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 […]

Monster killer wanted

April 25, 2020

He?s a little late this year due to a hangover from a bad case of coronavirus, but it?s that time again.

Unprecedented and difficult times

April 21, 2020

By Rep. Bill Sandifer It is truly with a heavy heart I write this month’s column. We are living in an unprecedented and difficult time, to be sure. First the entire world grapples with the issues of COVID-19, and now tornadoes ravage our community. Gov. Henry McMaster was prompted, when visiting Oconee County days ago, […]

It’s not nice to fool angels

April 18, 2020

Are people really as stupid as merchants think they are? I hate to think so, but if they aren’t, why do sellers continue their absurd pricing and advertising policies as if it’s true?

Sexual assault awareness in the midst of COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Alan Wilson, attorney general of South Carolina   Each year, my office joins others across the state and nation to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We often focus on important themes such as consent, respect and healthy relationships. And while education remains the priority during this awareness month, I would like to draw […]

Sights and sounds of the storm

April 14, 2020

They say it sounds like a train, but the hallway where I curled up early Monday morning is less than 10 blocks from the tracks.

How many candles on your cake?

April 11, 2020

So many old folks are dying from the corona, or what I call the beer virus, these days that it’s got me to wondering just how old I really am.