Mental health issues best addressed early

As a country, we freely discuss and accurately point to the need to address mental health issues head-on. We recognize the fact that when left unchecked in formative years, children with mental health ...

Take the stress out of holidays

You survived Thanksgiving, perhaps with the help of Spandex and, if with family members you prefer not to see, with the help of earbuds. You also survived Black Friday and its crowds. Perhaps you even ...

Electoral College is doing its job

The Electoral College has a dropout problem. Another Bill Clinton political protege lost a presidential election in the Electoral College despite winning the bulk of the popular votes, and in respons ...

Beating odds: Why big data not destiny

Cubs win the World Series. Donald Trump wins the White House. What do those two epochal events have in common? Both were considered highly unlikely. And both happened. Many fans didn’t expect th ...

President deserves to be met halfway

Republican Donald Trump captured the White House with a stunning yet convincing win over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The billionaire real estate mogul won by defying the odds and a slew of obstacles, in ...

Try to ease on down the road

As if the wildfires have not been enough, there are far too many wrecks occurring in and around Greenwood of late, and it brings to mind something that’s been mentioned before -- Daylight Saving ...

We will survive, college and all

As we continue to digest the shocking results of the 2016 presidential election, calls to eliminate the electoral college continue to grow. While these calls no doubt are providing some sense of comfo ...

On fires, a leader and flipping birds

Thumbs up and deepest thanks to the many, many firemen -- including some of our own from the Lakelands -- who have been working around the clock to contain the fires that have plagued our region of th ...

Trump victory is no reason for concern

In the wake of the most contentious presidential race in recent history, some overwrought Americans are panicked and protesting, irate and horrified at what Donald Trump’s election will mean for ...

Taxing thoughts on penny tax

David Porter did not offer a penny for our thoughts, but we’ll still share them. Porter, Abbeville County director, apparently is intent on bringing before voters once again a referendum to impl ...

Reflecting on lives of three pioneers

Last week and Sunday brought news of the deaths of several notable pioneers. Odd as it might seem to some, there is good reason to cite the loss of two nationally recognized pioneers with a local pion ...

Time to accept, time to support

Rare is the presidential campaign that ends without pain, disappointment and resentment. This newspaper had substantial reasons to question Donald Trump’s presidential bid, but he’s the cl ...