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  There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been.  We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of a free society — the very large and the very...
  We took God out of our schools, and the world went to hell. I hear the sentiment frequently. One of my church members recently offered this opinion as rationale for all of today’s cultural depravity, and the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, now claiming fame as a Fox news guest...
STATE: House Passes Santee Cooper Reform Bill   Columbia – House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after the House voted by a vote of 104-7 to approve the Santee Cooper reform bill. This piece of legislation is the fifth bill included in the House’s ratepayer...
  COLUMBIA - Governor Henry McMaster held a special event today honoring South Carolina veterans and issued a statewide proclamation recognizing the first annual South Carolina Vietnam War Veterans Day.  To view a copy of the governor's proclamation, click here. "I want to thank all here, and those...
  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of The Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”   How many times have you heard it: “...
  At the March council meeting, our city manager, Mr. Bill Ed Cannon, asked council to consider not building a new unmanned welcome center at the intersection of Highway 76 and Broad Street. For those of you who may not be aware of this location, this would be in the parking lot of Industrial...
  Finding skilled workers is an ongoing challenge for American businesses.  Media reports tend to focus on the lack of science, tech, and math skills. But more than four in 10 business executives complain that too many job applicants lack "soft skills" like creativity, teamwork, and communication....
One of the first words I remember learning to recognize and read was “CAT” from the old Dick and Jane basal series. Spot was the dog and Puff the cat.  Fast forward fifty-plus years and CAT has taken on a new meaning. Back in 2013 Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56 and Richland County School...
  Only the fundamentally inept have trouble adjusting to and managing daylight savings time. I am afraid that I fall in that category. First, I really do not see the need for it. Time, like gravity and the internet, is a Newtonian main spring of the universe. Humans cannot make any more of it. Cows...
The time has moved forward an hour.  The temperature seems to be on the increase.  In a poetic parallel to nature, society moved forward a wrinkle in time and the political climate continues to heat up.  A change is about to come, and like that Phil Collins song, I can feel it in the air tonight. ...

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