Seven out of 10 voters rate their health insurance coverage and the medical care they receive as good or excellent. Despite that, only 34% give our nation’s health care system positive reviews. Not surprisingly, therefore, health care reform has consistently been a top voter concern election…

We’ll gladly take a 90-day cease-fire when it comes to Greenwood’s shootings. We know the ultimate goal of the Pastors and Ministers Fellowship of Greenwood and Vicinity is to bring to an end the senseless and needless shooting deaths, and drive-by shootings that, even when no one is injured…

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I commend the Greenwood pastors for calling for a 90-day cease fire and coming up with a plan. As the Rev. Michael Butler, our pastor in McCormick, mentioned, prayer and faith are important and essential.

As time marches on, the world changes. New and unexpected influences challenge the status quo. It happens more often than we might think. Reactions can be as diverse as ethnic distribution. They can be reassuring or chaotic. The United States is currently torn by a chaotic debate.

Seven out of 10 voters rate their health insurance coverage and the medical care they receive as good or excellent. Despite that, only 34% give our nation’s health care system positive reviews. Not surprisingly, therefore, health care reform has consistently been a top voter concern election…

We’ll gladly take a 90-day cease-fire when it comes to Greenwood’s shootings. We know the ultimate goal of the Pastors and Ministers Fellowship of Greenwood and Vicinity is to bring to an end the senseless and needless shooting deaths, and drive-by shootings that, even when no one is injured…

This is the story of three cousins. Well, they’re pretty sure they’re all cousins because they think they are linked genetically to the same man. But they’re not 100 percent sure because some of the records are lost.

If you ever wondered where in the world former Midlands prosecutor Dan Johnson got the idea that it was OK to spend public money on elaborate parties, campaign-style donations to well-connected charitable causes and luxurious travel arrangements, reading his resume might have given you a hint.

I’ve attended all American Legion Post 20 home baseball games this year.  Sadly, I don’t see many new faces at each game. When will Post 20 be supported by this community? They have done a superb job of finding sponsorships for this season. I am not sure why we can’t get behind this team of …

Kudos to Steve Coleman for his youth leadership in the MODELS Academy program and to the Rev. Kim Martin for her insightful and courageous assessment of the problems contributing to the death of young black men in our community today.

It really saddens me to see so much emphasis placed on alcohol consumption at our Festival of Flowers event. A wine walk, a beer garden? What are we teaching our children? Do you read all the alcohol-related arrest reports?

The South Carolina General Assembly has yet to make a decision on the future of the state-owned Santee Cooper utility and will not do so at least until they return to Columbia in January 2020. Substantive action was taken in 2019, however, on another important issue related to utilities.

As Father’s Day approaches, our thoughts gravitate toward a couple of fathers in Greenwood who recently lost their lives when they were gunned down, one at point-blank range, the other in a hail of gunfire during a drive-by shooting.

There’s currently in the nation a surge in the battle between pro-abortion and pro-life sides. A governor considers the possibility of infanticide; several states enact legislation curtailing abortion opportunities. The issue’s importance reaches beyond the individual and into the national w…

A message shared at a graduation ceremony at Piedmont Technical College this past month rings as true as the message shared the very same day by the Rev. Kim Martin as she addressed those attending the funeral of a 24-year-old man who had been gunned down in Greenwood.

Millions of American students attending college for a classic liberal arts education don’t sit around watching MSNBC, attending Democratic Party meetings or reading The New York Times.

As this is being written, it appears the weather is going to mess with us all a bit this weekend. While the rain might be welcome, its timing isn’t the greatest for a festival that includes plenty of outdoor activities.

Many are no doubt approaching today as if it were any other day. For high school graduates, it’s still a time of celebration. They, along with their college-age counterparts, are likely more focused on what lies ahead for the summer break than what took place on this date, 75 years ago.

Three years ago South Carolina was led by a popular governor who was urging the federal government to allow drilling off our coast, our congressional delegation was cheerleading the effort and, while no votes were taken, it was generally assumed that the Legislature was solidly pro-drilling.

We were surprised to read, on the front page of the Index-Journal (with a spillover no less), the details of the recent transition of priests at our small Catholic parish in Abbeville. Most felt, since there was nothing newsworthy, that it would have been assigned to an entertainment segment…

High school students from four St. Louis-area districts gathered on a Saturday afternoon in mid-May to figure out what, exactly, they need in their lives to thrive as students. Among their answers: They need less stress and more free time.

Agrees with editorial on naming policies

There’s a lot of disappointment about the Legislature’s failure to deliver this year on its promise of transformational reform of South Carolina’s education system, particularly but certainly not exclusively among teachers. It’s easy to view legislators’ pledges to make those major changes a…

Hope you all don’t mind, but we’re taking a holiday ourselves today by repeating an editorial we published last year at this time. It seems to have stood the test of time, so ...

There’s a lot that goes on in a legislative session: Thousands of bills are filed. Hundreds of news stories are written about those bills. Scores of committee meetings underscore why making laws is as unsightly as making sausage.

Bill Connor — Army Infantry colonel, author and Orangeburg attorney — wrote recently about the University of South Carolina board’s rejection of presidential finalist retired Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen.

Greenwood County School District 50 is getting closer to having its next superintendent in place, a noteworthy and thumbs-up worthy step. The school board received the help of a company skilled in executive searches, Coleman Lew, which narrowed the field of candidates down to 15 prospects it…