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GENDUSA COLUMN: Who are the coronavirus unclaimed?

on Tuesday, 05 May 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

GENDUSA COLUMN: Who are the coronavirus unclaimed?
During this time of COVID-19 isolation, we have all seen so many images and heard countless stories of tribulations and death. It was only a few months ago, we never dreamed any of these horrors were remotely possible. A few weeks ago, I was gathering res

DAVIS COLUMN: Love in the time of Corona: Fishing and first dates

on Tuesday, 05 May 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

DAVIS COLUMN: Love in the time of Corona: Fishing and first dates
Courting in the midst of COVID-19. Dating during disaster. Loving in lockdown. These are hard times for all, but singles struggle more than most as they look for love in the time of Corona. My single friends have gotten very creative with their dating adv

Power of attorney

on Tuesday, 05 May 2020. Posted in Opinions

As you plan your financial future, have you thought about who will handle your finances and other important matters should you become seriously ill or otherwise unable to do so? Granting a power of attorney to a trusted individual can help you keep your a

EDITORIAL: Continuing to do what is right

on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Here we are, another week of working from and sheltering at home, home-schooling, at-home recreation and such. That is, at least, for a good many of us. Some people are still able and even willing to go to work, so long as they are taking all the necessar

SLOAN COLUMN: ‘Adopt A Senior’ effort simply amazing

on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: ‘Adopt A Senior’ effort simply amazing
During a news conference last week, Gov. Henry McMaster and Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman confirmed what I think most of us already knew – South Carolina schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19. While t

POLAND COLUMN: Feeling about as high as a Georgia pine

on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: Feeling about as high as a Georgia pine
The South and its vernacular, love it and never lose it. Seems to me, we have the finest, most colorful expressions. Yes, Southerners have a flair for talking with flair. I was in Dad’s saw shop on a blazing hot Saturday when a man stumbled in drunk. He w

EDITORIAL: ‘We are made of sterner stuff’

on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: ‘We  are made of  sterner stuff’
In a time when uncertainty can lead to worry and fear, Mayor Stephen Wukela offered a much-needed message of assurance to the people of Florence during last week’s city council meeting. “We should not allow our own fear of danger to create harm where ther

MOLLETTE COLUMN: It’s not easy, but we will find a way

on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

MOLLETTE COLUMN: It’s not easy, but we will find a way
Social distancing is tough for most of us. We love gathering in ballgames, movies, theatres, restaurants, churches and with family. Seeing our neighbors and friends in the local grocery or chatting at the post office is a normalcy of life, was a normalcy

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Facilities collaborating to confront COVID-19

on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Facilities collaborating to confront COVID-19
Facilities collaborating to confront COVID-19 To the editor, As we face the tremendous challenge of confronting COVID-19 both professionally and personally, we are grateful for the extraordinary service and responsiveness on behalf of our community to a

SLOAN COLUMN: The fight against cancer goes virtual

on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: The fight against cancer goes virtual
This Saturday would have been a big night at Freedom Florence Recreation Complex. There would have been food, fun, games, entertainment, luminaries, a survivor’s walk, and hundreds of supporters completing laps in memory or in honor of cancer victims or s

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Civil rights leader Lowery will be missed

on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Civil rights leader Lowery will be missed
Civil rights leader Lowery will be missed It is with deepest sorrow that I acknowledge the passing of a dear friend and mentor, the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. This civil rights icon worked tirelessly for the rights of people of color. He founded the Sout

EDITORIAL: Virtual education can easily become a virtual nightmare

on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Parents are stressed out. Virtual education is a virtual nightmare for some. Here are some tips to help things run a little more smoothly: Have Them Fed and Clothed Before Class Starts: Start with the basics. You wouldn’t send your student into a traditio

SLOAN COLUMN: Confinement: A blessing or a curse?

on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Confinement: A blessing or a curse?
They never heard of an unemployment check and certainly not a pandemic check. With every morsel of food generated from the soil under their feet, every meal made from scratch, multiple mouths to feed, water to tote, laundry by washboard, along with the ab

POLAND COLUMN: Closings lead to house arrest haircuts

on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. Posted in Opinions

Nancy’s eyes betrayed frustration and fear. “I can’t cut your hair right now. I’ve got to close.” Early April 2020, the year of perfect vision, what do we see? Closings. Not so perfect, but to venture out is to risk death. So they say. So they say. Perche

EDITORIAL: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

on Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Each April, the South Carolina Department of Social Services joins with the Children’s Trust of South Carolina, the state’s affiliate organization for Prevent Child Abuse America, in acknowledging Child Abuse Prevention Month. In fiscal year 2019, SCDSS r
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