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Haley, Legislature should hear what people are saying
March 9, 2013 – 12:00 am | 21 Comments

Gov. Nikki Haley and the majority of our state lawmakers have taken a firm stand against the expansion of Medicaid in South Carolina.

Lawmakers taking solutions to road woes seriously
March 8, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

They are using baby steps, but bit by bit lawmakers in Columbia are talking about potential solutions to the dire condition of South Carolina’s vast network of state maintained roads, highways and bridges.

Clemson, Oconee could be mecca for spring athletes
March 7, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Wednesday’s story in The Journal about rowing teams flocking to Clemson and its welcoming waters on Lake Hartwell was interesting for more than one reason.

Foothills Alliance needs a new home in Oconee County
March 6, 2013 – 12:15 am | No Comment

If you haven’t heard of Foothills Alliance, it’s understandable.

Prescription bill in House bad idea
March 5, 2013 – 12:47 am | No Comment

When was the last time you needed a prescription and the doctor’s office said it will take 24 or 48 hours to call it in?

Sheep Farm Road: Nothing scenic
March 1, 2013 – 12:00 am | 2 Comments

We’re pleased the barrels have been moved to the side of Sheep Farm Road and, for the most part, the new four-lane highway is open to traffic. We’re sure the businesses around its intersection with U.S. 123 are even more pleased to have their driveways free of the clutter and construction.

Sequester not the end of the world
February 27, 2013 – 12:00 am | One Comment

We just escaped the fiscal cliff, now we have to deal with “the sequester.”

Legislature looks to add raffles
February 26, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

An antiquated state law that has squeezed the budgets of well-meaning groups statewide could finally be on the road to repeal, and it’s about time.

Concerns about guns in bars
February 23, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

State Sen. Larry Martin, R-Pickens is as good a legislator as there is in Columbia.

Congress forced Postal Service’s hand
February 22, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

The end of Saturday mail delivery is not an ideal solution to the United States Postal Service’s financial problems, but it’s a bold and commendable move given that Congress has refused to make the real change that is needed to lift some financial pressure from the agency.