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Editorial: Thanksgiving

 

On Sept. 28, 1789, according to a government website, the First Federal Congress passed a resolution asking President George Washington recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. The site goes on to describe what happened: a few days later, Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, as a “day of public thanksgiving” -- the first time the holiday was celebrated by our fledgling country.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 7:51 a.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Editorial: Thanksgiving Comments 0 Comments

Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we’ve reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don’t clean them up after being ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:28 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP

Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president’s plan to take the immigration system into his own hands “is a daring test of the limits of presidential power.”

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:39 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP Comments 0 Comments


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