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From sideshow to center stage
February 13, 2016 – 12:25 am | No Comment
From sideshow to center stage | Test

When we opined in this spot a few months back that Donald Trump was a “breath of fresh air” among GOP presidential candidates, some of you reacted like we’d lost our collective mind.

Delaying the inevitable
February 11, 2016 – 12:14 am | No Comment
Delaying the inevitable | Test

Facing what some called a bare-bones budget last year, Oconee administrator Scott Moulder laid out a plan to complete $32 million in capital projects through debt-service projections — basically reassuming debt as previous projects are paid off.

All’s well that ends well
February 10, 2016 – 12:22 am | No Comment
All’s well that ends well | Test

Last week, the management at Oconee Memorial Hospital and its parent company, Greenville Health System, took a little heat from local physicians and even this newspaper for the potential handling of a vote to unify the two medical staffs.

GHS rushing the vote?
February 5, 2016 – 12:16 am | No Comment
GHS rushing the vote? | Test

For those of you who thought a hospital was just a simple operation run by managers and doctors with an eye toward healthy patients, think again.

Website remodeling
February 3, 2016 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Website remodeling | Test

For those of you who read and interact with us on our website,, today may mark a little different experience for you.

A boom-or-bust hire …
January 30, 2016 – 12:18 am | One Comment
A boom-or-bust hire … | Test

When Clemson hired Dabo Swinney — who had never been more than a position coach and was working in real estate a few years earlier — to lead its program in 2008, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Suffice it to say, that’s worked out pretty well.

The Sandifer Update: 2016 session begins
January 20, 2016 – 12:24 am | No Comment
The Sandifer Update: 2016 session begins | Test

I headed back to Columbia last week for the start of the 2016 legislative session.

Let’s focus on teaching, not testing
January 15, 2016 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Let’s focus on teaching, not testing | Test

In December 2015, Congress passed a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, bringing with it the possibility for South Carolina to make sweeping changes in education.

Thanks for your patience
January 12, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Thanks for your patience | Test

If you’re one of our home subscribers, you likely noticed your newspaper was a little later than usual arriving in your driveway this morning.

New chairman, new tone
January 7, 2016 – 12:24 am | One Comment
New chairman, new tone | Test

As is customary in its first meeting of the year, Oconee County Council ran through the process of electing and appointing the heads of the various committees as well as the council chairman, which had been held in 2015 by District 2 councilman Wayne McCall.