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March tunes stir memories of batons

on Wednesday, 06 July 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Music, like smell, has the ability to transport us back in time and bring to mind things we may have forgotten or not thought about in a long time. Such was the case for me on Thursday night as I enjoyed the music from the 246th Army Band, S.C. Army

Happy 240th birthday America

on Wednesday, 29 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we approach our nation’s 240th birthday on Monday, here is some patriotic trivia to think about: The word “patriotism” comes from the Latin “patria” meaning “fatherland” or “homeland”. Fifty six people signed the Declaration of Independence. The

Vacation passes so quickly

on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I don’t know if Murphy has a law about vacations, but if he doesn’t he should. I think everyone will agree that your week of vacation passes twice as fast as a week at work. Last week I spent my vacation at the beach. The time flew by like it always does

Cows have best friends

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I just love animals so when I came across these sweet and unusual facts about them, I just had to share: Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart. Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails. When

A list of idioms to live by

on Tuesday, 07 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here are some of my favorite proverbial phrases which offers good advice to live by: Actions speak louder than words. All that glitters is not gold! A good man is hard to find. A leopard cannot change its spots. A trouble shared is a trouble halved.

Signs of a happy kitchen

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some sayings from kitchen signs found on Google and Pinterest: Today’s Menu: Eat it or Go Hungry I would cook dinner but I can’t find the can opener! Kitchen closed – this chick has had it! Many have eaten here, few have died Who says

Ponderings, trivia, idle thoughts

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following is a hodge podge of trivia, ponderings and idle thoughts collected from cyberspace.

A dozen ways to blend into the South

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

If you are new to the South, we natives might seem a little strange. So, to help you adapt and blend in, I’ve listed 12 things to make the transition easier. First, never ever let a Southerner see you put sugar, or Lord forbid, syrup on your grits. We

Happy Mother’s Day moms!

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sunday is Mother’s Day in America and according to the National Restaurant Association, it is the most popular day of the year to dine out. That’s not surprising, because no one expects Mom to cook on “her day.”

Mothers are more than ‘just a mom’

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My first definition of Motherhood was formed when I was a child. I would come home after a day of school, a long bus ride, being hungry and open the front door with calling out, “Mama,” who I knew was there among the smell of baked stickies

Things about our state you may not know

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

South Carolina wasn’t always known as the Palmetto State. It used to be known as the Iodine State, and even said so on the license plates in the 1930s. Palmetto trees are way prettier for a flag, anyway. The world’s smallest police station is in Ridgeway.

Thoughts on Shrek and KFB

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Our mamas always said, ‘If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything. ’ Well, I have something nice to say about our community, but I also have something not so nice to complain about.

Downtown was popping last week

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Downtown was really hopping last week and it made my heart glad to see people walking along Evans and Dargan Streets. Last Thursday evening, there was an event on the 100-block of West Evans showing off the new businesses that have opened this year. An

Thoughts and comments on marriage

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are a few humorous comments and quotes about marriage listed at www.abundance-and-happiness. com:

Carolina’s road history mirrors current problems

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By Andrew Martin Carolina Reporter Lawmakers seem poised to end a stalemate and appropriate millions to repair South Carolina’s deteriorating road system. But the ongoing debate, worsened by the 2008 Great Recession
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