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POLAND COLUMN _ Years lost to time, the silent thief

on Tuesday, 15 June 2021. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News

Tom  Poland. Down South
Growing up I could hear the tick of my church’s old Regulator wall clock. I can’t hear it today, but my hearing’s good. All that keeping of time must have silenced the Regulator’s tick and that’s appropriate. Time is fleeting in a silent unnoticed way. I

SLOAN C0LUMN _ A Father’s Day present fit for a king

on Tuesday, 15 June 2021. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News

Bob Sloan Editor
Editor’s Note: I wrote this column for Father’s Day 10 years ago. To my surprise and delight, it won several awards and was printed in a couple of dozen newspapers across the country. To all you dads out there, Happy Father’s Day!

DEWITT COLUMN: The miraculous baptism of Hank Shakes

on Tuesday, 08 June 2021. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News

Michael DeWitt Jr.   Welcome to Swampton
The waters of the Cattywampus Church of Christ baptism pond are said to have magical powers of healing and rejuvenation. Wictor Lawton, Swampton County’s oldes

EDITORIAL: Hurricanes - It’s nearly that time

on Tuesday, 25 May 2021. Posted in Editorials, Local News

EDITORIAL: Hurricanes - It’s nearly  that time
National Hurricane Preparedness Week was two weeks ago. Are you prepared?

POLAND COLUMN: Remembering the Last Great Snake Man

on Tuesday, 18 May 2021. Posted in Editorials, News, Education

Tom Poland Down  South
We Southerners and snakes make an interesting mix. We’re scared of them

SLOAN COLUMN: An homage to the All-American hot dog

on Tuesday, 18 May 2021. Posted in Editorials, News, Education, Local News, FEATURES

Bob Sloan  Editor
Americans have a love affair with hot dogs. Wieners, franks, frankfurters, or red hots – call them whatever you want, there’s no denying the fact that Americans have some

EDITORIAL: Gas shortage proves we’re not so good at collective action

on Tuesday, 18 May 2021. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News

EDITORIAL: Gas shortage proves  we’re not so good  at collective action
n a regular basis, it seems, the country is getting a lesson in its ability to collectively act for the public’s benefit, particularly when people are worried about scarcity.

Editorial: AROUND THE STATE --- Elected officials don’t need raises before teachers

on Monday, 19 April 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: AROUND THE STATE --- Elected officials don’t need raises before teachers
South Carolina has a teacher shortage that forced schools to rely on substitutes and international teachers even before COVID-19 sent them scrambling for extra teachers for now-smaller classrooms.

Editorial: Annual cleanup effort puts trash in its place

on Monday, 12 April 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Annual cleanup effort puts trash in its place
For television aficionados of a certain age, it was an iconic commercial, one with a powerful message that still resonates today. 

AROUND THE STATE: Conceal the guns; reveal, and fix racism

on Monday, 05 April 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

AROUND THE STATE: Conceal the guns; reveal, and fix racism
Suddenly, or so it seems, South Carolina lawmakers want to make our state seem like it’s on the cutting edge and progressive, in step with the nation as a whole. 

Editorial: Pear trees presenting a problem in SC

on Monday, 29 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Pear trees presenting a problem in SC
Bradford pear trees are putting on a show in the Pee Dee Region and around the state with their bounty of white flowers.
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