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How much is too much for school reserve?
May 17, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

The amount of money kept in reserve – or the fund balance – by the Oconee County School District continues to be a concern.

Internet sales tax seems only fair for retailers
May 16, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

The U.S. Senate last week took up a bill that authorizes every state government to require Internet sellers to collect sales taxes on goods shipped to customers in that state.

Seneca takes lead in initiative to cut health care costs
May 15, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

The City of Seneca is setting a good example for other government entities with proactive approach to cutting health care costs.

Council’s decision on Moulder right one for the county
May 14, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Although there are still “details” to be worked out, there is every indication the Oconee County Council will soon be entering into a second contract with County Administrator Scott Moulder.

County falling down on the job of road paving
May 11, 2013 – 12:00 am | 6 Comments

There are a few services even the most conservative of taxpayers expect from their local government.

State should get on board with ban on texting
May 10, 2013 – 12:00 am | 5 Comments

Florida is about to join the 39 other states that ban texting while driving. Could South Carolina become No. 41? Don’t count on it.

Pool’s fate in Walhalla’s hands now
May 9, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Barring unforeseen hang-ups, Oconee County may have a public pool open this summer, thanks to County Councilman Wayne McCall’s idea and a lot of people who bought into it.

Housing numbers good news for Oconee County
May 8, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Your glasses don’t have to be rose-colored to get the impression that Oconee County’s building slump may be ending.

No drought? Just what is Duke thinking?
May 7, 2013 – 12:00 am | One Comment

We’re not sure where Duke Energy officials have been the past few months, but they must not have been living in Oconee County.

Pickens County’s Sutton a credit to her profession
May 4, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

We couldn’t be more proud for Darleen Sutton, a first grade teacher at Pickens Elementary School who was named this week as the South Carolina Teacher of the Year.