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Oh how we love snow

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The recent snowfall in these parts was a reminder of how beautiful nature’s winter gift can be. Here are some comments which show how others feel about snow. ‘Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.” author unknown “When snow falls, nature listens.” Antoinette

The Big But

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Earl Tilford “Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human beings if you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.” – King Kong, Major, USAF (from Dr. Strangelove) In 1964, when I was a college freshman, all healthy male

International investing

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A common misconception is that only high net worth individuals or ultra savvy investors should take advantage of international investing. However, if you are looking for an innovative way to diversify your portfolio, investing in international markets may

Historical events from January past

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are anniversaries and birth dates of famous events and people that have happened in January past:

Exempting non-profits from FIOA bad idea

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Opinions

There is a wolf in sheep’s clothing working its way through our state legislature. The bill purports to be a transparency bill, but it is anything but… and it will hide how millions of taxpayer dollars are spent.

PEC statement on proposed acquisition of SCANA

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Opinions

Palmetto Energy Coalition Chairman Gresham Barrett issued the following statement following Dominion Energy’s Jan. 3 announcement that it will seek to acquire SCANA Corp. in a deal that would only partially repay electricity customers: “While today’s

2018, the year of refinement for the President

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

If you were to ask me, I would have to say that I think the President has had a pretty successful first year. The stock markets are booming because of investor confidence in the policies pushed and advocated for by his administration and unemployment is a

Identity politics is dividing America

on Tuesday, 02 January 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The past two years of political partisanship, where political parties and universities have been utilizing the mainstream media to promote a distorted narrative of distrust and hate among our citizens, are creating an unhealthy division within our country

Remembering 2017, the good and the bad

on Tuesday, 02 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we embark on a new year, let’s recap some of the good and bad things that happened in 2017. Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America on Jan. 21. On Feb. 11, North Korea receives international condemnation wh

Timely financial reporting vital for public institutions

on Tuesday, 02 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller Each October, many state agencies – including public colleges and universities – are required to submit to me their financial statements for the previous fiscal year. I use those statements to produce South Carolina’

Celebratory traditions for the New Year

on Tuesday, 26 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

It is hard to believe that 2018 is almost here. In just a few days we will be welcoming this brand New Year. A New Year signifies a new beginning, and since the beginning of time inhabitats of this earth have been celebrating this newness with traditions

Green light at FERC Corral

on Tuesday, 26 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Robert L. Bradley Jr. The Senate recently confirmed two new appointees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, ending a seven-month dormancy due to lack of a quorum. With three members, two Republicans and one Democrat, one pick from eac

An issue that’s not so taxing

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

It’s been said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. We haven’t yet figured out a way to mitigate death, and paying taxes remains an unwelcome necessity. But Republicans in Congress are seeking to ease the overwhelming burden on tax-payin

‘Love Came Down at Christmas’

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My grandmother loved the poet, Christina Georgina Rossetti. She obviously favored her name as well because she named my mother Christina Rossetti. Recently, I was reminded of Rossetti’s poem, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” which she penned in 1885. Below

S.C.’s judicial screening process worked

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Jay Bender Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on Dec. 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission. News reports have focused on th
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