Today is special, so raise a toast

You know what today is? Other than Wednesday, of course.Area ministers might not like today, even though they normally do look forward to Wednesdays -- the usual weeknight for church dinners and churc ...

Relationships, trust a firm foundation

Greenwood is not in a bubble, and it certainly is not perfect. Still, we can and should count our blessings when it comes to the overall relationship between residents and law enforcement -- a point t ...

A meeting of minds on seismic testing

Often business interests and environmentalists are at loggerheads: Development versus conservation.But the two have found common ground on a worthy issue affecting the Atlantic Coast. They oppose seis ...

Constitution Week: Powers established

As we reminded readers last week, Constitution Week is being celebrated across the nation right now. The week began Saturday and winds up Friday. Schools in the Lakelands and throughout the nation are ...

School board should look internally first

Greenwood County School District 52's trustees seem to be at odds with themselves.As a body last year, the board made clear its disdain for school superintendents who, after several years on the job, ...

On history, walkways and deserving people

Abbeville City Council gets a thumbs up for giving the OK for a plaque being placed on the Abbeville Opera House to honor a man who was lynched more than a century ago. Anthony P. Crawford's great gra ...

A special week well worth noting

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the ...

A quarterback's kneeling protest

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn't the first athlete to make a political protest when the spotlight is on him. John Carlos and Tommie Smith famously raised a black power salute as they received their ...

A salute to veterans, center and memorial

A somber day, but also a day of celebration and recognition that was certainly due.That is what Sunday was when 29 military veterans were inducted into the Greenwood County Veterans Hall of Heroes at ...

Can only be one Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly was an anti-women's rights activist with a law degree, two-time candidate for Congress and a successful businesswoman. Whether heralded as a giant of the American conservative movemen ...

Lander embezzlement one for the classroom

Nearly $335,000 in embezzled dollars could be substantiated by Lander University employees. There's sufficient reason to believe that an even greater sum -- perhaps more than half a million dollars -- ...

On judgments, caring droughts and racing

We held out a while, but can no longer do so. They deserve far more than a thumbs down, but a thumbs down is all we can muster in response to some people's comments following the tragic death of a 5-y ...

DDSN must step up to its responsibilities

The state agency that cares for South Carolina's most vulnerable adults should take steps to improve the way it tracks and responds to allegations of abuse and neglect, and so-called "critical inciden ...