Ten Minutes from Normal

Monday, March 3, 2014 10:27 p.m.

Some years ago I read a book by Karen Hughes entitled Ten Minutes from Normal.  Mrs. Hughes was a ordinary wife and mother from Texas who became …

Thanks but no thanks? The dark side of the storm UPDATED

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:05 a.m.

As the last residents of Williamsburg County saw the lights come on in their homes Friday, an appreciation for the simple things in life must have been experienced. It's a fact that every one of us was affected by Winter Storm Pax. To put things into perspective, at the height of the storm, more than 350,000 people in South Carolina did not have …

For the sake of trees UPDATED

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:15 a.m.

You see it more often than not. A piece of property is scalped; turned into a barren wasteland as ancient live oaks are turned into chip wood and rare ornamentals are left to wither away in a pile. Overlooking a plan for green spaces seems implausible in light of current conservation efforts but it happens all the time - on private and public …

Stepping out…in faith UPDATED

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:25 a.m.

During February, Serena Staggers is exhibiting a collection of African American publications in the chamber office in honor of Black History Month.  As I perused Ms. Stagger's books, I immediately found two of my favorite individuals in her collection: Dr. Ben Carson and Michael Oher. Dr. Carson and Mr. Oher have had very successful careers; …

The right to bear arms doesn't mean the right to make bad laws UPDATED

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:39 a.m.

A bill that sits on Governor Nickie Haley's desk, if signed into law will, in my opinion, have serious ramifications. The bill would allow people licensed to carry concealed weapons to take their firearms into businesses that serve alcohol as long as they don't drink. In other words, don't plan on enjoying a glass of wine with that thick juicy …

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