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If ever there is proof of what the census means, it is illustrated in the redrawing of political lines based on population changes. Orangeburg County lost population from 2010 to 2020 and is now finding out what that can mean in terms of changing legislative district lines.
Americans quit their jobs at a record pace for the second straight month in September, while businesses and other employers posted a near-record number of available jobs.
Veteran Republican Sen. Hugh Leatherman of Florence died this past week. Praise for the 40-year lawmaker has come from far and wide, and both sides of the political aisle. We echo the accolades for Leatherman but offer today a more personal look at the senator as the state celebrates his lif…
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