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Editorial: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, Support our small businesses

on Monday, 23 November 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News, Opinions

Editorial: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, Support our small businesses
There is no denying the significance of Black Friday for merchants and consumers. It is a key date on the calendar for millions in preparing for the Christmas season. 

EDITORIAL: ‘Madam Mayor’ sounds good

on Tuesday, 17 November 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News, Opinions

EDITORIAL: ‘Madam Mayor’ sounds good
After being sworn in as the 23rd mayor of the City of Florence last week, Teresa Myers Ervin shared with those in attendance a message she said she received after winning the election.

Editorial: Remember our veterans

on Tuesday, 10 November 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News, Opinions

Editorial: Remember our veterans
Whether they fought in war or served in peacetime, veterans deserve our respect and gratitude.

LOFTIS EDITORIAL: Finance instruction is much needed

on Tuesday, 03 November 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News, Opinions

LOFTIS EDITORIAL: Finance instruction is much needed
Personal finance education has never been more relevant than it is today in the COVID-19 era.

EDITORIAL: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

on Monday, 26 October 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The pink ribbon is easily recognized as the symbol for breast cancer awareness and the color pink has become well established with the cause.

GENDUSA COLUMN: The beautiful pink sunsets of October

on Monday, 19 October 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News, Opinions

GENDUSA COLUMN: The beautiful pink sunsets of October
When I sat in the dental hygienist chair last week, she attached what I call the “bib” around my neck as they all do.

EDITORIAL: An honor well deserved for WFP

on Monday, 19 October 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News, Opinions

EDITORIAL: An honor well deserved for WFP
David Beasley technically did not win the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 9. It was awarded to the World Food Program, the United Nations agency based in Rome that South Carolina’s former governor directs.

GUEST EDITORIAL: S.C. can’t let Parris Island be phased out

on Monday, 12 October 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Opinions

GUEST EDITORIAL: S.C. can’t let Parris Island be phased out
According to a report by Military.com, the Marines’ top hierarchy is weighing a proposal to close Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island to speed up the military branch’s effort to have modern training sites that fully allow male and female...

HAMILTON COLUMN: A lot is at stake in this year’s election

on Tuesday, 06 October 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

It probably feels like the 2020 elections have been going on for years, and in a sense they have.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Don’t end COVID-19 measures too soon

on Tuesday, 06 October 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

GUEST EDITORIAL: Don’t end COVID-19 measures too soon
Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter joined presidents for 12 public universities in South Carolina calling for state and local governmental leaders to continue regulations and restrictions related to controlling COVID-19 because...

GUEST EDITORIAL - REICHENBACH: Responding to census should matter to you

on Tuesday, 29 September 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

“What does the 2020 U.S. Census mean to me?” And when I reference “me”, that refers to you, me and every single person in Florence County, the Pee Dee Region and South Carolina.

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
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