Guest Editorial: Duke study touts local newspapers

It is easy in these times to forget the importance of your local newspaper. It is National Newspaper Week, so take time to consider what value your local newspaper brings to your community and your life. Newspaper staffers work hard to cover what you need to know and what you want to know. Local journalists […]

JWC Board breaks FOIA laws

JENKINSVILLE – The Jenkinsville Water Company (JWC) board of directors spent more time behind closed doors Monday evening than in open session, but it’s what happened after executive session that ignited fireworks. At its monthly meeting Monday, the JWC board of directors voted to accept three items merely dubbed “Items A, B and C” as […]

Voice publisher receives Jay Bender Award

SPARTANBURG – The sixth annual Jay Bender Award for Assertive Journalism was presented to Barbara Ball, publisher of The Voice, at the South Carolina Press Association’s annual meeting in Spartanburg on March 17. The award recognizes one daily and one non-daily newspaper journalist in the state who stands up to authority in the public’s interest. As […]

Guest Editorial: Non-profits need to be watched

COLUMBIA – There is a wolf in sheep’s clothing working its way through our state legislature. The bill purports to be a transparency bill, but it is anything but… and it will hide how millions of taxpayer dollars are spent. The wording begins saying any non-profit entity that “received more than one hundred dollars in […]