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Noted and passed - July 9, 2012
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• Having watched and participated in July Fourth celebrations, we are struck by the same thought that hits us each year on Independence Day: that despite this country’s problems, even with the bipartisan wrangling that threatens to upend our political process, considering the economy that is having a hard time gaining traction, the United States is still far and away the greatest country in the world. We join others across Kershaw County in celebrating the magnificent heritage and promising future of the good old U.S. of A. • We’ve heard of some dumb moves, but last week’s firing of a Florida lifeguard because he left his post to go save the life of a drowning man might just take the cake. We understand the company’s rule about not leaving a portion of beach unguarded, but what was the lifeguard to do -- stand by and watch a person drown?