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Miss Pat really cares about us and you

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I’m writing this letter because Miss Pat. She has always cared so much about us young people. I remember when I was around 11 years old, Miss Pat took a bunch of boys to Camp Fever in the woods during the summer, from Friday to Sunday. She took a

One person keeps you in the dark

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in Opinions

Government belongs to you, not politicians. You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government bureaucracies operate at every level whether they be towns, cities, counties, school boards or state government

A dozen ways to blend into the South

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

If you are new to the South, we natives might seem a little strange. So, to help you adapt and blend in, I’ve listed 12 things to make the transition easier. First, never ever let a Southerner see you put sugar, or Lord forbid, syrup on your grits. We

Babies, marriage and family in S.C.

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

Tackling ‘big issues’ is tough. It’s far easier for policy makers and politicians to make a speech or issue a press release with a few snappy phrases and then claim they are ‘doing something’. And if you really want to make things difficult, add in such

Happy Mother’s Day moms!

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sunday is Mother’s Day in America and according to the National Restaurant Association, it is the most popular day of the year to dine out. That’s not surprising, because no one expects Mom to cook on “her day.”

Mothers are more than ‘just a mom’

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My first definition of Motherhood was formed when I was a child. I would come home after a day of school, a long bus ride, being hungry and open the front door with calling out, “Mama,” who I knew was there among the smell of baked stickies

Moore wants what’s best for Florence

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Moore wants what’s best for Florence

It’s getting harder to govern, and its not just politicians

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of

Managed money account

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Opinions

In today’s society, it is difficult to find the time necessary to do everything we’d like to accomplish. Between working, raising families, volunteering, and extracurricular activities, it is often impossible to tackle every item on the daily “to do” list

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a

Beyond transparency, we need accountability

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dramatic — I just wanted to understand who was responsible for certain decisions. Want to know how often I got a

Things about our state you may not know

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

South Carolina wasn’t always known as the Palmetto State. It used to be known as the Iodine State, and even said so on the license plates in the 1930s. Palmetto trees are way prettier for a flag, anyway. The world’s smallest police station is in Ridgeway.

With immigration less is more

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

By Tim Hannigan “America is a nation of immigrants.” Politicians and pundits in both parties repeat that truism in lieu of opening a serious discussion about America’s immigration policy. With legal immigration approaching historic highs and evidence

Does the S.C. Constitution require legislators to police themselves?

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

By Shane McNamee Many, if not most, South Carolina state lawmakers have a peculiar understanding of the separation of powers. For them, the principle seems to mean that all powers should be removed from the executive and judicial branches and

Thoughts on Shrek and KFB

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Our mamas always said, ‘If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything. ’ Well, I have something nice to say about our community, but I also have something not so nice to complain about.
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