September 12, 2018 – 12:41 am
Cities accepting Florence donations

By Riley Morningstar and Jason Evans
The Journal
WESTMINSTER — The cities of Westminster and Walhalla have announced plans to start accepting donations of specific supplies that can be sent to victims of Hurricane Florence, which is expected …

Tigers’ Foster taking steps forward as a sophomore
September 12, 2018 – 12:40 am
Tigers’ Foster taking steps forward as a sophomore

CLEMSON — When Justin Foster returned to the sideline in College Station, Texas, on Saturday after earning his first sack of the season in the second quarter, he was greeted with critique instead of congratulations.

Arrest made in 2017 dealership break-in
September 12, 2018 – 12:39 am
Arrest made in 2017 dealership break-in

John Anthony Creech, 28, of 105 Ella Drive, was charged with one count each of second-degree burglary and grand larceny with a value more than $10,000.

High school, college teams adjust games ahead of hurricane
September 12, 2018 – 12:30 am
High school, college teams adjust games ahead of hurricane

As Hurricane Florence continues to churn toward the Carolinas, mass evacuations are well underway along the coast ahead of what’s expected to be a catastrophic event.

Hurricane prompts statewide burn ban
September 12, 2018 – 12:28 am
Hurricane prompts statewide burn ban

Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, the South Carolina Forestry Commission has issued a State Forester’s Burning Ban for all counties in the state, effective at 7 a.m. this morning. 

Seneca announces latest Hall of Fame class
September 12, 2018 – 12:25 am
Seneca announces latest Hall of Fame class

SENECA — Two former student-athletes, a veteran coach and a longtime administrator comprise the 10th class of Seneca High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame, which was announced Tuesday.

Restroom building to go back out to bid
September 12, 2018 – 12:24 am
Restroom building to go back out to bid

The company selected to buy Walhalla’s public restroom building on East Main Street has released the purchase agreement back to the city.