Articles in Editorials
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.
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.
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.
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.