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Here we are again. It’s Friday, which is the day we roll out the weekly thumbs up, thumbs down list. And it’s not just any ole Friday; it’s Black Friday. And it’s not just Black Friday; it’s Black Friday in a pandemic world.

Sometimes as people gather at the Thanksgiving Day table, they share what seemingly amounts to be cliches. They are thankful for their family, their jobs, their health, their ...

In recent days, the following national security challenges have come into public view: President Donald Trump reportedly sought options for launching a military attack on Iran. Trump is planning to accelerate the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Islamist terrorists have escal…

When it comes to threats of violence, particularly gun violence, public schools typically have a zero-tolerance policy. That policy can, admittedly, be somewhat extreme, such as when an elementary school student has in his book bag a tiny solid plastic handgun dispensed by a toy vending mach…

With a pandemic still raging, the S.C. Legislature made the wise decision this fall to allow all registered voters to cast absentee ballots in this year’s general election. Lawmakers didn’t set about to conduct an experiment in making voting easier for voters — and over time less expensive f…

“A Negro mother wept in the street Sunday morning in front of a Baptist Church in Birmingham. In her hand she held a shoe, one shoe, from the foot of her dead child. We hold that shoe with her.

Rather than get into a discussion about whether the general election is long over with respect to the presidency, we’ll just note that for some in the Lakelands the elections are not over.

They are signs of the times. Well, actually they are signs of times gone by, a reminder of Greenwood’s past.

We did not need schooling on the fact that the media does not get to pick the president, as some readers were compelled to tell us Saturday. It is, however, historically based and quite normal for media outlets to call an election in favor of one candidate over another. The Associated Press …