Editorial—-Doug Young has a good, but unpopular idea

May 15, 2013

As our pothole-filled highways seem to buckle beneath us, is there a statesman out there who can lead us out of the predicament? We’re constantly told we live in a state so poor there is little, if any money, to do this or that. At what point does South Carolina begin to seriously catch up…

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Finding the Way Back To Mayberry

April 24, 2013

As a guest editorial, saluting Mayberry Comes to Westminster, Kris Butts presented the following item from Paul Harvey News & Commentary dated Saturday, January 10, 1998 Since television ran away from home .. it has been wandering .. searching .. trying to find it’s way back to Mayberry. These days, whatever I’m watching, I’m unfulfilled.…

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Editorial—Why Elder Care Act so important to OMC

April 1, 2013

The administrator for Lila Doyle stood before the board of directors at Oconee Medical Center and explained why the Elder Care Justice Act is important to everyone—-and especially the directors. Lila Doyle administrator Keith Paul delivered a sobering message when he told the hospital directors that, in the event they should become aware of abuse…

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Editorial—-Tragedy of great proportions

March 27, 2013

A young couple who had made their home America after leaving Mainland China encountered great tragedy March 16 doing exactly what promoters of Oconee tourism and recreation want. They were enjoying a day of recreation at one of the county’s popular attractions: Lake Jocassee. The lake was heavily used on what turned out to be…

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Editorial—Did you really know James Singleton?

March 19, 2013

James Singleton let it be known that he was pleased and appreciative of the many kind things said about him during his retirement dinner last weekend. The dinner marked the end of 38 and a half years in law enforcement. But, always known for subtle humor, Singleton cracked a half-smile and remarked that, to him,…

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Editorial—Do you know the sun is out?

March 7, 2013

96.3/WGOG joins the Radio Television News Directors Association and others in drawing attention to next week’s Sunshine in Government Initiative. Here’s the heart of a public service announcement that the RTNDA produced with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: “We don’t leap tall buildings or climb walls, but we have,…

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Editorial—Feeling good, again, about our county

February 26, 2013

This year’s “State of the Oconee” once again succeeded in what it always sets out to do. The speeches that ring out from the dais accomplish the intended. They make us feel good about the county in which we work and live and give us, in spite of unsettling times, hope for the future. The…

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Editorial—N. Seed Farm Road Bridge to be removed

February 11, 2013

Is it any real surprise that the State doesn’t feel it can come up with either the money to replace an old bridge near Westminster or the cost to repair it? We think not. That’s no solace at all, especially to those who regularly make their way in and around the Clearmont Community. But it gets us…

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Editorial—Time will tell on OMC change

January 23, 2013

Now that a week has passed since the landmark vote at Oconee Medical Center, we hope that those who voted for change remain confident they’ve done the right thing. And there are signs to indicate they made the right call. The old system of a community membership, offered at small cost to rich and poor…

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Editorial— Major change before OMC

January 9, 2013

Everyone of us has an interest in assuring that our local hospital stays strong for the good health of the community and for the positive impacts it has on the Oconee County economy. That’s why it behooves everyone to follow with interest a major change that is before Oconee Medical Center. At the annual membership…

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