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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

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,

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

EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

on Monday, 23 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and a quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted n

GENDUSA COLUMN: Grandpa’s Tennessee Christmas

on Monday, 23 December 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

GENDUSA COLUMN: Grandpa’s Tennessee Christmas
By: Lynn Gendusa When my brother was born in Monterey, Tennessee, in 1941, he was blessed with six living grandmothers. Two great-great grandmothers, two great grandmothers, and two grandmothers who all resided in the same small town! By the time he was

EDITORIAL: Future Scholars offers the gift of education

on Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Posted in Editorials

EDITORIAL: Future Scholars offers the gift of education
With a late Thanksgiving this year, I know many people are feeling the crunch of a shortened holiday season. And news of delivery delays and wondering whether your nifty packages will arrive on time just add to the holiday anxiety. But what if I told you

POLAND COLUMN: Holiday concert ushers in the season

on Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Posted in Editorials

POLAND COLUMN: Holiday concert ushers in the season
You know the lyrics … “Deck the halls with boughs of holly …” Sadly, songs like “Deck the Halls” fall victim to commercialism. This time of year businesses and ad agencies cram the airwaves with cheesy jingles. Yes, this time of year ads hijack Christmas

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

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

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

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

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

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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