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home : opinions : letters September 14, 2014 

Help Veterans Resource Center help veterans
Most of you know we opened a Veterans Resource Center in Florence in April. It is called the Veterans Resource Center of Florence and Lighthouse Ministries was gracious enough to offer us an office to help us get started. We are located in the Lighthouse Ministries building at 201 East Elm Street in Florence and are open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The phone number is 843-629-0830, Ext. 18. The resource center was established as a one-stop referral source for any honorably discharged veterans. Sometimes veterans don’t know where to go for help or who to talk to. That would then be our job if they so desire. We work with any local, state or federal resources for the full benefit of the veteran.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Time to put prayer back in schools
Much has been said both for and against prayer in schools; however, there are indisputable statistics that tell us that the downward spiral in behavior started about the time of the Supreme Court decision to remove prayer from the public school system. The removal of prayer from public schools was an official stamp on the removal of God from a very crucial part of our society. It was simply one large step among many small ones, which has contributed to the moral and spiritual disintegration of the United States. The court’s decision was a leap across the narrow chasm separating a God-fearing moral country to the chaotic ‘everything goes’ situation that we find ourselves in today. The message the Supreme Court sent to the country on that day when they voted to remove prayer from our public schools said that it was okay to ‘remove’ God from his rightful place.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Celebrate Women's Equality Day
Elizabeth and I encourage each reader of this letter to join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate Women’s Equality Day with a presentation of Eleanor Roosevelt at the Doctors Bruce Lee Florence County Library Tuesday, Aug. 26. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program. Dyan Cohen, long-time Darlington County League member and currently serving on Darlington City Council, will bring Eleanor to life. What is Women’s Equality Day? In 1971 the U.S. Congress designated Aug. 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Know who your thrift shop donations are benefiting
Within the past several months I have received numerous contacts from local citizens inquiring about the donation bins that have continued to appear throughout Florence County. They asked if they benefited Florence County Disabilities Foundation or what charity they were associated. After doing further research, I discovered that bins that have a sign that says “Clothes and Shoes” and most of them are painted blue or yellow are operated by for profit clothing recycling companies and the name of a charity, most of which do not benefit local citizens and some are charities from out-of-state. Most of the charities’ name on the bin receives only a one-time donation or a small percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the items with the majority of the funds benefiting private individuals.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Would you risk your life for freedom?
The U.S. Declaration of Independence (4th July 1776) is the premier instrument of Judeo-Christian statecraft in world history. This classic document is the fifth of the five Great Documents of Liberty, beginning with the sturdy 1215 Magna Carta and its fundamental platform of a biblical-separation of a creator-based state and a redeemer-based church, which are co-equal, linked together, and both constrained within their respective spheres of action.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Galloway Mosley
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