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Answer the call and do your duty
November 3, 2017 – 10:19 pm | No Comment
Answer the call and do your duty | Test

In a story earlier this week, Pickens County Clerk of Court Pat Welborn said his office is having problems getting enough qualified jurors for cases because some people who are called for jury duty simply do not show up.

Continuing to fight the good fight
October 27, 2017 – 10:22 pm | No Comment
Continuing to fight the good fight | Test

For anyone reading this, chances are good that you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer.

Better late than never
October 25, 2017 – 10:07 pm | No Comment
Better late than never | Test

We’re not sure what the main takeaway was from this week’s joint meeting between Oconee County Council and its planning commission — the discussion was sort of all over the place — but we do believe it’s a good idea that they’re finally meeting.

This is my story
October 20, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
This is my story | Test

October marks the 30th anniversary of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

A dying industry?
October 17, 2017 – 9:38 pm | No Comment
A dying industry? | Test

We’ve written many times in this spot that reports of the demise of newspapers has been greatly exaggerated, though that hasn’t stopped many in other forms of media from telling anyone who will listen that publications such as ours are plummeting toward obscurity.

No time like the present
October 16, 2017 – 9:51 pm | No Comment
No time like the present | Test

It seems most every week or month nowadays has some designation attached to it aimed at promoting a cause or bringing awareness to an issue.

Thanks to those who answer the calls
October 12, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Thanks to those who answer the calls | Test

An emergency scanner sits in our newsroom, and it chirps and buzzes intermittently pretty much all day every day.

‘Enough is enough’ nuclear waste
October 10, 2017 – 10:13 pm | No Comment

South Carolina has been generally accommodating to the federal government’s nuclear waste disposal needs over the decades, based on the promise that the highly radioactive material would be eventually shipped out of Savannah River Site to a permanent storage facility.

A (brief) celebration of newspaper week
October 6, 2017 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
A (brief) celebration of newspaper week | Test

A recent post that made the rounds on social media suggested: “The future of news is 3,000 outlets blowing up your phone about a resignation at the White House and nobody investigating school boards.”

Sheriff offers a common-sense solution for pets
October 5, 2017 – 9:05 pm | No Comment
Sheriff offers a common-sense solution for pets | Test

In striving to place as many adoptable pets into homes as possible, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw’s call for variable pricing for county shelter pets makes so much sense you kind of wonder why the change hasn’t already been made.

No change in spending planned
October 2, 2017 – 10:15 pm | No Comment
No change in spending planned | Test

Hopefully over the last couple weeks you’ve read our series on the School District of Oconee County’s salary structure, and we hope you found it informative.

A good visit with the governor
September 28, 2017 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
A good visit with the governor | Test

We hope you saw our coverage of Gov. Henry McMaster’s visit to Oconee County in Thursday’s edition and, perhaps not surprisingly given that he was speaking at a Chamber of Commerce function, his message was all business.

Local news trumps national media in trust
September 27, 2017 – 10:33 pm | No Comment
Local news trumps national media in trust | Test

We’ve often opined in this spot how the myth that newspapers are struggling is more a case of some outlets having poor business models — rushing to cater to perceived demand for digital products and social media content — than any real change in their importance within a community or society as a whole.

Recognition for a worthy cause
September 22, 2017 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
Recognition for a worthy cause | Test

With fall now upon us, October is right around the corner, and both Oconee and Pickens county councils have passed proclamations recognizing it as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.