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Column: Why Confederate monuments should stay

Go to Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse and stand beneath the Confederate monument out front.
This stately monument was unveiled June 4, 1909. It is one of the 52 such monuments that stand entrusted to our care in South Carolina.
Better yet, go to the state Capitol grounds in Columbia and read the inscription on the monument there. It was erected by the organization Women of South Carolina to commemorate the Confederate soldiers. The inscription reads, in part:


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Column: Action plan for resisting hate groups

By Phil Noble

Most everyone was outraged by what happened in Charlottesville. If you are in that tiny sliver of humanity that was not outraged, well….
It is only human to react by asking, “What can I do?”


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Column: Scott: President has undercut his moral authority

By Sen. Tim Scott

Editor’s note: Sen. Tim Scott has joined the national debate over President Trump’s comments after the Charlottesville protests. Here are excerpts of his interview Sunday with host John Dickerson on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

John Dickerson: I want to start with your remarks about the president and the idea that his moral authority is compromised. What does that mean?


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Cites partisan attacks, county’s lack of funding

Column: Probate judge: I won’t run again

After many months of prayer and consultation with friends and family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election as Lancaster County probate judge next year.
It has truly been the honor of my life to serve the people of Lancaster County for the last 22 years. We came into this office with the same priorities that we proudly leave with: compassion, integrity and patience.  
I have always looked at this office as non-political, and I have worked tirelessly to avoid influence by the political rancor of our time.


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Column: Postal Service needs a leg up from Congress

Most people get mail every day except Sunday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?  
We found out a few years ago, when the U.S. postmaster general had to take away overnight first-class and periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem for a lot of consumers and businesses. Now, we may be facing a new slowdown, if something isn’t done by Congress very soon.


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Column: USCL marks 2 anniversaries this year

In the coming school year, USC Lancaster’s 59th year, we will celebrate two significant anniversaries.
This year we will mark five years of access to four-year degrees through Palmetto College, and on Oct. 5 our Native American Studies Center on Main Street in Lancaster turns five. These milestones present significant opportunities for current and future educators.

Palmetto College


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Column: Apostles were protected by God

In Acts 5, the wonder-working apostles won multitudes to Christ, but the jealous rulers of the Jews rose up to oppose them. They arrested and jailed all the apostles, but God intervened by sending one of his angels by night to open the prison doors and lead them out. 

He then told them: "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life." The next morning they resumed teaching the people there.


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Media in a feeding frenzy over Charlottesville

Column: President is getting a raw deal

By Dr. L. Brooks Walker

Like everyone who watches the news, I have been inundated with the story of the protest in Charlottesville.
After days of watching CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox News and MSNBC, I’m troubled by the lack of focus on what actually happened in Charlottesville last Saturday. Most of the coverage has concerned President Trump’s comments about the event.
Many of the news outlets are not reporting news as much as taking another opportunity to display their political bias and hatred toward Trump.


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Column: Trump’s half-hearted rebuke no surprise

By Athena Redmond

When I saw TV coverage of last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., I had a hard time distinguishing some of the civilians from the police and National Guard.
Some of them arrived in camouflage and riot gear, wearing helmets and protective vests. A few carried guns.
Some of these armed protesters openly identified themselves as “Unite the Right” supporters to reporters on the scene. The allegiance of others was not as clear.
It seemed to me they were spoiling for a fight. And they made sure they got one.

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Column: Charlottesville terror demands strong response

By Sen. Tim Scott

There is nothing “right” about racism and hate. It’s a learned disease, and the best antidote is unity.
This weekend’s events involving white-supremacist groups are as disturbing and disgusting as they are heartbreaking. The attack was a stark reminder of the darkness of hate. We must come together, as we have before, to confront the issues that chip away at the very foundation of who we are and what we stand for as a country.


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