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Secret treasures of the cathedral - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Secret treasures of the cathedral - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:05 p.m.

Do you like those books and movies about secret hiding places with all sort of treasure hidden away? I do. It’s almost like a pirate movie …

One person keeps you in the dark UPDATED

Friday, May 13, 2016 12:32 p.m.

Government belongs to YOU, not politicians. You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government bureaucracies operate at every level whether they be towns, cities, counties, school boards or state government. That's why 40 years ago South Carolina enacted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It was …

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t - Points on the curve UPDATED

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:12 p.m.

The first week of May exploded in tensions between our children. A fight between two girls at Kingstree Senior High School ended up with one …

The gates of Hell and cooler cups - The Mt. Hope Scolls

The gates of Hell and cooler cups - The Mt. Hope Scolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:18 p.m.

I’ve talked about it before. You get the keys to Heaven and those very keys open the gates of Hell. What are you going to do? Just as soon …

Stick time with Chad Morgan - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Stick time with Chad Morgan - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:09 p.m.

Chad Morgan is a farmer in Tallulah, Louisiana. He has an airstrip at his house and two interesting airplanes in his hangar.

Random thoughts on controversial issues - Points on the curve

Random thoughts on controversial issues - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:05 p.m.

Stop the Sag: The Town of Kingstree is considering amending an ordinance that will address saggy pants. The story goes that saggy pants originated in …

Don’t trash on me - Points on the curve

Don’t trash on me - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:48 p.m.

This past week so many groups and individuals took the time to participate in the Great American Cleanup that I want to say thanks!

The last motorcycle ride - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The last motorcycle ride - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:37 p.m.

I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was 14 years old. I got a little moped like bike when I was 14. It was half bicycle and half motorcycle. …

Let me tell you a story about a trashcan - Points on the curve UPDATED

Monday, April 18, 2016 9:49 p.m.

Maybe we are spoiled: Living in the country, you tend to want some services taken care of by a professional. Take, for instance, disposal of your trash.  

The repository of old magazines - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The repository of old magazines - The Mt. Hope Scrolls
Monday, April 18, 2016 9:45 p.m.

Just when you thought that all printed material is going to be digitally presented, you get to go to the repository of old magazines.  Of course, I'm …

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth - Points on the curve UPDATED

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth - Points on the curve
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We don't realize what we have, until it's gone - or recovering from surgery. A little over a week ago the SgtMaj had knee replacement surgery. Ok, ok, …

Basketball brackets and national elections - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Basketball brackets and national elections - The Mt. Hope Scrolls
Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The college basketball championships are under way.  All the talk about March Madness and super brackets seems to be on everyone's tongue.  …

Well, just kill me - Points on the curve UPDATED

Well, just kill me - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Well, just kill me. In three years the FDA is banning Trans fats from America. In case you’re wondering what is a Trans fat, it is a very bad …

“The Phantom” : The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

“The Phantom” : The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5:54 a.m.

The other night I woke up about 2 a.m. in the morning. I checked out the old movie channel thinking I would watch a little television and go back to …

Nothing like that the smell of rotting fish to make your day - Points on the curve UPDATED

Nothing like that the smell of rotting fish to make your day - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:14 p.m.

As a lover of exotic food, I talked my nail person into bringing me a jar of “real” kimchi. For those of you who don’t know what …

A picture is worth a thousand bucks - Points on the curve UPDATED

A picture is worth a thousand bucks -  Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 12:47 p.m.

When you think you’ve heard it all: Children can sue their parents for breach of privacy for posting their child’s photo on social …

Documentary films and fantasy medicine - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Documentary films and fantasy medicine - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:08 p.m.

Do you ever watch those Saturday or Sunday afternoon movies? You know the ones I’m talking about. There is a movie that was made in the …

I’m done - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

I’m done -  The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 12:42 p.m.

I’ve got a friend that is like Thomas Edison. If he gets something on his mind he goes to work on it. He will try things until he succeeds. …

Does anybody really know what time it is? - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Does anybody really know what time it is? - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Monday, March 14, 2016 3:34 p.m.

Do you remember that seventies song “Does anybody really know what time it is?” I remember the song but I am not sure if I know what it …

I will reply

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 6:05 a.m.

Dear Editor, I will reply to Mr. Milton M. Duke, Jr.’s article “Outlandish” in The News, February 17, 2016, printing. Mr. Duke appears to have

Hard days on the campaign trail: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Hard days on the campaign trail: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7:03 p.m.

Hillary has been in town. You know all the stories here in the Mt. Hope Scrolls are true or could have been. It’s true that Hillary was …

Lacking leadership in Williamsburg County UPDATED

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 5:59 p.m.

Dear Editor, At every level in our county, we are lacking someone who can lead our home out of this ever-increasing spiral we see to be in. Those in charge either

60 happy facts: Points on the curve UPDATED

60 happy facts: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 5:50 p.m.

Since I’m out of Dove dark chocolate I had time to search for fun facts.

60% of the other 20%:The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

60% of the other 20%:The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:56 p.m.

I was watching a movie the other day. A group of bad guys robbed an armored car. The bad guys stole some bearer bonds. The victim would be repaid …

Black religion: A historical perspective UPDATED

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:44 p.m.

Dear Editor, Christianity had a religious history of 1,300 years in Europe before slavery

The All-New Wonderland Circus 2016: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The All-New Wonderland Circus 2016: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:42 p.m.

The Wonderland Circus is back in town. I’m a circus fan. Every year the Wonderland Circus comes to the local schools to bring the great gift …

Thank you Ms. Williams: Points on the curve UPDATED

Thank you Ms. Williams: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:39 p.m.

The News is very lucky to have Cassandra Rush as our contributor during Black History Month. She spent hours researching those who made a difference …

Bustin’ out babies and smooth hackers, all is good in the world: Points on the curve UPDATED

Bustin’ out babies and smooth hackers, all is good in the world: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:30 a.m.

A couple of weeks ago hackers breached the FBI and Department of Homeland Security systems, releasing thousands of employees’ names, titles, …

50 years of football stats: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

50 years of football stats: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:30 a.m.

I was watching the Super Bowl just like you. Hard to believe it has been 50 years of this game. Okay, I’ll admit I have not watched all of …

Shoes and boots on television and the movies: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Shoes and boots on television and the movies:  The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:33 p.m.

You can see shoes on television all the time. A television news crew will visit a school and all you see are shoes walking down the hall. The news …

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