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Recently we have been learning that some politically oriented organization with initials BLM has proposed that all federal prisons be closed, and all prisoners returned to society as free people to interact with their neighbors in ways they choose. Presumably their former pre-incarceration i…

The worst fears are that Republicans, who will be in charge of the House in 2023, will squander this opportunity? First, there is such infighting about who will be Speaker that it is possible a Democrats could end up being the Speaker. If the Republicans cannot compromise within their own pa…

It has unfortunately been a year to use the Greenwood professional support services many times. It is fortunate that we have the best EMS and police teams. My family is very grateful to the individuals that came and offered their skills and personal support during several difficult times. I …

Electric power the way we’ve always generated it versus a Green New deal is no longer a major issue in Europe, as Stephen Moore described in an excellent recent column. European countries have been all-in for the GND, with fossil fuel emissions to be history by 2050. How happy are they now a…

On Veterans’ Day, this veteran experienced the most wonderful Veterans’ Day celebration I have ever attended! It was a most humbling experience, as the names of the veterans, both living and deceased, were read in solemn reverence out loud. Also there was a beautiful and moving song, which w…

For thirty five years I had the greatest boss ever! Dr. Erwin Abell was not only a great boss, he was a caring friend. I lost three boys during my time in his office, and he and Mary were there for me through it all. I started out working FOR him, but in time I was working WITH him ... he wa…

I would assume that the citizens of South Carolina are satisfied with conditions as they now exist. We are content to linger near the bottom in all the important areas of life. We are satisfied with a poor educational system, a poor health care system, an over-all poor quality of life, among…

The Board of Directors would like to say a special thank you to all for supporting the Greenwood County Farmers Market this 2022 season, especially the Index-Journal and Wanda Rinker for keeping readers informed of our weekly report and offerings. The year was exceptional. The Senior Nutriti…