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Gendusa Column: No matter what, just be thankful

on Monday, 23 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Gendusa Column: No matter what, just be thankful
On Friday, the 13th day of November 2020, someone famously sarcastically exclaimed, “What could possibly go wrong?”

Sloan Column: Still many reasons to be grateful

on Monday, 23 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Sloan Column: Still many reasons to be grateful
Pardon me for stating the obvious, but 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. Like most of us, I can’t wait to see it in the rearview mirror. 

Davis Column: When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong

on Tuesday, 17 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Davis Column: When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong
I kept seeing posts on Facebook about a drive-thru safari park in Salley, a town just south of Columbia.

Sloan Column: A must-have for any Thanksgiving

on Tuesday, 17 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Sloan Column: A must-have for any Thanksgiving
When we think of Thanksgiving, certain things come to mind: Turkey, dressing, yams or sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and pecan or pumpkin pie.

Sloan Column: Vets not the only ones who sacrifice

on Tuesday, 10 November 2020. Posted in Columns, Local News, Opinions

Sloan Column: Vets not the only ones who sacrifice
Today’s front page story on a new book about World War II veteran Sgt. Frank Wall serves as a reminder to us all that it was not just members and veterans of our armed forces who make sacrifices during their service to our country.

Mollette Column: Life is a puzzle that takes lots of work

on Tuesday, 10 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Mollette Column: Life is a puzzle that takes lots of work
Don’t give in to the idea that you cannot do any better. You can do better if you put your mind to doing better. If you give up then you don't have a chance.

JOHNSON COLUMN: Why is it that birds fly so low?

on Tuesday, 03 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

JOHNSON COLUMN: Why is it that birds fly so low?
It should’ve never happened. After all, birds have the ability to fly far higher than the path of an automobile.

POLAND COLUMN: A page right out of Americana

on Tuesday, 03 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: A page right out of Americana
My excursions along backroads always reveal two nostalgic sights: the rusting tin and decaying wood of crumbling barns and old pickup trucks beneath sheds.

SLOAN COLUMN: Crooning keeps this 87-year-old going

on Tuesday, 03 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Crooning keeps this 87-year-old going
The lobby of MUSC Health Florence Medical Center was filled with the crooning of such standards as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “You’ll Always Be the One I Love,” and “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes.”

DEWITT COLUMN: Your very own midlife starter kit

on Monday, 26 October 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

DEWITT COLUMN: Your very own midlife starter kit
Middle age. Nothing prepared me for this, not even the old, wise men with all-knowing smirks and ever-present advice.

SLOAN COLUMN: The best Halloween candy of all time?

on Monday, 26 October 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: The best Halloween candy of all time?
What’s the best thing about Halloween? Is it the costumes? Nope. Scary movies? Nah. The haunted houses? Unh-uh.

SLOAN COLUMN: Hilinskis carry a message of hope

on Monday, 19 October 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Hilinskis carry a message of hope
Mark and Kym Hilinski are on mission. That mission is to educate, advocate, and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.

JOHNSON COLUMN: Actions tell us what others are thinking

on Monday, 12 October 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions

JOHNSON COLUMN: Actions tell us what others are thinking
I can read your mind. Better yet, I can show you how to read the minds of everyone you encounter.

SLOAN COLUMN: Preacher Bob slays the evil serpent

on Monday, 12 October 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Preacher Bob slays the evil serpent
It was a relatively quiet Saturday night, just me and the dog. I was not too far from calling it a night and crawling into bed.

SLOAN COLUMN: From Prosperity to Poverty Hill

on Tuesday, 06 October 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: From Prosperity to Poverty Hill
In my more than 30 years as a journalist, I have logged in many miles traveling the back roads of Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Carolinas. In doing so, I’ve come across some of the most unusual city and town names that one can imagine.
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