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Solar bill still active in Senate
April 9, 2013 – 12:30 am | One Comment

One ample resource in South Carolina is sunshine. If state lawmakers can get past the objections of utility companies, they might pass a bill that would make it easier for South Carolinians to use the sun to help power their homes.

Oh so close — Haley coming to Anderson
April 6, 2013 – 12:00 am | One Comment

Gov. Nikki Haley and representatives from the Commerce Department will be at the Anderson Civic Center at 10 a.m. Monday to share news on economic development.

Perception everything to business
April 5, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Scott Moulder and Richard Blackwell were left shaking their heads, probably asking themselves: “What more could we have done?”

Walhalla council, McCall team up on pool dilemma
April 4, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

What a difference it makes when two sides work together – in unison.

Recognizing obesity as a problem is a good first step
April 3, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

South Carolina officials get credit for recognizing a very serious and costly health issue facing state residents – obesity.

Baby boomers bring a lot to the table
April 2, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

On today’s front page, we begin a five-day series on baby boomers – who they are and what they can they tell us about the past 40 years or so in America, and more specifically in Oconee and Pickens counties.

Social Security’s temporary salvation is older retirement
March 30, 2013 – 12:30 am | 9 Comments

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott made some news Wednesday when he went on record as saying the best way to save Social Security is to raise the retirement age to 69 or 70.

Baby boomers have some stories to tell
March 30, 2013 – 12:30 am | No Comment

Yes, I am a baby boomer. Aren’t we all? Sometimes it seems that way.

Global warming already an issue along SC coast
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | One Comment

Global temperatures and sea levels have risen sharply over the last century.

Oconee not quite ready for prime time
March 26, 2013 – 12:00 am | One Comment

A Clemson University poll taken for the Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau was an interesting read, but contained few surprises.