The news about a delay in reporting 15,000 coronavirus test results is troubling on many levels.
With fewer people on the roads during the coronavirus pandemic, it seems nearly all states are reporting that those on the roads are speeding more than ever. The result is making deadly highwa…
The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg deprives the Supreme Court and the nation of a towering figure in the campaign to ensure equal justice under law. Her passing also creates an opportunity for P…
You may have thought this column was about COVID-19, but it’s actually about pumpkin pie. It is nearly impossible to eat pumpkin pie, deep fry turkeys and yell at the television as the Cowboys…
Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne, a South Carolina native, has become the third member of the Army’s elite and secretive Delta Force to receive the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest mi…
The Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed to produce a COVID-19 vaccine as early as possible has already accomplished historic progress toward that goal. It would be terrible if politics…
The debate over personal identification most often centers around issues of voting and ID theft. But there is another important identification matter facing South Carolinians.
After six years of litigation, it came down to six weeks of productive negotiation to get a $600 million historic settlement.
Emergency medical services are something that most of us don’t think about very often.
It’s right to worry about voting. President Trump is worried about voting by mail. Constituents are worried about safety at polling places. Election commissioners are worried about staffing th…
The news Wednesday that the Masters Tournament will go on in November without spectators wasn’t surprising, but it’s still disappointing for thousands of golf fans who look forward to attendin…
This is normally the time of year when high school athletes are training hard for the first games of the new school year.
The lives of tens of thousands of young Americans like Harry Thomas were much on the mind of President Harry Truman when he approved using the two atomic bombs that forced Japan to surrender 7…
Last week was an eventful one for news on the coronavirus front. Do you want the good news or the bad news first?
At last, some good news regarding the coronavirus emergency. The lockdown and stay-at-home advisories apparently have inspired people to make healthier life choices.
America has come a long way since the launch of the civil rights movement; yet, there remains a good stretch of the Edmund Pettus Bridge that must be crossed.
Unlike the thousands of tests we’ve taken over our lifetime, the decision to return Aiken County’s schoolkids to face-to-face instruction doesn’t have a yes or no answer. This is more like a m…
Aiken City Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday night that requires people to wear masks in restaurants and businesses within the city limits.
Santee Cooper's onoe-year-old management have streamlined the utility, worked out a lawsuit settlement that will keep SC power bills down and made plenty of enemies in the Legislature. But state law still makes it unaccountable to elected officials and the public.
Nationally noted finance expert Suze Orman said, “If you're going down the street and you're going the wrong way, remember – God permits U-turns.”
The No. 1 item thrown away in South Carolina is food. That’s correct. Estimates are that each of us throws away about 20 pounds of food per month – an estimated 240 pounds a year.
On June 26, my career as a journalist came full circle.
Aiken County’s loss is Orangeburg County’s gain.
Lawmakers are saying that education will remain at the top of the agenda for South Carolina amid the uncertainties brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing all persons held as slaves within the rebellious areas are and henceforth shall be free.
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd. Susie J. Jackson. Ethel Lee Lance. Depayne Middleton. Clementa Pinckney. Tywanza Sanders. Daniel Lee Simmons. Myra Thompson.
Suppose you were strolling through a park and came across a flattering statue of Adolf Hitler. Or Fidel Castro. Or Osama bin Laden. Of course, nations don’t generally bestow statuary upon enem…
If you’ve been keeping up with the number of new coronavirus cases reported by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, you’ve noticed that a new daily record has been a regula…
The rules for voting in the primaries and runoffs finally may be set.
The end of the school year was tough for Aiken County's graduating high school seniors.
A diverse mix of people got together Wednesday to follow the advice of The Youngbloods and try to love one another, right now. It was a treat that Jesse Colin Young set the right acoustic tone…
How desperate are Americans for sports right now? The best measure yet was the May 24 charity golf match featuring two top professional players partnered with two quarterbacks, one former, one…
“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
Has anyone found another word for unprecedented?
The AAA travel forecast is a fixture of Memorial Day and other holidays. The coronavirus has changed even that.
South Carolina voters received some good news last week when the State Legislature approved a short-term bill that will let all voters request a mail-in absentee ballot for the upcoming primaries.
As businesses across South Carolina start to reopen and move toward a new normal, local governments will feel increased pressure to do the same. And they soon must figure out what that should look like, particularly when it comes to holding public meetings.
Turning the calendar from April to May never felt so good.
The South Carolina Legislature plans to return to work on May 12, presumably to allow for an extension to pass the state budget.
The Brunswick News on Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to allow some businesses to reopen:
Here we are, another week of working from and sheltering at home, home-schooling, at-home recreation and such. That is, at least, for a good many of us.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
“Now is not the time to let up.”
Scammers are working overtime, and COVID-19 isn’t the only virus to worry about. Crooks are working by telephone, computer, text messaging, social media — every way imaginable — to leverage coronavirus fears and separate people from their money. And, worse, they’re getting better at it.
When was your last normal day?
As much as the coronavirus crisis has impacted business and finance and stands to do so further, there will be recovery. Markets will recover. People will recover.
Some of you will be as bothered to read this as we are to write it.
The average American checks their email 15 times a day which equates to about once every waking hour. Over the last two weeks, every vendor, service provider, ticketing service, utility and bu…
Though she lived an incredibly full 101 years, the death of Katherine Johnson came as a bit of a surprise – and some sadness. Giants like her seem as though they will be with us forever.
Hearing on the national stage that advanced technology used in other states caused ballot counting to slow to a snail’s pace doesn’t instill a lot of confidence in the election process.