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    Tainted half truths do no favors

    As a parent with two children attending Clover schools, I have closely followed the public jousting related to the recent Clover School District bond referendum.

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    Questioning school board decision is necessary

    I am impressed with Mark Hopkins resume, and his personal investment in his family and school. I am also impressed his fellow educators and parents over the years have told him how wonderful the Clover school system has been. Like most residents, I recognize and salute those achievements. Like most...

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    The case for low taxes

    They boast about how they “bring home the bacon.”

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    Airport noise plan sparks interest

    The lead Lake Wylie Pilot front page feature in the July 22 issue drew significant community interest based on informal resident dialog. Conversations with patrons at the Bagel Boat, Food Lion and Great Clips on July 23 indicated a range of concern about aircraft noise impact from “highly...

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    FOIA reform necessary

    Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune’s Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medical screenings.

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    Clover School District is not ‘Us vs. Them’

    I have spent the past 19 years as an employee of Clover School District. Fifteen of those years have been as administrator and principal of Clover Junior High, Clover Middle, and Clover High. I have served parents and students from Bethany to Lake Wylie, and I understand the strength of the educational...

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    Clover schools should resubmit bond plans

    The result of the March 22 Clover School District $67 million bond referendum indicates a major part of the district does not support the proposals, including the 3,400 student high school and all the trappings surrounding it.

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    2014 S.C. legislative session productive

    A lot of the news coverage of the end of the General Assembly’s legislative session has focused on the more “popcorn worthy” moments of the Senate choosing its internal leadership. But what those news stories left out is that despite it all, 2014 was a banner year for education...

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    A requiem for Clover schools shows in numbers

    Requiems and postmortems are usually reserved for the dead. In this case, the demise of our Clover District No. 2 high school hasn’t occurred, but it likely will happen during 15 to 20 years.

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    How to get, keep women’s attention and support

    There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of the women’s vote for the 2014 elections. Democrats and Republicans alike are courting women voters. Republicans are working as hard as they can to shed their anti-woman image stemming from the 2012 election cycle, while Democrats are...

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