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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Judge Richard E. Fields

on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

In recognition of Black History Month, each week we will publish a story on our editorial page about a noteworthy African-American from South Carolina. The stories, primarily a brief biography, are taken from the 2020 South Carolina African American Histo

SLOAN COLUMN: Ponderings on what to give up for Lent

on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Ponderings on what to give up for Lent
Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent within the Christian church. With it comes the marking of a multitude of foreheads with ashes and vows to “fast” from something until Easter Sunday. Lent, a time of reflection and repentance leading up to t

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pee Dee Scouting will continue its mission

on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pee Dee Scouting will continue its mission
To the editor, Last week the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Sco

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Mignon L. Clyburn

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

In recognition of Black History Month, each week we will publish a story on our editorial page about a noteworthy African-American from South Carolina. The stories, primarily a brief biography, are taken from the 2020 South Carolina African American Histo

SLOAN COLUMN: Remembering Toufie’s Auto Lunch

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Remembering Toufie’s Auto Lunch
We love it when see folks sharing content from our website, www.florencenewsjournal.com, and our Facebook page. Not only does it draw viewers to our sites, but it also serves as an affirmation that what we print and publish online is of interest and value

EDITORIAL: S.C. adoption numbers better, but not enough

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Breontae is 12. He prefers to be called Chance. He describes himself as neat and athletic. Chance enjoys playing basketball, swimming and playing video games. His favorite food is spaghetti. Felicity is also 12. She likes playing her guitar, making up her

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROFILE: Rear Admiral Reubin B. Bookert

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

In recognition of Black History Month, each week we will publish a story on our editorial page about a noteworthy African-American from South Carolina. The stories, primarily a brief biography, are taken from the 2020 South Carolina African American Histo

SLOAN COLUMN: Bouncing excursion does not end in ER

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Bouncing excursion does not end in ER
No broken bones. Check. No sprains. Check. No twists, tears or ruptures. Check. This old man’s trip to DEFY Trampoline Park with his grandkids was a rousing success from a medical standpoint. Aside from a few sore muscles, the 58-year-old frame came out n

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jesus’ invitation: ‘Will you be mine?’

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jesus’ invitation: ‘Will you be mine?’
Jesus’ invitation: ‘Will you be mine?’ “In the beginning I created the heaven and the earth and I created you. I am your Creator. I loved you with an everlasting love but you have rebelled agai

EDITORIAL: Be aware of tax return fraudsters

on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Be aware of  tax return fraudsters
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” But just as you can count on tax time happening each year, you can be certain there will be scammers trying to steal your personal information and tax refund. The last week of Janua

BLACK HISTORY MONTH - Honoring Dr. Vivian Ayers-Allen

on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

In recognition of Black History Month, each week we will publish a story on our editorial page about a noteworthy African-American from South Carolina. The stories, primarily a brief biography, are taken from the 2020 South Carolina African American Histo

SLOAN COLUMN: Bound and determined to DEFY old age

on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN:  Bound and determined to DEFY old age
“So what do you want to do for your birthday?,” I asked Jules, my grandson who will turn 10 this month. His answer was not unlike that of most any other young lad celebrating a decade of existence. “I want to go to the trampoline park,” he said with grea

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Lions Club extends an invitation to serve

on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Lions Club extends an invitation to serve
Lions Club extends an invitation to serve To the editor, The Florence Evening Lions Club is seeking civic-minded men and women to join them in making a difference in the community. If you have a desire to help others in need who are less fortunate than y

STIFEL-IRA contributions

on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

Are you putting off contributing to your IRA? You may want to think twice, because when it comes to your retirement account, contributing “early” may be better in more ways than one. For starters, the earlier you begin contributing to your IRA, the better

EDITORIAL: FMU’s impact on our city is immeasurable

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

EDITORIAL: FMU’s impact on our city is immeasurable
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
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