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Life from the backside of 50

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Like me, many of you are over the hill and on the down side of 50. We’ve discovered that health is the real wealth, not a fat bank account. Someone emailed the following list that describes our older lifestyle. The author is unknown.

Hillary's silence causes one to wonder why

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Since making it official that she is running for president, (huge surprise) Hillary Clinton has been to a large extent elusive to the media concerning her platform or current events.

Prescription drug use...a silent epidemic

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

As alcohol and tobacco use rates by youth continue to hold steady nationally, a new and potentially fatal illicit drug is gaining popularity.

S.C. Education: Buckets, fires, computers

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” said the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. In South Carolina, we are spending far too much time trying to fill pails (often with holes in them) and not nearly enough time lighting fires.

Retirement Planning

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

With company pension plans becoming less prominent and uncertainty surrounding Social Security, planning for your retirement is now more important than ever.

Andy Griffith is stopping progress in SC

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

OK, the headline got your attention, so now hopefully you will read the whole column – and no, it’s not technically true.

Falling short of greatness

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Ready for a vacation?

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

It’s summertime when our thoughts turn to vacations. Following are a few humorous quotes about vacationing:

Andy Griffith is stopping progress in SC

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

OK, the headline got your attention, so now hopefully you will read the whole column – and no, it’s not technically true. Andy Griffith died in 2012 and he was from North Carolina, not South Carolina.

Falling short of greatness

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

When African-Americans marched on Washington to hear the historic ‘I have a dream’ speech by Martin Luther King, they were pressing for a society that looked very much like that in which they already lived

Wise sayings for the fridge

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here’s a few quotes and “wise sayings” to post on your fridge:

Saving for college brings peace of mind

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Almost two years ago, my husband and I experienced the life changing event that was the birth of our first child. Our daughter had the good fortune of being born on May 29, 5-2-9 Day.

RE: ringing cell phone that interrupted concert

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The ringing telephone robbed the director, the musicians, and the audience from the final resolution, that second of silence that signifies the satisfaction of months of hard work, and allows a soft landing right before the applause.

Magna Carta 800 years anniversary proclamation

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Eight hundred years ago, the Magna Carta, the Great Charter of Liberties, was ordered sealed on June 15, 1215 A.D.

Less than a week left in session, lawmakers consider cuts (briefly)

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

After six months of meaningless resolutions, behind-the-scenes negotiations with lobbyists, lengthy “debates” over bills that don’t matter to anyone, and early adjournments to attend receptions hosted by multibillion-dollar corporations, lawmakers
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