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Drunk on power, part II
May 23, 2018 – 12:31 am | No Comment
Drunk on power, part II | Test

In today’s edition, hopefully you’ve already caught up on the story about three county council members forcing the former administrator’s hand in either removing several employees they didn’t like — or losing his own job.

The favorite grandparent
May 23, 2018 – 12:23 am | No Comment
The favorite grandparent | Test

While visiting nine of my 10 grandchildren over the weekend in Georgia, I was indeed the favorite grandparent.

The city needs to say no and move on
May 23, 2018 – 12:22 am | No Comment
The city needs to say no and move on | Test

Willie: I saw The Journal cover that read “Guns in church.” What a sad sign of the times we live in.

Better to just be released from the asylum than to still be in it!
May 22, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Better to just be released from the asylum than to still be in it! | Test

Willie: Has anybody else noticed the corruption and incompetence in our state Legislature?

Lest we forget
May 22, 2018 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Lest we forget | Test

Editor: Each year, the month of May is recognized as National Military Appreciation Month, with certain weeks or days of the month set aside to honor Public Service Members, Military Spouses and Armed Forces Day.

Recovering our greatness not easy to do
May 19, 2018 – 12:58 am | No Comment
Recovering our greatness not easy to do | Test

“Make America great again” is a phrase we hear a lot these days.

It’s a slippery slope once you start sinking …
May 19, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
It’s a slippery slope once you start sinking … | Test

Willie: I heard some information that is troubling to me. Can you check on this?

Outdoors: Being prepared, safe the best way to enjoy boating season
May 19, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Being prepared, safe the best way to enjoy boating season | Test

With only one week remaining before the unofficial beginning of the 2018 boating season on the state’s waterways, the state has witnessed several boating accidents and incidents, including a large boat fire that damaged dozens of watercraft docked at Portman Marina on Lake Hartwell earlier this week.

Burn this, not that! Burn barrel safety guidelines
May 19, 2018 – 12:22 am | No Comment

Last winter, a heavy winter snow brought down one of my old apple trees.

Opening the door to education
May 19, 2018 – 12:03 am | No Comment
Opening the door to education | Test

Editor: In the last 10 years, I have opened the door to South Carolina Connections Academy’s office more than 2,000 times.

Standing for transparency
May 19, 2018 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Standing for transparency | Test

We have often used this space over the years to criticize public bodies who seek to hide what they are doing from the public, particularly when it comes to spending and making important decisions about the future of the community.

Greg Oliver: Braves’ rebuilding effort starting to pay dividends
May 18, 2018 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Greg Oliver: Braves’ rebuilding effort starting to pay dividends | Test

The Major League Baseball season is a quarter of the way through, and the Atlanta Braves have been one of the biggest surprises thus far.

A tale of air conditioning and redneck engineering
May 18, 2018 – 12:08 am | No Comment
A tale of air conditioning and redneck engineering | Test

As you may recall, it was hot over the weekend. Not necessarily record-breaking hot, but enough to make this cheapskate turn on her air conditioner.

Awards and more
May 18, 2018 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Awards and more | Test

As the 2017-18 school year winds down, the activities around campus are ramping up!

They have separate tents, right?
May 18, 2018 – 12:07 am | No Comment
They have separate tents, right? | Test

I would love for you to find out why Oconee County schools will not train teachers to help dyslexic students?

Truth is, they didn’t save that money
May 17, 2018 – 12:41 am | No Comment
Truth is, they didn’t save that money | Test

Scott Moulder didn’t get out of the swamp and drain the swamp; he just got out and let the alligators have it.

What’s the rush?
May 17, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
What’s the rush? | Test

On Tuesday, Oconee County Council passed in title only the first draft of its budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, which begins July 1.

The (not-so) handy man
May 16, 2018 – 12:46 am | No Comment
The (not-so) handy man | Test

I built a desk Saturday night.
When I made that announcement at a family cookout on Mother’s Day, someone asked, “You sawed and measured the wood and built the desk?”