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MOLLETTE COLUMN - Hate never solves anything

on Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

MOLLETTE COLUMN - Hate never solves anything
Some of the nicest people I’ve known have been police officers from county to state to city cops. I have some dear friends who wear badges and they are good people. The police officers who killed George Floyd on May 25th in Minneapolis at that moment and

LEE COLUMN: Banquet founder expresses gratitude

on Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

LEE COLUMN: Banquet founder expresses gratitude
I would like to take this opportunity to thank many people who helped my family and me with a very successful event for the Florence One School District. For 19 years, I raised thousands of dollars to recognize and honor the six most outstanding high scho

EDITORIAL: Foster care is crucial in our imperfect world

on Tuesday, 26 May 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. It provides an opportunity for the South Carolina Department of Social Services to draw attention to the need for foster parents across the state. Children come into foster care when their parents cannot safely

POLAND COLUMN: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

on Tuesday, 26 May 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure
There is an age-old adage that is proven itself to be true every single time: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. We live in a throwaway society and junkyard junkies seek bargains. Making use of discards is frugal. My late Uncle Joe found many a us

EDITORIAL: Be counted - Respond to the U.S. Census

on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Be counted - Respond to the U.S. Census
Over the last nine weeks, the COVID-19 crisis has tossed much of what we considered the norm to be tossed to the wayside. It would be a significant blow to our nation, state and local communities if the U.S. Census becomes yet another victim of the virus.

DEWITT COLUMN: Living the leisurely life in Southern Time

on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

If my wife, Sparky, ever leaves me, it won’t be because of the dazzling good looks that make me the target of other women’s desires, nor will it be the fact that I’m always right about everything. It will be because of our irreconcilable differences. We l

EDITORIAL: Survey reveals the obvious: Businesses are hurting

on Tuesday, 12 May 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Survey reveals the obvious: Businesses are hurting
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently released the results of its final COVID-19 Business Survey. The survey indicates lack of demand as being the biggest issue confronting businesses in South Carolina. Liability concerns are also weighing heavi

POLAND COLUMN: The unavoidable pull of spring beauty

on Tuesday, 12 May 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: The unavoidable pull of spring beauty
Over the last five years, I’ve developed two traditions I plan to never break. Come March and come May, I drop everything and head to three places so beautiful they compel me to visit them. Hence, the title of this column, “The Pull of Beauty.” I hope the

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

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

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

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

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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