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  Finding skilled workers is an ongoing challenge for American businesses.  Media reports tend to focus on the lack of science, tech, and math skills. But more than four in 10 business executives complain that too many job applicants lack "soft skills" like creativity, teamwork, and communication....
One of the first words I remember learning to recognize and read was “CAT” from the old Dick and Jane basal series. Spot was the dog and Puff the cat.  Fast forward fifty-plus years and CAT has taken on a new meaning. Back in 2013 Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56 and Richland County School...
  Only the fundamentally inept have trouble adjusting to and managing daylight savings time. I am afraid that I fall in that category. First, I really do not see the need for it. Time, like gravity and the internet, is a Newtonian main spring of the universe. Humans cannot make any more of it. Cows...
The time has moved forward an hour.  The temperature seems to be on the increase.  In a poetic parallel to nature, society moved forward a wrinkle in time and the political climate continues to heat up.  A change is about to come, and like that Phil Collins song, I can feel it in the air tonight. ...
  The Editor  I attended the Laurens County council meeting last Tuesday (3/13/2018 ) for the first time in 20 years or more. I've never see such a large group of elected officials that were inept in their function as managers of the county’s government. The majority of the time was spent by Jon...
  STATE: American Red Cross Reminds South Carolinians to Stay Weather Aware   North Charleston – With less than one day until the start of spring, severe weather is already threatening South Carolina. The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross is reminding South Carolinians to heed the...
  Columbia – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is the most prestigious accolade in governmental accounting, and S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom’s office has now received this award for 30 consecutive years. The Certificate of Achievement recognizes the...
  EDITORIAL 3-14   Crusading to a state championship   Wow! Just, Wow! A 31-1 season. The Laurens Academy Lady Crusaders have every reason in the world to be very proud of their 2018 season. And, we’re sure, Crusader Nation is very proud of these wonderful school representatives. For the second...
  The Editor, I spoke to two students one from Mid Carolina High School and one from Newberry High School. I asked them,  “What would be the best response if a person walks into a school and proceeds down a hall way, pulls a gun out and randomly starts to shoot at people.  “An alarm of a active...
The Editor, I am very disappointed in the recent actions taken by a small group of Greenville politicians to harm, and in fact sell the Greenville Health System as a result of a power struggle between these legislators and the local leadership of the system. GHS was formed by an act of the State...

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