TR: The only president to lose a son in war

May 23, 2020

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 […]

Stop the hate

May 16, 2020

If the statement, “united we stand, divided we fall,” is accurate, which I believe it is, then I’m afraid we’re in for a crash.

Is serious inflation on the horizon?

May 12, 2020

By M.Y. Zaki It would be understandable if some believed the recent massive increases in the money supply and federal spending, as a result of the pandemic, will eventually lead us to a period of ramped inflation. If we just consider the recent increases in money supply and its effect on prices, without accounting for […]

Do the Dems have a plan?

May 9, 2020

First off, I want to clarify and apologize for the grievous error I made in last Saturday’s column. I broke the cardinal rule of writers all.

No price too high

May 2, 2020

When I was in high school, back in the 1900s, I was given some sage advice by one of my teachers.

Support Oconee County tourism

April 30, 2020

  By Ken Sloan It goes without saying that the past several weeks have been extremely difficult on all of us here in Oconee County, but we have proven to be an extremely resilient community. The support, both locally and abroad, for the tornado relief and recovery has been nothing short of amazing. The city […]

The power of the 2020 Census

April 28, 2020

  By Emily Hodge When we mapped out our editorial calendar for the year, this month’s opinion piece was supposed to be about the importance of completing the 2020 Census. Then, COVID-19 hit. As we began to take everything in stride, and the virus began to make a bigger impact, completing the census took on […]