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FMU’s impact on our city is immeasurable

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

Where would the City of Florence be without the support, assistance, and contributions of Francis Marion University? Consider that for just a few moments. The university bearing the name of the Revolutionary War hero celebrates its 50th year this week. Fr

POLAND COLUMN Reflections on a window to the past

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

POLAND COLUMN Reflections on a window to the past
The old window looks out on Highway 25. The view at best is limited. Standing behind the window, you’d peer through iron bars and yards away a pine thicket. The real view however lets us see many years into the past. This window set in Elberton granite wi

EDITORIAL: Basic finance should be taught in classrooms

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

EDITORIAL: Basic finance should be taught in classrooms
A great many – far too many – of our nation’s young people are financially illiterate. To say that someone is financially illiterate is just a fancy way of saying they don’t know how to manage their money. Our children are taught lots of things in schools

WINEGARDEN COLUMN: Entrepreneurship key to ending poverty

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

WINEGARDEN COLUMN: Entrepreneurship key to ending poverty
More than 38 million Americans are living in poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. That’s just under 12 percent of the population. Not exactly what President Lyndon Johnson had in mind when he declared war on poverty in 1964. Since then, the

JOHNSON COLUMN: Change will never change

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

JOHNSON COLUMN: Change will never change
Nothing lasts forever. And many of us spend our entire lives coming to grips with that. Look at the typical child. She’ll get so involved in the enjoyment of a visit to a cousin’s house that others can’t help but smile from watching her. Until it’s time t

EDITORIAL: Don’t put off getting a REAL ID

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

EDITORIAL: Don’t put off getting a REAL ID
South Carolina officials have at least one New Year’s resolution they want added to your list. Get the state’s new driver’s license and identification card, otherwise known as the REAL ID. Anyone who plans to travel by airplane, visit a military installa

EDITORIAL: Is it really the end of a decade?

on Monday, 30 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

So did you attend an “End of the Decade” party last year? Did you raise a glass and toast the end of those blasted teens years and ring in the brighter and more hopeful 20s? Today is Jan. 1, 2020, the beginning of a brand spanking new decade, right? Well,

POLAND COLUMN: Christmas tree memories firmly planted

on Monday, 30 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: Christmas tree memories firmly planted
Another Christmas has come and gone. The trees that brought beauty to homes, stores, and more will soon come down. I’ve heard more than once that if you leave your tree up past New Year’s Day, you’re asking for bad luck. Not sure about that but seeing all

EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

on Monday, 23 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and a quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted n

GENDUSA COLUMN: Grandpa’s Tennessee Christmas

on Monday, 23 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

GENDUSA COLUMN: Grandpa’s Tennessee Christmas
By: Lynn Gendusa When my brother was born in Monterey, Tennessee, in 1941, he was blessed with six living grandmothers. Two great-great grandmothers, two great grandmothers, and two grandmothers who all resided in the same small town! By the time he was

EDITORIAL: Future Scholars offers the gift of education

on Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Posted in Editorials

EDITORIAL: Future Scholars offers the gift of education
With a late Thanksgiving this year, I know many people are feeling the crunch of a shortened holiday season. And news of delivery delays and wondering whether your nifty packages will arrive on time just add to the holiday anxiety. But what if I told you

POLAND COLUMN: Holiday concert ushers in the season

on Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Posted in Editorials

POLAND COLUMN: Holiday concert ushers in the season
You know the lyrics … “Deck the halls with boughs of holly …” Sadly, songs like “Deck the Halls” fall victim to commercialism. This time of year businesses and ad agencies cram the airwaves with cheesy jingles. Yes, this time of year ads hijack Christmas

EDITORIAL: Space heaters can pose real risk to lives

on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Space heaters  can pose real  risk to lives
The winter chill is now upon us. Recent overnight temperatures have fallen into the 30s and on a few occasions the 20s. Accompanying the cold is the annual danger from fires caused by people trying to stay warm. Many South Carolinians turn to space heater

GUEST COLUMN: Sales tax referendum concerns addressed

on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

GUEST COLUMN: Sales tax referendum concerns addressed
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Florence County would like to make everyone aware of the issues concerning the placement of a full length detailed referendum on the November 2020 General Election ballot in Florence County. Director David

EDITORIAL: ‘Tis the season for holiday scam artists

on Tuesday, 03 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: ‘Tis the season for holiday scam artists
December has arrived and the countdown to Christmas has begun. Chances are your mailbox is beginning to fill up with three types of mail: Christmas catalogs, Christmas cards (although we still cannot understand how people can be so organized as to get tho
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