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Today's Opinions

  • Writer happy to eat words, thank community for help

    Some time ago, I submitted a letter to the editor decrying the sad state of our community when my wife was left on the side of the road with a disabled vehicle and two small children in the car and nary a person offered to help.  
    Today, I eat those words and apologize to this wonderful community. Life has a way of setting you straight on matters and my correction has been delivered.  
    My family and I were recently in a very bad car accident, in which my wife was suffered life-threatening injuries.

  • Stealing flowers from graves is an act of desperation

    I know everyone is having a hard time in this economy and I am no exception. It is bad enough when people steal from stores and rob people, but when you steal flowers off graves you must really be desperate.
    I can’t afford to buy ready-made flowers for my parents’ graves. My sister and I bought flowers and made flowers for our parents’ and grandmothers graves.

  • Evidence of angels right here

  • Stories help campaign

    The Kershaw Composite Squad of the Civil Air Patrol would like to thank you for the newspaper articles written on behalf of our Wreaths Across America campaign.  The articles written by Gregory A. Summers on Nov. 19 and Nita Brown on Dec. 15 did much to contribute to the success in our effort to honor the many veterans buried in the Kershaw Cemetery.  

  • Don’t let drug addiction ruin your holidays

    The holidays are an extremely difficult time for those people struggling with drug addiction and, even more so, those closest to the addicts. I would know because I was one of these individuals struggling with drug addiction.

  • Hide the sweet tea from Gen. Sherman

    Greg Gregory, local businessman and former state senator, recently penned his viewpoint on an old Southern standby in the “Charlotte Observer.”
    Mr. Gregory, a tea convert himself, likened the effect of sweetened ice tea to Sherman’s march on the southland.

  • Protect personal identity information

    Identity theft has become so prevalent that almost no one is immune anymore. There are so many ways for culprits to steal personally identifiable information (PII.) The ID thieves are doing so by stealing Social Security numbers, credit or debit cards and even getting information off of phone calling cards.
    A General Accounting Office report estimates that about 750,000 Americans are victims of identity theft every year. That might not be an accurate number. Some people don’t report the crime. Some don’t even know they are victims.

  • F-35s are good economic news for South Carolina

    On Dec. 9, the U.S. Department of Defense announced its decision to base many of its new F-35 fighter jets in South Carolina. Two training squadrons and three operational squadron, almost 90 new jets, have been designated for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
    That’s great news, especially given South Carolina’s current economy. The new jets will mean hundreds of new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new construction projects for the state.