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A fair question
May 16, 2014 – 12:56 am | No Comment
A fair question | Test

As the current chairman of the Oconee County School Board, it is no surprise that Andy Inabinet has been supportive of proposals to allow the school district to determine its own budget and approve the millage required to pay for it.

Let’s get honest
May 15, 2014 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Let’s get honest | Test

In a 1976 presidential debate with Jimmy Carter, then-President Gerald Ford insisted to the moderator that “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, and there never will be in a Ford administration.”

Broadband needs to serve most rural areas
May 7, 2014 – 12:34 am | One Comment
Broadband needs to serve most rural areas | Test

At a December meeting of Oconee County Council, Mountain Rest resident Donnie McMahan told Oconee County Council members that while the lines for the county’s new broadband system are within 300 feet of his home, he does not expect to benefit from the service. He doesn’t believe a provider will ever hook up service to his home.

We want to hear from you
April 29, 2014 – 12:45 am | No Comment
We want to hear from you | Test

During an election year, newspapers are often accused of being biased, favoring one side or candidate over the other.

On the retirement of Mike Lucas
April 24, 2014 – 12:10 am | No Comment
On the retirement  of Mike Lucas | Test

A photo on School District of Oconee County superintendent Mike Lucas’ blog shows him reading to a group of students during a visit to a school. For some in his position, the photo could have been a simple photo opportunity.

An analysis of the GHS-OMC deal
April 16, 2014 – 12:00 am | No Comment
An analysis of  the GHS-OMC deal | Test

There is no more speculation.

In support of John Covington
April 11, 2014 – 12:38 am | One Comment
In support of  John Covington | Test

Since the arrest of Seneca reserve officer Adam Covington nearly two months ago on charges related to his work as a reserve officer in the Seneca Police Department, we have heard criticism — primarily anonymous criticism — mostly directed at Police Chief John Covington, Adam’s father.

Thanks to fire and rescue volunteers
April 10, 2014 – 12:45 am | One Comment
Thanks to fire and rescue volunteers | Test

More than 90 percent of those who answer fire and rescue calls in Oconee County are volunteers.

Why not drug test in school?
April 4, 2014 – 12:15 am | 11 Comments
Why not drug test in school? | Test

Last week, we took a look at where local administrators and athletic directors stood on the issue of drug testing student-athletes at area high schools.

Be careful what you say online
April 3, 2014 – 12:28 am | 2 Comments
Be careful what  you say online | Test

The uproar over a recent posting of a photograph taken of a child at Walmart led to the resignation of a Walhalla High assistant principal Tuesday.