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SLOAN COLUMN: Super psyched over super commercials

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

SLOAN COLUMN: Super psyched over super commercials
Ah, the big day is almost here. Christmas? That was a month ago. Birthday? Nada. Been there, done that. Wedding? Graduation? Vacation? No, no and no. Seriously, you know what day I’m talking about – Super Bowl Sunday! It’s the biggest game, the biggest

POLAND COLUMN: Reflections on a window to the past

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

POLAND COLUMN: Reflections on a window to the past
The old window looks out on Highway 25. The view at best is limited. Standing behind the window, you’d peer through iron bars and yards away a pine thicket. The real view however lets us see many years into the past. This window set in Elberton granite wi

EDITORIAL: Basic finance should be taught in classrooms

on Tuesday, 21 January 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Basic finance should be taught in classrooms
A great many – far too many – of our nation’s young people are financially illiterate. To say that someone is financially illiterate is just a fancy way of saying they don’t know how to manage their money. Our children are taught lots of things in schools

SLOAN COLUMN: I don’t have gut(s) for this challenge

on Tuesday, 21 January 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: I don’t have gut(s) for this challenge
In just a few days, our neighbors to the north will host one of the most mind-numbing, not to mention gross, tests of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude one could possibly imagine. How someone came up with the idea for such an event in the fi

WINEGARDEN COLUMN: Entrepreneurship key to ending poverty

on Tuesday, 21 January 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

WINEGARDEN COLUMN: Entrepreneurship key to ending poverty
More than 38 million Americans are living in poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. That’s just under 12 percent of the population. Not exactly what President Lyndon Johnson had in mind when he declared war on poverty in 1964. Since then, the

JOHNSON COLUMN: Change will never change

on Tuesday, 21 January 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

JOHNSON COLUMN: Change will never change
Nothing lasts forever. And many of us spend our entire lives coming to grips with that. Look at the typical child. She’ll get so involved in the enjoyment of a visit to a cousin’s house that others can’t help but smile from watching her. Until it’s time t

SLOAN COLUMN: Nothing quite like a good ‘lucky dog’ story

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Nothing quite like a good ‘lucky dog’ story
I recently received a letter from a reader by the name of Angeline Watford. She lives in Darlington County just north of Hartsville. In the letter she details a true story about her pet, a dog named Lucky. Never, ever pass up the chance to hear a story a

STIFEL Preferred stocks

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Opinions

If you like the thought of investing in stocks, but value the income that a bond offers, then preferred stocks might be right up your alley. Like common stocks, preferred stocks represent partial ownership of a company. Although preferred stocks do not co

EDITORIAL: Don’t put off getting a REAL ID

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Don’t put off getting a REAL ID
South Carolina officials have at least one New Year’s resolution they want added to your list. Get the state’s new driver’s license and identification card, otherwise known as the REAL ID. Anyone who plans to travel by airplane, visit a military installa

SLOAN CLOUMN: A superstitious start to the new year

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN CLOUMN: A superstitious start to the new year
If you buy into all the New Year superstitions mumbo-jumbo, it might be wise to steer clear of a certain newspaper editor during 2020. Having more to do with my taste buds and stomach than with superstitions and luck, I adhered to the custom of eating mo

JOHNSON COLUMN: January: Our opportunity to change

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

JOHNSON COLUMN: January: Our opportunity to change
Change is in the air. The evidence is everywhere. January is the one month of the year when society goes easy on us when we try to change. Optimism reigns. Our resolutions reveal our best intentions - the things we'd like to do, know we should do, and r

Letter to the Editor: Humbled and grateful to serve the community

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter to the Editor: Humbled and grateful to serve the community
Humbled and grateful to serve the community To the editor, As we look forward to both a new year and the start of a new decade, I want to take a moment to thank every person who has donated to Palmetto Goodwill, shopped in our stores or volunteered their

EDITORIAL: Is it really the end of a decade?

on Monday, 30 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

So did you attend an “End of the Decade” party last year? Did you raise a glass and toast the end of those blasted teens years and ring in the brighter and more hopeful 20s? Today is Jan. 1, 2020, the beginning of a brand spanking new decade, right? Well,

SLOAN COLUMN Sound advice for the coming year

on Monday, 30 December 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN Sound advice for the coming year
What better way to start off the New Year than with some sound advice from an old friend – Ann Landers: - - - Advice for All on New Year’s Day Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do

POLAND COLUMN: Christmas tree memories firmly planted

on Monday, 30 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: Christmas tree memories firmly planted
Another Christmas has come and gone. The trees that brought beauty to homes, stores, and more will soon come down. I’ve heard more than once that if you leave your tree up past New Year’s Day, you’re asking for bad luck. Not sure about that but seeing all
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