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Outdoors: Prepping for alligator season Outdoors: Prepping for alligator season

If you were drawn for a tag for the 2019 South Carolina Alligator Hunting Season, you’ve been notified by now. If not, better luck next year.

Clemson Police Department set to host annual National Night Out event tonight Clemson Police Department set to host  annual National Night Out event tonight

Clemson residents and visitors attending the local National Night Out event at Dawson Park tonight will have the opportunity to interact with Clemson police and other area law enforcement agencies and enjoy food, entertainment, games and informational booths.

Westminster council approves roofing projects at water plant Westminster council approves roofing projects at water plant

At a special called meeting Friday, Westminster City Council unanimously approved a $28,400 bid by a Seneca firm to reroof two buildings at the city’s water treatment plant.

Dodson unsure about city council future Dodson unsure about city council future

Ronald Dodson, who was elected in 2015, said he will file paperwork to run for a second term on city council when the filing period begins Aug. 16.

Salem mayor running for re-election Salem mayor running for re-election

Lynn Towe, who has been mayor for less than a year, told The Journal his love for his hometown is what pushed him to campaign for re-election.

August 3 Arrests August 3 Arrests

Gary Martin Wirtz, 40
135 Commercial Circle, Westminster
Booking Date: 8/1/19
Oconee County Sheriff
Resisting arrest; trafficking in meth or cocaine base – 28g. or more but less than 100g.-1st offense; unlawful carrying of a weapon; sale/possession by certain …

Incumbents file in Central, Six Mile Incumbents file in Central, Six Mile

Central and Six Mile town council incumbents have filed for re-election, with only Central having opposition in the Nov. 5 general election.

Councilwoman considering run for mayor Councilwoman considering run for mayor

At least one city council member is considering challenging Westminster’s incumbent mayor in the November race for his seat.

New DSS director says goal is to unite children, families New DSS director says goal is to unite children, families

New South Carolina Department of Social Services executive director Mike Leach said social workers are often unfairly blamed for problems within the system that sometimes result in child abuse, neglect or even death.

Statewide tax-free weekend starts today Statewide tax-free weekend starts today

Local retailers are bracing themselves for a flurry of activity this weekend as shoppers take advantage of the state’s tax-free weekend to stock up on notebooks, backpacks, apparel and some of the latest tech gadgets.

West Union to celebrate end of summer Saturday West Union to celebrate end of summer Saturday

Summer is about to go out with a bang for those in West Union on Saturday.

Keep the views clear, please! Keep the views clear, please!

Willie: Our car broke down recently, and my wife and daughter were stranded