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Is evil beautiful?
October 30, 2014 – 12:38 am | No Comment
Is evil beautiful? | Test

Off the west coast of South America is Easter Island. The stone heads on the island are called moai and are meant to ward off evil.

Y’all sure can’t make up your collective mind about this tax
October 30, 2014 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Y’all sure can’t make up your collective mind about this tax | Test

If the sales-tax increase passes, who will be hired for the $100,000+ job of overseeing it? Will it be an insider like someone on the library board or maybe a member of the committee that chose which projects to fund if it passes?

Christian against prayer at meetings
October 30, 2014 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Christian against prayer at meetings | Test

This letter is in response to the recent Journal article, “School board tables prayer decision.”

It’s not illegal to drink three beers, but driving after might be
October 29, 2014 – 12:47 am | No Comment
It’s not illegal to drink three beers, but driving after might be | Test

I have a complaint and have to say I am really surprised at The Journal. I was there and asked a prayer be printed in the paper. I was at first told that because it said if your prayer is granted after three days, have this published afterward. I have done this before with no problem at The Journal, and the cost was approximately $8.

How Medicare covers outpatient mental health services
October 29, 2014 – 12:12 am | No Comment
How Medicare covers outpatient mental health services | Test

Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling or therapy sessions for seniors? Since retiring, my husband has really struggled with depression and needs to get some help. What can you tell us?

CAT adds a lot for some people
October 28, 2014 – 12:44 am | No Comment
CAT adds a lot for some people | Test

Could you tell me why the people at Burger King, McDonald’s, all of them don’t have to wear gloves when they’re fixing your food? They take your money and give you change.

Advocating for Seneca library
October 28, 2014 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Advocating for Seneca library | Test

As we approach the date to vote on the proposed 1-percent sales tax increase for Oconee County, I plan to vote yes, with the hope our new library will be built soon and located in historic downtown Seneca.

Local quilt scholar researches cultural influence of quilting
October 25, 2014 – 12:31 am | No Comment
Local quilt scholar researches cultural influence of quilting | Test

Laurel Horton is recognized internationally as one of the foremost quilt scholars. Her fascination with quilts began in 1975, and she has been conducting research and making quilts ever since.

Common ground is the only way to go
October 25, 2014 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Common ground is the only way to go | Test

I had a pleasant surprise this week. I received an email from a reader in Vermont. Here’s the email in its entirety:

I’d love to hear from younger parents about their library use
October 25, 2014 – 12:28 am | No Comment
I’d love to hear from younger parents about their library use | Test

Willie,
What’s happening to all the businesses along 123 in Seneca? First I see Timbers Restaurant all closed up, and then the old Harris Marine, that great big store, that’s empty.