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.
Lots of words have been written the last several days about Frank Hill, aka Coach, Coach Hill, Mr. Hill or Mr. Frank. Most of the comments were of his later days at Emerald High School.
Lies are terrible things. They erode personal trust. They erode social trust. They can set us up for disaster or they can impede our recovery from disaster. They harm our relationships and hurt our self-esteem.
The dictatorship in Iran is, and has been for years, an active promoter and funder of terrorism. Additionally it is determined to destroy Israel. It already has conquered Lebanon using Hezbollah, a militarized terrorist organization, and is currently helping Syria massacre those rebelling ag…
In 2018, Cadence Development proposed a low-income apartment complex at Highway 72 and Langley but didn’t win enough points to secure tax credits from SC Housing, which administers the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. This was mainly because the developer made mistakes submitting their…
When did “hatred” replace “compromise” in this country? It’s clear that a debilitating change polluted politics, but it also has affected relationships in every aspect of American society. We may not notice it much in South Carolina, but it’s here, as it is in every state.
A crowd of hungry people with hollow looks on their faces gravitate toward Bill Herbkersman’s plane every time it lands on devastated Treasure Cay in the Bahamas. But guards, seemingly new to the rifles they carry, stop the horde from moving forward.
Why do wildebeest not kill the lions? Adult wildebeest weigh from 400 to 600 pounds. They all have horns and hooves. They can run up to 50 miles per hour. They live in herds of hundreds to thousands. Adult lions weigh from 300 to 400 pounds. They all have fangs and claws. They run in bursts …
Maybe a massive hurricane that howls and slashes its way through coastal South Carolina will be enough to convince her people that now is the time to face climate change and do more.
At this point, you know about the $20 million adjustment to the anticipated revenue from the Capital Project Sales Tax, along with the possibility that up to 10 projects will go unfunded.