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Letters to the Editor

Clean air essential to our health, environment

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Is breathing clean air important to you and to your family members? If it is, know that air quality as it relates to open burning in South Carolina is a serious health issue. Open burning occurs when unscrupulous site prep companies clear land for either

The paradox of abundance

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Life is funny. As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers. But as we age, a whole host of desires and ambitions begin to take shape in our minds. For the most part, whether we want to admit it

Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

They keep tabs on their public officials, often asking the tough questions and sounding the alarm when something doesn’t seem right. They attend meetings, sometimes sitting in the front row and staying until the very end. They request information under th

Bridges resignation is children’s loss

on Tuesday, 14 November 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

District One Superintendent Randy Bridges’ leadership will be sadly missed by the children in our school district. Over the past years Dr. Bridges has offered a vision and a strategic plan that was creating a wonderful momentum of excitement in learning a

Drug makers are leading the way on R&D

on Tuesday, 07 November 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Kenneth E. Thorpe Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. While a few drugs can temporarily alleviate symptoms, there’s no treatment that slows the progression of the underlying disease; so family members watch helplessly as their

Kudos to the Symphony and St.Luke’s on concert

on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Last Monday night’s (Oct. 16) opening concert of the Florence Symphony Orchestra was a most entertaining and moving performance for the approximately 500 patrons in attendance. The outstanding first half of the concert included the popular Mozart’s Overt

Political correctness out of hand

on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

America: home of the brave, land of the offended. If the only reason Glenn Odom was asked to resign from Florence School District 1 board of directors is because he used the term darkie, shame on them. Since Glenn Odom has been on the board for over 25 y

NFL, flag and police brutality issue is a hoax

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The mainstream media and the progressive left have created a completely false narrative regarding the disrespect of the national anthem and the American flag as a protest against police killings of black victims and have painted the entire law enforcement

Drug overdose a leading cause in accidental death

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the leading cause of accidental death in 2015 was drug overdose. The life toll from the drug epidemic has been consistently growing over the past couple of years with opiate addiction and overdose b

My hiding place

on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

“Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7 (In the King James Version of the Holy Bible.) As a child I remember playing Hide ‘n Seek. I am the oldest of eight and we

U.S. record levels of debt – who cares?

on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Dr. Mark Hendrickson Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com. Do you remember the band Chicago’s 1970 single, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” I thought of it the other day in connection with the U.S. debt problem, except

How America’s natural gas will help countries meet their Paris commitments

on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Merrill Matthews While critics bemoan President Trump’s decision to pull out of ­– or renegotiate – the Paris climate agreement, the United States has been reducing its greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade. And now the country is poised to he

Total eclipse provided a welcome distraction

on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

For a period of a few weeks, the news seemed like it couldn’t get any worse. North Korean military exercises triggered new fears of nuclear war. Racism and violence in Virginia shook the country. Protests by so-called “anti-fascists” resulted in assaults

Music therapy

on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

“Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.) The medical world has picked up on something that Go

State revenues sputter along, continuing recent trend of slowing growth

on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

COLUMBIA – During state government’s fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, General Fund revenues increased slightly over 2016 revenues, bringing in $7.582 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017 compared to $7.271 billion in FY 2016, an increase of $311 million.
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