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Well, dang. Looks like all the chatter about there being no flu cases because the truth was cloaked (flu cases are just being called COVID cases as part of the big lie) has hit something of a wall.

Editor’s note — These words know and define no political party; yet, they should define our aspirations as a once-again united nation.

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Good morning, and thank you for trusting IJ Air, which has served readers for 101 years, with your reading needs. This is your captain speaking and welcome aboard Flight 1919. Today’s forecast calls for mostly clear skies, although we may experience some turbulence when reading certain stori…

Well, dang. Looks like all the chatter about there being no flu cases because the truth was cloaked (flu cases are just being called COVID cases as part of the big lie) has hit something of a wall.

When interviewed about the Jan. 6 insurrection, several politicians and leaders within this nation declared, “This is not who we are. This is not America.” Is it not? Why are we surprised by anti-democratic activity and violence that perpetuates the hate and dehumanization of certain groups …

Editor’s note — These words know and define no political party; yet, they should define our aspirations as a once-again united nation.

Editor's note — The "letter" referenced here was Congressman Jeff Duncan's statement released by his press office to media outlets throughout his district. It was published in this paper Saturday.

While opposing opinions are expected, I must respond to Andy Brack’s vicious editorial calling the Heartbeat Bill “legislative trash,” and the governor’s words “hogwash.” Aside from the insults and name-calling, his arguments are disingenuous, misleading, false and inaccurate.

This was being written just 24 hours before noon today, well before the sun had set Tuesday or risen today over the U.S. Capitol.

After working for the past four years in Los Angeles, and now thankfully being back home in beautiful Greenwood and the great state of South Carolina, I have come to really appreciate our values and predominantly conservative views.

I don't think anyone can justify the actions by a handful, possibly 200, of the thousands gathered to protest who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol.

In America, the nation succeeded because the people shared a work ethic that was the foundation of prosperity. You have to wonder what happened when you see socialist behavior taking root.

Editor’s note — Claims of election fraud in the 2020 General Election have been investigated and disproved countless times. CPW is a public utility that serves a diverse residency made up of people of various political and sexual persuasions.

Editor’s note — As we often do, we took a look at what we wrote here a year ago. What seemed appropriate then seems all too appropriate again.

The Bill Of Rights gives everyone the right to speak, regardless of the subject. However, after reading the letter to the editor in the Index on Jan. 8 I feel the need to respond.

Today’s newspaper is 24 pages, plus some additional reading materials and inserted advertising. Friday’s paper was 16 pages. On any given day, you can expect the Index-Journal to contain, on average, between 14 and 24 pages of news, sports, features and advertising.

I watched in horror and disbelief last week during the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. The hallowed building had not been breached in more than 200 years, and then not by American citizens but by British troops in a time of war. Witnessing the vandalism and desecration of the Halls of Co…

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was deplorable. The mob was infused by gems such as Jake Angeli, the Qanon Shaman wearing horns around his head; Richard Barnett, leader of the pro-gun rights group; Tim Gionet, a far-right activist; and Nick Ochs, founder of the Proud Boys of Hawaii. Spe…

This year will not be lost upon us — a worldwide pandemic, heightened racial tensions and a national election that drew an unprecedented number of voters to cast ballots.

Please, Congressman Jeff Duncan, put those socks back in the sock drawer. Actually, this past week they would have served a better purpose had you placed them firmly in the mouth of the man whose last name they bear — Trump.

I take this opportunity to thank you for your support to the Community Outreach Center. This has been a year of uncertainty! Many people have lost their jobs, families and their friends during this coronavirus pandemic.

So what’s a Republican U.S. senator from South Carolina supposed to do to keep MAGA-hat conservatives mollified? Particularly after voting against President Trump during certification of the presidential election that led a mob to storm the Capitol?

If you’re one of those newspaper readers who starts on page 1 and reads in sequential order, then you might have taken a while to get here because the front-page COVID-19 story gave you pause and cause for concern. At least, I hope every reader pores over that story and ponders the implications.

Massive cheating in the Nov. 3 election and a hatred of God in politics so evident has led the way for history to repeat itself in a spiraling way, Nazi Germany on steroids. Every Constitutional right will be seized. God and Guns at the top of the list followed by forced vaccines, depopulati…

We'll steer clear of talk of stealing elections, other than to note that a certain phone call to a certain Georgia official by a person in a certain high office that was made on that official high office's phone and with high office staff participating was suspect.

Thank you to the Greenwood Fire Department, Greenwood Police Department and City Council members for making it possible for Santa Claus to travel the neighborhoods of Greenwood to bring joy to the faces of many Greenwood residents.