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Sheriff offers a common-sense solution for pets
October 5, 2017 – 9:05 pm | No Comment
Sheriff offers a common-sense solution for pets | Test

In striving to place as many adoptable pets into homes as possible, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw’s call for variable pricing for county shelter pets makes so much sense you kind of wonder why the change hasn’t already been made.

No change in spending planned
October 2, 2017 – 10:15 pm | No Comment
No change in spending planned | Test

Hopefully over the last couple weeks you’ve read our series on the School District of Oconee County’s salary structure, and we hope you found it informative.

A good visit with the governor
September 28, 2017 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
A good visit with the governor | Test

We hope you saw our coverage of Gov. Henry McMaster’s visit to Oconee County in Thursday’s edition and, perhaps not surprisingly given that he was speaking at a Chamber of Commerce function, his message was all business.

Local news trumps national media in trust
September 27, 2017 – 10:33 pm | No Comment
Local news trumps national media in trust | Test

We’ve often opined in this spot how the myth that newspapers are struggling is more a case of some outlets having poor business models — rushing to cater to perceived demand for digital products and social media content — than any real change in their importance within a community or society as a whole.

Recognition for a worthy cause
September 22, 2017 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
Recognition for a worthy cause | Test

With fall now upon us, October is right around the corner, and both Oconee and Pickens county councils have passed proclamations recognizing it as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The moral issue in health care
September 22, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment

Health care seems to be a perennial issue in our country. We can’t agree about how it should function.

School district deserves credit for transparency
September 20, 2017 – 9:39 pm | No Comment
School district deserves credit for transparency | Test

It’s been about two months now since we picked a little bone of contention with the School District of Oconee County, and they with us, over the exact number of school administrators earning six-figure salaries.

A day to honor bravery, sacrifice
September 15, 2017 – 9:13 pm | No Comment
A day to honor bravery, sacrifice | Test

You may have noticed the flags atop government buildings were being flown at half-staff Friday and wondered why. We thought it appropriate to use this space today to answer that question.

A great change to a great event
September 14, 2017 – 7:18 pm | No Comment
A great change to a great event | Test

In recent years, Steak in Oconee has become an annual highlight on the fall calendar — a chance to celebrate the county’s rich and vibrant agriculture industry and for business leaders, farmers, elected officials and others to gather and discuss how to engage youth in agriculture, as well as ways to help local farmers grow their productions.

A big thank you to the cleanup crew
September 12, 2017 – 8:48 pm | No Comment
A big thank you to the cleanup crew | Test

For many of you, Monday night was a harrowing experience, with heavy winds and rain leaving trees down around the area, thousands without power and an untold number with property damage.