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The people have spoken …
February 26, 2016 – 12:17 am | No Comment
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On our website and social media channels, like most others, the issues that generate the most debate tend to be the most divisive.

Job skills needed
February 25, 2016 – 12:19 am | No Comment
Job skills needed | Test

A major part of any economic development plan is people.

Thanks for all you do
February 18, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Thanks for all you do | Test

While the rains that came last October left some in our part of the state scrambling for cover and thousands without power at some point, we emerged relatively unscathed.

Trump versus free trade
February 16, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
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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.

From sideshow to center stage
February 13, 2016 – 12:25 am | No Comment
From sideshow to center stage | Test

When we opined in this spot a few months back that Donald Trump was a “breath of fresh air” among GOP presidential candidates, some of you reacted like we’d lost our collective mind.

Delaying the inevitable
February 11, 2016 – 12:14 am | No Comment
Delaying the inevitable | Test

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.

All’s well that ends well
February 10, 2016 – 12:22 am | No Comment
All’s well that ends well | Test

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.

GHS rushing the vote?
February 5, 2016 – 12:16 am | No Comment
GHS rushing the vote? | Test

For those of you who thought a hospital was just a simple operation run by managers and doctors with an eye toward healthy patients, think again.

Website remodeling
February 3, 2016 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Website remodeling | Test

For those of you who read and interact with us on our website,, today may mark a little different experience for you.

A boom-or-bust hire …
January 30, 2016 – 12:18 am | One Comment
A boom-or-bust hire … | Test

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.