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Former principal offers a few life lessons

on Tuesday, 12 May 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

In his nearly 70 years of life, 45 of which have been spent as an educator, Dr. Charlie Burry has learned a few lessons. Some of those lessons arrived by way of valuable advice offered by a mentor or friend. Others came by way of the school of hard knocks

The necessary evil

on Tuesday, 05 May 2020. Posted in Opinions

For those of us who watch the signs of the times, you will see we are in a pivotal time. We have been hit by “the unexpected” in a very real way. Globally, we have a common experience, regardless of what the climate is or the culture, we are all “first co

We are not all in the same boat

on Tuesday, 05 May 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A short essay offering an interesting perspective on the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on each of us personally has been making its rounds on social media in recent weeks. The essay reminds us that our experiences are not always the same as other

The battle of grief

on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Within the last month, my circle of friends and acquaintances have been affected by grief. We all despise grief because it provokes a flood of unwanted emotions that impact a large segment of our lives. Grief can be debilitating and traumatic. It can rob

‘Adopt A Senior’ effort is magna cum awesome

on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

During a news conference last week, Gov. Henry McMaster and Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman confirmed what I think most of us already knew – South Carolina schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19. While t

The process of surrender

on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

One of the hardest things for human beings to do is surrender to something that they would prefer to have control over. Maintaining control for some can be an obsession that can lead to decisions that are not the best for everyone involved. This is why it

Fight against cancer goes virtual

on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

This Saturday would have been a big night at Freedom Florence Recreation Complex. There would have been food, fun, games, entertainment, luminaries, a survivor’s walk, and hundreds of supporters completing laps in memory or in honor of cancer victims or s

Confinement: A blessing or a curse?

on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

They never heard of an unemployment check and certainly not a pandemic check. With every morsel of food generated from the soil under their feet, every meal made from scratch, multiple mouths to feed, water to tote, laundry by washboard, along with the a

Enter into rest

on Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

In spite of what the world may be going through at this time in its existence, the name of the Most High is to be praised! More than your complaints and fear, the Most High is to be glorified in all the earth. While we are quarantined in our homes and hav

Support your local businesses

on Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Two words: Shop local. You have heard this plea many times before, I’m sure. You need to hear it again. Now, more than ever, our local businesses and establishments need our support. I assure you not one has been immune to the damaging effects of the COVI

The bigger they are, the harder they fall

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Battles in life are something that we all have in common. They may not be the exact same battles, but battles none the less. Sometimes we are equipped and other times we are caught off guard and unprepared. Father God knew we would encounter such adversit

A lesson in appreciation

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“I can’t wait until this thing is over and we can get back to normal.” How many times have you overheard someone say this during the past few weeks? How many times have you found yourself saying those same words, either to someone or mumbling them to your

The danger zone

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

While doing a little last minute run to the grocery store, I ran into several acquaintances who were so intense about their shopping. I heard one say that she had never in her 55 years of life gone through anything remotely like what we are facing curren

Golf a grand way to avoid coronavirus?

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As if all the duffers and hackers out there need another reason to grab their clubs and make a b-line for the nearest links. It appears the game of golf may be just the thing to escape the coronavirus madness that has staked its claim to our sanity. Accor

God did it again

on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Many of you are aware that there are more than the sixty-six books in the Bible. Several books were removed but were referenced in the King James version. One of those books is called the book of Jasher (Yasher) that is referred to in Joshua 10:13. You ca
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