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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…

Congress and the Trump administration must act swiftly to send a lifeline to citizens and an economy reeling from the ravages of the coronavirus. The aid will come as welcome relief to many Americans, but lawmakers can’t allow this unprecedented spending all to sit on the nation’s credit card.

Most of the news team at the Index-Journal has been gathering and writing stories while bunkered in their homes. That began Wednesday. A few have, out of need, ventured out to gather stories and photos. Yes, at a safe distance and while practicing the recommended health safety measures.

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.

The elite have nearly completed their agenda against humanity and the world. HIV killed 36 million, Hong Kong Flu in 1968, 1 million; Asian Flu 1956-58, 2 million. And had none of the impact COVID-19 is having. It appears COVID-19 is an agenda by the elite and globalists starting in China wh…

If there is anything consistent about the COVID-19 pandemic it is that there is really nothing consistent.

I saw a disturbing sight today. There was a sign that read "Re-elect Ricky Chastain." Why, for heaven sake, do we want to give him more years to play around with women while drawing a paycheck?

Newspapers are accustomed to criticism. It comes with the territory. This newspaper has not shied away from publishing letters to the editor that are critical of its coverage of news and events, even when the criticism seems unwarranted or just a bit over the top.

Has the world gone completely mad over this coronavirus panic? A view of the alarming reports put out by government officials and the media will support there is substantial evidence to support this conclusion of insanity. A brief review of widely available statistics will indicate that the …

With the volume of rain that has fallen in The T&D Region and around South Carolina, it’s hard to think of wildfires as much of a risk just now. Things will change.

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

My ninth-grade English teacher once made the statement to her young students: “It’s not what happens to us that is important. It’s how we respond to what happens to us.”

Please, don’t be so self-absorbed that you cannot fathom — or choose not to fathom — the importance of how businesses, organizations, schools, entertainment venues and the like have been responding to the coronavirus.

Syndicated columnist Jim Mullen recently notified newspapers he was hanging up his weekly column. The good news is he intends to knock out a book or two, something likely easier to do without the deadline of a weekly column hovering over the shoulder.

Imagine the power company decided it had too much money, so it was giving $100 credits to its customers. But there’s a catch: Only people with a power bill of at least $100 would get the credit.

Recently at Lake Greenwood State Park, I saw a Common Loon on the water. It is visiting the Lakelands for the winter and will return to the northern United States or Canada this spring. This is a migratory bird.

Just three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that so restricted abortion clinics’ medical staffing that it effectively guaranteed they couldn’t function at all. Now, a Louisiana law attempting this same roundabout scheme to deny abortion rights is going before the cou…

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…

Hey, kids. We know you’re not reading this, but we wish you were. Actually, if the kids who should be reading this were actually reading it, then we wouldn’t be writing this thing we want them to read. We dare say the ones this is addressing simply are not bright enough and might even need s…

Legend has it that Winston Churchill never got out of bed until he had checked out the obituaries in the morning paper to be certain his was not among them. He was averse to expending energy needlessly.

Democrats and even some Republicans have long pushed the idea that money buys elections, especially since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision. The boogeyman of campaign spending has been invoked to justify proposals to limit freedom of speech and restrict the public’s ability…

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