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Opinion: In response to the death of George Floyd

Law enforcement officers exist to provide accountability. We must live by the same rules we enforce. Further, we, as law enforcement leaders, must be willing to acknowledge, challenge and stand against injustice of every kind. If not, we will lose … more

Opinion: Policing and the sanctity of life in this country

This is so much bigger than personal accountability. Yes, the four police officers present at the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis were fired the next day. The case is being investigated by the FBI. And the mayor of Minneapolis … more

Opinion: School boards want options, flexibility to safely reopen schools

As South Carolina prepares to emerge from a three-month crash course with statewide online learning, the S.C. School Boards Association asked local school board members from across the state to share their views on how their districts fared this … more

Opinion: Make Facebook and Google pay for local news, just like you do

If you are a newspaper subscriber or you pick up a copy at a local retailer, you pay for the news and information you receive in your paper's print edition or digital outlets. But it may surprise you to learn that the multi-billion-dollar digital … more

Opinion: Hate never solves anything or brings positive change

Some of the nicest people I've known have been police officers, from county to state to city cops. I have some dear friends who wear badges, and they are good people. The police officers who killed George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis at that … more

Opinion: Insane tidbits of news during the pandemic

Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article "Should Identity Politics Dictate Vaccine Research?" The funding … more

Opinion: How the coronavirus lockdown looks depends on how you get your bread

My wife and I have found silver linings in the COVID lockdown. We've baked bread, ordered gourmet foods online, watched movies, taken walks, shared socially distant drinks with neighbors. I'm a musician and decided that, in case the virus sweeps me … more

Letter to the editor: Fleming-McGhaney cares for her community

I am writing in strong support of Councilwoman Vivian Fleming-McGhaney's campaign to represent District 5 on the Sumter County Council. I know and respect both candidates vying for the seat, and this endorsement of Councilwoman Fleming-McGhaney's … more

Letter to the editor: Thank you to all at Tuomey for excellent care during stay

I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, technicians and aides at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital for taking excellent care of me during my recent stay. It was a stressful time during the quarantine, but you helped ease the anxiety for me and my … more

Opinion: China can't cover up actions against Hong Kong

Has Xi Jinping finally overplayed his hand? The new security law for Hong Kong may be just that. Whereas the "cultural genocide" in Xinjiang, the roundup of lawyers and journalists around the country and the coverup of the coronavirus pandemic … more

Opinion: Dear Mr. Census Man, I've gotten your letters

"I'm same old trailer trash in new shoes." - Matchbox Twenty Dear Mr. Census Man, I have received your Census letter. All five of them, in fact. I sure hope my tax dollars aren't paying for all that correspondence, but our … more

Opinion: What does winning mean in a forever war?

When a Wall Street Journal editorial warned this week against any precipitous U.S. withdrawal that might imperil our gains in Afghanistan, an exasperated President Trump shot back: "Could someone please explain to them that we have been there for … more

OPINION: S.C. roundup

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier May 19 Creating incentives for employees to return to work Unemployment has hit South Carolina very hard, and it's a good thing that the large temporary federal … more

Remembering and relearning our worth

"Once you know who you are, you don't have to worry anymore." - Nikki Giovanni As I was sitting on the balcony the other evening watching the changing colors of the sky as the sun was fleeting behind the clouds, I found myself having a David … more
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