A happier holiday

May 23, 2020

Before every holiday, AAA offers safe driving tips and traffic projections — and this year has been no different. “With social distancing guidelines still in practice, this holiday weekend’s travel volume is likely to set a record low,” predicted AAA Travel senior vice president Paula Twidale. That makes a lot of sense. People may want […]

Memorial Day is a day we as Americans come together

Willie says: On this Memorial Day, we are thankful for the sacrifice so many throughout our history have made, for the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and for their families who have carried on without them. Memorial Day is a day we as Americans come together to honor and remember our servicemen […]

TR: The only president to lose a son in war

By David Moore This Memorial Day, we should take a moment to remember a truly remarkable American who was the only president to win a Medal of Honor, as well as lose a son in combat. A man of intellect and an overachiever, he read three books a day, even as president. He read Italian […]

Orwellian takeover?

  By Doug LeCroy It seems as though the government is getting dangerously close to a complete takeover of our lives. Eric Arthur Blair, a writer and journalist who used the pen name George Orwell, had things pretty well figured out way back in 1949, when he published his novel titled “1984.” The novel, describing […]

Joining the cause

May 22, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors picked up more support this week when Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation, an advocate for business development in Oconee County, donated $5,000 to the growing program. “I thought it was a very innovative approach,” TCEDC chairman Dave Eldridge said. “I see it as a way to help the newspaper do a great thing […]

Thanks for wanting to do your part not to spread it

Willie, It is crazy these days to go to the store without wearing a mask, but where are we supposed to get them? I have none. Willie says: Lots of folks are making masks at home. Ask your friends if they can help you. Call your doctor. They give them to any patient who needs […]

Riding off into retirement

Editor: I started working at the age of 18 while still in high school. I first worked part-time then, and when I left school, I began full-time— somewhere in the neighborhood of 48 total years. I, as of May this year, have put in for retirement. To me, life didn’t begin until after leaving school. […]