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Ariail for Aug. 20, 2014

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Ariail for Aug. 18, 2014

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Scandals hiding in plain sight

The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:48 a.m. | Updated: aug. 22, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Scandals hiding in plain sight Comments 0 Comments

Mob mentality

I have admitted in this column many times that I have become a “grumpy old man.” Well, folks, here I go again. I often blame technology and the instant sharing of news and opinions on many of society’s ills, and that’s what I’m doing again today.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:50 a.m. | Updated: aug. 22, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Mob mentality Comments 0 Comments

How to grow grass under a tree

I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren’t meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren’t on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:51 a.m. | Updated: aug. 22, 2014 6:00 a.m. | How to grow grass under a tree Comments 0 Comments

When practice just kills time

Last week we spent a few minutes talking about being the best in the world in a particular field.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:37 a.m. | Updated: aug. 22, 2014 6:00 a.m. | When practice just kills time Comments 0 Comments

The ‘Harmony County Stud Muffin’ column

As the primary pundit at the “Harmony County Weekly Blister,” I am frequently called upon to perform many tasks. So, besides winding up the cat and putting out the clock, I also write the advice to the lovelorn column entitled, “Ask the Stud Muffin.”

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 9:40 a.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 6:00 a.m. | The ‘Harmony County Stud Muffin’ column Comments 0 Comments

A case for Zemp

I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 9:41 a.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 6:00 a.m. | A case for Zemp Comments 0 Comments

Editorials

Alaska politics

One of the things that keeps many people interested in politics is the fact that big decisions can turn on little details. Such is the case with control of the United States Senate in the upcoming election; Republicans want to gain six seats so they’ll have a majority in both the Senate and House, while Democrats, even though they understand they probably will lose some seats, want desperately to prevent a GOP majority. The entire deal -- which party, in effect, controls the government in Washington -- could come down to Alaska, the least densely populated state in the nation. With ...

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:09 a.m. | Updated: aug. 22, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Alaska politics Comments 0 Comments

Workforce act doesn’t work

The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 8:39 a.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Workforce act doesn’t work Comments 0 Comments

Noted and passed - Aug. 18, 2014

• Here in Kershaw County, we don’t think about bridges much, unless it’s the spans crossing the Lynches and Wateree rivers on U.S. 1, I-20 and other roads. Many bridges in our county are small, made of wood or pipes used as culverts. They cross streams and branches of creeks and -- according to our recent two-part story -- not in the greatest shape. Some state-owned bridges are in the process of being repaired or replaced with state and/or federal funds. But many others are owned by the county. All but two currently open bridges that cross bodies of ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2014 12:32 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Noted and passed - Aug. 18, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Letters

Today’s workforce and God

Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:49 a.m. | Updated: aug. 22, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Today’s workforce and God Comments 0 Comments

Vote ‘no’ for taxes

While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I’m going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 8:49 a.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Vote ‘no’ for taxes Comments 0 Comments

Yesteryear

Yesteryear for Aug. 20, 2014

Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 9:27 a.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Yesteryear for Aug. 20, 2014 Comments 0 Comments


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