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Coming together for community’s children
December 12, 2017 – 10:24 pm | No Comment
Coming together for community’s children | Test

For most of us, it is almost impossible to imagine our own children waking up on Christmas morning without any gifts under the tree.

Good step one
December 6, 2017 – 10:23 pm | No Comment
Good step one | Test

On Tuesday evening, the Oconee County Council found itself in the unenviable position of essentially having to approve or disapprove a massive loan restructuring for the not-a-merger merger between Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health System.

Sharing Christmas joy with a kid
December 1, 2017 – 8:49 pm | No Comment
Sharing Christmas joy with a kid | Test

While the Christmas season is joyful for many of us, it can also be a stressful time — especially for parents who are struggling to make ends meet.

Will they stay or will they go?
November 30, 2017 – 10:49 pm | No Comment
Will they stay or will they go? | Test

Recently, members of the Oconee County Council got into an old debate about how long Duke Energy is going to stay in the county and what should be done, if anything, so the county is prepared if and when the nuclear plant does close its doors and the county loses the estimated $28 million property tax revenue.

A word about the Opinion page
November 25, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
A word about the Opinion page | Test

A newspaper’s editorial page is a place that should welcome debate — on all sides. It is here where people are free to voice opinions and debate issues.

A national proclamation of Thanksgiving
November 22, 2017 – 6:05 pm | No Comment
A national proclamation of Thanksgiving | Test

In the midst of the Civil War, when the nation was divided and at war with itself, President Abraham Lincoln found reasons to be thankful.

Recognized for integrity
November 22, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Recognized for integrity | Test

Integrity. It’s something that seems to be lacking in our world today.

Oconee economic development efforts are paying off
November 17, 2017 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
Oconee economic development efforts are paying off | Test

While some may have questioned it a few years ago, there is now no doubt that efforts to improve economic development in Oconee County are paying off.

Thank you, veterans
November 10, 2017 – 10:28 pm | No Comment
Thank you, veterans | Test

We sometimes take it for granted, but we do owe a lot to our veterans.

Local elections matter, so go vote
November 7, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Local elections matter, so go vote | Test

In a presidential election year, we get all excited about the candidates, the ads, the debates and even what so-called experts want to tell you is important.

Answer the call and do your duty
November 3, 2017 – 10:19 pm | No Comment
Answer the call and do your duty | Test

In a story earlier this week, Pickens County Clerk of Court Pat Welborn said his office is having problems getting enough qualified jurors for cases because some people who are called for jury duty simply do not show up.

Continuing to fight the good fight
October 27, 2017 – 10:22 pm | No Comment
Continuing to fight the good fight | Test

For anyone reading this, chances are good that you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer.

Better late than never
October 25, 2017 – 10:07 pm | No Comment
Better late than never | Test

We’re not sure what the main takeaway was from this week’s joint meeting between Oconee County Council and its planning commission — the discussion was sort of all over the place — but we do believe it’s a good idea that they’re finally meeting.

This is my story
October 20, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
This is my story | Test

October marks the 30th anniversary of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

A dying industry?
October 17, 2017 – 9:38 pm | No Comment
A dying industry? | Test

We’ve written many times in this spot that reports of the demise of newspapers has been greatly exaggerated, though that hasn’t stopped many in other forms of media from telling anyone who will listen that publications such as ours are plummeting toward obscurity.

No time like the present
October 16, 2017 – 9:51 pm | No Comment
No time like the present | Test

It seems most every week or month nowadays has some designation attached to it aimed at promoting a cause or bringing awareness to an issue.

Thanks to those who answer the calls
October 12, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Thanks to those who answer the calls | Test

An emergency scanner sits in our newsroom, and it chirps and buzzes intermittently pretty much all day every day.

‘Enough is enough’ nuclear waste
October 10, 2017 – 10:13 pm | No Comment

South Carolina has been generally accommodating to the federal government’s nuclear waste disposal needs over the decades, based on the promise that the highly radioactive material would be eventually shipped out of Savannah River Site to a permanent storage facility.