Covidien thinning its OC workforce

          Management of a long-running Oconee County manufacturing operation, in preparation of its move to a Central American country, has been reducing its workforce in trickles.  One official tells us, however, he’’s expecting a wave of job terminations soon.                 For displaced workers here, the closing of the Covidien plant at Bountyland is likely to be traumatic.  […]

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Editorial—- Keowee rightfully proud of its school

If you spent any time looking at the faces of those who showed to mark 100 years of public education in Oconee County’s Keowee community, you couldn’t help conclude that small schools in small communities still work well. With a student enrollment of 380, as one teacher told us, the teacher-studio ratio is conducive to good education. And, considering the […]

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Finding the Way Back To Mayberry

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. I can close my eyes […]

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Editorial—Why Elder Care Act so important to OMC

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 or neglect and don’t report […]

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Editorial—-Tragedy of great proportions

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 a windy day. Their kayak […]

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Editorial—Do you know the sun is out?

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, each of us, a power. […]

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