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Since the House recently passed an initial budget, I thought I would share a few comments from budget week. Democrats sought to raise taxes on the people of South Carolina in two ways. The first was an increase in taxes for firearms, which would have unfairly penalized lawful gun owners. The second...
“Turn your scars into stars” - Robert H. Schuller A WORD ABOUT SCARS In “The Odyssey,” there is a scene that takes place near the end of the story. Odysseus returns home after many years of wandering. He is in disguise as an old man. At first, nobody recognizes him, not even his wife and child. One...
I was reminded about the importance of “pressing on” several times over the last week. The first time I saw it was in the Daily Guideposts where the writer shared Philippians 3:12, including Paul’s encouragement to “press on.” The writer needed to hear those words because she felt as if she wasn’t...
President Trump wants to make the federal bureaucracy a meritocracy. He has proposed slapping a cap on federal employee salaries and shifting more dollars to merit-based performance bonuses. Many will consider this a great proposal, but there’s a catch. While taxpayers can see most federal salaries...
After the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, my fellow Eagles’ fans started circulating a really “cool” video of Eagles’ Coach Doug Pederson. In the video, Pederson is seen coaching, teaching, and addressing the team in various scenarios, each of which ends with him saying, “And then I’ll...
Wednesday the 14th was National School Walkout Day. This was created so that students could honor the 17 students who lost their lives, and to show that we are not okay with gun violence. All we asked was for 17 minutes, which was the set time. Berkeley County did not want students going out, but...
Ashley Angerman is a sixth grader at Palmetto Christian Academy.
America’s greatest gift to my generation is technology. In the 18th century, when our country was born, nobody dreamed of how much technology would add to our lives. Technology is a gift we should never take for granted. We use it every day. I understand that technology is used all over the world,...
A WORD ABOUT ANCHORS In his book “Six Hours One Friday,” Max Lucado shares a story about weathering Hurricane David while living on the Miami River in a houseboat. While many people along Florida’s Gold Coast were boarding up their homes he was desperately trying to figure out what to do to save...
Less than a week after the horrific shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff members, a coalition of 16 news outlets and organizations filed a motion with the criminal court overseeing the prosecution of the shooter, arguing that...
Editor’s Note: This week we provide our readers with responses from Berkeley County elected officials Councilman Josh Whitley, Supervisor Bill Peagler and Sheriff Duane Lewis to The Daniel Island News reader survey on gun violence solutions. While Whitley did answer the individual questions posed...

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