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Funnel windfall to our roads
February 19, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

In case you missed it last week, South Carolina suddenly has an extra $160-or-so million to spend. That’s right, the latest calculations from our financial people in Columbia point to about $163 million in unexpected and unbudgeted tax revenue for the next fiscal year.

Changes necessary for SC prep sports
February 16, 2013 – 12:15 am | No Comment

There is a lot of grumbling in the state Legislature about the South Carolina High School League.

Body scanner invade privacy
February 15, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

The Federal Aviation Administration, carrying out a mandate from Congress, has ordered the removal from airports of full-body scanners that allow security officers to electronically undress airline customers.

SC schools search for balance
February 14, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

We’ve heard the excuses why South Carolina schools are so far behind others in the nation.
And, to be honest, many of the excuses are valid.
But that doesn’t take the sting out of the report presented …

Oconee Medical misses cut
February 13, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Apparently, Oconee Medical Center is just not rural enough.

Council’s goals make good sense
February 8, 2013 – 11:28 pm | No Comment

Oconee County Council members didn’t exactly go out on a limb this week when they listed their short and long-term goals.

SC House members would cut out early
February 8, 2013 – 12:37 am | 2 Comments

Finally, members of the South Carolina House have found something they can agree on.

Racism isn’t a black and white matter
February 7, 2013 – 12:15 am | 3 Comments

Racism is an ugly word. When someone mentions racism, the first thoughts to enter most people’s minds is a white male with a very southern accent and a southern battle flag flying nearby.

Is the sky the limit on national debt?
February 7, 2013 – 12:15 am | 2 Comments

A number of years ago Senator Taft said something like, “a billion here and a billion there and soon you are talking real money.” Now we are faced with a national debt of about $17 trillion, give or take a bunch of millions.

Adjutant general’s view is realistic
February 7, 2013 – 12:15 am | One Comment

The top military man in South Carolina spoke earlier this week in Seneca and to say his remarks and insight were refreshing would be an understatement.