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 ...

Eyes wide open on debate night

WASHINGTONIt's here, at last. The showdown we've all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. For what seems like years now, we've been building up to this moment -- the ultimate battl ...

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 ...

Trump's truth sets us free

WASHINGTONAt long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.At a highly choreographed event Friday, the Republican candidate for president of the United States finally issued his verdict on the birthrig ...

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 ...

Three questions about our candidate choices

In America, a country of more than 300 million adult people, the choice for our president is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both of whom are the least popular candidates in our history. The ...

Drawing strength from flying a flag

Drawing strengthfrom flying a flagI do not remember the details of when I first heard about 9/11. I am sure I was bustling about doing household chores. Someone must have called and told us to turn on ...

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 ...

Fondly remembering Sen. John Drummond

Being a native of Greenwood, I was blessed and honored to have worked as Sen. John Drummond's administrative assistant in his Columbia office from 1975 until his retirement in 2008. His main focus and ...

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 -- ...