LOCAL NEWSPAPER STAFF HIT WITH COVID-19

The Journal, a local newspaper serving Oconee County, is currently experiencing a significant impact due to a COVID-19 outbreak among its staff. This unfortunate situation has affected multiple departments, including reporters who provide the news content, circulation staff who ensure the distribution of the paper, and customer service representatives who handle reader inquiries and concerns. As a result of this […]

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Clemson lab investigating “forever chemicals”

Whether you are aware or not, according to Clemson University, you likely have been affected by what are known as “forever chemicals”.  They are chemicals that do not naturally break down in the environment.  Instead, they build up and can take up to hundreds of years to decompose.  They are used for non-stick kitchenware and takeout containers to firefighting foams […]

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Duncan announces his votes on the aid package

The U-S Senate takes up the House-Passed aid packages in Washington.  There’s expectation that military aid funds for both Israel and Ukraine are going to pass.  South Carolina’s 3rd District member, Rep. Jeff Duncan, has announced how he voted and included comments about spending issues.  On the aid to Israel, Duncan voted yes; on the aid to Ukraine, the Laurens […]

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Class of ’24 to be graduated May 25

Oconee high school seniors are likely to carry memories on Saturday, May 25 for the rest of their lives.  That morning at 8:30 in separate ceremonies graduating seniors from the county’s three high schools receive their diplomas to mark the successful completion of their secondary school years.  Each ceremony for the senior classes of Seneca, Walhalla, and West-Oak takes place […]

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Gathering comments on spending grant monies

Oconeeans have an invitation to be part of a public hearing tomorrow morning to address a needs assessment for what should be included in the county’s Citizen Participation Plan.  Jennifer Vissage of the Appalachian Council of Governments says the focus is on activities to benefit persons of low and moderate income.  The hearing takes place at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning […]

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