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The hidden damage of tariffs
March 18, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
The hidden damage of tariffs | Test

Polling in the U.S. consistently shows the American public is overwhelmingly in favor of protecting American industry from foreign competition.

Big shoes to fill …
March 17, 2016 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Big shoes to fill … | Test

Good leadership can go a long way toward helping a community thrive, and as we all know, poor guidance can have the opposite effect.

No more lawsuits
March 8, 2016 – 12:21 am | No Comment
No more lawsuits | Test

After battling with the McMahan family, the Edwards family and Plateau Excavation over land zoning, airplane taxes and an airport runway project, respectively, Oconee County has settled its final lawsuit with the Edwardses — owners of this newspaper — over taxes on their plane that the family maintains were never due.

SC’s rocky roads
March 3, 2016 – 12:14 am | No Comment
SC’s rocky roads | Test

It’s no secret to anyone who drives around Oconee County — or anywhere in the Upstate, for that matter — that our roads are in terrible condition.

The people have spoken …
February 26, 2016 – 12:17 am | No Comment
The people have spoken … | Test

On our website and social media channels, like most others, the issues that generate the most debate tend to be the most divisive.

Job skills needed
February 25, 2016 – 12:19 am | No Comment
Job skills needed | Test

A major part of any economic development plan is people.

Thanks for all you do
February 18, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Thanks for all you do | Test

While the rains that came last October left some in our part of the state scrambling for cover and thousands without power at some point, we emerged relatively unscathed.

Trump versus free trade
February 16, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Trump versus free trade | Test

At the start of the Great Depression, legislation was introduced in 1930 by Sen. Reed Smoot, R-Utah, and Rep. Willis Hawley, R-Ore., to increase the protection of American farmers from agricultural imports.

From sideshow to center stage
February 13, 2016 – 12:25 am | No Comment
From sideshow to center stage | Test

When we opined in this spot a few months back that Donald Trump was a “breath of fresh air” among GOP presidential candidates, some of you reacted like we’d lost our collective mind.

Delaying the inevitable
February 11, 2016 – 12:14 am | No Comment
Delaying the inevitable | Test

Facing what some called a bare-bones budget last year, Oconee administrator Scott Moulder laid out a plan to complete $32 million in capital projects through debt-service projections — basically reassuming debt as previous projects are paid off.