Cheraw Chronicle- RSS OPINION Feed http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:22:16 EST 1800 Happy days are here again http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150243436/Happy-days-are-here-again Birthdays and anniversaries seem to be the norm for us this fall. I haven't written about Evil Sister or Good Sister in a long time. Not that Evil Sister isn't any less sassy or Good Sister any less, well, good…it's just that... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:46:13 EST A new perspective on jazz http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150245831/A-new-perspective-on-jazz I suppose the first thing I should admit is that I know very little about jazz music. My experience was jazz is pretty limited. I'm not much of a musician, but I do own a guitar and occasionally I can make sound come out of it. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:37:13 EST You can help as a representative payee http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-opinion-opinion_columns/150246730/You-can-help-as-a-representative-payee November is Family Caregivers' Month, a time to thank and acknowledge all of the people who take care of those in need. If you handle the finances of someone who receives benefits from Social Security, or you know someone who needs help managing... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:30:13 EST It’s good to be (sort of) home http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-opinion_columns/150170368/Its-good-to-be-(sort-of)-home For a journalist, shining the spotlight onto others is simply par for the course. So it's only natural that there is a chilling deer-in-the-headlights sense of uncertainty and a little fear when that light is turned around on to me. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:43:05 EST Fighting marriage equality to the bitter end http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150161893/Fighting-marriage-equality-to-the-bitter-end First, please forgive my personal indulgence about South Carolina with this column. I love our state, I really do. I have a friend who says I'm obsessed with South Carolina; he may be right. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:47:04 EST Women of a certain age http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150158568/Women-of-a-certain-age I have noticed that since I left my 40s behind (WAYYY behind) that the topic of conversation has shifted from sex, children and gossip to shopping and food. Mostly shopping FOR food.The closer we get to Halloween, the closer Thanksgiving... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:36:05 EST Let’s talk about Medicare http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150144782/Lets-talk-about-Medicare October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year's Medicare open enrollment period. It's the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the extra help available from Social... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:28:08 EST Everyone should try Mama’s ‘Angel Biscuits’ http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150090191/Everyone-should-try-Mamas-Angel-Biscuits Mama was an excellent cook. Mama also collected recipes the way some people collect stamps or coins. She had so many different types of recipes that should I live to be 99, well I won't have gotten through a quarter of them. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 01:44:08 EST Swinney, Spurrier can sack Confederate flag http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150090359/Swinney-Spurrier-can-sack-Confederate-flag This week, the Democratic candidate for governor, Vincent Sheheen, called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the statehouse grounds. With Election Day just a few weeks away, people can make their own assessment of his reasons for doing... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 20:40:07 EST On the road to recovery http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150010792/On-the-road-to-recovery It has been weeks since I have been here in the Chronicle. I have a good excuse though. I was so near death's door that the knocker on it bore my face, grimaces and all. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:11:14 EST Could S.C. be the next Ferguson? http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150010641/Could-S.C.-be-the-next-Ferguson It is front-page news all across the state and indeed nationwide — a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happened. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:11:12 EST 10 at the Top: A big idea for S.C. http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50744220/10-at-the-Top:-A-big-idea-for-S.C. This week, more than 800 movers and shakers from 10 Upstate counties gathered in Greenville. It was an amazing event because of (1) what they said, (2) what they did not say, and (3) what it means for the rest of the state. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:01:14 EST Domestic violence: Tackle it head-on http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/editorial-opinion/50744186/ANOTHER-VIEW-Tackle-domestic-violence Hard hits. Domination. Fierce competition to become the victor. Taunting. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:52:09 EST The strange world of race and politics in S.C. http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50667332/The-strange-world-of-race-and-politics-in-S.C. In November, South Carolina will make history by electing its first African-American to the U.S. Senate. And, if the polls are to be believed, it will be Republican Tim Scott. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:41:11 EST Hey, S.C. — take it easy on my transmission http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/50583149/Hey-S.C.--take-it-easy-on-my-transmission Last weekend, I drove up to Carthage, North Carolina, to see some old friends. From Columbia, I took U.S. 1 from Camden through McBee to Cheraw, then into North Carolina. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:37:07 EST Thoughts on gators, politicians and oil http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/50582986/Thoughts-on-gators-politicians-and-oil As I write these words, I'm sitting on a rustic dock overlooking a beautiful, placid pond on a coastal South Carolina island. I'm surrounded by nothing but God's creations and natural beauty. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 21:27:05 EST LETTER: Raising minimum wage is not the answer http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/letters-opinion/50504238/Raising-minimum-wage-is-not-the-answer To the editor: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 04:23:15 EST Is S.C. giving women the third-world treatment? http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/50504230/Is-S.C.-giving-women-the-third-world-treatment The world is shrinking and with the Internet we are now all hyper-connected. One result of this is that where once we looked at problems as local or maybe state and national issues, now we can see issues simultaneously on a local to global level... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 04:14:10 EST