Oconee in position to swing an elbow or two

The rise of State Senator Thomas Alexander of Walhalla to chair of the South Carolina Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce, and Industry should add clout for Oconee’s chances to land a major employer. Because right across the State House lobby, of course, the chairman of the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee is none other than Representative Bill Sandifer of […]

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’sSun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and […]

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Editorial—-Dedicated “CAT” stops

Clemson Area Transit provides a great service to Seneca and other parts of Oconee by offering dependable bus passenger service—at no charge. And it will continue that service, perhaps, expanding it to the Walhalla and Westminster areas some day, unless the federal government falls off the financial cliff. The re-election of the Obama-Biden ticket is a sign that you can […]

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Editorial—-Be Sure to Vote

Regardless of how weary this election year has been, all eligible voters should be sure they cast their votes. And this applies, especially to Oconee County voters. They thought they were going to decide a lot of local races in June, but the cancellation of the Republican primary simply pushed most things to November. And, of course, November 6 is […]

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Editorial—-50 year at West Union

Oconee County and the employees who work there can be grateful to the large manufacturing complex in West Union that marks 50 year of business this month. The plant known for its electric meters originated in 1962 under the shield of Illinois’s Sangamo Electric Company and today is operated by Itron of Washington State. In cost-cutting moves that are the […]

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