Our newspaper joins many other businesses, restaurants, bars and industries in having had an employee test positive for the novel coronavirus. We learned late last week that an employee who works in the downstairs department where papers are bundled and routed to the carrier force for delivery.

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It’s been said, many times, if we don’t learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. That is true. We have proved it too many times for anyone to doubt it. History teaches us but we fail to learn, again and again and again.

Prudence Taylor — these are not household words, but it would be safe to say that thousands of households have reaped the benefits of Prudence Taylor’s efforts as head librarian for the Greenwood County Library.

The Orangeburg Massacre and the Charleston Nine are two brutal events in South Carolina’s history that point to the need for a Hate Crimes Bill. Rep. John McCravy of House District 13, sits on the House Committee on Judiciary to which the Hate Crimes Bill (H.3063) has been referred. Such a b…

Our newspaper joins many other businesses, restaurants, bars and industries in having had an employee test positive for the novel coronavirus. We learned late last week that an employee who works in the downstairs department where papers are bundled and routed to the carrier force for delivery.

Recently I learned of the resignation of Heather Simmons-Jones from the Greenwood Partnership Alliance. While I certainly respect her decision to do what is best for her and her family, I must admit I view this as not good news for the greater Greenwood community. Please accept my words of s…

What a great gift for America’s birthday: The Confederate States of America officially, finally fell this past week. Lawmakers in Mississippi on June 28 voted to scuttle their state flag because it sports a Confederate emblem — the last state flag in America to include that symbol of bondage…

The horrible surge in coronavirus cases being experienced in South Carolina has one root cause: a liberal impatience by conservatives who reopened the state too early. As a result, too many people have the disease. Too many will die as exhausted medical workers are at their breaking point.

We appreciate the efforts the Greenwood Chamber and Uptown Greenwood have made with the Greenwood Business Pledge to address the spread of the coronavirus in Greenwood. However, what is really needed is a mandate for businesses to require employees and customers to wear masks.

Some people believe the heartache and pain that occurred in Minnesota have caused these riots. We all feel these pains, no matter the race. This violence occurring now has been slowly brewing for some time. We are seeing and have seen outbursts of rage from top officials on down to ordinary …

Why are you printing Associated Press articles that are unfactual or partially factual? Articles in question, "Officer charged with murder in Rayshard Brooks shooting" and "polls on police violence" are in the June 18 edition.

I am a veteran who proudly served 26 years in The U.S. Army Reserves. My father fought in WWII, serving overseas for almost four years. Although I sympathize with the players who want to kneel at a certain time before a game, I find it highly offensive to me and to all the veterans who serve…

Have you been outside the state yet during the COVID-19 pandemic? If you ventured into our sister Carolina and made any stops, you no doubt noticed the prevalence of face masks worn by customers and employees alike.

In looking back on some past editorials in this space, it occurs to us that one shared during Martin Luther King Day would be poignant to again share today. It seems wholly appropriate as the nation — the world, actually — shares in the despair of racial injustice and disparity.

A sharp increase in coronavirus cases, particularly in states where Republican governors have championed “freedom” over vigilance, underscores why the public must follow the experts’ advice and stop listening to ignorant fools. Editorially, we try to avoid using such strong words, but when a…

George Floyd’s death at the hands (knee) of a racist policeman was tragic. This cop should be sent to prison for first- or second-degree murder. The other policemen around him who did nothing to intervene should be found guilty of manslaughter. These cops are a disgrace to law enforcement. T…

The concept of police officers de-escalating potentially dangerous encounters is relatively new and opposite of what was standard operating procedure for decades: Counter the least resistance with overwhelming force.

There has been a great deal of focus put on law enforcement in recent weeks as it relates to bad policing. That focus is certainly warranted, but today, in taking a break from fresh writing, we found this editorial from August 2017 pertinent and still timely to share.

I have a friend who is a doctor. He tells me that he has been stopped for questioning by the police seven times in the last eight year, usually while in scrubs going to or from the hospital or medical school. 

As we’ve watched the last several weeks unfold after George Floyd’s death, the news has often been difficult to watch. His death has struck a deep chord across our country and in our communities. People are justifiably angry about what happened to Mr. Floyd. I am angry about it.

At the risk of jumping in front of the pitchforks, let us state what should be the obvious: Most police officers are decent people who take seriously their job of protecting the public, and frequently risk their lives doing so.

Spiritual wickedness has escalated to the point that its evil agenda has come to fruition. If it were not so sad, it would be laughable. The chaos in our land has been caused by evil liberals and the media. No details needed. I will say defunding police is laughable.

With the preponderance of recent events, namely the high death rate of African Americans from COVID-19 (in SC 52% are African American), the murder of Ahmaud Arbery (Feb. 23), Breonna Taylor (March 13) and George Floyd (May 25), and when applying Google’s definition, “the usual, average, or …