Safety over privacy

May 26, 2020

Willie, A while ago a man was missing and found safely in Florida. The problem was the police released the man’s name, where he lives and a list of his medical problems. The HIPPA violation for releasing information such as this is up to $50,000 per incident. This is the same law that prohibits the […]

That’s our money they’re playing with

Editor: Westminster mustn’t be compared to any other locality. With approximately 2,400 people, we have the least population. We have had an exodus of about one-third of our population, leaving Westminster in what appears to be a trend that will continue as a result of the lack of leadership in this city. Other cities are […]

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 […]