Biologist fights malaria parasite

A team of molecular biologists, jointly led by Clemson University professor Jim Morris, was awarded a $151 thousand grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new compounds with anti-malaria activity for a deadly parasite species that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. According to the World Health Organization, there were about 207 million cases of malaria […]

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Bonus recommended

If the full Seneca City Council agrees, city workers will see something extra in their paychecks.  At a meeting yesterday, the council’s finance committee recommended a bonus for all city workers—general government and utilities.  That bonus, according to city clerk and financial director Joel Seavey, would not exceed three percent of an employee’s salary.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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2nd witness testifies

A second witness has taken the stand in this week’s trial at the Oconee Common Pleas Court.  Lee Patrick, general superintendent and site preparer for Plateau Construction, was called as a witness for his side in the damage lawsuit against OconeeCounty and Talbert and Bright.  Patrick testified about preparing OconeeAirport property for the project to extend the runway 25—specifically a […]

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9 to 5 testimony by Scott Moulder

Scott Moulder, the Oconee County administrator, gave all-day testimony to start a lengthy, complex trial in which the county is defending itself against claims by its airport runway contractor. Moulder not only was questioned by an attorney for Plateau Excavation, but by an attorney representing Oconee and co-defendant Talbert and Bright. And he was questioned again by Plateau attorney David […]

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Are you a good driver and need work?

If you are a good driver, OconeeSchool District hopes you’ll consider becoming a school bus driver.  Part time and full-time bus driving jobs are now available, and the starting pay ranges between $9.64 cents an hour and $14.85 an hour.  If interested, go to the OconeeSchool District website at www.oconee.k12.sc.us and click on the job bank on the left side […]

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Candidates to speak at forum

Two Walhallans will ask their fellow city residents for votes next month when the two square off in a special election to fill a city council seat.  The candidates for the special November 18 election are Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant.  The Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce announces a “Meet the Candidates” forum at 6:30 Monday night, November 10 at […]

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Legal indemnification ordinance approved

Oconee County employees are being placed under the protection of a net to cover their legal expenses in matters in which they act in the performance of official duties. County Council last night approved a controversial legal indemnification ordinance that surfaced after The Journal threatened a lawsuit against three councilmen and one other elected official for pursuing a claim alleging […]

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Students track social media’s role in election

Students working in Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center are exploring the impact of social media use among candidates in the race for South Carolina governor. Students found a clear distinction between candidates’ preferences and which social media outlets they use to remain connected with their supporters. Republican Nikki Haley and independent Republican Tom Ervin are frequent Facebook users. Clemson […]

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Domestic violence alleged at home near Seneca

A 34-year old man near Seneca has been arrested in a Sheriff’s Office investigation of incidents Sunday and Monday at 122 Hillside Lane.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael Scott Mono was arrested and charged in warrants with criminal domestic violence first degree Monday morning in which a female was bitten on her right shoulder and struck in the head […]

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