Cheraw Chronicle- RSS OPINION Feed Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09:15 EST 1800 Sales tax hike a rotten idea To the editor: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:58:10 EST Greenville a South Carolina success story Let me begin with full disclosure: I was born in Greenville and even though my family moved away when I was 5 years old, I still consider Greenville my hometown. And, as with a first love, one's hometown will always be something special. So it... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:44:07 EST Your Voice When was the last time you laughed out loud, and at whose expense or prompting? Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:17:07 EST A few Palmetto State positives Newspapers and the media are often accused of only reporting the bad things that happen — and there's some truth in this. And it's particularly easy to fall into this trap in South Carolina where it seems that there is a lot more bad... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:18:24 EST Spirits of comfort and healing This has been such an eventful week that I wonder where to begin my my narrative. So I will begin at the beginning. As you know, we started out last week with the most wonderful news, the birth of our grandson Edgar Lawrence McBride. The day was not... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:14:31 EST Quit selling cookie dough; let parents give directly;-let-parents-give-directly A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:40:07 EST Cultural changes to curb child abuse For several years now, I have written this same column — and I'm going to keep writing it until we as a state stop abusing our children. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:07:08 EST A state motto worth memorizing South Carolina's motto, “While I breathe, I hope,” is surely the most optimistic statement any one can make. Despite all, if we can draw a breath, we are hopeful and optimistic. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:07:09 EST Secret autopsies leave public in the dark For the second time in a month, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:06:29 EST Childhood memories in the chinaberry shade I've heard Mac (Wallace to his family) talk about his grandfather's chinaberry trees, or umbrella trees to clarify it (apparently there are two types) forever. He talks about how the temperature beneath the chinaberry seems to be a good 15... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:35:06 EST OUR VIEW Changes in store for your Cheraw Chronicle The old adage tells us not to judge a book by its cover, but you can usually make a sound judgment about a newspaper by taking a glance at its front page. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:29:13 EST Your Voice Do you believe extraterrestrial life forms exist? Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:26:12 EST Valverde Day The town of Ruby declared July 5th 2014 Dr. Michael Valverde Day, and it dawned clear and cool. It was to be the official retirement for the Doctor who most everyone called “Dr. Mike.” He had prepared a speech he wanted to give (sans... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:24:09 EST Your Voice What do you think of the US Supreme Court decision allowing companies to opt out of providing insurance coverage for birth control? Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:38:08 EST Even superheroes could benefit from Social Security It's summertime, and that means it's time for popcorn, snacks and blockbuster movies on the silver screen. Have you noticed that many of the heroes in theaters this year seem to be of a certain age? In fact, some of them are old enough... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:37:11 EST A sign of summer: The first tomato sandwich Several weeks ago (was it only May?) Mac and I would roam the garden looking at the tomatoes growing on vines he had produced from tiny seed. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:38:11 EST Website makes ‘juggling’ Social Security a snap If you're crazy about juggling, there's a holiday just for you: Juggling Day on June 17. The International Juggling Association created this holiday in 1947, earmarking a day for everyone from juggling junkies to inexperienced novices to... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:32:09 EST Your Voice If your pet or pets could speak to you, what do you think those first words would be?“I guess they would ask for a treat.”Amber FreemanChesterfield Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:30:07 EST