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Show your support for our warriors Monday and Tuesday
June 15, 2013 – 1:00 am | No Comment

It’s time to get out the American flags.

Vandal who chipped off Howard’s Rock faces scorn, jail
June 14, 2013 – 2:33 am | No Comment

To quote the famous philosopher Mr. T, we pity the poor fool who messed with Howard’s Rock.

Fear of another hacking episode is well-founded
June 13, 2013 – 12:00 am | 4 Comments

State legislators have given us several reasons to be critical of their performance this year – and the lack of a cyber-security bill is just one more good reason.

Sheriff has right idea on continuing crusade against drugs
June 12, 2013 – 1:00 am | No Comment

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw may never completely wipe out the drug problem. But, he sure is trying.

State bridges and roads need some attention
June 11, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Three million cars each day go across bridges in South Carolina that are deemed insufficient.

Legislature fails to pass key laws on accountability
June 8, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment

We remember so well the enthusiasm and promises being made back in January when the state Legislature convened for its 2013 session.

Caterpillar jobs will filter down to Oconee Co.
June 7, 2013 – 12:00 am | One Comment

When Caterpillar announced plans to open a plant on 265 acres near Athens, Ga., we wrote that offshoots from that business should benefit Oconee County.

Not all GOP governors turn back on expansion
June 5, 2013 – 12:00 am | 3 Comments

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona had her tea party followers ecstatic in 2012 when she wagged her finger at President Obama as the two met in Phoenix to discuss her state’s crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Economic development not getting respect from voters in poll
June 4, 2013 – 12:00 am | 2 Comments

Results in the latest poll posted online by The Journal are not good news for County Council members who have made economic development, a jail and a new library their top priorities.

Sewer authority, county tip-toeing on open government
May 31, 2013 – 12:00 am | One Comment

A funny thing happened this week.