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Time to raise taxes for our schools
June 30, 2015 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Time to raise taxes for our schools | Test

Alex Saitta pointed out in a letter to the editor that the school district had cut 55 teaching positions over the last two years and planned to cut another 15 for a total loss of 70 teachers. As Mr. Saitta said, “How is that going to help students?” It won’t.

Broadband report: Take four
June 30, 2015 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Broadband report: Take four | Test

A couple weeks ago we received a call that asked us to look into the fact that Oconee County was storing large quantities of unused fiber-optic cable at the landfill.

Home Spun: Looking back on simpler times and lightning bugs
June 30, 2015 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Home Spun: Looking back on simpler times and lightning bugs | Test

Dreaming of simpler times, I sat alone at my computer and listened to the wind chimes on the porch.

Small businesses are the heart of small towns
June 30, 2015 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Small businesses are the heart of small towns | Test

I moved to Seneca a few months ago from a small town in New York. As I’m learning the town, I’ve seen a lot of empty shops and small buildings.

Bradley: Tigers losing margin for error
June 27, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Bradley: Tigers losing margin for error | Test

It’s been said that championships are won in the offseason, but one might argue they can be lost just as easily.

Take Five: Let’s have equal protection for all
June 27, 2015 – 12:22 am | One Comment
Take Five: Let’s have equal protection for all | Test

Why is county council considering an amended noise ordinance for the benefit of the folks at the lake? Are they specially privileged because they live at the lake?

I’m prouder of South Carolina than I’ve ever been
June 27, 2015 – 12:20 am | No Comment
I’m prouder of South Carolina than I’ve ever been | Test

Our nation and world have learned much about South Carolina since the tragedy in Charleston.

It’s time for them to do their part
June 27, 2015 – 12:20 am | One Comment
It’s time for them to do their part | Test

I applaud the Pickens County Council and school board for their hard work the last few years in these tough budget times.

Defense is the best offense — even when it comes to driving!
June 27, 2015 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Defense is the best offense — even when it comes to driving! | Test

Twice in the last few months, I have been run off the road going west on Highway 243 in Fair Play.

Life in the City: The ‘city that never sleeps?’
June 27, 2015 – 12:09 am | No Comment
Life in the City: The ‘city that never sleeps?’ | Test

I cook a free breakfast in the Brownsville community on Wednesday mornings, so I am usually at the church building where I work by 6:30 a.m.