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Geren raises almost $18K from individuals
July 21, 2017 – 12:24 am
Geren raises almost $18K from individuals

Democrat Mary Geren raised more money in individual campaign contributions than her Republican opponent Congressman Jeff Duncan in the latest fundraising period, according to filings with the Federal Elections Commission.

Hunting critters in the creek
July 21, 2017 – 12:24 am
Hunting critters in the creek

Kids were wading in the creek looking for critters at the South Carolina Botanical Garden on Thursday.

Good luck with that
July 21, 2017 – 12:24 am
Good luck with that

Well done! On July 18 a letter to The Journal said: “Their planned distractions are allowing a madman to proceed without opposition to his plans to destroy America.”

Response to spec building article
July 21, 2017 – 12:23 am
Response to spec building article

This is in response to Wednesday’s article “Council OKs $3M Fair Play spec building project.”

Siemens tapping Clemson students as part of study
July 21, 2017 – 12:23 am
Siemens tapping Clemson students as part of study

Finding the best way to mitigate the brain drain that occurs when a generation of experience leaves the workforce is a monumental task confronting businesses worldwide, as they’re devoting time and resources to determine how to maintain a knowledgeable employee base during generational transitions.

Clemson offensive line returns with experience
July 21, 2017 – 12:01 am
Clemson offensive line returns with experience

The offensive line isn’t the most flashy position group on the football field.

July 21 Arrests
July 20, 2017 – 11:59 pm
July 21 Arrests

Arrests for July 21

Countywide fire plan nearing completion
July 20, 2017 – 9:46 pm
Countywide fire plan nearing completion

Oconee County Council gave the go-ahead this week for construction of the penultimate substation to be built as part of a fire improvement plan the county implemented in 2010.

Three arrested on various drug charges
July 20, 2017 – 9:44 pm
Three arrested on various drug charges

According to warrants, 30-year-old Brittney Nicole Varner, 46-year-old Bob Everett Welborn and 62-year-old Steven Gil Wilson, all of 115 Peachtree Lane, were taken into custody by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office after officers arrived at the home to look for a person of interest in another investigation.

West Union residents combat litter
July 20, 2017 – 9:42 pm
West Union residents combat litter

It had been a few years since the last organized litter cleanup in West Union, but on Saturday several residents pooled their efforts to beautify the town.