At the start of the Great Depression, legislation was introduced in 1930 by Sen. Reed Smoot, R-Utah, and Rep. Willis Hawley, R-Ore., to increase the protection of American farmers from agricultural imports.
Facing what some called a bare-bones budget last year, Oconee administrator Scott Moulder laid out a plan to complete $32 million in capital projects through debt-service projections — basically reassuming debt as previous projects are paid off.
Last week, the management at Oconee Memorial Hospital and its parent company, Greenville Health System, took a little heat from local physicians and even this newspaper for the potential handling of a vote to unify the two medical staffs.
When Clemson hired Dabo Swinney — who had never been more than a position coach and was working in real estate a few years earlier — to lead its program in 2008, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Suffice it to say, that’s worked out pretty well.