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Timing is right for education reform
January 30, 2019 – 12:00 am | Comments Off on Timing is right for education reform
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Editor: This year, the timing is right for comprehensive education reform in South Carolina. Gov. Henry McMaster, House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington), Rep. Gary Simrell (R-York), as well as our Democratic legislators are committed to fixing our schools. 

Thanks for the attaboy!
January 29, 2019 – 12:39 am | Comments Off on Thanks for the attaboy!
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Willie: Ditto to your reader’s comments about the lack of police protection on Highway 123 to and from Seneca and Clemson.

100 years from today
January 29, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on 100 years from today
100 years from today | Test

We can only imagine what things will be like in Oconee County 100 years from now.

Gratitude and focus
January 29, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Gratitude and focus
Gratitude and focus | Test

My update this month begins with a word of gratitude. As you probably have heard, our family has been struck with tragedy, losing my oldest son and oldest daughter in a period of 18 months. I cannot describe the grief we have experienced over this.

Missing the point
January 29, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Missing the point
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Editor: I agree with the letter to the editor “Walls work, socialism does not” in Friday’s Journal. However, I would like to add an important missing point.

Children mimic what they see
January 29, 2019 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on Children mimic what they see
Children mimic what they see | Test

Editor: The letter ‘Walls work, socialism does not’ requires a response.

Concerned about Seneca traffic study
January 26, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on Concerned about Seneca traffic study
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Editor: I don’t know if you are aware of the situation we who live off of South Cove Road, and actually all who reside in developments that enter/exit onto Route 188, are facing. 

Googling must be a good way to make a living!
January 26, 2019 – 12:31 am | Comments Off on Googling must be a good way to make a living!
Googling must be a good way to make a living! | Test

Willie: I have a problem with the sheriff’s department thinking they have solved the risk of injury or death during high-speed chases by a phone app!

Muscadine care
January 26, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Muscadine care
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Muscadine grapes are a common find here in the Upstate of South Carolina. They are native to the Southeastern United States, and have been cultivated for more than 400 years. 

The easiest job I ever had — or was it?
January 26, 2019 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on The easiest job I ever had — or was it?
The easiest  job I ever had — or was it? | Test

The sun was just peeking over the horizon when Dr. Moyle came out of the delivery room and announced that I was the father of a baby girl.

An ‘opportunity’ for a fresh start
January 26, 2019 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on An ‘opportunity’ for a fresh start
An ‘opportunity’ for a fresh start | Test

For decades, textile mill communities were basically their own town within a town.

Heaping praise on Graham and Trump
January 26, 2019 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on Heaping praise on Graham and Trump
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Editor: I think Lindsey Graham has been a good representative for South Carolina, and I think President Trump has already done more for America than Obama did in eight years. 

Treat literacy as a civil right
January 25, 2019 – 12:37 am | Comments Off on Treat literacy as a civil right
Treat literacy as a civil right | Test

The biggest slide some kids will experience this summer won’t be the one at the local water park. It will be in their reading performance.

Walls work, socialism does not
January 25, 2019 – 12:36 am | Comments Off on Walls work, socialism does not
Walls work, socialism does not | Test

Editor: I watched President Donald Trump recently as he spoke of securing the southern border. He recommended building more of the wall.