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  The Editor, ZF Transmission is a global leader in driveline technology, with a 2016 total sale of 35 billion dollars ($35,000,000,000). Assuming a profit of 10%, ZF has a profit of 3.5 billion dollars ($3,500,000,000). The Gray Court ZF plant accounts for 18% of worldwide sales ,which is $63...
For many of us, the new year is a time to create resolutions we hope will have a lasting impact in our lives. We think of the new year as a blank slate, the perfect opportunity to prioritize what is most important to us. For many families across South Carolina, helping their children achieve future...
  NATION -- Senator Scott on Tax Reform: A Historic Win for Hardworking Americans   Washington – This morning (Dec. 2), U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) voted in support of the Senate’s version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The passage of the tax reform plan marks a major milestone in finally...
  There could be more, but we venture to say at least 100 people have some serious thinking to do about Presbyterian College. First, there are 50 football players, their parents and guardians who have to consider transfer. It may come down, ultimately, to a NCAA ruling. Since PC is going to de-...
  HOLIDAYS: The Priceless Gift of Gab   My favorite dish at our holiday dinners never has anything to do with food. It’s the savory conversations that I crave. The heartfelt chatter of close family and friends enhances each occasion like a special mix of spices.   Salty. Sweet. Sometimes a little...
  The Editor, An old cliche' comes to mind, "I can't see the trees for the forest.” Money in politics and corresponding government corruption affects all Americans. Does this money erode our democracy?  It's hard to deny lobbying has become an integral part of political deal-making in our county...
  This article appeared in Newsweek and on the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy site   A barrage of articles in the popular press points out the escalating cost of higher education, rising student debt levels and the financial struggles many colleges and universities face....
Any football fans who love defense - those 10-7 games where the running backs get hammered and the wide receivers can’t catch anything because Justin Bethel is swooping in to break it all up. Anybody who loves that, is going to love soccer. One hundred and eight minutes of - Nothing. No goals...
Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans pause to celebrate and give thanks for the many blessings which we have been given. It is unfortunate that many of us do not remember to give thanks each day.   I have written an article each year in which I reflect on what I am thankful for...
Not too long ago, I shared a column about my grandchildren. Now that my number of grands has increased from 4 to 5, I thought I’d share an update. Not that I think anyone is particularly interested in an update, but because I have found that being a new grandpa never gets old. Lenox Tyre Davis came...

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