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Remembering Mandela

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.  It is what difference we have made to the lives…

Profiles in Politics: Bill Connor

– By G. Miller Thompson – Orangeburg resident and self proclaimed Tea Party Republican Bill Connor joins this “Profiles” series as he officially announced his campaign for the 2014 GOP…

A Horn of Plenty

 OPINION – By G. Miller Thompson – Nearly 400 years ago, European colonists in Plymouth and Wampanoag Indians came together at one table to enjoy an “autumn feast” which many…

Shop Small

OPINION – By Ben Homeyer – The deficit in Washington is growing—and I’m not speaking about our nation’s floundering finances. The trust-deficit between Americans and policymakers is distressingly large—with only…

Hope for the Holidays

Dear Editor, This year in South Carolina it is estimated that 27,260 people will be diagnosed with cancer. For them, the cuts to cancer research that took place as a…

Meriwether or Merriwether? Curryton or Curry Town?

 – By Vernon Miller – In recent years there has been a trend to spell “Meriwether” with double R’s. This erroneous way of spelling Meriwether does not give the prominent…

Profiles in Politics: Nancy Mace

– By G. Miller Thompson – Part four in the series of Profiles in Politics features Charleston native and 2014 US Senate hopeful Nancy Mace.  Mace’s campaign website describes the…

Doing More to Prevent Domestic Violence

– By Connie Stillinger – On October 29, 2013 Bryan Sweatt entered the home of his former girlfriend in Greenwood county, S.C. and shot her, their infant child and three…

It’s On Us

 OPINION – By G. Miller Thompson – “The hour is late, and the need is urgent.  The eternal destiny of many souls—and the future of our great nation—are at stake. …

A Diamond in the Rough

 – By G. Miller Thompson – America’s youth have an extremely twisted and warped perspective of what constitutes a hero.  We live in a society in which pop music stars…