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Thank you to Robert Jones for treating customers like family

On Tuesday, May 1, my almost 70-year-old sister with two young grandchildren in her car ran over the sharp edge of a curb and got a flat tire. She pulled into a parking lot off Pinewood Road and called me in a panic for help. I was in Savannah on … more

When the state condemns a disabled child to his death

WASHINGTON - Imagine your own beloved child was lying in a hospital with a mysterious brain disease. Should you, as the parent, be allowed to decide whether to continue treatment for your son or daughter? Or should the state have the power to … more

Inherent risk of sport specialization

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate … more

For the sake of journalism, stop correspondents' dinner

The 2018 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner should be the last. It never has been a particularly good idea for journalists to don their fanciest clothes and cozy up to the people they cover, alongside Hollywood celebrities who have … more

Colleges are anti-diversity and pro-exclusion

Just within the past week or so, some shocking professorial behavior has come to light. In the wake of Barbara Bush's death, California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar took to Twitter to call the former first lady an "amazing … more

President Trump's Saudi policy gamble

Seventy-three years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on his trip back from the Yalta conference with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin, held his last meeting with foreign leaders, aboard the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal's Great Bitter Lake. One was with … more

Public invited to Thomas Sumter Day celebration

On behalf of the Sumter County Historical Society and our President Jack Fudger, I would like to extend an invitation to everyone from Sumter County and throughout the area to the Thomas Sumter Day … more

Prison riot might have been worse if not for this man's influence

COLUMBIA - In 1995, the S.C. Department of Corrections - like many other prison systems across the country - was in the midst of record-setting growth. The prisons were already plagued by over-crowding and aging, insufficient infrastructure when … more

What Democrats can learn from President Macron

WASHINGTON - Emmanuel Macron and President Trump don't agree on much. Macron is a globalist; Trump is a nationalist. Macron is a free-trader; Trump just imposed protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum. Macron wants the United States to remain in … more

Left-wing fools in the high church of American liberalism

Where do we draw the line? If you're a college professor with tenure, can you say anything, no matter how hateful, and get away with it? Are there any limits to free speech on campus, especially at a public university where professors have First … more

If we use solar, why should utilities charge us for electricity we don't use?

COLUMBIA - I wrote an email [April 11] with the subject line, "a dark day for solar in S.C." That is the most concise way to express my disappointment and frustration around Tuesday's actions in the S.C. House. [April 10], the House voted to undo … more

Block cell signals to prevent future prison violence

Here in South Carolina, the wireless carriers have had quite a successful and profitable week. From news accounts, the pre-paid minutes and data that carriers sell to providers of anonymous, pre-paid phones have been used by gangs to spread deadly … more

Our veterans deserve better health care

WASHINGTON - As senators consider the nomination of the next secretary of veterans affairs, they should first reflect on the story of an Army veteran named Jason White. White served our country in Afghanistan, where he was severely injured by an … more
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