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The Lighthouse in need of AC

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The Veterans Resource Center of Florence is located in the Lighthouse Ministries building on Elm Street, here in Florence. Not too long ago the phone system in the building had to be replaced, which was a considerable expense. Shortly after, a heat pump w

Bloopers add humor to church bulletins

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following is a little humor from church bulletins or announcements made during church services: Don’t let worry kill you off – let the church help. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir

International medical grads fill need for U.S hospitals

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Fred M. Jacobs Medical schools outside the United States have become critical to our nation’s healthcare system. One-quarter of the physicians currently practicing in America received their degrees abroad. Yet a number of domestic medical schools are

I-73 would be great, but we can’t afford it

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I have decided that I must have a Bugatti Chiron. It is the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious, exclusive production car ever. Never mind that it costs $3-million, a new set of tires probably cost $10,000 or more, an oil change likely $1,000, or more

Hat’s off to the City for downtown efforts

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I would like to compliment the City of Florence for your courageous undertaking in revitalizing your city center. We were traveling I-95 returning home to Florida after visiting family and decided to try something different from the box hotels that line o

Instant services have made us expect more

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Our lives have become so fast-paced – even here in the South – that we are becoming more and more impatient when things don’t happen quickly. Watch people at stoplights. If someone doesn’t step on the gas as soon as the light changes, they will be honked

The coding movement is sweeping the world

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble All the way from the board rooms of tech executives in Silicon Valley to the kindergarten class at Voyager Charter School in Charleston, the coding movement is sweeping the country. So, who is behind the coding movement? Let’s begin with t

Trump’s messaging strategy needs repealing

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The American people voted for Donald Trump primarily because he became their only option to defeat Hillary and her socialist agenda, not because they were enamored with his personality and style of communicating. The Democrats were in total disarray after

Cheers for our state snack – boiled peanuts

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

While enjoying some salty boiled peanuts over the recent holiday, I wondered aloud who was the genius who decided that boiling a peanut might be tasty. “Probably happened during Civil War times,“ commented someone in my hearing. That certainly seemed like

SC’s impending $19 billion ‘robbery’

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble “Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.” Woody Guthrie Full disclosure: I have nothing against the state’s utilities. Back in the 1980s and 90s when I was Director of the Palmetto Project, two of our board members we

Happy birthday America!

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we celebrate our nation’s 231st birthday this week, let’s reflect on the meaning and greatness of America. Below are quotes and comments about our people and our nation. “Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenshi

What the deep

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Tom Knapp Buzzwords come and buzzwords go. Lately, a trending buzzword – or, I guess, buzz phrase –among the politically inclined is “Deep State.” Google News returns 127,000 recent media uses of the phrase. Every time US president Donald Trump finds

Professionally managed accounts Are they for you?

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Opinions

These days, it can be difficult to find the time necessary to do everything we’d like to accomplish. Between working, raising families, volunteering, and other activities, it is often impossible to tackle every item on the daily “to do” list. For high net

South Carolinians are leaving their mark

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

South Carolina has had a remarkable presence in the national spotlight lately: • For a few months, the national titles in three major college sports belonged to S.C. teams – the outgoing champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleer baseball team as well as the r
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