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Downstream sediment work finished Downstream sediment work finished

The collapsed stretch of U.S. Highway 123 near Westminster that reopened a month ago — after being out of service for nearly five months — is closer to looking like its old self.

Council candidates talk about election Council candidates talk about election

Central Town Councilwoman Lynne O’Dell Chapman and Six Mile Town Councilwoman Karen Bedenbaugh are seeking new four-year terms to their respective councils, while Central Town Council candidate Cathy Putnam is hoping to win her first bid at elected office in the November elections.

Central passes tree deposit ordinance Central passes tree deposit ordinance

Central Town Council recently gave unanimous final approval to an ordinance adding a $100 tree deposit to all new building construction permits — which will be refunded if the builder plants two trees after construction is complete.

Homelessness on county council agenda Homelessness on county council agenda

In their first and only meeting of the month, Oconee County Council members will receive an update on the homeless population in the Upstate on Tuesday night.

Back to school bus safety Back to school bus safety

Another school year means millions of children across the country are boarding buses at the beginning and end of each day, and it provides an appropriate opportunity for parents, teachers, school administrators and students themselves to practice and enforce safety guidelines in and around the school bus.

Visitors guide inside today’s edition Visitors guide inside today’s edition

Waterfalls Rivers and Lakes is more than just the name of a handy visitors guide in today’s edition of The Journal — it is a guide to the natural beauty of Oconee County.

Officials order evacuation of nearly 100 residents at downtown apartment complex Officials order evacuation of nearly 100 residents at downtown apartment complex

Clemson officials have ordered the evacuation of 95 bedrooms after a student housing building was found to have sinking and cracks in the foundation more than seven months ago.

Pickens County to continue eLearning pilot program Pickens County to continue eLearning pilot program

The School District of Pickens County will again take part in a pilot program that allows school districts to use eLearning days for school makeup days.

Maybe someone can write in … Maybe someone can write in …

Willie: Two things. The burned-out car on Rochester Highway, I never did hear what happened.

Tigers’ first-teamers dominate Thursday scrimmage Tigers’ first-teamers dominate Thursday scrimmage

CLEMSON — On one hand, head coach Dabo Swinney was extremely pleased with what he saw out of the Tigers’ starters during Thursday’s scrimmage at Memorial Stadium.

Brew & ‘Que to feature 14 SC craft breweries Brew & ‘Que to feature 14 SC craft breweries

More than a dozen breweries from across the state are picking their favorites to make the trip to Seneca for the Labor Day weekend Brew & ‘Que Festival, and no two beers will be the same.