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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.

New magistrates a welcome addition
May 16, 2017 – 10:14 pm | No Comment
New magistrates a welcome addition | Test

It’s been said that the wheels of justice turn slowly, but the ones in Oconee County got a much needed greasing this week when two new part-time magistrate judges were sworn in for duty.

Road-funding fix a positive step forward
May 10, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Road-funding fix a positive step forward | Test

It was Theodore Roosevelt who said, “The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”

State highway deaths on frightening pace … again
May 9, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
State highway deaths on frightening pace … again | Test

It seems there is a week or month for just about everything nowadays, but May is both National Seat Belt Safety Month and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

A good day for prayer
May 5, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
A good day for prayer | Test

We know some of you think Thursday’s National Day of Prayer festivities that took place around our area and across the nation were a fruitless endeavor and you had no interest in taking part. And that’s OK — they were praying for you, too.

Enemy of the people
May 4, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Enemy of the people | Test

There aren’t many issues across the political landscape that virtually everyone can see eye-to-eye on, but we haven’t heard from anyone who opposes the Freedom of Information Act reform bill that passed the state House 93-0 in March.