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Police: Man charged for sex with minor Police: Man charged for sex with minor

Two days after CrimeStoppers released information on a wanted suspect, police arrested the man in Anderson County for allegedly having sexual relations with a minor living in Seneca.

Fair Play Christmas Parade draws crowd Fair Play Christmas Parade draws crowd

The Fair Play Christmas parade was one of the largest parades in Oconee County. Folks lined the parade route throughout the community for Saturday’s event.

West Union first in Oconee to pass texting ban West Union first in Oconee to pass texting ban

The town of West Union has passed its second reading of a “no texting while driving” ordinance, making it the first town in Oconee County to ban the practice.

Decked out homes for Christmas Decked out homes for Christmas

SENECA — Over 150 people participated in the Christmas Tour of Homes in Historic Downtown Seneca recently. The five homes featured had never been included on the Christmas Tour.

‘Open and transparent’ ‘Open and transparent’

The new Oconee County Building codes boss intends to make customer service a priority.

Cats and CAT Cats and CAT

I have had enough of this zoning garbage! I have just recently learned that David McMahan and Ms. Jennings are now having a banquet to support and raise money for their lawsuit. This is crazy.

The Journal launches ‘Deal of the Day’ The Journal launches ‘Deal of the Day’

The Journal newspaper and its Internet affiliate, upstatetoday.com, are launching an exciting new promotion just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping.

Single-car crash leaves 1 dead Single-car crash leaves 1 dead

A 75-year-old Walhalla man died after a motor vehicle collision Thursday.

It’s over … finally! It’s over … finally!

There was no “Mission Accomplished” banner. No victory parade down the center of this capital scarred and rearranged by nearly nine years of war. No crowds of cheering Iraqis grateful for liberation from Saddam Hussein.

Past president: ‘I still strongly support the Blue Ridge Arts Council’ Past president: ‘I still strongly support the Blue Ridge Arts Council’

The three-term board president for the Blue Ridge Arts Council announced her resignation Wednesday, but says she’ll continue to offer support to the council.

School approves 9/11 project School approves 9/11 project

The Oconee County schools will work with the Keowee Fire Department and Salem Lions Club in constructing a 9/11 memorial at the site of the future Walhalla High School.

Reassessment appeals drop Reassessment appeals drop

Oconee County adjusted its reassessment numbers down from 6,000 after discovering that some appeals were duplicated.

Man charged with stealing $20K in copper Man charged with stealing $20K in copper

A Seneca man was booked the day before his birthday after he allegedly stole $20,000 in copper plates from a home his father owns.

Weekend calendar Weekend calendar

Blue Ridge Arts Council showcases member artists in annual members show through Jan. 5. See members’ works of arts in paintings, drawings, collage, photography, print-making, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and fine craft.