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Talk about a wildfire fit for the big screen

WASHINGTON - First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie. Call it "Moonlight Fire," and prepare to suspend disbelief. The story is a doozy - a tale of corruption, prosecutorial abuse, …

The cheerfulness of tax reform

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery." - Mr. Micawber in "David Copperfield" WASHINGTON - If …
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Notable & Quotable: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

From Bill Rogers, executive director of the South Carolina Press Association, on the need for more media (and public) attention and education about the importance of reforming the state's Freedom of Information Act: Some major FOI reform bills …
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Republicans should show what governing is about

Over the past few days, I watched with great interest the death throes of the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate. I took great satisfaction in watching some of those senators that were defeated making their farewell speeches. While watching …

Thanks for supporting Garden Ministry, Veterans Ministry

Thanks for supporting Garden Ministry, Veterans Ministry We want to thank a few trustees and the veterans of New Bethel Baptist Church for their efforts in our church garden. The garden initiative was conceived and put into action by Trustees …
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Editorial roundup: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg Oct. 27 Impact of bullying must be recognized Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the …
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