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Action Needed Immediately: Census Counting to End Early

It was abruptly announced this week that the Census Bureau will cut short critical door-knocking efforts for the 2020 census in September, not October as previously announced. “It’s going to be impossible to complete the count in time,” said one of the bureau employees, an area manager who oversees local census offices. “I’m very fearful …

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“Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century”

Founder, Mignon Clyburn

If I were to tell a fifth grader in Marlboro County that these were the first words in the Executive Summary of America’s National Broadband Plan back in March of 2010, she would be justified in exclaiming, “What in the world have you guys been doing for the past 10 years? Certainly not looking out …

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10 Things I Learned From Helping Close Our Rural Broadband Gap

Catherine Cantey

Our community came together to work towards closing the broadband gap. It was a year long project and over that year, I learned ten things I would like to share: Do something different. I learned about this initial work from attending a lunch-and-learn at AgFirst Farm Credit. Jim Stritzinger, President of Revolution D, shared how …

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As I Was Saying…

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages, many of us have learned to work virtually, engaging in teleconferencing and staying glued to our digital devices. The U.S. Supreme Court has done likewise. On May 4, because of the pandemic, the high court kicked off an historic two-week teleconference session that was largely considered a success. But guess …

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Are women better leaders?

There’s been a lot of talk in recent months about leadership during a pandemic – or crisis of any kind. Articles and their authors suggest that women’s leadership styles are “better”. Are they? Or are their leadership styles different and, in their differences, are their styles better-suited to our leadership needs today? In an unprecedented …

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