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Columns

  • Seth playing on Jesus’ football team every day

    Words cannot begin to express the love and support you have given our family. Your prayers have lifted us up, your stories have made us laugh and your love will help carry us through. God gave us the privilege of knowing Seth.

  • Thanksgiving turkey wars, politics, and the main thing

    Many years ago as a small boy sitting at a crowded and noisy Thanksgiving dinner, I learned a valuable lesson about turkey, politics and priorities. It is a lesson that our national and state politicians have yet to learn – and it’s hurting all of us.

  • Good prescription, wrong malady

    According to a recent poll by CBS News, congressional approval is currently at 9 percent. Playing off the Occupy Wall Street movement, are you one of the 91 percent?

  • Give your time, resources cheerfully

    Thanksgiving is a special time to ponder, pray and be reminder of the true meaning of thanksgiving. It is a great time to rest, reflect and give thanks unto the Lord for all he has done in and during our lives.
    Thanksgiving is a time to be reminiscent and grateful to be alive and to reach out and express our love and kindness toward our family, friends, neighbors, leaders and country. Give thanks unto the Lord for he is good and his love is everlasting.

  • My-way-or-no-way attitude is not good for United States

    Like most folks, I’ve been a bit put out with our Congress lately. It seems like they’ve put ideology before the well-being of the American citizens they are supposed to represent. Their mindset seems to be, “Well, if I can’t get everything I want, then nobody’s going to get anything.”

  • My-way-or-no-way attitude is not good for United States

    Like most folks, I’ve been a bit put out with our Congress lately. It seems like they’ve put ideology before the well-being of the American citizens they are supposed to represent. Their mindset seems to be, “Well, if I can’t get everything I want, then nobody’s going to get anything.”

  • Thank you, Sgt. Thompson

    My Army battalion was on a required yearly field training exercise. The full moon gave off enough light that I could clearly identify soldiers moving in the cold windy Oklahoma night. Personally, I wasn’t very thrilled to be there at all. It was hard to leave the comfort of a warm home and go out and play soldier.

  • Optimistic about future of America

    Richard Eckstrom is comptroller general of South Carolina.

  • Harvery Stewart did things right

    On a recent visit to Gaffney’s Reservation, I told my son, Jackson, this was my first visit to this Gaffney High football field.
    He asked me about the old Reservation, Gaffney’s former football field. Of course, I told him about the famed “Gaffney tunnel,” the passage through the old stadium to the field. I experienced the tunnel as a player and fan.
    “One thing you wanted to do was make sure you had your helmets on tight when you ran through the tunnel,” I told him.

  • Your dog did not have to die

    I watched your dog die today. The one you brought home as a puppy, so cute, so cuddly. The one you vowed to care for and love and nurture.
    Your dog died today. The one whose mind was a clean slate, waiting for you to write the words that would help him live his life as a good dog.
    Your dog died today. The one you could not bring yourself to bother with; the one you put out in the yard and ignored.