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I hope all of my readers have a happy Christmas I hope all of my readers have a happy Christmas

Willie says: It’s finally here — the day that so many people have been waiting for.

Lawrence among 3 Tigers who failed drug test Lawrence among 3 Tigers who failed drug test

As things currently stand, Clemson will be without the services of defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl this weekend due to a failed drug test.

Clemson utility project begins Thursday Clemson utility project begins Thursday

Manhole construction at the intersection of S.C. Highway 93 and College Avenue will begin Thursday and continue through Jan. 7, the latest in a series of utilities projects spearheaded by Clemson University.

CATbus halting Clemson express service CATbus halting Clemson express service

Efforts to increase ridership on Clemson Area Transit buses hasn’t produced fruit with ridership numbers that continue to decrease – particularly on its tripper/express service on the red and gold routes.

After playoff loss, Tigers look to 4th potential Bama game After playoff loss, Tigers look to 4th potential Bama game

Moments after clinching a fourth consecutive ACC championship and berth in the College Football Playoff on Dec. 1, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney answered a question about a team he’s grown accustomed to playing the last three postseasons — Alabama. 

Couple grateful for their own Christmas miracle Couple grateful for their own Christmas miracle

Michael and Kayla Durham are celebrating a quiet Christmas this morning, drinking coffee and exchanging gifts at home.

Tigers get boost from Reed’s return Tigers get boost from Reed’s return

Marcquise Reed was tired of sitting out, especially with Clemson facing its state rival in South Carolina.

St. John’s delivers 400 meals on Christmas Eve St. John’s delivers 400 meals on Christmas Eve

For volunteer Patty Shepard, it’s not really Christmastime until she helps St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with its Christmas Eve outreach. 

Outgoing council thanked for service Outgoing council thanked for service

Three outgoing Clemson City Council members attending their final meeting Monday night expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve and best wishes for the three new members who will join the board next month.

Tigers’, Gamecocks’ classes highly regarded Tigers’, Gamecocks’ classes highly regarded

The early signing period for football last week had more hits than misses for Clemson and South Carolina, as both finished with top-20 groups according to Rivals. And it should be noted both will have a chance to add to their hauls in February.

Upstate native appointed DHEC director Upstate native appointed DHEC director

Greenville native and former hospital president Dr. Rick Toomey has been appointed director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Where’s the accountability?  Where’s the accountability? 

Editor: I take great exception to South Carolina GOP chair’s suggestion that we should disburse with the 2020 GOP primary because “our president’s popularity makes the result a foregone conclusion.”

One airlifted after vehicle overturns Saturday night, driver charged One airlifted after vehicle overturns Saturday night, driver charged

By Riley Morningstar
The Journal
SENECA — One person was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital after a vehicle overturned in a single car accident on Saturday night.
Lance Cpl. Justin Sutherland of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said …

County program gives new life to bikes, gifts for kids County program gives new life to bikes, gifts for kids

A brainchild of Pickens County Councilman Wes Hendricks has led to a program that gives new life to old bicycles, teaches county inmates new skills and benefits local children in need.