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Thank you, Madam Ambassador
October 10, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Thank you, Madam Ambassador | Test

While Nikki Haley’s term as United States ambassador to the United Nations will end up being a brief two-year term when she leaves office at the end of the year, she served with honor and dignity and was never afraid to speak her mind.

Gamecocks look to land former Georgia commit
October 10, 2018 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Gamecocks look to land former Georgia commit | Test

Cornerback Jalen Perry of Dacula, Ga., decommitted from Georgia last week after nearly a year in the Bulldogs’ 2019 recruiting class, and South Carolina is one of the schools that could benefit.

Hey, give him the benefit of the doubt
October 10, 2018 – 12:12 am | No Comment
Hey, give him the benefit of the doubt | Test

Willie: We are so glad for your column. It keeps an honest finger on many local stories often overlooked or shied away from by the “professional press.”

Where’s the technology I need?
October 10, 2018 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Where’s the technology I need? | Test

My cellphone fits in my pocket, but still has more power than the desktop computer I owned nearly a quarter of a century ago. It was heavy and covered the entire top of my desk.

Embarrassed by protesters?
October 9, 2018 – 12:39 am | No Comment
Embarrassed by protesters? | Test

Editor: In a recent interview with the conservative news website “The Daily Caller,” President Trump suggested protesting should be illegal.

Our policy on political letters
October 9, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Our policy on political letters | Test

Four weeks from today, voters will step into voting booths across Oconee and Pickens counties and throughout the state of South Carolina to cast their ballots in the general election.

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.