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Saitta explains activity bus vote
August 30, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Saitta explains activity bus vote | Test

At the last Pickens County school board meeting, the board approved buying two new activity buses for $252,000, with myself and Jimmy Gillespie voting against the purchase and Jim Shelton, Judy Edwards, Herb Cooper and Brian Swords voting for it.

Old number bad, new number good
August 30, 2014 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Old number bad, new number good | Test

The 882 number don’t exist any more so cut it off. I know I can’t say God bless.

Higher tax not good for business, underprivileged
August 30, 2014 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Higher tax not good for business, underprivileged | Test

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the proposed sales tax increase. The comments I received are interesting.

Community inclusion through employment opportunities
August 30, 2014 – 12:17 am | No Comment
Community inclusion through employment opportunities | Test

For many years, the Tribble Center has used a job coach to find employment for people with developmental disabilities.

Dinnertime at Tamassee
August 29, 2014 – 12:17 am | No Comment
Dinnertime at Tamassee | Test

Part of Tamassee DAR School’s culture and program is to provide students with a sense of belonging and self worth.

‘What do you call someone who can only speak one language?’
August 29, 2014 – 12:16 am | No Comment
‘What do you call someone who can only speak one language?’ | Test

As the tidal wave of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children continues, and we’re faced with a surge of children in our schools who don’t speak a word of English, we’ll have to provide and pay for some kind of translation service for kids who speak only Spanish.

Greg Oliver: Clemson-Georgia contest finally here
August 29, 2014 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Greg Oliver: Clemson-Georgia contest finally here | Test

When Clemson defeated Ohio State in the Orange Bowl in January, it seemed like talk immediately turned to the Tigers’ 2014 season opener against Georgia, and that chatter has continued almost incessantly during the months leading up to the game.

Non-smokers aren’t any less American
August 28, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Non-smokers aren’t any less American | Test

I’m a former Marine and fought for this country. I feel I have a right to smoke when I want and where I want.

Annual Hilton Head conference continues to raise questions
August 28, 2014 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Annual Hilton Head conference continues to raise questions | Test

Oconee County officials deserve some credit for cutting nearly $3,000 in the cost to send representatives to the S.C. Association of Counties annual conference in Hilton Head earlier this month.

25 percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing
August 27, 2014 – 12:56 am | No Comment
25 percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing | Test

Willie,
A nice thing happened to me today. Three neatly uniformed young men from the Clemson Fire Department checked my smoke detectors throughout the house and put them in perfect working order.