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Central finds lawn maintenance becoming more expensive
August 24, 2018 – 12:30 am
Central finds lawn maintenance becoming more expensive

Central fire chief and longtime resident Ed Reynolds has been mowing the Mt. Zion Cemetery across from a local convenience store entering the town for 34 years.

Tigers’ young corners will be worked into mix
August 24, 2018 – 12:30 am
Tigers’ young corners will be worked into mix

CLEMSON — After taking a day off from practice for the first day of the fall semester, the Clemson football team returned to action Thursday — its first day of game preparations for the season opener against Furman next weekend at Memorial Stadium.

Salem resident calls for new vote on water line
August 24, 2018 – 12:28 am
Salem resident calls for new vote on water line

Presenting maps, charts and information from highway engineers to Oconee County Council during its Tuesday night meeting, a local accountant called for a new vote on a Salem water line extension grant — with the council’s chairwoman recused from having a say in the matter.

Brew and ‘Que set to host Upstate bands
August 24, 2018 – 12:28 am
Brew and ‘Que set to host Upstate bands

Local favorites will be entertaining at Gignilliat Field during the second annual Brew and ‘Que festival on Sept. 2 as craft beer samplers and barbecue pseudo-judges make their way around the event.

Abuse of power
August 24, 2018 – 12:28 am
Abuse of power

In Thursday’s edition of The Journal, we addressed Glenn Hart’s abuse of his power in asking the planning commission and thereby the council to remove governances that would in turn make him money.

Several hundred gallons of paint spilled after truck overturns
August 24, 2018 – 12:27 am
Several hundred gallons of paint spilled after truck overturns

Portions of two roads were closed for about 10 hours after a truck overturned and spilled several hundred gallons of paint used for painting lines on roads.

Council votes to allocate $210K to ‘finish the loop’
August 24, 2018 – 12:27 am
Council votes to allocate $210K to ‘finish the loop’

It look less than six minutes for county council to decide — in its typical 3-2 fashion — to allocate $210,000 for a Salem water line project to “finish the loop” that will be roughly a quarter-mile short of its goal.

Sertoma Club donates festival proceeeds to local charities 
August 24, 2018 – 12:27 am
Sertoma Club donates festival proceeeds to local charities 

Proceeds from the first Stumphouse Music Festival are benefiting three area charities. 

Sheriff’s office asks for help solving thefts
August 24, 2018 – 12:26 am
Sheriff’s office asks for help solving thefts

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and Crimestoppers of Oconee County are asking for the public’s help in solving two recent burglaries in Long Creek and a car break-in in Westminster.

Walhalla takes first step toward bonds
August 24, 2018 – 12:26 am
Walhalla takes first step toward bonds

Walhalla City Council took the first step Tuesday night toward the issuance of bonds to fund construction of the city’s new water plant.

Those webworms look creepy, but they’re basically harmless
August 24, 2018 – 12:26 am
Those webworms look creepy, but they’re basically harmless

Willie, can you tell me why the bagworms are so bad this year and all of a sudden?

Morrison named new Pickens County Library System director
August 24, 2018 – 12:25 am
Morrison named new Pickens County Library System director

The new Pickens County Library System director says he believes that public libraries are “anchor institutions” in the communities that they serve. 

Walhalla officials to close Main Street during Oktoberfest
August 24, 2018 – 12:25 am
Walhalla officials to close Main Street during Oktoberfest

Walhalla’s Main Street will be closed during the city’s Oktoberfest celebration, but Catherine Street will be kept open as a cross street.

Team America!
August 24, 2018 – 12:25 am
Team America!

Do shady political operatives and fake news really control what you see, what you think and how you vote?