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  LETTER: Back to South Carolina in 1976.   The editor, This is not the first editorial I have written over the years. It began a long time ago. My son and daughter were raised in an international village. Their dad served twenty years in the US Army. Therefore, my children were never taught to be...
A pandemic and racial unrest are tearing the United States and the world apart. But despite all the bad news in the world, we have Good News and that Good News has a name — Jesus Christ. The justice and judgment we seek comes from God. He is in control. Judgement is His job, not ours. For we must...
When people get bored during a pandemic they turn to social media. And recently, they’ve started posting their top 10 albums and top 10 movies. I figured that would make two good columns. So, here are my top 10 movies, just for fun … 1. Star Wars. Released in 1977, George Lucas’ space opera defines...
OUR VIEW: Speech and action, not looting.     Criminal charges have been filed against four men in connection with an in-custody death in Minneapolis. Criminal charges have been filed against three men in connection with a citizen-arrest death in Brunswick, Georgia. The courts will render decisions...
Vic's View: When the agitators are gone -- 101 Laurens County Coronavirus cases.     Pretty soon, the professional rioters and foreign agitators are going to go back to their countries and back under the rock from which they crawled - and we will be left with our same world. Things will get re-...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clinton Police Chief instructs his officers to use de-escalation.     My Fellow Officers, The death of George Floyd was wrong. I write this letter today (May 29) after having spoken to every one of you individually or as a group and also after having reviewed the facts as they...
Laurens County has made headlines and even served as inspiration for a recent film after the local Klan Museum and Redneck Shop was turned over African American Civil Rights activists and Baptist Reverend David Kennedy.   Just months ago, New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church launched a...
OUR VIEW: We Salute Your .... .     re·sil·ience /rəˈzilyəns/ noun the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. "the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions" the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. "nylon is excellent in...
“Presbyterian College denounces racism and vigilante acts that harm and terrorize members of our nation and communities based upon race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.”      The events of this past week across the country compel...
  The Promise in the Problem.       As we now face the closeout of a most non-traditional school year thanks to COVID 19, it is easy to become cynical and angry over what has been lost, over decisions that have been made, and over the length of the pandemic. In fact, I created the O’Shields COVID-...

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