I’m against it, but I’m not doing anything about it

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:45 a.m.

A few years ago, NBC television aired a piece and left out “one nation, under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. They didn’t want to offend anyone. …

Car Care Council updates free car care guide for motorists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:40 a.m.

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“There’s nothing to do”

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:45 a.m.

“There’s nothing to do.” I hear that from a lot of people around here. I’ve seen the photos of a Main Street empty of cars and looking more like a …

Proud to be from Kingstree

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

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South Carolina Road Numbers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:15 a.m.

There is near unanimity that the condition of our state's roads is in serious decline. However, there is debate as to why. Our roads are an asset, and as with most assets their condition can be measured by numbers.

Stop the dinosaurs and American History

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

What news! A student writes about using a gun to kill a dinosaur. The mention of gun causes his school to be locked down and this creative writing …

Full Circle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:45 a.m.

BY LESLEE SPIVEY

When was the last time you recycled?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:45 a.m.

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Close enough

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 a.m.

You’ve probably heard someone say “Close enough.” That could be used for lots of situations. You’ve probably heard “Close only counts in horseshoes. …

Saving the world with college football

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:03 a.m.

We live in a dangerous world. The threat of terrorism is all around us. The President of the United States doesn’t have a strategy to combat these …

FOIA is for everyone

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:03 a.m.

Within weeks of a Supreme Court ruling striking down the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA that gives the ok for public bodies to forego agendas …

The will to win

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:03 a.m.

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Lets hear it for predictions

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I’m writing this column on a Thursday before the Labor Day weekend. By the time the paper comes out, opening day for Dove season will be over, …

A nation of immigrants should have an immigration system that works

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

America did not become great by keeping people out. We are great because, throughout our history, we have held our doors wide open to those seeking a new start, economic opportunity, and a chance to raise their families in peace and freedom.

Henry Haddock Pilot/Friend

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I’ve known Henry Haddock for over forty years. When he graduated from high school, he enrolled in aircraft mechanics school. He learned to fly and …

A lesson from Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:37 a.m.

It was a sad day when Robin Williams died. Hollywood lost a great comedian and actor, but more important was the fact that the man who gave so much …

Protecting South Carolina’s veterans

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:37 a.m.

COLUMBIA, SC — The brave men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform deserve our honor and our kept promises. South Carolina’s 400,000 veterans rely on the services provided by the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston and the 11 community-based outpatient facilities across the …

Envisioning an epiphany UPDATED

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:36 a.m.

It is really hard to realize that something you do, say, see, hear, or experience is an epiphany. I’m not talking about the manifestation of Christ. …

“Leave no man behind”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:47 a.m.

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Great spots for perfect shots

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:47 a.m.

I’m always on the hunt for unusual backgrounds for my portraits. Backgrounds play a key role in setting the mood. If your family is the outdoorsy …

Happiness overrated

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:47 a.m.

It’s a well-used phrase. “I just want to be happy.” “I don’t care that he is quitting medical school, I just want him to be happy.” “I wish I could …

Drinking water

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:40 a.m.

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Smith’s Concrete & Niwot, Colorado

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Smith’s Concrete Products is in Bishopville. It’s right there on Sumter Highway just a few miles out of town. They have all sorts of concrete …

Making a Bucket List

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Recently, Bunny, the children, and I spent a week at the lake celebrating his upcoming retirement. After 41 years of working in accounting, Bunny is …

Static displays

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The local civic club was putting on an airshow. The show was in the mid 1980s. The show was at the local airport and proceeds were going to help …

Pass the donkey, I’m starvin’!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

I’ve said it before; I love to eat. Eating food not only keeps you alive, it is the bond that brings family and friends together. What I don’t love …

To laugh about our differences UPDATED

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Ernest Shaw,

They finally got advertising for me UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Oh No! They found out where I live. Now I’m getting advertising that is tailored for me. I’ve always been interested in how advertising on …

Rantings of an avid voter UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.

I confess, I vote in every election and have a real problem understanding why so many citizens choose not to. Granted some elections are more …

Why vote? UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.

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