The power of hugs is very much real

I want to thank Robert Saul for his Guest View article in the Index-Journal Jan. 9 titled “The power of hugs - thank you Norah.” I saw this story about the 4-year old girl, Norah, who was ...

Too many drivers display bad habits

It is amazing to see so many folks driving down a busy road doing things that could result in a crash. People are trying to drive and use some type of electronic device. Tragedy hits when a crash deat ...

Donald Trump sent by God for reason

Donald Trump represents the heart and mind of white America with all of the hate, prejudice, degrading, disrespecting, belittling, headline grabbing, money grabbing, depressing the poor, and kicking e ...

The kindness of strangers prompts words of thanks

I had written my check for the items I was buying (the total was more than my $20 bill that I had), but I was told I needed my South Carolina driver’s license for identification. I searched my w ...

Opinion columnists are too opinionated

The Washington Post columnists seem to give only one view of the election and the changes taking place. Dana Milbank is especially opinionated. There must be writers who can give a more objective view ...

Trials, triumphs of beauty

Being attractive is the allurement of humans and businesses. Our eyes are quick to pick up on beauty. We see it in autumn leaves, nature and especially humans. Young ladies, as they mature, think of m ...

November is National Family Caregivers Month

This month is important to me because, as someone who has been in long-term health care for almost 40 years, I have watched this cruel disease completely devastate families. I believe that in the long ...

Democrats, get in and ride in back

This addresses the defeated liberals, progressives, government dependent non-producers, illegal immigrants and others who are rioting and attempting to create chaos because their candidate lost the el ...

Tribute organizer deserves thanks

I was delighted to see such tremendous coverage in the Index-Journal of the Veterans Day parade of Nov. 6. It speaks well for Greenwood that our residents support this effort whether as participants, ...

America's flags should not be made in China

I am a proud American veteran who served 26 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. I recently bought an American flag lapel pin locally. I noticed the pin was made in China. What is this world coming to whe ...

Says police chief did much for town

Police Chief J.T. Galloway was a great community-oriented police chief. He showed everyone respect and compassion. He always greeted you with a smile. He was a chief who didn’t mind working all ...

Says Trump is what Washington needs

This country is as close to a revolution as I have ever seen in my lifetime. It is a revolt against too much power in Washington that is benefiting the elitists and over-taxing the rest of us in order ...

Says McCravy would be a good representative

I have attended church with John McCravy and his family for years, and I’ve seen him and his wife extend generosity and kindness to the community of Greenwood repeatedly. He employs many in Gree ...

Capital Project tax will do much good

Greenwood County has been my home for the majority of my life and I have spent the past 20-plus years educating Greenwood’s children and raising my own sons. Our children need every opportunity ...

Trump and Clinton: There is difference

This time voting the issues is of upmost importance. Our two candidates: one speaks vile things at times and the other should be imprisoned for illegal actions as secretary of state. Hillary: supports ...

On remembering when there was no 'I' in team

THEN:Teammate receives a kickoff deep in his end zone and takes a knee and the offense starts on the 25-yard line. NOW: The team’s “I” player (it’s all about him) decides he ca ...

Why Laurens County race for coroner is important

The coroner’s race in Laurens County is one that may not rank high for the average voter, but this year there are compelling reasons to vote for change. The Republican candidate who initially fi ...

'Yes' vote for penny tax just makes good sense

I am extremely proud of the fiscal responsibility our county government has shown in making Greenwood the only debt-free county in the state. As someone who advocates sensible conservative government ...

Penny sales tax will meet public need

I will be voting yes on Nov. 8 for the penny sales tax. If passed by the voters of Greenwood County, this penny tax will provide funding for a number of projects, including the important area of publi ...

Supports Michael Gaskin for House District 13 vote

I am writing in support of Michael K. Gaskin for State Representative for District 13.My family and I have gone to hear Michael speak at several churches in the community. Michael is a good and honest ...

'Yes' vote is vote for county's future

As a Greenwood native and Lander University graduate, I am in full support of the proposed 1 percent Capital Project Sales Tax for many reasons, but I would like to focus on one reason in this letter. ...

Couple gives McCravy support for SC House

Let us encourage you to vote Nov. 8 and please vote for John McCravy for South Carolina State House of Representatives District 13.John has been a successful attorney for many years and shares his pas ...

Says McCravy a good choice

It is evident that election time is right around the corner, as we see political signs showing up all around town. Knowing each of these candidates and their qualifications can be difficult and confus ...

Supports Gaskin in House election

I am writing in support of Michael K. Gaskin for South Carolina State Representative for District 13. I have worked with Michael for more than 15 years, and have watched a natural born leader who ...

Sober houses serve a community need

The alcohol and drug problem in the Lakelands and nationwide is widespread. Most people are aware of this problem. Thank the good Lord that the recovery community in the Lakelands is also widespr ...