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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.

Something to remember
January 11, 2017 – 9:43 pm | No Comment
Something to remember | Test

Since our doors opened the morning after Clemson’s dramatic national title win, the phones have been ringing off the hook with folks wanting to get their hands on a copy of Tuesday’s paper.

Tigers’ run nothing short of extraordinary
January 7, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Tigers’ run nothing short of extraordinary | Test

We know some of you couldn’t care less about Clemson playing for a national title, and many who read this won’t be pulling for the Tigers on Monday night.

In their own words
January 4, 2017 – 8:01 pm | No Comment
In their own words | Test

With the new 2017 session set to kick off in the Statehouse next week, legislators and media will gather in Columbia today for a legislative workshop sponsored by the South Carolina Press Association, South Carolina Broadcasters Association and Associated Press.

New year, new council
January 4, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
New year, new council | Test

With the swearing in of three members of Oconee County Council on Tuesday night, we hope the new year will ring in a new sense of cooperation among the body.

Better versions of ourselves
December 31, 2016 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Better versions of ourselves | Test

The great American writer Mark Twain once said of New Year’s Day, “Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week, you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”