. Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Letters to the Editor

A little common sense?
October 24, 2014 – 12:50 am | One Comment
A little common sense? | Test

We humans prove on a daily basis we’re not that far removed from lower species of primates. We’ve all heard the expression, “monkey see, monkey do.”

Vote for your beliefs instead of your fears
October 24, 2014 – 12:44 am | 2 Comments
Vote for your beliefs instead of your fears | Test

Vote for your beliefs, not your fears.

It isn’t just a penny — it’s 17 percent
October 23, 2014 – 12:42 am | One Comment
It isn’t just a penny — it’s 17 percent | Test

A referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot could increase the sales tax you will pay on every taxable item you buy in Oconee County. Proponents, hoping to take more than 36 million additional dollars from you over the next eight years, are trying to convince you it’s no big deal, usually referring to the tax increase as a “penny” or “one cent” sales tax.

YMCA official: ‘This ain’t our first rodeo’
October 22, 2014 – 12:09 am | No Comment
YMCA official: ‘This ain’t our first rodeo’ | Test

I appreciate the recent letter expressing concerns regarding the Foothills YMCA. It allows us an opportunity to educate the community.

Reexamining our priorities
October 17, 2014 – 12:34 am | One Comment
Reexamining our priorities | Test

Lower taxes! What’s the impact of this disguised GOP spending addiction?

Voting no on sales tax referendum
October 17, 2014 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Voting no on sales tax referendum | Test

I’m going along with Spencer Radnich and voting no on the proposed 17-percent tax increase

Former Oconee superintendent in favor of referendum
October 16, 2014 – 12:59 am | No Comment
Former Oconee superintendent in favor of referendum | Test

I have to admit that I get excited during the election season, and, as a former history and social studies teacher, I know that elections matter and are an essential element in our democratic republic. Therefore, I hope everyone votes on Nov. 4, and such a responsibility requires careful study and consideration of both candidates and issues prior to the time spent in the voting booth.

In support of Oconee’s immunity and indemnification
October 15, 2014 – 12:52 am | 2 Comments
In support of Oconee’s immunity and indemnification | Test

I fully support Oconee County Council’s decision to pass the immunity and indemnification ordinance.

Fight more than infectious diseases
October 15, 2014 – 12:51 am | No Comment
Fight more than infectious diseases | Test

U.S., state and municipal health authorities are working overtime and spending millions of dollars to stem the spread of Ebola, which has killed just one person in our country.

Think of the kids in sales tax vote
October 14, 2014 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Think of the kids in sales tax vote | Test

Most of the items that would be made possible by the proposed 1-cent capital projects sales tax are no doubt worthy, but to me the things that stand out head-and-shoulders above the rest are the proposed library upgrades — especially the replacement of the antiquated and dilapidated Seneca library.