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Walhalla Elementary teacher named new assistant principal Walhalla Elementary teacher named new assistant principal

Emily Roberts, who has taught at Walhalla Elementary School for three of her seven years in the School District of Oconee County, said she is excited about the new administrative role she will step into at the school next week.

Funny you should mention that, friend! Funny you should mention that, friend!

Willie: The Journal has devoted a great deal of paper and ink, not to mention reporters’ time, to discussing utility costs throughout the county.

Sertoma Club honors Clemson pastor: Chris Heavner presented Service to Mankind Award Sertoma Club honors Clemson pastor: Chris Heavner presented Service to Mankind Award

When Chris Heavner was named pastor of University Lutheran Church 26 years ago, it didn’t take long for him to fall in love with the community.

Short-term rentals get initial OK on first reading Short-term rentals get initial OK on first reading

After more than a year of discussion, a third proposed ordinance to allow short-term rentals in Seneca is one step closer to becoming law. 

Council approves 2019-20 budgets Council approves 2019-20 budgets

Just days before it is scheduled to take effect on Monday, Seneca City Council approved its $12.4 million general fund budget, which doesn’t have a tax increase and provides a 3 percent across-the-board raise for all city employees.

Crime briefs: Pair charged with trafficking meth Crime briefs: Pair charged with trafficking meth

Charles Edward Thrift Sr., 31, of Eva Place in Westminster, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and breach of trust.

Local students get more than 550 books, thanks to grant Local students get more than 550 books, thanks to grant

More than 40 Oconee County third-graders went home with a bag full of books on Tuesday in an effort to encourage them to keep reading through the summer. 

County camping, revenue up every year since 2015 County camping, revenue up every year since 2015

Overnight stays and park revenue at Oconee County parks have grown again in 2019, a trend officials have seen annually since 2015 and look to capitalize on moving forward.

Central adds tax increase to final budget Central adds tax increase to final budget

After approving first reading of a 2019-20 fiscal year general fund budget of a little more than $2 million with no tax increase the month before, Central Town Council unanimously approved final reading including a 1-mill tax increase and a hike in water and sanitation rates.

Public hearing set on Seneca budget tonight Public hearing set on Seneca budget tonight

Seneca residents have a chance at a public hearing tonight to give city council input on any of seven proposed budgets coming up for final votes after the hearing.

Clemson student seeks spring block party downtown Clemson student seeks spring block party downtown

More than eight months after rejecting a request for a block party in the downtown area, Clemson City Council appears more favorable to a new request for next spring.