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Abernathy Park closed due to high lake levels
June 5, 2018 – 12:10 am
Abernathy Park closed due to high lake levels

Already closed on several occasions over the past two months for the re-decking of old wooden boardwalks, Clemson’s Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park is now closed for a different reason — the impact of recent rains on the park.

Big weekend for South Carolina recruiting
June 5, 2018 – 12:10 am
Big weekend for South Carolina recruiting

South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp and men’s basketball coach Frank Martin had several significant personnel moves related to their programs over the weekend. Muschamp added a pair of commitments to his 2019 class, while Martin added a commitment and a transfer for 2018, along with his first commitment for 2019.

Dems call for ‘blue tsunami’ in 2018
June 5, 2018 – 12:08 am
Dems call for ‘blue tsunami’ in 2018

Oconee County Democratic leaders called for a “blue tsunami” in 2018 and encouraged the party faithful to work for Democratic candidates in hopes of turning the state from a “red” Republican state to a “blue” Democratic state.

Public hearings set on county, school budgets today
June 5, 2018 – 12:06 am
Public hearings set on county, school budgets today

Oconee County residents will get an opportunity to be heard on proposed budgets for the School District of Oconee County and the county general fund at public hearings tonight.

June 5 Arrests
June 4, 2018 – 11:56 pm
June 5 Arrests

Arrests for June 5

Motorcycle wreck kills Greenville man
June 4, 2018 – 10:06 pm
Motorcycle wreck kills Greenville man

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Jakob Hamby, of Perry Road.

Coroner: Autopsy shows one man likely assaulted, other man’s death inconclusive
June 2, 2018 – 1:31 pm
Coroner: Autopsy shows one man likely assaulted, other man’s death inconclusive

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said the man found outside 371 Tammi Lane in Fair Play on Friday died around May 24 or 25 from blunt force injuries consistent with being assaulted.

Greene’s single in 10th inning lifts Tigers to win
June 2, 2018 – 1:20 am
Greene’s single in 10th inning lifts Tigers to win

It was far from the crisp performance coach Monte Lee desired from his Clemson team in Friday’s NCAA regional opener, but he’ll gladly accept the simply survive and advance method in a thriller.

High school graduations set for today
June 2, 2018 – 12:48 am
High school graduations set for today

More than 600 students from three Oconee County high schools will receive diplomas today during separate graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson.

Walhalla students read 5th-grade letters on last day of middle school
June 2, 2018 – 12:46 am
Walhalla students read 5th-grade letters on last day of middle school

When Malissa Stephens’ group of 10 gifted students were finishing third grade, she sat them down and had them write a letter to their future selves.

French company given key to city
June 2, 2018 – 12:43 am
French company given key to city

Mayor Danny Edwards presented a France-based company with a key to the city Thursday, recognizing its investment in Walhalla and Oconee County.

Thank you from Blue Ridge CEO
June 2, 2018 – 12:41 am
Thank you from Blue Ridge CEO

Editor: I want to thank you and The Journal for the excellent coverage you provided in advance of our May 4 Blue Ridge Fest charity fundraiser.

Gubernatorial hopeful visits Keowee Key
June 2, 2018 – 12:32 am
Gubernatorial hopeful visits Keowee Key

For John Warren, running and serving as governor of South Carolina would be a different kind of deployment.

School districts offering summer feeding programs
June 2, 2018 – 12:30 am
School districts offering summer feeding programs

Beginning Monday and continuing through Aug. 3, the school districts of Oconee and Pickens counties will again be offering a summer feeding program for children.