Articles in Editorials
In the wake of the city of Westminster rejecting the golden parachute offered by Oconee County to take over its fire department, we learned in Thursday’s edition the city now plans to ask the county next year to help with some of the program costs for its recreation department that it was forced to cut in lieu of the offer.
Unlike many news outlets these days, we still focus first and foremost on our print product, with online offerings provided as a secondary service and courtesy to our subscribers. Thus, it’s not always readily apparent from online traffic and social media buzz which stories are generating the most public interest.
One of the criticisms of increasing the state’s gas tax is that a lack of oversight in the S.C. Department of Transportation makes it difficult to understand at times why certain projects get green-lighted when other roads are clearly more in need of repair.