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Another budget mistake
May 22, 2015 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Another budget mistake | Test

As county council and its administration headed by Scott Moulder continue to work through the budgetary process, we have been working on our end as well poring over the documents and coming up with questions and suggestions along the way.

Employees deserve better
May 16, 2015 – 12:40 am | No Comment
Employees deserve better | Test

We’re beginning to see an unnerving trend lately in the closing of a few small businesses in the area.

Dr. Brian Swords: In support of Merck’s budget proposal
May 15, 2015 – 12:49 am | No Comment
Dr. Brian Swords: In support of Merck’s budget proposal | Test

Some would argue that higher pay for teachers doesn’t necessarily equate to increased performance; however, I have seen first-hand many of our area’s most talented teachers choosing to start their career at neighboring districts because the pay is higher.

Swords: Proposed budget one of most favorable in years
May 14, 2015 – 12:16 am | No Comment
Swords: Proposed budget one of most favorable in years | Test

In the coming weeks leading up to July 1, the Pickens County School Board will be discussing the FY 2015-16 operating budget.

Bond bill good for education, competitiveness
May 13, 2015 – 12:38 am | No Comment
Bond bill good for education, competitiveness | Test

We have been remarkably successful in attracting new manufacturing companies to Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties in recent years, creating hundreds, if not thousands, of new jobs and increasing our tax base.

The ‘key’ is not dirt at all
May 12, 2015 – 12:02 am | No Comment
The ‘key’ is not dirt at all | Test

In the current iteration of the 2015-2016 Oconee County budget proposal that has yet to pass, one inclusion that has us a bit puzzled is the $700,000 set aside for the purpose of purchasing land ultimately to be used by Tri-County Technical College to build a long-awaited Oconee Campus.

Any militia members out there?
May 2, 2015 – 12:09 am | No Comment
Any militia members out there? | Test

It’s been said that locked doors only keep honest men out, but forgive us if we keep locking them at night anyway. Requiring a license to carry a concealed weapon falls into a similar ideology — just because criminals might not be deterred doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea.

Transportation reform hits the skids
April 30, 2015 – 12:46 am | One Comment

When everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. — General George Patton

Pay It Forward Day and Statehouse updates
April 29, 2015 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Pay It Forward Day and Statehouse updates | Test

Thursday marks International Pay It Forward Day, celebrating kindness and good will.

Why I invest in the Oconee Economic Alliance
April 28, 2015 – 12:08 am | No Comment

As the chairman of the Oconee Economic Alliance, whose goal is to grow investment and increase job opportunities, I am often asked, “Why do you invest in this organization?”