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What do you know about domestic violence?

Until you and your children are secreted away to safety in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on your back, the issue of domestic violence may not bring you face-to-face with the realities: the fear, the trauma that follows victims throughout their lifetime, or until they work ...

ARC supports South Carolina Upstate’s Continued Prosperity

As our states grow and prosper, new initiatives often overshadow successful ones commenced long ago. One of these is the Appalachian Regional Commission. In South Carolina, the northwestern counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Pickens, Oconee, and Spartanburg are within the ...

Republicans ignore fairness with map

It was obvious Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman and House Speaker Bob Cupp, both Lima Republicans, were driving the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s plan to ignore a vote-approved constitutional amendment to draw fair state legislative districts. They seemed content to forego bipartisan ...

Dick Wolf: A Life of Principle, Service, Love

“Jack, we lost a good one Sunday.” “Did we?” “Yeah. Dick Wolf.” Two men were talking over morning coffee around the counter at the L&B Donut Shop last Tuesday. “He pissed off a lot of people,” a man at a nearby table offered. “But he probably helped double that ...

It’s Pumpkin Patch Time

You know inflation is affecting the price of everything in America today when it reaches all the way down the economic ladder to impact Worshrag’s Pumpkin Patch. “I think we need to raise the price of pumpkins this year,” I told Honey, and she agreed. So did Miss T and Seed, parents ...