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REDDING COLUMN: A reminder about Christmas

on Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Posted in Faith, Opinions

By Carl Redding Christmas is the day of celebrating the supernatural birth of Jesus Christ our Lord, the Son of God. Jesus’ birth was supernatural because of the Prophetic accuracy of the Bible. Jesus was born of a virgin. This was the fulfillment of the

EDITORIAL: Space heaters can pose real risk to lives

on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Space heaters  can pose real  risk to lives
The winter chill is now upon us. Recent overnight temperatures have fallen into the 30s and on a few occasions the 20s. Accompanying the cold is the annual danger from fires caused by people trying to stay warm. Many South Carolinians turn to space heater

SLOAN CLOUMN: Feliz Navidad: Christmas in Barcelona

on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN CLOUMN: Feliz Navidad: Christmas in Barcelona
A crisp wind blew as we walked back to our hotel on Christmas morning. It was 1981 and we were in Barcelona, Spain. I was in the Marine Corps and deployed with the 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit aboard the USS Saipan. A mere 19 at the time, this was my secon

GUEST COLUMN: Sales tax referendum concerns addressed

on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

GUEST COLUMN: Sales tax referendum concerns addressed
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Florence County would like to make everyone aware of the issues concerning the placement of a full length detailed referendum on the November 2020 General Election ballot in Florence County. Director David

EDITORIAL: ‘Tis the season for holiday scam artists

on Tuesday, 03 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: ‘Tis the season for holiday scam artists
December has arrived and the countdown to Christmas has begun. Chances are your mailbox is beginning to fill up with three types of mail: Christmas catalogs, Christmas cards (although we still cannot understand how people can be so organized as to get tho

SLOAN COLUMN Recalling the most famous reindeer of all

on Tuesday, 03 December 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN Recalling the most famous reindeer of all
The Christmas holidays glitter and glisten with all sorts of traditions. One of them is the telling, reading, singing, and watching a television program about a certain reindeer with an extraordinarily shiny nose. Everybody, young and old, loves the story

MOLLETTE COLUMN: Remember the greater value at Christmas

on Tuesday, 03 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

MOLLETTE COLUMN: Remember the greater value at Christmas
Merchants around the world depend on the Christmas season each year for 20 to 50-percent of their yearly sales. The travel industry from airlines to gasoline stations see a nice bump during the holidays. People are going to buy airplane tickets and buy ga

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Choice must be made between money and God

on Tuesday, 03 December 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Choice must be made  between money and God
Choice must be made between money and God To the editor “What shall we render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward us?” This question was asked by the Psalmist in Psalm 116:12. As Christians we may ask the same question today. While the answer rema

STEIFEL COLUMN: Diversification

on Tuesday, 03 December 2019. Posted in Opinions

STEIFEL COLUMN: Diversification
Is your portfolio adequately diversified to match your tolerance for risk? Even if you have been fortunate enough to enjoy strong returns in the past, you may want to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified. In

WALKER COLUMN: In dire need of the true holiday spirit

on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

WALKER COLUMN: In dire need of the true holiday spirit
Yesterday, I was raking leaves. As the breeze blew the leaves to the ground, I thought I detected the scent of evergreen. When I did, I imagined the leaves were snowflakes gently falling. Also, I swear I could see a sled coming over the hill with children

SLOAN COLUMN: A Thanksgiving to remember

on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: A Thanksgiving to remember
The unmistakable smell of Thanksgiving drifted from kitchen to dining room to living room and all throughout the house. After days of planning and preparation, the feast was nearly complete. The table was perfectly set. Dozens of dishes lined the kitchen

POLAND COLUMN: The sad, sad ballad of Moses Corley

on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: The sad, sad ballad of Moses Corley
We all cross paths with a person we can’t forget. And so, a man by the beautiful name of Moses Corley lingers in my mind. If every life is a song, then Moses’s life was a sad, sad ballad. Moses worked as the janitor in the library of a college where I on

EDITORIAL: Show love (and cash) to small businesses

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Show love (and cash) to small  businesses
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. People are already out and about, purchasing Christmas presents. For weeks now stores have had holiday decorations on display, enticing customers to start their gift shopping early. It only makes sense, then, that we offe

SLOAN COLUMN: Get ready to bury the hatchet

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Get ready to bury the hatchet
Alcohol and sharp instruments? Yes, it does seem like a decidedly dangerous combination, but bar and pub patrons have been hoisting pints of frosty malt and hurling darts at round boards for centuries. I myself have thrown a few back while at the same tim

MOLLETTE: Entitlements mean finding more money

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

MOLLETTE: Entitlements mean finding more money
Our country is over 22 trillion dollars in debt and growing. Reducing our spending is never easy especially for our government. We have a lot of obligations from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, defense, veterans, infrastructure and more. There aren'
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