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  The leader is gone. We can only hope the band plays on. John McElrath, the founder, muse, and keyboard player extraordinaire of the Swingin Medallions died in his beloved Greenwood recently. He was 77 years old and I did not know him personally. But he and his Party Band of the South pounded out...
  “Today is a difficult day, and there will be many more ahead.” – WYFF News Director Bruce Barkley     Journalism is a small world. As with so many other professions, when one of us - or our families - hurts, we all hurt. We are hurt, and diminished in so many ways, today because of the deaths of...
Is it only me, or did one worship service just inspire the whole world? To be honest, I wasn’t interested in The Royal Wedding. If I am completely honest, in a real world, of real people, many of whom are struggling day-to-day to get through their real troubles, I’m not much interested in Royalty...
Shouldn’t we just scrap the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act? What good is it, if the SC Supreme Court won’t support it? Only Justice John Few has the common sense to say that financial transparency in South Carolina is important. “It requires no elaborate analysis to apply the plain words...
  I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, “You’re very tough on journalists.” I had to plead guilty. Of course I’m tough on journalists. Maybe even as tough on them as they are on politicians. Our representative democracy depends on...
  The Editor, I would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to speak at the most recent Clinton City Council meeting about the need for foster parents in our community. I am also very grateful that the council recognized May as Foster Care Month in Clinton. Children in our community are...
  THE EDITOR: It’s almost time to vote again! Mike Anthony who holds the SC House District 42 seat decided to retire, and we will have a new representative soon. The Republican Primary is June 12. You may think….just another primary, it’s not important. Not so, there is no Democratic opposition in...
  Americans of all ages and abilities will be celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2nd, by hiking, cycling, paddling, and horseback riding. In their own ways along trails of their own choosing, they will experience a part of America the Beautiful and connect with life. With over 200,...
  Did you know? Children are not the only vulnerable population needing guardians ad litem in cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. By 2060, the number of U.S. adults aged 65 and older will double, growing to over 98 million. With higher life expectancy rates and the Baby Boomer generation...
  New Law Makes Exceptional SC Program Permanent, Adds $1 Million in Funding; AFP’s Palmetto State Activists Worked Tirelessly for Reform to Help Special Needs Students and Families   COLUMBIA - Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina (AFP-SC) today praised Governor Henry McMaster for signing H....

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