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No change in spending planned
October 2, 2017 – 10:15 pm | No Comment
No change in spending planned | Test

Hopefully over the last couple weeks you’ve read our series on the School District of Oconee County’s salary structure, and we hope you found it informative.

A good visit with the governor
September 28, 2017 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
A good visit with the governor | Test

We hope you saw our coverage of Gov. Henry McMaster’s visit to Oconee County in Thursday’s edition and, perhaps not surprisingly given that he was speaking at a Chamber of Commerce function, his message was all business.

Local news trumps national media in trust
September 27, 2017 – 10:33 pm | No Comment
Local news trumps national media in trust | Test

We’ve often opined in this spot how the myth that newspapers are struggling is more a case of some outlets having poor business models — rushing to cater to perceived demand for digital products and social media content — than any real change in their importance within a community or society as a whole.

Recognition for a worthy cause
September 22, 2017 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
Recognition for a worthy cause | Test

With fall now upon us, October is right around the corner, and both Oconee and Pickens county councils have passed proclamations recognizing it as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The moral issue in health care
September 22, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment

Health care seems to be a perennial issue in our country. We can’t agree about how it should function.

School district deserves credit for transparency
September 20, 2017 – 9:39 pm | No Comment
School district deserves credit for transparency | Test

It’s been about two months now since we picked a little bone of contention with the School District of Oconee County, and they with us, over the exact number of school administrators earning six-figure salaries.

A day to honor bravery, sacrifice
September 15, 2017 – 9:13 pm | No Comment
A day to honor bravery, sacrifice | Test

You may have noticed the flags atop government buildings were being flown at half-staff Friday and wondered why. We thought it appropriate to use this space today to answer that question.

A great change to a great event
September 14, 2017 – 7:18 pm | No Comment
A great change to a great event | Test

In recent years, Steak in Oconee has become an annual highlight on the fall calendar — a chance to celebrate the county’s rich and vibrant agriculture industry and for business leaders, farmers, elected officials and others to gather and discuss how to engage youth in agriculture, as well as ways to help local farmers grow their productions.

A big thank you to the cleanup crew
September 12, 2017 – 8:48 pm | No Comment
A big thank you to the cleanup crew | Test

For many of you, Monday night was a harrowing experience, with heavy winds and rain leaving trees down around the area, thousands without power and an untold number with property damage.

A wonderful way to celebrate Labor Day
September 5, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
A wonderful way to celebrate Labor Day | Test

From our perspective, it could hardly have been a better night in the city of Seneca on Sunday for the inaugural Labor Day Brew & ‘Que.

We hope to see y’all on Sunday
September 2, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
We hope to see y’all on Sunday | Test

As we celebrate a holiday that honors the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our great country, we hope you’ll join us for an event that allows us to put work aside for an evening to enjoy some good food and fun.

Wishing you a happy — and safe — holiday
August 31, 2017 – 8:56 pm | No Comment
Wishing you a happy — and safe — holiday | Test

When it comes to tragedy on the roadways, Labor Day weekend — this weekend — is the second-deadliest weekend of the year.

Make sure your money gets to those in need
August 30, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Make sure your money gets to those in need | Test

Many watching the devastation wrought in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey have likely wondered how they can help those affected by the unprecedented rainfall and historic flooding.

Oconee job prospects are here and growing
August 29, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Oconee job prospects are here and growing | Test

Here’s some good news you can take to the bank: Oconee County is putting people to work. Relentlessly.