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The importance of accuracy, neutrality
February 7, 2017 – 10:51 pm | No Comment
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Let’s tell it like it is — just as everyone among us has his or her own political leanings, so, too, do media outlets.

Good news on Groundhog Day
February 2, 2017 – 10:05 pm | No Comment
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South Carolina doesn’t have an official groundhog as far as we know, but Georgia’s Gen. Beauregard Lee awoke Thursday morning with his shadow nowhere to be found.

Not just another hump day
February 1, 2017 – 10:54 pm | No Comment
Not just another hump day | Test

With all the modern technology that connects us with one another, perhaps there is no longer any day on the calendar where the fax machine retains such a prominent role in our society as it did Wednesday.

Boat registration worth taking seriously
January 30, 2017 – 9:42 pm | No Comment
Boat registration worth taking seriously | Test

Some problems don’t have easy solutions, and that’s what we took away last week as Oconee officials discussed measures to close loopholes allowing owners of unregistered boats to “leech” up to $75,000 in unpaid taxes off the county.

Making our community safer
January 26, 2017 – 10:17 pm | No Comment
Making our community safer | Test

Like everyone else in Oconee, we were happy to hear from county officials this week that new safety measures at the Fall Creek access areas on Lake Keowee helped lead to a drowning-free summer at that park for the first time in recent memory.

Positive signs
January 25, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Positive signs | Test

For individuals or families, a strong economy only matters so far as you’re able to put food on the table and a roof over your head. But for Americans in general, and South Carolinians in particular, plenty of recent data suggests things are looking up.

An historic occasion
January 20, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
An historic occasion | Test

Shortly after noon today, Donald Trump will repeat the words, “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” and formally become our nation’s president.

Not perfect, but practical
January 18, 2017 – 10:09 pm | No Comment
Not perfect, but practical | Test

Like anybody else, school districts aren’t able to please all of the people all the time, and certainly some weren’t thrilled with the decision for Oconee’s middle schools to start classes at 8:30 a.m. and high schools at 8:45 a.m. beginning next fall.

Good works in our community
January 17, 2017 – 9:22 pm | No Comment
Good works in our community | Test

We hope many of you read every Wednesday on the front page of our Lifestyle section the stories from our Celebrate Community series on the many, many organizations that help make our little neck of the woods a better place.

A classy gesture
January 12, 2017 – 8:48 pm | No Comment
A classy gesture | Test

Clemson fans everywhere couldn’t have been more excited Monday night — actually very early Tuesday morning — when their beloved Tigers secured the second national title in the football program’s history.