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Goggans announces his positions

Friday, April 18, 2014 5:29 a.m.

To the Editor:

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UPDATED

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:26 a.m.

Summey eclipses self

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Proponents of gambling our quality of life and natural assets for affiliating ourselves with the money indigenous to the oil business often point out the new safety procedures and scientific advantages that the industry has employed since the Horizon Spill to safeguard our water quality and environment. They claim we can “have it all” in regards …

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It’s happening again

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Just like every Wednesday morning, just as I’m sitting down with my computer to write my column, I check out the news of the day. And it’s happening again, somebody is attacking our children. I say “our” because all children are the responsibility of every one, they are our future, our best natural resource, and for some reason we are squandering …

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It’s not really the welcome we envisioned

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I have to say it’s not the best welcome to living in Pawleys Island. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here. It’s one of the most beautiful places on …

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SELC praises South Carolina solar power bill

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Southern Environmental Law Center welcomed the introduction of compromise solar bill in the South Carolina legislature this week. The law would open the way for residential leasing of solar panels, encourage utilities to establish distributed generation programs, and start a process for updating the rates paid to customers for their solar …

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Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I recently saw an article on the Evening News that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was going to start a federal investigation into NJ Governor Chris Christie regarding “Bridgegate”. Is this really necessary or just a waste of time and money?

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Boys of summer

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Three times I’ve failed my parents and every April I’m reminded of this deep disappointment. I’ve given them three grandsons, but much to their chagrin, not one of them plays baseball. Despite the early gifts of sporty Teddy Bears wearing a Yankees ball cap and pinstripe uniform, autographed baseballs, picture books about Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, …

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It’s porch sittin’ time UPDATED

Friday, April 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I know we’ve had wacky weather this winter, but I trust that we’re finally into porch sittin’ time. We can put our house plants back on the porch and …

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Two cats, double the trouble

Friday, April 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Doc and I got a problem. It’s not a big problem, I guess in the scheme of things most folks would say, but it is to us. I got asked about it before it happened, but it was one of those questions you know you can’t say no to, even if deep down you wanted too. If I remember right it happened on a Saturday morning, before I even had my coffee yet, …

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Customer service

Thursday, April 3, 2014 3:42 p.m.

Customer Service Up Front I’ve never been the kind of girl who started the day of with a cocktail (Carolina Cup and Kentucky Derby notwithstanding) but when we got bumped to first class on our recent trip, it was hard to say no to a Bloody Mary--a free Bloody Mary. And even though it tasted some kind of awful, there was something about being …

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Opposed to offshore oil drilling

Thursday, April 3, 2014 3:42 p.m.

I offer the following brief points for yours readers and our county leaders to consider.

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3 Ways to End Child TraffickingSolutions are Within Our Grasp, Attorney Says

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry. Up to 27 million people around the world are held in some form of slavery, but last year only 46,500 of them were identified, according to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report issued by the U.S. State Department.

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GMH’s improvement project represents an investment in the community UPDATED

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:58 a.m.

If you’ve driven along Black River Road lately, chances are you’ve noticed big changes taking place at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. The buzz of …

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The Anti-Common Core Bill That Isn’t

Friday, March 28, 2014 12:21 a.m.

On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee advanced a bill touted by its senatorial supporters as an “anti-Common Core bill.” That fact that it was light on “anti” and heavy on “Common Core” should surprise no one.

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Elvis, Bermuda shorts, and The Beatles UPDATED

Friday, March 28, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It seems like yesterday that my older brother, Rhett Johnson, was graduating from Winyah High School. Actually, it was fifty years ago. Yes, half a …

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Hospital President: Support the Smith Medical Clinic UPDATED

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:53 p.m.

For those of us who are fortunate enough to have health insurance, it can be something we rarely consider. Like the thousands of breaths we take each …

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Welcome Home, Up Front

Friday, March 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Days after walking across the stage in cap and gown, still clutching that MIBS degree in his hand, my husband and I headed west filled with promise, opportunity and a few butterflies. But to anyone on that plane, the car rental office, or the line to the ladies room who caught my eye, they heard the story. “We’re going to California. To work for …

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The only chance she will ever get to be the ‘big girl’

Friday, March 21, 2014 10:23 a.m.

We have had several meetings with Chandler’s teacher over the last couple weeks. Chandler has a very late July birthday and we have been discussing whether or not we should have her repeat kindergarten.

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Waccamaw Elementary PTA, Intermediate school PTO encourage use of reusable bags

Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:06 a.m.

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Shades of the past

Friday, March 14, 2014 3:11 a.m.

Shades of the past

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Ghostly mystery of stolen ring solved UPDATED

Friday, March 14, 2014 9:54 a.m.

I am so fortunate to have been chosen to tell the following tale. Though it may seem implausible, every word of it is true.

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Can-Am days welcome

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:58 a.m.

Can–Am days means spring is here.

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Georgetown Times Editor Tommy Howard retires from South Carolina’s oldest newspaper

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:29 a.m.

Georgetown Times editor Tommy Howard retired from South Carolina’s oldest newspaper on Friday.

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Paige Sawyer: Bethel Goude is “All American” UPDATED

Friday, February 28, 2014 12:01 a.m.

As you turn into the driveway, the red, white and blue of an American flag gently waves from the small front porch. Surrounding the license plate on …

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The Nerve: Military Vehicles Invading S.C. Police Agencies? UPDATED

Friday, February 28, 2014 12:01 a.m.

In South Carolina, some local police departments have more of a military look these days.

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Hit piece journalism

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 9:09 a.m.

Front-page editorials, disguised as news stories, have become such familiar features of the New York Times that it should have been no surprise to discover in the December 28th issue a front-page story about a professor of finance at the University of Houston who has been a paid consultant to financial enterprises.

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“I Learned to Care about Freedom”: A Cuban American Explains Why She’s an Activist UPDATED

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:00 a.m.

If you’re an elected official in South Carolina, it’s reasonably likely that you’ve come across the name Magda Aguila. She is a Cuban American and …

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John Brock: The Universe is both dying and evolving? How can that be?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 9:06 a.m.

On the dawn of this New Year, there are many things in this world that I don’t understand. Too many, in fact.

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Harmon: Reducing hospital readmissions saves lives, money

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 9:04 a.m.

Columbia, SC — The first question many people ask when discharged from a hospital stay: “Now what?” The second question, equally crucial: “How can I …



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