Two people are in conflict if they cannot agree on something. Sometimes the source of the conflict is a minor issue, sometimes a major issue. Sometimes the involved parties can have a rational discussion about the conflict, and sometimes they act irrational, being verbally or physically abusive.
The Democratic presidential preference primary is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29 (it’s a Leap Year). We do anticipate the polls to be busy, so don’t delay in requesting your absentee ballot and get caught in the last-minute rush.
Former and current American officials indicate that the Intelligence Committee had contact with the whistleblower prior to his/her filing the complaint over Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. The committee does not deny it, but maintains they simply told th…
Somehow, contrary to the Constitution, which protects the rights of the individual, everywhere you look nowadays there is someone or some group telling us what and what not to do.
This Thanksgiving holiday will certainly be one for the Humane Society of Greenwood to celebrate. As interim director, I am overjoyed to witness firsthand the 17-plus years of work, done by so many, to be paying off in such a significant way.
South Carolina is just one of four states without a law that punishes people who violently lash out against others or property because of hate. Rep. Beth Bernstein, D-Columbia, is working to build a coalition of lawmakers to change the status quo — and soon.
State legislators might have a little extra incentive to do something about nameless groups that pour dark money into elections to affect their outcomes: their own political hides.
“Lynching” is a word that should be discarded from political discourse, especially throughout the South where thousands died from racial terror after the Civil War.
A forest is more a concept than a thing. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a forest as “a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract.” Through most of human time, a forest was regarded with trepidation. Forests were filled with real dangers such as wolves and bears, a…
Empathy is described as the trait that allows us to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to understand their situation and their responses to it. It is one of the most difficult personality traits to employ on a regular basis. And a recent book reminded me of the breadth of empathy that tho…
Racism and racial exploitation may seem to be the same thing. They are far from it. Racism is real. Racial exploitation is when someone uses any excuse to accuse someone else of racism – even false and oft times manufactured or purported racism. Look around. It’s a blemish on reality.
As a Greenwood resident, a CPW customer and a parent, I am very disturbed at the way the major decision of removing fluoride from the local water system has been handled.
There have been a couple of articles recently written trying to update the status of the 2-year-old Capital Project Sales Tax. I feel it is time to take a moment to recap why the CPST was and continues to be so critically important to the current and future success of Greenwood County.
State legislators need to be a little bit like reporters in the days ahead as they consider the fate of Santee Cooper, the state-backed utility that fell into trouble when a project to build new nuclear reactors spectacularly died.
It is easy in these times of “fake news” and denigration of the media to forget the importance of your local newspaper. It is National Newspaper Week, so take time to consider what value your local newspaper brings to your community and your life.
Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.
Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll. For those of us old eno…
For centuries, citizens have turned to their local news publication for local breaking and investigative news, as well as to learn about hot-button issues in their communities. In the last 15 years, with the rise of digital communications, many readers have changed their preferences to digit…
The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.
Seasoned politicos are a bit taken aback by former Vice President Joe Biden’s strong numbers in a new Winthrop Poll in South Carolina, particularly among black Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters.