The Trump administration is drafting an executive order to address alleged anti-conservative bias in social media. While details are sketchy, there are huge First Amendment implications to the executive branch telling a private business what it must do regarding expressions of opinion — even…

When a South Carolina Electric & Gas crew destroyed an active osprey nest atop a power pole in Mount Pleasant more than a year ago, federal wildlife officials sheepishly explained that the utility wouldn’t face punishment because rules under the Endangered Species Act were being rolled back.

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The Trump administration is drafting an executive order to address alleged anti-conservative bias in social media. While details are sketchy, there are huge First Amendment implications to the executive branch telling a private business what it must do regarding expressions of opinion — even…

When a South Carolina Electric & Gas crew destroyed an active osprey nest atop a power pole in Mount Pleasant more than a year ago, federal wildlife officials sheepishly explained that the utility wouldn’t face punishment because rules under the Endangered Species Act were being rolled back.

I continually go through life trying to learn from the events of every day, whether that is a sporting event, TV show, movie or Broadway musical. I must admit that Broadway musicals particularly “speak” to me and force my introspection.

It’s an illustration of how unreasonable congressional Republicans are on gun control that growing GOP support for a “red-flag” measure to prevent demonstrably dangerous people from getting firearms is being hailed as a bipartisan breakthrough. The proposal is the tiniest of gestures in the …

Abbeville County’s public school community — much of the Lakelands, really — remains in shock and disbelief following the death of school superintendent Betty Jo Hall this past week. Hall was killed in a head-on collision Thursday. The wreck claimed the life of 18-year-old Savion White, a hi…

President Donald Trump has signaled, if lightly, a willingness to consider measures to address mass shootings in America. Democrats should stop playing politics and engage him in a productive policy discussion.

There are many definitions for artificial intelligence, or A.I. I would say it is a takeover of our thinking patterns. We are becoming lazier as each generation comes and goes. So we let a robot or machine think and work for us. I would like to say unequivocally modern science now would like…

With all of America’s turmoil, you might feel discouraged. Worn down. Like there’s nothing you can do that will really make a difference because the system is so big that whatever you do just won’t matter.

A couple of weeks ago, in this space, we took another media outlet and one of its reporters to task for committing one of the most egregious acts in the journalism field: plagiarism. There’s enough media bashing going around these days, what with all the claims of “us” being “enemies of the …

I’ll let you off with a coupon this timePolice in Tempe, Ariz., have taken a different approach to law enforcement: In addition to ticketing people who break the law, they are rewarding those who follow it with coupons for free soft drinks or snacks. The program hasn’t been problem-free — th…

I grew up listening to storytellers; they were like grandmothers I had chosen for myself, Mrs. Page and her sisters, Aunt Margaret, Mrs. Upchurch, Aunt Mattie, and their mother, “Ma.” By the time I was born, the sisters and their mother had grey-blue hair, but they were somehow timeless, too…

Capital punishment is occurring on Airport Road. No, not at our women’s prison, but at our new $3.4 million county animal shelter, where adoptable pets are being executed via lethal injection at a rate that allows little more than half to make it out alive.

What two six-letter words are used most frequently by print and TV media when reporting political news? If you have been paying attention, you might answer racist and racism, and be correct. You would also be right if you heard them from Democrat sources. CNN and MSNBC reportedly used these …

Watching the Democratic candidates’ debates and reading what some of the pundits have said, we find ourselves also hoping to see the 20-lane wide freeway of Democrats narrow down to two, maybe three. And soon.

Our political arena has become a circus and travesty to the citizens of the USA. Trump appears to care about this country, yet the liberals and the squad bash every move he makes, trying to bring socialism here.

I have limbs lying in front of my yard that have been there for a full three weeks. I have called CPW twice and they are still there. We had a bad storm three weeks ago and a big pile of limbs that was in front of my neighbor's house was blown down in front of my driveway. I have to run over…

We can learn a lot from social media, a topic that has gotten some mileage in this space of late. Just follow our stories when they are shared on Facebook and the website to get an idea of what we mean.

A new school year is about to begin. It already began today for students in McCormick County under its newly launched year-round program that includes a uniform dress code, and we have high hopes for that proving successful.

The economy continues to reach new and historic heights each and every month, thanks to President Trump and his pro-growth economic policies. The June jobs report demonstrated yet another month of increased job growth and low unemployment rates, smashing expectations as wages for Americans c…