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Sign up for a library card in September

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. We at the Chesterfield County Library System would like to remind parents that a …

August 30th, 2015 updated: August 30th, 2015. |  

Conspiracies driving pain at gas pumps?

Conspiracies driving pain at gas pumps?

Someone once said time is relative, and although I can’t remember who said it (“I can’t remember” seems to be …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Promise Zone: Help, hope and heroes

Promise Zone: Help, hope and heroes

One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural …

August 25th, 2015 |  

States’ convention can roll back overreach

States’ convention can roll back overreach

In January, two bills were filed in the South Carolina legislature that I consider the most important legislation ever filed …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Jimmy Carter: A life of simple virtue

Jimmy Carter: A life of simple virtue

It was announced last week that Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don’t know what will happen or if it will …

August 15th, 2015 updated: August 15th, 2015. |  

Justice for Cecil the Lion’s killer

Justice for Cecil the Lion’s killer

Being good citizens of the world is part of our responsibility as human beings. It is a testament to our …

August 12th, 2015 updated: August 12th, 2015. |  

Sticker shock at the department stores

Sticker shock at the department stores

So the other day when we were in Florence for doctor appointments (seems that’s about it for a day on …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Jeb Bush: The civil rights candidate

Jeb Bush: The civil rights candidate

Jeb Bush once said he wouldn’t do anything for black people. What he meant in that context was he was …

August 10th, 2015 |  

Wanted: A climate change hero

Wanted: A climate change hero

I live in Charleston. Though my roots go many generations deep in the soil of the rural Upstate – and …

August 9th, 2015 |  

Medicaid expansion the smart choice

Medicaid expansion the smart choice

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson radically changed the lives of millions of Americans for the better with …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

Something ‘Wicked’ this way comes

Something ‘Wicked’ this way comes

While I was busy “breaking” from TV last week, I was doing something I have not treated myself to in …

July 29th, 2015 updated: July 29th, 2015. |  

Jeb Bush: The civil rights candidate

Jeb Bush: The civil rights candidate

Jeb Bush once said he wouldn’t do anything for black people. What he meant in that context was he was …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Doing the near-impossible — quickly

Doing the near-impossible — quickly

What’s your favorite pet: Dog or cat? What do you prefer on your hot dog: Mustard or ketchup? Who do …

July 29th, 2015 |  

New director to lead Chesterfield libraries

Our first item of news is to announce that Michael Kaltwang has accepted the director’s position for the Chesterfield County …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Flag vote shows unity, promotes healing

Flag vote shows unity, promotes healing

What a privilege it has been serving as your House Representative for District 54. This is the most rewarding work …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Washing windows can be hazardous to your health

Washing windows can be hazardous to your health

Mama was a neat freak. OK, that sounds like a popular ’60s song — you know, like “Papa’s Got a …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Half a century of help with Medicare

Half a century of help with Medicare

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law with these words: “No longer will older Americans …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Abbeville case key to S.C.’s future

Abbeville case key to S.C.’s future

There is nothing — absolutely nothing — more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Chickens, waffles and a playlist

Chickens, waffles and a playlist

Know what I did today? Go ahead, ask me…I have been in the computer office most of the day. And …

July 15th, 2015 |  

Turning the page, we’re all one South Carolina

Turning the page, we’re all one South Carolina

As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening — literally. …

July 14th, 2015 |  

Common ground at the Capitol

Common ground at the Capitol

COLUMBIA — While participating in a high school newspaper editors’ conference at the University of South Carolina during the summer …

July 14th, 2015 |  

Why I voted to move the Confederate flag

Why I voted to move the Confederate flag

In the early hours of the morning of July 9, I had to make a decision on how I was …

July 13th, 2015 |  

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