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Do Americans Prefer Deception?

Friday, November 22, 2013 9:00 a.m.

There’s more to the deceit and dishonesty about Social Security and Medicare discussed in my recent columns. Congress tells us that one-half (6.2 percent) of the Social Security tax is paid by employees and that the other half is paid by employers, for a total of 12.4 percent. Similarly, we are told that a Medicare tax of 1.45 percent is levied on …

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Robbin Bruce: Fried turkey and fruit cake cookies

Friday, November 22, 2013 9:00 a.m.

I don’t know about y’all but I’m getting hungry. It’s weird because I’m really not; I just had me a couple Eggo’s, so food should be the last thing on my mind. Maybe it started last night, Mel asked if I had mentioned to my brothers or anybody else about Thanksgiving. I really didn’t think I needed to. In a sense, she has kind of taken Momma’s …

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Clearing Dredging Hurdles for the Georgetown Port

Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:00 p.m.

I have been advocating for the maintenance dredging of Georgetown’s Port and changes to the Army Corps of Engineers’ budgeting process for years. While our efforts have slowly made headway, it was not until our district gained a relentless advocate in Congress that we were able to leap over the bureaucratic hurdles.

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John Brock: How do “Veteran’s Day Sales” actually honor our warriors?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Another Veteran’s Day has come and gone. Across the nation there were parades, ceremonies and tributes paid to veterans of all wars. This is as it should be.

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Flabbergasted after reading the guest editorial about offshore drilling UPDATED

Friday, November 15, 2013 9:00 a.m.

I am flabbergasted after reading the guest editorial about offshore drilling in your November 7 edition.

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Georgetown Strong Part 2 -- We need volunteers to help pull off a Guiness World Record parade UPDATED

Friday, November 15, 2013 3:12 p.m.

Six weeks ago, I described seven ways to ensure Georgetown will be known as a community of hope and promise and that our people will be acclaimed for their resilience and resolve – pray and care for one another, stop bickering, delight and rejoice in one another, extend genuine Southern Hospitality, shop Front Street first, and share our talents. …

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Editorial: Answering the call UPDATED

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:32 a.m.

Before the United States of America was formed, men and women were answering the call of duty. The Minutemen, the Green Mountain Boys, Marion’s Men and many other names stood for those who were willing to take up arms to defend their country and their liberties.On Monday in Georgetown County and all across America, people gathered to honor …

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Editorial: Moving forward UPDATED

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 9:42 p.m.

Tuesday was election day in the City of Georgetown and the Town of Andrews. Voters in the two incorporated municipalities had a chance to pick some of their leaders for the next four years.In each community, three seats on council were up for election / re-election, and in Georgetown the mayor’s office was also available.Incumbents in …

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Vote on Tuesday UPDATED

Friday, November 1, 2013 11:55 a.m.

Tuesday is election day in Georgetown and Andrews. Voters in each community will get to choose three members of their city council or town council. And in Georgetown, voters also get to choose who will be mayor for the next four years.Polls in both Georgetown and Andrews will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you're registered to vote and live in …

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Editorial: Harborwalk repair - Wooden Boat Show controversy ruffles many feathers UPDATED

Friday, November 1, 2013 11:53 a.m.

Rules are rules, and rules are made to be broken. As with many trite expressions, there’s a lot of validity to both points of view.When fire blazed through many century-old buildings on Front Street on Sept. 25, seven buildings, 10 businesses and 130 jobs were lost.Many people came together, rallied around, held prayer services, dinners, …



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