I pray that you, your families and friends are healthy and persevering during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. Our city, county, state, country and world are in uncharted waters right now. The precautions necessary to avoid and contain COVID-19 are having a profound effect on everyone…

Anniversaries are commemorations of important past events. Since 2014 we have been in the midst of 75th remembrances of WWII. Last June, a huge crowd and some aging veterans gathered on the beaches of Normandy to remember 75 years earlier when young American soldiers and others of the Allied…

What are we learning from the coronavirus? The essential fact that becomes obvious is that we humans on this planet are evermore interconnected, no matter where we live or what part of society we occupy individually. China and Africa and Europe are on our doorsteps right here in Greenwood. E…

Gov. Henry McMaster must issue a tough stay-in-place order now to keep coronavirus from spreading more in South Carolina. He can’t wait any longer.

A commentary on education … or lack thereof: It’s surprising how much you learn after you thought you knew it all.

Every state at one time or another seems to lament (or brag) that it has the worst drivers in the U.S. Trust me, South Carolina drivers, and Greenwood drivers in particular, scare me worse than driving in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and other places I have driven. I admit…

The flu that you prepare for every winter kills about 100 South Carolinians every year, according to state health data.

It goes without saying that no celebration of black American history would be complete without remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is the most important black American in my lifetime. I can remember seeing news coverage of his assassination in 1968. The nation had lost one of its most …

For the presidential candidates, staffers, reporters and hangers-on starting to descend like locusts into South Carolina for its national debate and the Feb. 29 presidential primary, remember what native son James L. Pettigru wrote just after the state seceded in December 1860:

With all of the confusion after the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses and creeping nastiness seeming to shape the party’s New Hampshire primary, look for South Carolina to come to the rescue to former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign.

In America, choosing our government is a sacred right and duty. Our vote is our voice, guaranteeing that we are stewards of our communities and our state and our nation. It’s the essential expression of what it means to be American.

It was a little after noon on Sunday when we heard the news of Kobe Bryant’s death. Ironically, it was my 16-year old daughter – who cares nothing about sports but knew about Kobe from a number of popular memes – who first heard about it. She texted my son, who got the message as we were out…