Category: Opinion

County Employee Comes To The Rescue

0 To The Editor: On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, the Fork Voting Precinct was found with inadequate lighting. After many phone calls and reaching out for help to several different county individuals, Mr. Tony Caulder, came to the rescue! Tony is a county employee with the maintenance department. He took time out of his…

Saluting The Role Of Women Veterans

For more than 200 years, countless brave men and women have defended, fought and sacrificed for this nation–helping to create and protect American democracy and the country and freedoms we all love so dearly.

Community Journalism Matters Because Communities Matter

“Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”
It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.
Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least.

Journalism Matters Because Democracy Matters

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections at the home.

Florence: Those We Cheer and Those We Jeer

Disasters seem to bring out the best in people and at the same time the worst.

Removal Of JROTC Curriculum From Latta High School

To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter in response to my recent knowledge of the removal of the JROTC curriculum from Latta High School. As a parent of two Latta Alumni and former JROTC cadets I was very saddened to hear of this news.

Kavanaugh a Home Run For Supreme Court

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting and sitting down with President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The Societal Value of American Legion Baseball

The American Legion plays a special role in the lives of military veterans. It’s a source of fellowship, advocacy, healing, and support, as well as a venue through which its members give back to their communities.

Editorial Cartoon: No Chickens?

Column: Back-To-School Shopping

It’s that time of year! The season of searching for #2 pencils, brightly colored binders, and that oh-so- special book bag is here. It’s an exciting time, full of anticipation for school-aged children and their parents.