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Daniel’s O’Brien set the standard as a leader Daniel’s O’Brien set the standard as a leader

CENTRAL — Before Chad Perry was coaching Gillian O’Brien on the Daniel High School girls’ soccer team, he was coaching her in golf at Seneca, when O’Brien was still in middle school.

Bird’s-eye view: Sheriff adds high-tech drone to fleet Bird’s-eye view: Sheriff adds high-tech drone to fleet

A slight hum filled the air this week as the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office demonstrated its latest piece of technology: a $20,000 drone that officials say will make searching for missing people or fleeing suspects easier and quicker.

Salem man faces multiple charges Salem man faces multiple charges

Hunter Blase Brauch, of Stamp Creek Road, is charged with purchase of beer by a minor, third-degree assault and battery, public disorderly conduct, malicious injury to personal property and two counts of shoplifting.

Official: US 123 won’t open by deadline Official: US 123 won’t open by deadline

By Riley Morningstar
The Journal
WESTMINSTER — A South Carolina Department of Transportation official said recent rain has forced a “major setback” in reopening a portion of collapsed roadway on U.S. Highway 123 by a June 16 …

Tigers’ Brownell hires recruiting director Tigers’ Brownell hires recruiting director

CLEMSON — Clemson men’s basketball coach Brad Brownell has hired Philip Pearson as his director of recruiting, it was announced Thursday.

Officials vetting OJRSA billing options Officials vetting OJRSA billing options

An Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority committee looked at options Thursday afternoon to deal with rainwater infiltrating the sewer system, which officials say runs costs up for the three member cities — Walhalla, Westminster and Seneca.

Authorities investigating Florida crash Authorities investigating Florida crash

The Journal staff
SENECA — Authorities in Florida identified a longtime physician and a retired mechanic Thursday as the two Seneca men who died in a single-engine plane crash near Maitland, Fla., Wednesday morning.
Stanley Rampey, 67, …

Dr. Rampey remembered for serving patients, ‘big personality’ Dr. Rampey remembered for serving patients, ‘big personality’

Seneca physician Dr. Stanley Rampey was remembered on the day after his death in a plane crash Wednesday for the care he provided patients, his love for the community and his “big personality.” 

Raymond Dodd remembered as ‘a good guy’ Raymond Dodd remembered as ‘a good guy’

Seneca resident Raymond Dodd was a lifelong mechanic who retired years ago, but he was still a steady presence at his friends’ auto stores.

Westminster curfew is live Westminster curfew is live

Westminster’s curfew ordinance for children inside city limits is now in effect.

Churches vandalized in Oconee Churches vandalized in Oconee

Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding vandals who have damaged two local churches.

Corporation approves budget Corporation approves budget

Downtown improvements will be a priority for the Seneca Improvements Corporation for the 2019-20 fiscal year.