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Winter weather and patience
January 17, 2018 – 5:11 pm | No Comment
Winter weather and patience | Test

Several years ago an unusual winter storm dumped 6 inches of snow on the Myrtle Beach area.

Closing schools not an easy decision
January 9, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Closing schools not an easy decision | Test

No doubt school officials in Oconee and Pickens have received some criticism for canceling school Monday because of the threat of icy conditions that didn’t materialize.

Unity is bad?
January 6, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Unity is bad? | Test

Unfortunately, following the Oconee County Council over the years has at times been akin to watching the soap operas on television.

McMaster’s decision validates local concerns
January 4, 2018 – 10:44 pm | No Comment
McMaster’s decision validates local concerns | Test

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster made a wise choice and validated a courageous December vote by Oconee County Council with his decision not to approve a request for $1.5 billion in hospital bonds to refinance debt of the Greenville and Palmetto health systems.

More visibility needed for mopeds
December 29, 2017 – 9:40 pm | No Comment
More visibility needed for mopeds | Test

The S.C. General Assembly will go back into session next month, and legislators have another opportunity to do something simple and make mopeds more visible to other drivers.

A perfect time to say thanks
December 19, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
A perfect time to say thanks | Test

Each year at this time, I feel compelled to thank so many people for their friendship and kindness, as well as the many public servants who work hard to make our lives better every day. It only seems appropriate to show gratitude for the rich blessings we receive from others throughout the year.

Duke Energy investment good for Oconee
December 14, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Duke Energy investment good for Oconee | Test

Duke Energy’s recently announced $3 billion investment over 10 years to improve and update its energy grid in South Carolina is good news for the state.

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.