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As our vehicle joined others along the busy road, we noticed flashing lights and signs indicating that our two lanes would merge into one to safely move traffic through the construction area. As we navigated into the single lane, we saw workers creating a turning lane that would eventually s…

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I live in a neighborhood that has decided to put cameras at the only entrance in and out. It’s been heralded as the latest and greatest security to catch those petty thieves who open unlocked cars and grab whatever is in there. And they want more cameras, no misdemeanor is too small to capture.

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I love summer rainstorms. I delight in walking outside during a storm and smelling the scent of cold rain hitting the hot pavement. The smell …

CHARLESTON — The idea of a race war has long animated white supremacists, who seem to think that such a conflict would result in a white victory, whatever that would mean.

COLUMBIA — As the entire nation reeled from the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, South Carolinians were met with news that a local teen had made violent, racist videos and threatened to shoot up his high school.

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I have always loved hymns and find it difficult to choose one as my favorite. On a recent Sunday, however, as we sang, “Pass It On,” I felt a …

I’m writing this from a rocking chair, which is an appropriate place to work at this stage of my career. It’s more comfortable than my old office chair, and it fits more conveniently into the cozy condo that will be my home until I find a more permanent resting place.

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I have long remembered reading the captivating novel "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens. Dickens vividly pictures hypocrisy in the charact…

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It’s a standard answer. We do it all of the time. When someone asks us, “How’s it going?” we often reply, “Busy.” I read once that in some Asi…

Had enough, yet? Our recent celebration of the birth of our country started me thinking. Our forefathers declared independence from England and King George III, enumerating their reasons for terminating all legal ties from the kingdom and establishing a new free and democratic nation. Maybe it’s time to declare independence from the government of North Augusta based on the following injuries and usurpations (with apologies to Thomas Jefferson, et. al.):

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I Corinthians 13 has found its way into more wedding ceremonies than we could ever count. This passage, written to persons dealing with everyd…

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The 2019 Nike Peach Jam filled up the Riverview Park Activities Center all week with players, coaches, volunteers, staff and spectators. Large…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several current trends among millennials do not bode well for Democrats. Indeed, they suggest a greater affinity for (many) Republican policies, notwithstanding a, perhaps, contiguous dislike for the GOP's leadership.

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In the Preamble to our Constitution, our nation’s founders wrote of securing the “blessings of liberty.” Their brilliance and courage provided…

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If you could pick one word to describe today’s culture, what would it be? For me that word would probably be pressure. There is pressure from …

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"A life without love is like a year without summer." This Swedish Proverb reminds us that we do not have to live without love or summer. Summe…

The Aiken County Council recently approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget without the originally proposed property tax increase. As amended, the budget reverses the tax hike and includes small salary increases for Aiken County employees. In addition, the reliance on one-time, non-recurring revenues to balance the budget is dramatically reduced.

Spring in East Texas always announces its arrival with an annual tree-pollen allergy apocalypse, followed by our own version of monsoon season, when most residents consider trading in their pickups for four-wheel drive dinghies. All of the rain and foliage-philandering gives rise to the need for some serious yard work, which many of us look forward to with the same anticipation we feel when it's time to visit Dr. Auger for a thorough colonoscopy.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it was reinterpreting the term “high-level radioactive waste.” That’s big news for the nation, and that’s even bigger news for the CSRA, no stranger to federal affairs and home to a historied nuclear workforce.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In Michael Cohen's historic testimony Wednesday, there was a moment when the long-lost spines of President Trump's political enablers, probably heaped in a clattering pile somewhere, must have felt a chill. It was when Cohen looked at his Republican inquisitors and foretold their future.

According to news stories, the Trump campaign fired pollsters who allegedly leaked polling results that show President Trump performing poorly against Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in battleground states.

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