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

Broadband report: Take four
June 30, 2015 – 12:36 am | 2 Comments
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A couple weeks ago we received a call that asked us to look into the fact that Oconee County was storing large quantities of unused fiber-optic cable at the landfill.

Weighing in on the flag flap
June 26, 2015 – 12:42 am | 21 Comments
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In the last week, we’ve seen the debate about the Confederate flag rise back to the forefront of South Carolina politics.

There are no words
June 20, 2015 – 12:31 am | 42 Comments
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One of the unique challenges of this business is finding a way to opine on something you cannot understand. There are more questions than answers.

Council gets it right with balanced budget
June 19, 2015 – 12:41 am | No Comment
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We’re often critical of Oconee County Council and its members, so when they get it right, we need to praise them just as strongly.

A ruckus about noise
June 18, 2015 – 12:02 am | No Comment
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Tuesday’s Oconee County Council meeting was one of the better ones of the year; we hope you didn’t miss it.

Higher energy costs will put unfair burden on SC families
June 16, 2015 – 12:04 am | No Comment

As the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, I frequently travel throughout the U.S.

Auditor’s reckless accusations
June 9, 2015 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
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Last week, Oconee County auditor Ken Nix stepped to the microphone and lambasted three council members — albeit while one was in absentia — and the co-owner of this newspaper, Jerry Edwards.

Accidentally or on purpose?
June 5, 2015 – 12:04 am | One Comment
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Early this week, when the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of Oconee County Council was posted online, we noticed county auditor Ken Nix was slated to speak in a 10-minute presentation.

Got an extra $830?
June 2, 2015 – 12:43 am | No Comment
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In the last week we’ve seen tax increases in the headlines several times. First the council was “considering it,” then three of the five said no a couple days later.