In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris a week ago, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) taking credit for the horror, many countries began rethinking their policies for taking in refugees from certain African and Middle Eastern countries.
WASHINGTON--We shouldn't be surprised many Americans fear the fresh arrival of Syrian refugees in the wake of last week's Paris slaughter by jihadists, including at least one who appears to have entered Europe posing as a refugee.
Blue House became a part of the legend and lore of Camden not because of who lived there, but because of who died there. It was the place where Baron Johann DeKalb took his last breath before succumbing to the 11 wounds he received at the Battle of Camden on August 16, 1781. Taken as a prisoner of war at the battle, he was brought there by his British captors who held his demeanor in battle in esteem. He lingered near death for three days at Blue House, attended by another prisoner of the British, Dr. Isaac Alexander of Mecklenberg ...
One was married on Gibraltar while another lives in New Zealand. One classmate resides near Sarah Palin, while another could not attend church or school for a year due to a polio quarantine. More than 20 of the graduates of the Camden High class of 1965 had someone try to kill them.
The late, great John Wayne, the Duke himself, is credited with the above quotation.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room.
There is only one thing that scares me about dying. It is so momentous it rocks my heart with grief whenever I think of it. It is a tumultuous rocking resembling the Mississippi River in New Orleans when the ocean is signaling a vicious hurricane is headed that way.
Time flies … school starts in August and you blink a couple of times and it's Thanksgiving and then we're in the Christmas season. I had a conversation recently with a long-time member of the local business community, and he suggested I write something about how shopping locally benefits our schools and the community as a whole. I thought it was a pretty good idea. Given the shopping we're all going to be doing over the next few weeks, this seemed like an opportune time to do so.
We're No. 1 !!
There's a little story behind a photo I took which appeared on Tuedsay's front page. It's the one of Twenty-Five Mile Creek running under a bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.
WASHINGTON -- In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.
At the end of World War I, fighting ended when an armistice, or temporarily cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars." In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in ...
With the recent Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum in Rock Hill with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, South Carolina was ground zero for Democratic presidential politics.
WASHINGTON -- If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops.
I'm thankful for my family, my job, where I live and the fact my car hasn't completely broken down.
WASHINGTON -- It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead ...
The holidays are a good time to reflect on all of the blessings we receive and have as a nation and community. One of the ...
If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely ...
For awhile there, the older I got, the more I wondered how that happened.
WASHINGTON -- One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?
An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one ...
How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.
On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of ...
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