Patience is a virtue

May 12, 2020

“Patience is a virtue,” a resort city restaurant menu once read. “Let’s all be virtuous.” COVID-19 restrictions have affected all parts of American society and our economy, including businesses both large and small and the jobs we all rely on. Everything simply came to a stop in March. Now, the country is starting to open […]

A box of rocks

May 8, 2020

Oconee County’s rock quarry has been doing well, selling 900 tons of crushed rock in six hours, while in the past, the county couldn’t sell that much in four days. Times are good at the rock quarry, which is expected to make $1.58 million for the county government this year. That’s a lot of rocks. […]

Ready for the worst

May 6, 2020

The tornado that tore through southern Seneca on April 13 cost the city government millions of dollars. Seneca had 7,000 electric customers without power as the sun came up April 13 after more than 1,000 poles, 400 transformers and miles of wire were damaged or destroyed — and it all had to be replaced. The […]

Food on the plate

May 5, 2020

Local restaurants are going to start serving customers outside — a pleasant prospect on a warm, sunny spring day in the Golden Corner. “We’re spreading the outdoor seating out, and every time someone gets up, it has to be constantly sprayed and cleaned,” World Class Cheeseburgers owner Eugene Boyd said. “We’ve been trying to get […]

Schools of the future

May 2, 2020

Public schools have always been mirrors of the communities they serve. Everything that is good and bad about a community walks through the schoolhouse doors every day.

Rules of engagement

May 1, 2020

“Because we’ve always done it that way” is the most dangerous phrase in business. When we say this one out loud, it probably brings a few others to mind, like, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it.” But don’t those two quotes have opposite […]

What’s the best choice?

April 30, 2020

South Carolina’s political leaders are facing the same combination of medical and economic choices that mayors, governors and President Donald Trump face: How to restart the economy as the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be weakening its grip on the country. Here in the Golden Corner, we have some of the lowest COVID-19 rates, based on […]