Editorials

Sitting presidents are sought-after commencement speakers

on Monday, 07 June 2021. Posted in Arts & Culture, Editorials, Education, Local News

Tradition is part and parcel of graduation ceremonies

HARTSVILLE HAPPENINGS

on Monday, 07 June 2021. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Editorials, Local News

Editor’s Note: Due to the coronavirus epidemic, many events have been cancelled or rescheduled. Please check with the sponsoring organization of each event.

Some wise words from ‘Mr. Rogers’

on Monday, 07 June 2021. Posted in News, Editorials, Features

Bob Sloan Editor
t’s graduation time! A time when young people march across a stage so that they may be awarded a hard-earned and well-

Allman Betts well worth the wait

on Tuesday, 01 June 2021. Posted in Good life, Editorials, Education, Local News

Bob  Sloan Editor
Folks in Florence have been waiting a while – a long while -for The Allman Betts Band to take the Main

Perry’s Oscars speech is a real winner

on Friday, 07 May 2021. Posted in News, Columns, Editorials, Features

I don’t do The Oscars. I enjoy a good movie and like to see the really good ones get the attention they deserve, but spending an evening watching the Hollywood hoity-toity get dressed to the nines and flaunt for the cameras is not my idea of time well spe

Perry’s Oscars speech is a real winner

on Thursday, 06 May 2021. Posted in Columns, Editorials

I don’t do The Oscars. I enjoy a good movie and like to see the really good ones get the attention they deserve, but spending an evening watching the Hollywood hoity-toity get dressed to the nines and flaunt for the cameras is not my idea of time well spe

Sloan Column: Patriot Barber Shop is a real prize

on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. Posted in News, Editorials, Features

The message sent by the image peering back at me from the bathroom mirror was unmistakably clear: “Son, you look like a wooly booger. It’s time to shave and get a haircut.”

Sloan Column: Play ball! Baseball is finally back

on Monday, 05 April 2021. Posted in News, Editorials, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: Play ball! Baseball is finally back
It’s no secret – I love baseball. I especially love my Cubbies, but I simply can’t get enough of America’s Pastime. My subscription to MLB-TV will attest to that.

The parable of the editor and the church ladies

on Wednesday, 16 September 2020. Posted in News, Editorials, Features

Acting like they owned the place, three “church ladies” walked into the newsroom. The possessed an “I’m here and I mean business” kind of swag.

New resort is doggone fabulous

on Wednesday, 05 August 2020. Posted in News, Editorials

Are you looking for a luxurious getaway? Somewhere to get pampered, relax in comfort, and simply be spoiled rotten? A place where one can social distance in style, lounging around all day on a comfy bed without a care in the world?

The point of no return

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in Faith, Editorials, Opinions

In life, we have to make choices. Some choices are easy to make, while others are more difficult to make. In either situation, there comes a point of no return. Perhaps you are on a diet and want to lose a few pounds, but you succumb to a piece of decaden

Happy Thanksgiving - A history and a list

on Tuesday, 20 November 2018. Posted in Columns, Editorials, Features

It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of November and that Thanksgiving is upon us.
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