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Gendusa Column: Run into the arms of tomorrow

on Monday, 22 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Gendusa Column: Run into the arms of tomorrow
As I sat in the lobby of a hotel recently while visiting my daughter and granddaughter in Florida, I had the pleasure of seeing a family reunited. 

Rogers Editorial: An open government is key to honest government

on Monday, 15 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Rogers Editorial: An open government is key to honest government
It is Sunshine Week across America. South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act – the Sunshine Law – gives you access to government meetings and public records. 

Sloan Column: Slainte! But go easy on the green beer

on Monday, 15 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Slainte! But go easy on the green beer
Once a religious holiday celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has become an annual day for revelry and partying. 

Poland Column: The clothesline: The gentle cycle

on Monday, 15 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Poland Column: The clothesline: The gentle cycle
A neighbor suggested I join a community website where people post about restaurant openings and closings, shady repairmen, and snakes.

Editorial: Consolidation necessary, but concerns remain

on Monday, 08 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Consolidation necessary, but concerns remain
Last week’s announcement by S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman that Florence County School District Four will be consolidated into Florence One Schools in July should have come as little surprise to people. 

Sloan Column: Daylight saving time? It’s all relative, baby!

on Monday, 08 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Daylight saving time? It’s all relative, baby!
This coming Saturday night – well, technically Sunday morning - our eyes and minds will be focused on big hands and little hands.

DeWitt Column: Whatever you do, don’t be a ‘Sharent,’ Karen

on Monday, 08 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

DeWitt Column: Whatever you do, don’t be a ‘Sharent,’ Karen
Translating the urban dictionary into a language even old geezers can understand. 

Editorial: Getting affairs in order shows you care, love

on Monday, 01 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Getting affairs in order shows you care, love
That’s where the United States’ COVID-19 death toll stands. It’s a staggering figure, and one that Pee Dee counties have contributed to, albeit thankfully on a smaller scale. 

Sloan Column: Sunny skies and good eats by the creek

on Monday, 01 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Sunny skies and good eats by the creek
The day was gorgeous, simply gorgeous – sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70s. The beautiful weather was a most welcome change from the cold and rain that had cast a gloom over the first few weeks of February.

Hamilton Column: Nation rests on people doing the right thing

on Monday, 01 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Hamilton Column: Nation rests on people doing the right thing
As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our founders would have made of it all.

Editorial: A return to political decorum

on Monday, 22 February 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: A return to political decorum
Thank you, Rep. Jay Lucas. Lucas, a Republican from Hartsville who began his fourth term as Speaker of the House, offered some strong words to his legislative colleagues last week on the theatrics and grandstanding he has seen of late.

Sloan Column: Pork Chop becomes a local celebrity

on Monday, 22 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Pork Chop becomes a local celebrity
And so continues the story of a sweet little southern lady and her pet pig.

Davis Column: The complicated languages of love

on Monday, 22 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Davis Column: The complicated languages of love
According to Gary Chapman’s popular book, The Five Love Languages, my daddy was a gift giver. He gave extravagant presents but was a man of few words when it came to expressing his emotions. 

Sloan Column: Little brother becomes a big brother

on Tuesday, 16 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Little brother becomes a big brother
Last week I shared with you the fact that some 25 years ago I bought my mother a pig for Valentine’s Day and she thought it was the best gift ever.

Poland Column: A natural Motown mystery-miracle

on Tuesday, 16 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Poland Column: A natural Motown mystery-miracle
If you think this story is about Berry Gordy’s 1960’s record label that gave us “Baby Love,” “My Girl,” and “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” you’re wrong.
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