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Celebrate Oconee tops $100,000
December 26, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Celebrate Oconee tops $100,000 | Test

When we began Celebrate Oconee seven years ago, it was in response to years of terrible news that had seemed to dominate the newspaper during the recession.

A big thank you
December 24, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
A big thank you | Test

Every child deserves a happy Christmas.

Graham’s parting triumph
December 23, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Graham’s parting triumph | Test

Lindsey Graham officially ended his pursuit of the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, but it had long been clear that he would not succeed in that mission improbable.

Time for the LGF to be fully funded again
December 18, 2015 – 12:46 am | One Comment
Time for the LGF to be fully funded again | Test

We have learned in recent weeks the state of South Carolina has found around $1.2 billion in a so-called windfall of state revenues.

A teachable moment
December 16, 2015 – 12:22 am | One Comment
A teachable moment | Test

We were all young once, and many of us probably committed a senseless act of vandalism such as the one that took place at Norton-Thompson Park over the weekend.

Keep the momentum going
December 12, 2015 – 12:17 am | One Comment
Keep the momentum going | Test

Oconee economic development boss Richard Blackwell has said, “If you build it, they will come,” so often since coming to the county in 2012 that the makers of the movie “Field of Dreams” might have a plagiarism case against him.

Breaking the vicious cycle
December 11, 2015 – 12:20 am | 11 Comments
Breaking the vicious cycle | Test

Those of you who follow the arrest report in our newspaper each day have probably noticed something — many of the same names keep popping up over and over again.

Solar in South Carolina: What consumers need to know
December 10, 2015 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Solar in South Carolina: What consumers need to know | Test

In a recent Letter to the Editor, Representative James Smith noted the many benefits of solar power and some compelling reasons to consider going solar.

Every child needs a Christmas
December 9, 2015 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Every child needs a Christmas | Test

We’ve all seen the eyes of children — dazzled with excitement and happiness — on Christmas morning as they spring out of bed and open their presents.

‘A date which will live in infamy’
December 8, 2015 – 12:05 am | No Comment
‘A date which will live in infamy’ | Test

The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.