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Clarification on money disbursement

I am writing this letter to straighten out an item written in the Herald, Oct. 14, 2014.Back in December 2003, the Town Council named the corner the “Enloe Corner” because of the work that they had been doing on the corner to beautify the neighborhood. The Enloes started planting flowers and plants, and friends and neighbors would give cuttings, plants, etc. One neighbor even donated Lilies from her son’s grave.The property is owned by Guy McMAster and ...

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South Carolina Insurance News Service addresses weather, theft and insurance needs

This week Newberry NOTES features the South Carolina Insurance News Service. Executive Director Russ Dubisky has selected news and views in a variety of up-to-date topics.The S.C. Insurance News Service is a trade association that represents many of the leading property/casualty insurance companies that do business in this state. It communicates on behalf of its member companies to be an information-based resource for interested parties.What should readers be thinkin...

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Information about the Survivor Benefit Plan, veterans and spouses

Spouses previously enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) can get service from any ID card office. Initial applications must be made through the parent service. The former spouse application for an ID card requires the following documents:• A certified copy of marriage certificate.• A certified copy of final divorce decree.• A notarized statement that the former spouse has not remarried, and a notarized statem...

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Sanders is right candidate for seat

To the editor:On November 4, Fairfield County citizens living in District 7 will have a very unique and important opportunity. With the decision of Councilman David Brown to not seek re-election for the first time since I have lived in Winnsboro, there will not be an incumbent running to represent District 7 County Council. Mr. Brown has served admirably and has frequently been a voice of reason and compromise.

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Brown: Sanders is the man for the job

To the editor:When I chose not to run for re-election, I was interviewed by the newspaper, and they asked who I was endorsing. My response at that time was I wasn’t endorsing any candidate, but I definitely wasn’t going to endorse someone backed by any special interest groups.In the time since, I have spent a lot of time with Clyde Sanders and understand his vision for Fairfield County. Clyde is not part of a shadow group, he is honest, and he can think on hi...

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Viewing political corruption more broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. “In other words,” Edsall wrote, “we were cynical already, but now we’re in overdrive.”

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We can’t go on eating like this

Once the human race stopped throwing spears and gathering berries, our bodies suffered. Planting seeds and harvesting produce made leisure possible, but it also meant we grew shorter, fatter, sicker, and considerably more overworked.An alien visiting from another planet during that critical transition period to a more settled existence might have thought that we were being domesticated by our livestock and not the other way around.Sure, hunting and gathering was hard, wh...

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Support for Keith Lewis for Sheriff

By way of introduction, I am a retired Assistant Director with SLED and I have known and worked along side Keith Lewis for more than 30 years, having met him early in his and my career. I knew then that with his work ethic he was going places. I was so pleased when he offered for Sheriff after the untimely departure by my friend Herman Young for health reasons.Keith Lewis has never run from tough issues and has been tenacious in his efforts to rid Fairfield County of drugs and othe...

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When $1.5 trillion could be too low, the price tag is too high

It’s not yet clear exactly how much the Pentagon’s fancy new F-35 combat jet will cost or when any of these stealth fighters will become operational. But the F-35 already shows great promise in the tough competition to become the most expensive weapons program ever undertaken.Because of the jet’s projected eye-popping price tag of up to $344.8 million each, we at Taxpayers for Common Sense have always kept an eye on the F-35. And we were appalled by a request from...

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Climate action: Stand on the ashes of power

In recent comments at the United Nations Climate Summit, US president Barack Obama espoused an urgent need for all the nations of Earth to work together and engage anthropogenic climate change. Obama ensured his peers in attendance that the “United States of America is stepping up to the plate” and that (the collective) we “embrace our responsibility” to combat climate change. Curiously, though, as the Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke, bombs bearing the USA’s insig...

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Pull the e-brake on perpetual US war in the Middle East

The New York Times editorial board has finally awakened to Obama’s “strategy” in the “war” (as it is officially called now) against ISIS. It is essentially the same strategy that has guided literally hundreds of US military operations abroad since World War II: achieve the maximum objective with the minimum commitment of US power and prestige. Trouble is, the strategy just doesn’t work, mainly because the enemy won’t cooperate and friendly forces are ...

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November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th — the one that Harry Truman blasted as “do-nothing” — look like a paragon of productivity. This year’s members did manage to avoid a shutdown, but that’s about all. Congressional leaders spent the better par...

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TRICARE vaccine program update: Infancy to adulthood

Although National Immunization Awareness month has ended and most children have returned to school, this is still a good time of year to review required vaccines and check immunization schedules to be sure we are all adequately protected. For most, immunization starts early. Infants receive a series of six primary immunizations from birth to six months:• DTaP, the vaccine for Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis• Hib, the vaccine for Haemophilus influenza type b...

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Some serious potty talk

There’s a photo-word montage on the Internet in which a little boy, presumably from Africa, looks skeptically at a woman who is apparently from somewhere else. The boy asks, “You mean to tell me you have so much clean water, that you (poop) in it?”Umm…yeah. Yeah, we do. But why?This probably isn’t a question you often ask, because as the wastewater treatment industry says, we have a “flush it and forget it” attitude as a nation. ...

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