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Alice Glenn Doughtie’s family: Nominate kindness

If we are lucky, we all know someone who goes about life doing quiet good works, never seeking the limelight, and who sees themselves as quite ordinary when they are truly extraordinary. It may be a friend, a relative, a neighbor, or simply someone we admire from afar.

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Tell Congress to renew crucial conservation fund

For more than 50 years, The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has worked in concert with other federal, state and local efforts to protect land in our national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. It has preserved working forests, ranches, Civil War battlefields and other historic sites. It has also supported state and local parks and playgrounds, providing badly needed funds for communities to need to meet their conservation and recreational needs.

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Tired of high electricity rates and billion-dollar boondoggles? Energy competition is the answer

As part of the ad hoc committee charged with studying the future of Santee Cooper, I’ve received a crash course in the workings of our state’s government-owned power company. And my conclusion is this: Santee Cooper’s assets should be sold to an investor-owned utility (IOU). This is partly based on principle — I believe the state should not own a power utility any more than it should own a cell phone company or a trucking firm. But there is a more pragmatic reason.

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The climb to glory

“I wish my wife could have seen this,” said 2nd Lt. Euel Akins of Statesboro, Georgia. A Joint Forces Color Guard had just presented arms to him, a member of Pershing’s Own had bugled “Taps,” and three generals and an admiral had shaken his hand. Euel Akins is 98 years old. He was the only World War II veteran among the 27 war vets aboard Honor Flight Savannah’s recent tour of Washington, D.C. Euel wasn’t a 2nd lieutenant when he climbed the rock face of Italy’s Mount Belvedere – in the dark. Back then, in 1945, he was a private. And scared.

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SCE&G ratepayers deserve better than Dominion deal

Next month SCANA shareholders will vote on a proposed merger with Dominion Energy, one year to the day after SCANA and its partner Santee Cooper pulled the plug on the V.C. Summer nuclear-expansion project — a $9.4 billion loss. If shareholders approve the merger, the state’s Public Service Commission will decide whether to accept it.

Feeling insecure in an electronic junk mail age

Joel Allen takes a humorous look at how junk mail has changed through the years as paper has given way to email. Having your email account hacked can lead to angry friends, or worse.