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City pushing its luck with county’s generosity
July 8, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
City pushing its luck with county’s generosity | Test

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.

Keep the conversation going
July 7, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Keep the conversation going | Test

From time to time, we like to use this space to remind readers how valuable they are to the dialogue that takes place every day in this newspaper and how exactly to go about joining the conversation.

A cause for celebration
July 3, 2017 – 9:38 pm | No Comment
A cause for celebration | Test

On the day before he expected the United States to formally declare its independence, Founding Father John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that he expected the occasion to be “the most memorable epoch in the history of America.”

Kids bear the brunt of city’s budget cuts
June 30, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Kids bear the brunt of city’s budget cuts | Test

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and there are plenty of ways to balance a budget, too.

Let your elected officials know what you think
June 29, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Let your elected officials know what you think | Test

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.

City’s budget fix fails on virtually every front
June 27, 2017 – 9:19 pm | No Comment
City’s budget fix fails on virtually every front | Test

The decisions made by members of Westminster City Council on Monday night in order to balance their budget left us almost at a loss for words. Almost.

Clemson has big opportunity thanks to moratorium
June 23, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Clemson has big opportunity thanks to moratorium | Test

Clemson residents spent more than two hours this week sharing with their elected officials concerns about the city’s future, many of which you can read about on today’s front page.

What the SC pension fix means for you
June 22, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
What the SC pension fix means for you | Test

We hope you have been reading our ongoing coverage of the bill passed in Columbia requiring a 7-percentage-point increase over six years in employer contributions to the state retirement plan.

Westminster should reconsider county’s offer
June 21, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Westminster should reconsider county’s offer | Test

There’s a saying that pride goes before a fall — an adaption from the biblical book of Proverbs — and we can’t help but think this adage applies to the budget quandary facing the city of Westminster.

Shopping local is a choice that benefits us all
June 16, 2017 – 10:49 pm | No Comment
Shopping local is a choice that benefits us all | Test

There was a time when shopping locally wasn’t as much a choice as it was a necessity.

7 million pennies
June 15, 2017 – 9:57 pm | No Comment
7 million pennies | Test

As the world continues to turn around the Pioneer Rural Water District fiasco, we learned a few more things this week about Pioneer and its management team.

Honoring Their Service
June 14, 2017 – 9:49 pm | No Comment
Honoring Their Service | Test

On Monday, the Keowee Key community will host the Honoring Their Service program for the eighth year.

White House visit a fitting tribute for Tigers
June 13, 2017 – 9:08 pm | No Comment
White House visit a fitting tribute for Tigers | Test

One of the many memorable adages Dabo Swinney has uttered over the years is, “It’s only unthinkable if you don’t think it.”

Northside roadwork a worthwhile project
June 1, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Northside roadwork a worthwhile project | Test

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.

If it seems too good to be true …
May 31, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
If it seems too good to be true … | Test

Among the most common types of calls we get in our newsroom are those from people who believe they’ve been targeted by scammers.

A reminder what Memorial Day is all about
May 26, 2017 – 11:56 pm | No Comment
A reminder what Memorial Day is all about | Test

When most people think of Memorial Day, they think of a three-day weekend and a chance to hit the lake or pool, relax with friends, maybe have a cookout or visit one of many local events to listen to live music.

New noise rules strike right balance
May 24, 2017 – 9:52 pm | No Comment
New noise rules strike right balance | Test

In the spirit of the age-old question, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

Wear your life jacket this boating season
May 19, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Wear your life jacket this boating season | Test

With the weather turning from warm to hot, and Oconee home to some of the most scenic and accessible lakes around, it’s that time of year when boat ramps around the county will be filling up with folks ready to hit the water.