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Most predictable economic crisis in history
October 9, 2018 – 12:32 am | No Comment
Most predictable economic crisis in history | Test

Government spending on entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, mean-tested welfare programs, veteran benefits, unemployment pay, disability pay and a few other small programs) has been absorbing an ever-increasing part of the federal budget, and today constitutes about two-thirds of the budget. 

Climate change and local candidates
October 9, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Climate change and local candidates | Test

Editor: Thanks to the League of Women Voters for hosting the recent forum with the candidates for S.C. District 2 in Seneca.

I’m happy to pass on your suggestion …
October 9, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
I’m happy to pass on your suggestion … | Test

Willie: It’s as true today as yesterday. There’s an old saying, “Nowhere but America can a veteran sleep in a cardboard box, while a draft dodger sleeps in the White House.” How true even now.

Robbie Tinsley: Story of Tigers’ recent run punctuated by winning the close ones
October 6, 2018 – 1:16 am | No Comment
Robbie Tinsley: Story of Tigers’ recent run punctuated by winning the close ones | Test

“Most of all, Clemson isn’t finding ways to lose anymore. They’re finding ways to win.”

What price diversity
October 6, 2018 – 12:48 am | No Comment
What price diversity | Test

Diversity at any cost, at all cost.

Arguing with himself
October 6, 2018 – 12:46 am | No Comment
Arguing with himself | Test

Oconee County Councilman Wayne McCall’s decision not to participate in the second round of interviews in the selection process for hiring a new county administrator is an abdication of his responsibility to the people he represents in council District 2 and the entire county.

Misinformed on Medicare for all
October 6, 2018 – 12:43 am | No Comment
Misinformed on Medicare for all | Test

Editor: Whether or not you think that everyone should have basic health insurance, it is important to get the facts straight about the “Medicare for all” (MFA) proposal.

Willie readers share thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh
October 6, 2018 – 12:35 am | No Comment
Willie readers share thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh | Test

Willie says: Lots of my readers have feelings one way or the other on the accusations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I’ll share some of them with my own hope that the truth can be found. That is the only way justice will win. 

Thank goodness for Knights
October 6, 2018 – 12:34 am | No Comment
Thank goodness for Knights | Test

For almost 30 years, the local Knights of Columbus Council 6884 has supported the Tribble Center through their HOPE Campaign. 

Smart gardening — live & learn
October 6, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Smart gardening — live & learn | Test

Smart gardening is not always doing something better or growing something taller. 

The cost of public service
October 5, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
The cost of public service | Test

When we kiss our spouse and children on our way to another shift at work, we probably don’t think that moment could be the last time we see our loved ones on Earth.

Disconnect, reconnect
October 5, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Disconnect, reconnect | Test

Now that the spider situation has been addressed and the fuzzy little guy has been relocated, it’s time to talk about vacation.

Change needed in Oconee County Council
October 5, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Change needed in Oconee County Council | Test

In the course of my career, I have served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions, including as a certified public accountant.

In support of Gaulin
October 5, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
In support of Gaulin | Test

Democratic candidate Jody Gaulin is challenging incumbent Rep. Bill Sandifer for the S.C. House District 2 seat in the Nov. 6 midterm election.