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EDITORIAL: S.C. needs more info on COVID-19

on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: S.C. needs more info on COVID-19
Every day, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control tells us how many South Carolinians were tested for COVID-19, how many tested positive, how many are hospitalized, how many of those are in the ICU or on ventilators, and how many...

MOLLETTE COLUMN: Our lives are like seasons - change comes

on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Fall season officially began Sept. 22 this year. For every season there is a change. Most of us like the seasons especially if we can have four of them.

EDITORIAL: Suicide is preventable: Be That Friend

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Suicide is preventable: Be That Friend
Suicide is a growing problem. The numbers are nothing short of alarming. According to the most recent figures from the National Institute of Mental Health: • Each day 129 Americans will take their own lives. Of those, 25 are teenagers. Another 22 are vete

POLAND COLUMN: Big on flavor, burger joints are treasures

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: Big on flavor, burger joints are treasures
There was a time when just about every small town had a burger joint. It was the place to be. That was back in Small Town, America, where locals proclaimed, “You can buy the world’s best hamburger here.” The burgers were good. Very good. They tasted like

MAYZCK COLUMN: S.C. needs the Community Development Tax Credit

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the health, social fabric and economies of South Carolina communities. The virus is having a disproportionate effect on communities of color due to the widening racial gap in health and economic disparities. Community dev

DAVIS COLUMN: Maj. James Capers Jr. - An American hero

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

This is the first of two columns on a Bishopville native and a true American hero. This past Saturday a parade and statue unveiling were held in his honor. He had no birth certificate. When he needed security clearance to join the Marines, the FBI made u

EDITORIAL: It’s time to sack football for the fall

on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: It’s time to sack football for the fall
From The State newspaper of Columbia. Sometimes when you want something in the worst way, you put yourself in a position to do exactly that - to get what you desire in the worst possible way. It’s hard to shake that thought when it comes to the heartfel

POLAND COLUMN: Hometown hero gets well-deserved honor

on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: Hometown hero gets well-deserved honor
I wish every small town had a hero, someone who walks onto the national stage and stays untarnished by changing times. War, for certain, begets heroes. True heroes. In charred, radioactive Hiroshima and Nagasaki, my dad, an atomic veteran, saw firsthand w

KNAPP COLUMN: America is in need of real debates

on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

KNAPP COLUMN: America is in need of real debates
On Aug. 6, the Commission on Presidential Debates denied President Donald Trump’s request to increase the number of debates between himself and Democratic nominee Joe Biden from three to four. Trump’s case: The expansion of voting by mail means that many

DAVIS COLUMN: Teaching skills learned from the masters

on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

DAVIS COLUMN: Teaching skills learned from the masters
We all want our children in school, and we all want to be safe. Nobody is quite sure how to make that happen, but we do know the roles of teachers have never been more important. I’ve learned from many master teachers during my career. Their styles may be

EDITORIAL: Media must have access to convention

on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Media must have access to convention
National Republican Party leaders have one obvious step to take this week: Fire the party personnel who came up with the crazy idea of holding the party convention behind closed doors. It was a blatantly bad idea — almost a gift to Democrats. GOP leaders

DEWITT COLUMN: Just call me ‘The Cucumber Patch Kid’

on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

DEWITT COLUMN: Just call me ‘The Cucumber Patch Kid’
Sometime back in the early 70s, when the drugs and the love were free, my parents decided to conceive me in a cucumber patch. Well, perhaps I should clarify that statement a bit. I don’t think I was actually conceived in a cucumber field that steamy summe

SLOAN COLUMN: New beach resort is doggone fabulous

on Tuesday, 04 August 2020. Posted in Editorials, FEATURES

SLOAN COLUMN: New beach resort is doggone fabulous
Are you looking for a luxurious getaway? Somewhere to get pampered, relax in comfort, and simply be spoiled rotten?

EDITORIAL: School district taking the right approach

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

EDITORIAL: School district taking the right approach
A recent editorial in The State newspaper took Gov. Henry McMaster to task for pushing state educators to reopen their facilities for face-to-face instruction by early September while also prodding South Carolina’s parents to commit to having their childr

CLYBURN COLUMN: Rep. John Lewis made his life a sermon

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

John Lewis and I first met in October 1960 at the organizational meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. We were 20-year-old college students bound and determined to speed up our nation’s pursuit of “a more perfect Union.” Dr. Martin Lu
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