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Let’s let the process work
August 4, 2015 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Let’s let the process work | Test

Like many of you, the more we learned of the events surrounding the shooting death of Zachary Hammond, the young man driving the vehicle in a drug sting that went bad quickly, the more questions we had.

Investing in our youth is the key to success
July 29, 2015 – 12:17 am | No Comment
Investing in our youth is the key to success | Test

Benjamin Franklin once said an investment in knowledge pays the best kind of interest.

Oconee’s CAVE person mentality
July 23, 2015 – 12:09 am | 13 Comments
Oconee’s CAVE person mentality | Test

On Tuesday evening, at the only meeting of Oconee County Council this month, we heard from Michelle McCollum with the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor as she pitched her recommendations to council regarding how to better capitalize on the tourism our area offers.

United we stand — divided we fall
July 21, 2015 – 12:50 am | 5 Comments
United we stand  — divided we fall | Test

Arguably the most revered president of our nation, Abraham Lincoln, said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Don’t blame guns for this tragedy
July 16, 2015 – 12:10 am | 5 Comments
Don’t blame guns for this tragedy | Test

In the wake of gunman Dylann Roof killing nine people in a Charleston church, many have emphasized — including a Washington Post guest editorial that ran in this spot Wednesday — the need for more rigid gun laws in America.

Nobody is trying to ban anything
July 7, 2015 – 12:43 am | No Comment
Nobody is trying  to ban anything | Test

Those who have spent any time on social media, or perhaps even in the parking lots of nearby Wal-Marts, have surely seen Confederate flag defenders crying foul about the push to abolish what they consider a symbol of heritage.

Broadband report: Take four
June 30, 2015 – 12:36 am | 2 Comments
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.

Weighing in on the flag flap
June 26, 2015 – 12:42 am | 21 Comments
Weighing in on the flag flap | Test

In the last week, we’ve seen the debate about the Confederate flag rise back to the forefront of South Carolina politics.

There are no words
June 20, 2015 – 12:31 am | 42 Comments
There are no words | Test

One of the unique challenges of this business is finding a way to opine on something you cannot understand. There are more questions than answers.

Council gets it right with balanced budget
June 19, 2015 – 12:41 am | No Comment
Council gets it right with balanced budget | Test

We’re often critical of Oconee County Council and its members, so when they get it right, we need to praise them just as strongly.