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Animal abuse?

Today, we begin a seven-part series we never thought we’d have to report in Oconee County — a series that is years in the making and took The Journal more than a month to pull together.

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Wash, rinse, repeat

Let’s be honest — when we were all children, none of us grew up aspiring to local government jobs. Local government jobs were low-paying, thankless jobs that nobody wanted.

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Governor hit the wrong tone on our schools

We reported Friday in The Journal that South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster felt like it was ridiculous for a school district to continue requiring masks of students, teachers and staff at this point in the battle against COVID-19.

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Getting what you pay for

It’s no secret in these parts that former Oconee Economic Alliance director Richard Blackwell left some pretty big shoes to fill when he bolted in 2018 due to county council instability.

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Brighter days ahead

As of Wednesday, 37 days have passed since the county’s last reported COVID-related death. After months of uncertainty and bleakness, it seems we might be turning a corner in the Golden Corner.

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