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Deafening silence
August 27, 2015 – 12:26 am | Comments Off
Deafening silence | Test

In the weeks since the shooting of Zachary Hammond by Seneca police officer Mark Tiller, our city, our police department and our citizens have been put through a gamut of emotions.

Well worth the investment?
August 22, 2015 – 12:29 am | 14 Comments
Well worth the investment? | Test

On Tuesday, Oconee County Council took another step toward appointing an in-house attorney, although it was not without some debate even amongst the members who agreed to hire an attorney.

Nobody said it would be easy
August 20, 2015 – 12:47 am | No Comment
Nobody said it would be easy | Test

The right thing and the easy thing are rarely one and the same, and that was the case as we saw Oconee County Council finally put an end to the controversial indemnity ordinance passed by the previous council.

Trump is a breath of fresh air
August 15, 2015 – 12:06 am | 32 Comments
Trump is a breath of fresh air | Test

Many in the mainstream (liberal) media have scoffed and chortled at the idea Donald Trump is a legitimate factor in the presidential race, and they have called him onto the carpet for offending them with his brazen manner and politically incorrect ideas about immigration and other issues.

Let’s let the process work
August 4, 2015 – 12:21 am | One Comment
Let’s let the process work | Test

Like many of you, the more we learned of the events surrounding the shooting death of Zachary Hammond, the young man driving the vehicle in a drug sting that went bad quickly, the more questions we had.

Investing in our youth is the key to success
July 29, 2015 – 12:17 am | No Comment
Investing in our youth is the key to success | Test

Benjamin Franklin once said an investment in knowledge pays the best kind of interest.

Oconee’s CAVE person mentality
July 23, 2015 – 12:09 am | 13 Comments
Oconee’s CAVE person mentality | Test

On Tuesday evening, at the only meeting of Oconee County Council this month, we heard from Michelle McCollum with the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor as she pitched her recommendations to council regarding how to better capitalize on the tourism our area offers.

United we stand — divided we fall
July 21, 2015 – 12:50 am | 5 Comments
United we stand  — divided we fall | Test

Arguably the most revered president of our nation, Abraham Lincoln, said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Don’t blame guns for this tragedy
July 16, 2015 – 12:10 am | 5 Comments
Don’t blame guns for this tragedy | Test

In the wake of gunman Dylann Roof killing nine people in a Charleston church, many have emphasized — including a Washington Post guest editorial that ran in this spot Wednesday — the need for more rigid gun laws in America.

Nobody is trying to ban anything
July 7, 2015 – 12:43 am | No Comment
Nobody is trying  to ban anything | Test

Those who have spent any time on social media, or perhaps even in the parking lots of nearby Wal-Marts, have surely seen Confederate flag defenders crying foul about the push to abolish what they consider a symbol of heritage.