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State of education: mixed
February 20, 2010 – 1:00 am | No Comment
State of education: mixed | Test

For all the positive news about innovations, community relations or test score accomplishments coming from local universities and public schools, there is a dark lining worry about budget cuts that could undermine many years of hard work.

Remove EMS secrecy
February 18, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Remove EMS secrecy | Test

If you want to find out how long it takes for a publicly funded Emergency Medical Services crew to respond to a call in South Carolina, forget it. It’s secret.
An obscure state law, passed some years ago at the request of DHEC, casts a blanket of secrecy over all EMS information.

Why so much money left over?
February 16, 2010 – 9:41 pm | No Comment
Why so much money left over? | Test

Normally it would be cause for celebration if a governmental body actually spent less than its budgeted amount. There are times, though, as in the current situation with Oconee County, that the magnitude of such an unusual occurrence is cause for concern.

New development will be welcomed
February 16, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment
New development will be welcomed | Test

The signs announcing imminent retail, commercial and office development between Clemson and Seneca are welcome news to residents who live nearby and those who travel that stretch of Highway 123 Bypass daily.

Table rezoning was correct
February 11, 2010 – 12:00 am | 2 Comments
Table rezoning was correct | Test

Monday night’s decision by the Oconee Planning Commission to table action on a Luther Land rezoning request was exactly the right thing to do.

The great peasant revolt of 2010
February 9, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment
The great peasant revolt of 2010 | Test

“I am not an ideologue,” protested President Obama at a gathering with Republican House members last week. Perhaps, but he does have a tenacious commitment to a set of political convictions.

Clemson honorees most deserving
February 9, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Clemson honorees most deserving | Test

Clemson scored another “perfect 10” with its choices, last week, for recipient of the annual Catherine Smith Award for service to the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce and for the newly established Abernathy-Cox One Clemson Award for accomplishments that benefit both the city and Clemson University.

Just who has a hearing problem here?
February 4, 2010 – 12:00 am | 2 Comments
Just who has a hearing problem here? | Test

The unemployment rate is close to 15 percent in Oconee County, yet the County Council has voted to enact an ordinance that could jeopardize the operations and jobs of a business that has been open for almost 50 years.

Give fire district time
January 23, 2010 – 3:00 am | No Comment

A few years ago the taxpayers of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire District rejected a call to establish a special tax district to help fund fire operations.
Well, times have change. The district has continued to develop residentially, …