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Ethics reform news from the Statehouse
January 31, 2015 – 12:55 am | No Comment
Ethics reform news from the Statehouse | Test

Last column, I updated you on one of the hot topics this year — roads. This month, I want to tell you about a second important topic — ethics reform. Some of the recent events in our state have shown that we need to clarify the rules and policies for anyone holding elected or appointed offices in South Carolina.

Keep on going with the God-given gift of perseverance
January 31, 2015 – 12:52 am | No Comment
Keep on going with the God-given gift of perseverance | Test

Brandon Sheriff is a sober, imposing figure at 33 years old. All this belies the quiet, gentle, deep thinker he is.

The blizzard of 2015
January 31, 2015 – 12:50 am | No Comment
The blizzard of 2015 | Test

As I write this on Friday morning, it is snowing again in Brooklyn — the third time this week — and another chance for my heart to be broken.

Apparently the potholes weren’t enough to slow y’all down
January 31, 2015 – 12:48 am | No Comment
Apparently the potholes weren’t enough to slow y’all down | Test

Oh my goodness, Willie. I’ve apparently been wrong in believing some of the most horrible problems facing this country may be ISIS, al-Qaeda, disease, crime, war, an $18 trillion national debt and illegal drugs.

Council is off to a good start!
January 30, 2015 – 12:46 am | No Comment
Council is off to a good start! | Test

As the new county council considers hiring an in-house attorney, it should consider that each law firm has an attorney in it that specializes in different fields — some in criminal law, some Social Security, domestic violence and so forth. We have law firms here in the county that do that.

Greg Oliver: Super Bowl has many interesting twists
January 30, 2015 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Greg Oliver: Super Bowl has many interesting twists | Test

Depending on which publication or sports talk show you listen to, Super Bowl XLIX promises to be very competitive or a blowout, with most pundits picking New England to win its fourth Super Bowl, which would be its first in 10 years.

Love unlocks opportunities
January 30, 2015 – 12:07 am | No Comment
Love unlocks opportunities | Test

Valentine’s Day will be here soon. Georgia daughters, who are members of the Fielding Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will travel to campus in vehicles filled with cookies, candies, red, pink and white decorations, games and crafts.

Humane Society ‘neuterathon’ was a success
January 28, 2015 – 12:32 am | No Comment
Humane Society ‘neuterathon’ was a success | Test

Saturday was the first-ever Oconee Humane Society male cat “neuterathon,” and it was a big success.

I’m no engineer, but I know a bad wreck when I see one
January 28, 2015 – 12:16 am | 5 Comments
I’m no engineer, but I know a bad wreck when I see one | Test

A lot has been said about Ordinance 2014-24 in the past. The truth is, the only reason for that ordinance was to protect the county council and auditor from a lawsuit they were bringing about on taxes they wanted to collect from the Edwards brothers.

What Medicare doesn’t cover
January 28, 2015 – 12:02 am | No Comment
What Medicare doesn’t cover | Test

Dear Savvy Senior,
I’m about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road.