Flag flap results in call for leadership change

I read in the Index-Journal the other day that flying Old Glory at Greenwood High is now outlawed on campus. The article also mentioned that all flags are banned. It seems to me that waving the Americ ...

U.S. should ban flying of any flag but its own

Greenwood High School officials discipline students for flying the official flag of this country because of what? They have to let all of them go. What others? Only the American flag should be allowed ...

County library loses a staunch supporter

When Sara Bryson Smith died recently, the Greenwood County Library lost one of its staunchest advocates and truest friends. Smith was appointed to the Greenwood County Library Board of Trustees in Apr ...

Make lower part of state great

Some time back, one school in Greenwood had an assignment for students about the Great Depression. It would have been more educational to have someone talk who had been through such tragedy. Barnwell, ...

Christian nationis under attack

Some years ago, an artist had an exhibit at the Metropolitan Art Museum of the mother of Christ smeared in elephant dung. My dear friend, Jenny, asked “Can you imagine the outcry had that been a ...

Public education appears in peril

Not surprised by DeVos nomination Our state continually ranks near the bottom in education. Yet, our state legislature continues to ignore a state Supreme Court ruling concerning equitable funding for ...

Immigration ban not representative of us

Offended by actionstaken by Trump I feel like I am in a nightmare and can’t wake up. We have a president in office that has absolutely no idea how to govern a nation. He treats the amendments of ...

Use any means to protect US

Disagrees that Washington quote still applies in US today I read the opinion of Cokie and Steve Roberts in Sunday’s edition, “A stain on our history,” and was amused they quoted Geor ...

Graham out of step with rest of America

Has Sen. Lindsey Graham forgotten the people of South Carolina in his 22 years as a Washington politician? Apparently so, as his recent statements and actions reflect a pattern of disconnect with our ...

Kingdoms surely about to collide

On Jan. 22, the front page headline of the Index-Journal was “McCravy supports ‘fetal personhood bill.’” District 13 Rep. John McCravy said “the provision would define li ...

Mystery surrounding Home Depot here

I was wondering why there is so much mystery around the fact that Greenwood does not have a Home Depot store. I have been told there was a deal with Greenwood and Lowe’s that there would be no c ...

Hope town finds cure for its conundrum

We were surprised to learn Wednesday via the Index-Journal that Calhoun Falls has a “conundrum.” We sincerely hope that this does not produce additional problems because Calhoun Falls has ...

Cannot lose ground in Alzheimer's fight

As we enter the start of a new Congress and a new administration, I will be looking for leaders on Capitol Hill to maintain our progress in the fight to end Alzheimer’s because we cannot afford ...

More info needed on our licenses

I am a disabled person. It is hard to prove this in many situations without your Social Security card with you. I, like many others, do not carry my card for fear of loss and wear since it is paper. A ...

Making things right in SC

In the past year, we have witnessed many miracles performed by God in our country and state, one of these being that God has raised up a courageous leader in President Donald Trump. Trump’s acco ...

Enough is enough; it's time for prayer

Many freedoms we, as Americans enjoyed, may soon disappear. The Patient and Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, has insured more than 20 million p ...

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 ...