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Election results give direction
November 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | 8 Comments

The people have spoken. In an election that was nothing but bad news for challengers, from the White House to the the county councils, voters went with incumbents Tuesday.

Make your voice heard at the poll
November 6, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

It’s an old, but meaningful, cliché — If you don’t vote, don’t complain about the winners. We agree with that wholeheartedly. Voters, who did not cast an early ballot, have an opportunity today to make a difference in our local, …

Make your voice heard at the polls
November 3, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

It’s an old, but meaningful, cliché — If you don’t vote, don’t complain about the winners. We agree with that wholeheartedly. Voters, who did not cast an early ballot, have an opportunity today to make a difference in our local, state and national government.

Editorial
November 2, 2012 – 12:00 am | 5 Comments

No election race has been more contentious than for the office of sheriff. Three candidates are vying to replace James Singleton, who is retiring after 20 years in office.

Romney is the man to turn US around
November 1, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Mitt Romney doesn’t fit the typical mold of a Republican presidential candidate. As the former governor of Massachusetts, Romney was elected by a constituency that comprised one …

Referendum just is not practical
October 31, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Voters are being asked next Tuesday to vote yes or no on an Oconee County referendum that would allow the County Council to use taxpayer money to put in sewers.
It just does not make sense to us.

Economic slowdown still an election issue
October 27, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Oconee County, in the past four years, has lost more jobs than we have gained, and more businesses are planning to leave than relocate or build here.
So, are we being greedy to expect more? We think not.

Employees shouldn’t be kept in the dark
October 25, 2012 – 12:00 am | 2 Comments

If you ever doubted the fact that many politicians see citizens as mere pawns in their political game, the wrangling over whether employers should give adequate notice about looming layoffs should enlighten you.

Some good news on employment
October 24, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

South Carolina – and Oconee and Pickens counties – quietly made some strides last month in the battle to lower our troubling unemployment rates.
In September, the state’s seasonally …

Football fans wrong this time
October 23, 2012 – 12:00 am | 7 Comments

Paying out money to go to a football game gives fans a lot of freedom. You can cheer the home team. You can boo the opposition. You can yell insults (as long as they are G-rated).

County Council: wise spenders?
October 20, 2012 – 12:11 am | No Comment

When you look at the county’s spending the last few years, one item that gets our attention is attorney fees.

County taxpayers shelling out more
October 19, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Oconee County taxpayers, for the most part, have paid out more in taxes each year since 2009.

Lawmakers finally get serious
October 18, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

South Carolinians should be gratified that state lawmakers finally appear to be serious about reforming ethics rules for the Legislature. But legislators may be making the process far more difficult and convoluted than it should be.

Homegrown goes a long way
October 17, 2012 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Being homegrown takes on added meaning in Oconee County. Farmers are important here and the meats and crops their land yields are respected for their quality and goodness.