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We don’t have a blue problem. We don’t have a black problem. We have a black and white problem. It all boils down to the fact – the fact – that too many white Americans don’t like black Americans and too many black Americans don’t like white Americans. To think that’s not the overriding,...
It was Monday, June 20. This year. Celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary, we were in Rome. This would be a day for touring the Vatican under the care of a local guide. As we walked through the public area of the Papal Apartments on our way to the Sistine Chapel, the guide told us that we were...
Sorry folks, I am not a weather man! I cannot make any promises about any relief to the oppressive heat and humidity of our beautiful state. You see, the word “summer” for educators has little to do with the season itself and far more about the time between ending one school year and starting...
John Wayne was born in 1907. He died in 1979 at the age of 72. When the Duke died, Dr. Joe Gettys, who was also born in 1907, was still in his prime and would live another 37 years. Dr. Joe, a Presbyterian College legend, died July 1. He was 109 and still fairly active. He attended most PC home...
A few random thoughts from a newly-minted beach bum. We just returned from a week’s stay on the South Carolina coast. This is the first time in more than 40 years that I had no particular place to be on Monday morning. I am entering my second month of retirement and, so far, I am still married and...
  We were Mayberry! One afternoon recently an old Joanna friend of mine since high school days, Paul Mode, called me about a conversation he and several other Joanna folks had. Paul said that he, Kay Darnell Baggett, Janice Price, and a couple of others were talking about the olden days of the...
Everybody has new budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that began Friday. At least the public agencies do – Clinton City Council, School District 56, Laurens County Council, Laurens County Water and Sewer District and others. The budget votes by the school board, the LCWSC and county council were...
Once again we have suffered a national tragedy that is as foolish as it is horrendous. Compounding the heartbreak is the fact that it may have been as preventable as it was predictable. There's a lot that could be learned from Orlando, however, we've shown we're not interested in learning from...
The golden shovels, the ones we use for ceremonial groundbreakings that normally live in a dusty storage room at the municipal center which reminds me a bit of that warehouse that they wheel the Ark of the Covenant into at the end of the first Indiana Jones movie, are getting a real workout lately...
In an article a few back I mentioned a place (farm) on Hwy. 101 just before getting to the 101 Barnyard Flea Market. Back in the late 50’s and up into the mid 60’s this was a place I adored. There was a two-story farmhouse with three or four farm machinery sheds and barns and numerous tractors and...

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