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All good things must come to an end

on Tuesday, 21 May 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

In April of last year I moved to Florence from Alabama. The few months before that had been a whirlwind of excitement. Even though I was not sure of what would come with a new city, I was never nervous. My spouse and I found a house to rent and once our

School board must show education leadership

on Tuesday, 21 May 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The Game of Thrones serial drama of power politics at FSD1 Board meetings since the referendum loss has been disappointing to the public. It would seem that a Board who suffered a 75% whipping would acknowledge the voters’ message and come together to foc

The lineman saw it coming

on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

You see some intriguing sights along the back roads. In my back road expeditions I’ve come across ghost towns, ruins, forgotten cemeteries, log cabins, and country stores. I see some beautiful places, too. Among them, fields of sunflowers, waterfalls, whi

Skin cancer prevention

on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and

Ways your smile improves your life and the lives around you

on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Many people go to the dentist not just because they want good oral health, but also because having a great smile is a good confidence booster and makes them more likely to smile more often. But it also impacts those who see that dazzling smile. “Every da

Power of attorney

on Tuesday, 07 May 2019. 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

Looking for the Devil Boys

on Tuesday, 07 May 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Looking for the Devil Boys
“Some of the time going home, I go blind and can’t find it.” That line opens James Dickey’s poem, “Looking For The Buckhead Boys,” a dirge for those who move away but upon returning home hope to see old friends. When I go home, I hope to see just one old

The eyes have it

on Tuesday, 07 May 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Right before I started college, I started wearing glasses. I go and get my yearly eye exam in case my prescription changes. Eye health is very important. Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them health

Free education, resources regarding addiction

on Tuesday, 07 May 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Narconon New Life Retreat would like to remind families to stay educated on the signs and dangers of drug abuse. Methamphetamines and opioids are on the rise in both rural and city areas. Learn the signs and protect your loved ones from drug abuse and add

Letter to the editor

on Tuesday, 07 May 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with methamphetamines has been growing over the last several years as well. In

Exit counseling prepares student loan borrowers for repayment

on Tuesday, 07 May 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Students who have borrowed federal loans to help pay for college and are finishing their schooling must take exit counseling to prepare for repaying those loans. That goes for student borrowers who are completing degrees, diplomas and certificates, accord

A place to sit

on Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

In all my years of writing, I never stopped to write about an aspect of church we take for granted. I say we take it for granted because we do, but the folks who hew them from wood don’t. I imagine they love pews, those dark-stained wooden benches no chur

Obscure traffic laws

on Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

On Friday the winds were blowing and some of the traffic lights around town lost power. Usually when the traffic lights are out you treat the intersection as a four-way stop. To be honest, that night I think I was the only one who knew that. When we get o

What to do with your 401(k) when you leave your job

on Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

The average American changes jobs 12 times in their lifetime. With each new job comes new offices, new co-workers – and possibly a decision about what to do with the 401(k) plan they started at their last job. Selecting the right course of action for what

Two zoos with Civil War connections

on Tuesday, 23 April 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

I’ve only been to two zoos, Riverbanks, here in Columbia, and when I was a boy the one in Atlanta. I barely remember Zoo Atlanta, but I recall the Cyclorama and its Battle of Atlanta scenes. My parents took me to both the same day. I can still see throngs
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