DAV reps at Patriot’s Hall

Disabled American Veterans in Oconee who are in need of help are invited to meet tomorrow with national service officers. Joe Jones, senior vice-commander of Oconee Chapter 41 of the DAV, says these national service officers are extremely knowledgeable about the Veterans Administration and will be available from 10 a-m to 3 p-m in a DAV van at the Patriot’s […]

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Kickoff fundraiser is Tuesday

Walhalla hopes for a swell evening for its kickoff event at 5 p-m Tuesday to raise as much as $30 thousand toward the swimming pool restoration project. Councilmen Deek Biemann and Tjay Bagwell and others are asking the weatherman for a pleasant autumnal evening and that the spirit of partnership will prevail, as attendees enjoy free hor d’oeuvres, wine, and […]

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GOP event Monday

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix is asking the voters to consider the candidates’ backgrounds and experience when making the choice November 6 as to who should hold office.  While there may be no debate or forum between Nix and his petition candidate opponent Betsy Redmond, the two of them have been invited to a drop-in event to allow voters to meet […]

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Candidates call a news conference

Three Oconee political incumbents are explaining why they have turned down The Journal’s request to sign a transparency pledge. Joel Thrift, Reg Dexter, and Ken Nix say the oath they took when elected to office four years ago is adequate and all that’s needed for them to carry out their duties. Thrift and Dexter are ballot candidates for re-election next […]

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Parking lot accident

The police in Seneca believe a gear shifted in a pickup truck causing injury to the driver who apparently got out of his truck to check what was wrong. The truck wound up at an angle wedged between Joe’s Pizza and Mullen’s Irish Pub on By-Pass 123 and the driver was placed on a stretcher for transport to be treated […]

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Californian jailed on attempted murder charge

A 38-year old man has been jailed in Oconee County on the charge of attempted murder and four other charges. According to this morning’s booking report, Stockton, California resident Lamarcus Sharen Brawner is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary, grand larceny, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Department last year issued a CrimeStopper alert […]

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CU students partner with NASCAR driver

Clemson marketing students are helping NASCAR driver Mike Wallace find a sponsor for his car. The students also hope to raise enough money for Clemson to sponsor Wallace’s car for one race. The driver will be on campus Saturday, with an orange and white car, to promote his partnership with the marketing student team.

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