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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 AM
Presbyterians don’t believe in luck. Still, we do sincerely wish Paul Kooistra the best of luck as the 16th president of Erskine College and Theological Seminary.
Kooistra was named president Friday, and also corresponding with the Presbyterian way one would have to think he was predestined for the post -- he was initially being considered to fill the void on an interim basis. But the committee conducting the search determined Kooistra could and would mean more for Erskine on a long-term basis. The board agreed, unanimously, and offered him the full-time position, which he accepted.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Presbyterians don’t believe in luck. Still, we do sincerely wish Paul Kooistra the best of luck as the 16th president of Erskine College and Theological Seminary.
    Kooistra was named president Friday, and also corresponding with the Presbyterian way one would have to think he was predestined for the post -- he was initially being considered to fill the void on an interim basis. But the committee conducting the search determined Kooistra could and would mean more for Erskine on a long-term basis. The board agreed, unanimously, and offered him the full-time position, which he accepted. 

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    South Carolina is living up to its reputation as a state that can and will put its people to work, as evidenced by its continuing trend of besting the national unemployment rate, now for the third consecutive month. 

  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” -- Ronald Reagan
    Granted, the proposed demolition of the Greenwood County civic center does not come close as a historic parallel to President Reagan’s charge to his Russian counterpart that eventually led to the removal of the Berlin Wall, but the bittersweet moment is upon us. 

  • Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Baffling. That is how we can best describe the state Supreme Court’s latest ruling to remove from the public eye that which should be public. 

  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Abbeville is a beautiful city steeped in a historic past. 

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Every so often, South Carolina politics rises to the level of public ridicule and becomes the topic of many a late night TV host’s jokes. 

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Most likely on any given day, the media could report on and warn people about scams that, if successful, will rob them of their hard-earned money. 

  • Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Politics is an interesting animal. We love it, we hate it. We’ve even heard some people describe it as akin to marriage, but we’d like to think a marriage is far better. 

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:11 AM
    Skateboarders and longboarders around here do not seem to be menacing and wayward children. We’ve not noticed any hellions on wheels roaming the streets and zipping by people with criminal or ill-intent. No, they seem to be folks who simply enjoy the thrill of skateboarding or, especially among longboarders, prefer the board as a means of getting from Point A to Point B.
    But these youngsters who surf on wheels rather than waves also have an obligation to respect property, public and private. And as such, we find ourselves in the court with the City of Greenwood as it eyes amending its ordinance to ban skateboarding in the Uptown Special Tax District. At the same time, we are sympathetic and think something can be done to accommodate the skateboarders. 

  • Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you don’t like chicken, barbecue and ribs served fresh off a hot and smokin’ grill, if you don’t like crowds and if you don’t appreciate good homegrown bluesy music, we suggest you just turn the page. 

  • Tuesday, July 08, 2014 12:00 AM
    After a handful of primaries and a couple of runoff elections last month, we are now staring at November and the general election. 

  • Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:42 AM
    By now, a good many readers have not only read the accounts of Sam Montgomery’s arrest on a speeding charge in Laurens County, but also viewed the arresting state trooper’s roughly 30-minute long in-dash video of Montgomery’s arrest and trip to jail.
    Montgomery, a former Greenwood High School and LSU football standout who is now in the NFL as a Cincinnati Bengals player, was stopped in the early morning hours last week along Highway 72, en route to Greenwood. 

  • Friday, July 04, 2014 12:00 AM
    Greenwood -- the city of, that is -- gets a thumbs up this week. Yeah, we still think better planning could and would have avoided the digging in the dirt for electrical lines smack dab in the middle of the Festival of Flowers’ main weekend, but that’s behind us now. Digging is still going on, but all should be ready for next weekend’s Festival of Discovery and Greenwood Blues Cruise. And once it’s done, that should be that. 

  • Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:00 AM
    Friday -- no, make that the entire weekend -- is a big one. 

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:00 AM
    After he entered Alford pleas and brought his trial to an end, now former Calhoun Falls town councilman Charlie Tillman alluded that a move to Boston is in his future.