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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.

SLOAN COLUMN: Hilinskis carry a message of hope

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

SLOAN COLUMN: Hilinskis carry a message of hope
Mark and Kym Hilinski are on mission. That mission is to educate, advocate, and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Only the righteous get to enter Heaven

on Monday, 12 October 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Local News, Opinions

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Only the righteous get to enter Heaven
Only the righteous get to enter Heaven

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...

JOHNSON COLUMN: Actions tell us what others are thinking

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

JOHNSON COLUMN: Actions tell us what others are thinking
I can read your mind. Better yet, I can show you how to read the minds of everyone you encounter.

SLOAN COLUMN: Preacher Bob slays the evil serpent

on Monday, 12 October 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Preacher Bob slays the evil serpent
It was a relatively quiet Saturday night, just me and the dog. I was not too far from calling it a night and crawling into bed.

SLOAN COLUMN: From Prosperity to Poverty Hill

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

SLOAN COLUMN: From Prosperity to Poverty Hill
In my more than 30 years as a journalist, I have logged in many miles traveling the back roads of Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Carolinas. In doing so, I’ve come across some of the most unusual city and town names that one can imagine.

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...

DEWITT COLUMN: Deer urine - The cologne of the gods

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

DEWITT COLUMN: Deer urine - The cologne of the gods
Code Red. Code Blue. Miss Majestic. Doe in Heat. It goes by many brand names. But the marketing whizzes can call it what they want, it’s still whizz. Deer urine. Pee.

SLOAN COLUMN: October is a most “a-MAZE-ing” month

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

SLOAN COLUMN: October is a most “a-MAZE-ing” month
Would you pay good money to take a long, twisting and turning walk through a cornfield? For many, the answer is a most emphatic yes.

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.

SLOAN COLUMN: Don’t be chicken! Stand up to injustice

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

Covering municipal meetings is at the top of my least favorite things to do list. Generally speaking, they are boring and stale. Most last far longer than they should.

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...
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