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Tell Willie, 1-5 Tell Willie, 1-5

It’s a brand new year, but ole’ Willie is still the same!

Popcorn harvest Popcorn harvest

Recipes make most of a classic favorite

Arrests, January 1 Arrests, January 1

Robin Austin Hay, 34, 420 W. Wilson St., Madison, Wis.; Booking Date: 12/30/09; Salem Police Department; Public disorderly conduct; possession of 28g. or less of marijuana or 10g.-2nd or sub. offense

Willie, January 1 Willie, January 1

We as a family would like to thank the community for the generosity and kindness. The people of this community have overwhelmed all of us with friendship, kindness, love and consideration; we only hope one day we can do the same. Thank all of you so much and God bless. A special thank you to all the unseen angels and anonymous people. God bless you all.

Willie, December 31 Willie, December 31

One of my personal New Year’s resolutions is to start acknowledging and appreciating things in my life more including good service and care. Please help me acknowledge the staff at Dr. Lee’s office, especially Brandy, Karen and Kathy for all the tender care they show me. Thank you.

Help a child in New Year Help a child in New Year

For most of us it’s hard to believe that the holiday season is behind us again. For the children who are in foster care, however, time goes by all too slowly. Most of them did not share the holidays with their families and friends.

We’re wasting our resources We’re wasting our resources

Reading Billy Campbell’s op ed letter, “How much growth do we really need” gave me a good chuckle, although the truth behind his words is sad.

The proof is in the pudding The proof is in the pudding

Over the last year since a claim that the county taxpayers have been overcharged, I have to sit back just like most of the citizens of our great county of Oconee.

Charles Krauthammer: War? What war? Charles Krauthammer: War? What war?

Janet Napolitano — former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security — will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: “The system worked.” The attacker’s concerned father had warned U.S. authorities about his son’s jihadist tendencies. The would-be bomber paid cash and checked no luggage on a transoceanic flight. He was nonetheless allowed to fly, and would have killed 288 people in the air alone, save for a faulty detonator and quick actions by a few passengers.
Heck of a job, Brownie.

Soundgarden reunion planned for 2010 Soundgarden reunion planned for 2010

Soundgarden will reunite for concerts in 2010, according to a Twitter message from frontman Chris Cornell which directs fans to a new Web site,

Phil Kornblut: Clemson, USC hit home stretch for 2010 recruiting Phil Kornblut: Clemson, USC hit home stretch for 2010 recruiting

The dead period for football recruiting ended Sunday and coaches are back on the road full force. With the exception of a break during the coaches’ convention in Orlando, which starts Jan. 10, recruiters will be on the move from now through the end of January ahead of National Signing Day on Feb. 3.