Community Op-Eds

The Sale of Santee Cooper Should’ve Happened… But Let Your Voice Be Heard

By Ayinde Moir Waring The 2019 Legislative session is officially over (barring any emergency meetings) and during the past 6 months, news from the State House was constant and sometimes confusing. We heard of the push for increased teacher’s pay (thankfully), abortion bills, education reform and many other issues that generally get South Carolinians excited;…

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Rural jobs are boosted by impact of SNAP

By Jordan Rasmussen, policy manager, Center for Rural Affairs A recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture examines the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in rural America. Widely viewed as a program that helps combat urban poverty and food insecurity, SNAP has seen a greater percentage of utilization in rural areas…

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The Most Dangerous Countries For Women

“We have an abundance of rape and violence against women in this country and on this Earth, though it’s almost never treated as a civil rights or human rights issue, or a crisis, or even a pattern. Violence doesn’t have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender,”…

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Charleston Moves Announces Sober Streets Gathering

  https://www.facebook.com/events/1041824562680965/ We lost two more community members this month. One of those citizens, while legally riding his bike north on King Street, was hit by a driver under the influence, and eight days later, succumbed to his injuries. As we continue to work with municipalities and the state on safe and connected street design…

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Echo from the Past

“Dear old school, we hate to leave you, but the time is drawing near. We will always think of Knightville and the ones we love so dear. Parent, teacher friend and loved ones parting time is almost here. We will always think of Knightville and the ones we love so dear.” That was the graduation…

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Meth PSA and Letter to Editor

As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with Methamphetamines has been growing over the last several years as well. In the most recent data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health,…

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