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Our battles with the ‘bones
June 7, 2014 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Our battles with the ‘bones | Test

Chizzle Whizzle, our annual high school fair in Augusta, was a vaudeville-style minstrel show with olio acts.

That’s no duck — it’s inflation!
June 7, 2014 – 12:08 am | No Comment
That’s no duck — it’s inflation! | Test

I need some help! I’m trying to figger out why, since the government tells us there’s no inflation, most things, especially the ones we can’t do without, cost so much more than they did a while back.

‘Diamond Dip’ raises money for charities
June 6, 2014 – 12:53 am | No Comment
‘Diamond Dip’ raises money  for charities | Test

Two local organizations — Safe Harbor and Our Daily Rest — received checks for $1,250 each, the result of a “Diamond Dip” fundraiser sponsored by Turner’s Jewelers, Solé restaurant and Julian Davis Allstate Insurance Agency.

Official: VA hospital complaints not new
June 6, 2014 – 12:47 am | 8 Comments
Official: VA hospital complaints not new | Test

The head of the Oconee County Veterans Affairs office is not surprised at all over the controversy surrounding systemic problems in the delivery of health services to veterans that led to the resignation of Gen. Eric Shinseki as U.S. VA secretary last week.

Performance to drive future payments to Proterra
June 6, 2014 – 12:44 am | No Comment
Performance to drive future payments to Proterra | Test

Proterra Inc. has been paid $950,000 for one of the four electric buses recalled from Seneca, but the company won’t receive another payment until all the buses pass a performance test.

State House hopefuls debate LGF
June 6, 2014 – 12:40 am | No Comment
State House hopefuls debate LGF | Test

There has been a lot of debate recently over the Local Government Fund (LGF) and the decision over the past several years by the S.C. General Assembly to fund it at less than the amount that is mandated by law.

Crenshaw asks for money for drug program
June 6, 2014 – 12:38 am | No Comment
Crenshaw asks for money for drug program | Test

Oconee County sheriff Mike Crenshaw was back before County Council this week asking for nearly $80,000 to start a drug prevention program with elementary school students.

Candidates tackle economic development
June 6, 2014 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Candidates tackle economic development | Test

There are a variety of opinions on the role government should have in economic development and luring companies and jobs into a particular area.

Through Ernie’s eyes
June 6, 2014 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Through Ernie’s eyes | Test

The son of a tenant farming parents in Indiana, Ernie Pyle became history’s greatest war correspondent. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist’s legacy rests in his words and the impact they had on Americans. His columns open a window to the hardships endured by the common U.S. soldier and serve today to honor what has been called “The Greatest Generation.”

YouTube sparks couple’s love across Atlantic Ocean
June 6, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment
YouTube sparks couple’s love across Atlantic Ocean | Test

When Patrick Vermeulen’s flight landed at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta last Wednesday, he knew he was no longer in Belgium. Vermeulen, 58, traveled thousands miles to meet Seneca native Lynda Munsey, 50, after one year of Internet correspondence.