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“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing betwe…

Seven out of 10 voters rate their health insurance coverage and the medical care they receive as good or excellent. Despite that, only 34% give our nation’s health care system positive reviews. Not surprisingly, therefore, health care reform has consistently been a top voter concern election…

We’ll gladly take a 90-day cease-fire when it comes to Greenwood’s shootings. We know the ultimate goal of the Pastors and Ministers Fellowship of Greenwood and Vicinity is to bring to an end the senseless and needless shooting deaths, and drive-by shootings that, even when no one is injured…

If you ever wondered where in the world former Midlands prosecutor Dan Johnson got the idea that it was OK to spend public money on elaborate parties, campaign-style donations to well-connected charitable causes and luxurious travel arrangements, reading his resume might have given you a hint.

The South Carolina General Assembly has yet to make a decision on the future of the state-owned Santee Cooper utility and will not do so at least until they return to Columbia in January 2020. Substantive action was taken in 2019, however, on another important issue related to utilities.

As Father’s Day approaches, our thoughts gravitate toward a couple of fathers in Greenwood who recently lost their lives when they were gunned down, one at point-blank range, the other in a hail of gunfire during a drive-by shooting.

A message shared at a graduation ceremony at Piedmont Technical College this past month rings as true as the message shared the very same day by the Rev. Kim Martin as she addressed those attending the funeral of a 24-year-old man who had been gunned down in Greenwood.

As this is being written, it appears the weather is going to mess with us all a bit this weekend. While the rain might be welcome, its timing isn’t the greatest for a festival that includes plenty of outdoor activities.

Many are no doubt approaching today as if it were any other day. For high school graduates, it’s still a time of celebration. They, along with their college-age counterparts, are likely more focused on what lies ahead for the summer break than what took place on this date, 75 years ago.

Three years ago South Carolina was led by a popular governor who was urging the federal government to allow drilling off our coast, our congressional delegation was cheerleading the effort and, while no votes were taken, it was generally assumed that the Legislature was solidly pro-drilling.