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You can’t have it both ways
November 18, 2014 – 12:47 am | No Comment
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In this weekend’s edition of The Journal, Oconee County Council chairman Joel Thrift was quoted as saying, “They’re covered under the IRF — the Insurance Reserve Fund.”

Election provided no mandates
November 18, 2014 – 12:46 am | No Comment
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“Massive defeat.” “Resounding rejection of Obama’s policies!” “Clear mandate for Republican values!”

Referendum: A lack of trust
November 6, 2014 – 12:50 am | No Comment
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Tuesday’s defeat of the Oconee County capital sales tax referendum may have had less to do with the projects on the list — or even the increase in the sales tax itself — than one would think.

Your vote does count
November 4, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment
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Each Election Day, we hear people say they are not going to the polls because they believe their vote will not make a difference.

Anatomy of a mistake
October 17, 2014 – 12:32 am | No Comment
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As a member of the media in this community, The Journal has a responsibility to hold leaders accountable for mistakes.

The right move on unsolved homicides
October 16, 2014 – 12:57 am | One Comment
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A Journal poll found most readers don’t have a lot of hope the hiring of a new investigator to focus on Oconee County’s unsolved murders will result in unraveling mysteries that have gone years or decades without closure.

In whose best interest?
October 3, 2014 – 12:57 am | 7 Comments
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If all goes to plan Tuesday, Oconee County Council members will hold first reading of a new ordinance aimed at offsetting the cost of personal lawsuits they expect from the owners of this newspaper should they continue to pursue suing the Edwards brothers over airplane taxes.

Why so late?
September 26, 2014 – 12:01 am | No Comment
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One day after a Sigma Phi Epsilon pledge at Clemson University was found dead, the university suspended the activities of all 24 Clemson fraternities.

Coming home for a worthy cause
September 25, 2014 – 12:16 am | No Comment
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There are many sad stories in the world of sports today about athletes who have let success lead them to forget where they came from and the importance of doing the right thing

United in tragedy
September 24, 2014 – 12:49 am | No Comment
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It was probably a little strange to see students on the campus of the University of South Carolina wearing Clemson orange Tuesday.