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Mean people suck: Points on the curve

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 p.m.

There are a lot of mean people in the world. I call these people cold and prickly; who wants to cozy up to a person who enjoys spewing hatred and …

New campaign rules: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 p.m.

The 2016 Presidential Campaign has officially started. I want to change the way we do things. We won’t change the election; we will just change some …

Find out how you can help a COTA family

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 p.m.

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The Town of Kingstree UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:45 a.m.

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Holy Crop! Where’s her head? UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:00 p.m.

“Why did you chop off part of her head?” This question regarding the subject matter in a photograph rates second behind why a picture is blurry. The …

Hey Ba Ba Re Bop: Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Hey Ba Ba Re Bop. I was listening to the 40s radio station the other day. Lionel Hampton’s Hey Ba Ba Re Bop was playing. It reminded me of an old …

We were soldiers

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 2:55 p.m.

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Early retirement after 16 years: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Oh Man. One of my favorite writers is retiring. She has written a column for two different magazines for the past 16 years. She is not going to …

When will that inner voice ever heed advice? (Points on the curve) UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Why do our bodies have to break down as we get old? I have a lot of fun things still to do but this body doesn’t seem to agree. Things don’t move …

April Fools’ Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:45 a.m.

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Mandatory voting-Let’s try it UPDATED

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:00 a.m.

One of the inherent powers of the President is the ability to spark a big and important national debate simply by floating a new idea in a few lines in a speech.

Bad words and the reflection of people that use them UPDATED

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Controversy has reared its head again. Students in Oklahoma have used the N-word. There is outcry about how horrible this is. News shows and …

Hooray for March Madness: Points on the Curve UPDATED

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:30 a.m.

March Madness...Now that I have your attention: New studies about chocolate continue to confirm what I’ve known since I devoured my first chocolate …

Senate bill to cap federal crop insurance

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:55 a.m.

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Happy medicine: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:30 a.m.

There are all sorts of commercials for happy medicine. You know what I am talking about. You see a person come out of the doctor’s office after …

Coach Evans’ post-season letter

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:45 a.m.

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Circus Magic Convention: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:45 a.m.

I just got back from the Circus Magic Convention. This was the 34th year of this convention. It takes place in Virginia. It is a convention of …

It’s Sunshine Week in South Carolina and the nation

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:45 a.m.

It is time to recognize and encourage open government and letting the sunshine in on public documents and meetings. You may not know there are …

Looks like I’ll have to help Hillary again!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:15 a.m.

The Mt. Hope Scrolls:

Put a spin on flower photography

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:15 a.m.

It’s Just a Camera For Cryin’ Out Loud

Nutrition panel tells all

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:15 a.m.

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Entertainment and excitement: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Entertainment has run amuck. Now you don’t know what is true and what is not. I went to see Ric Flair fight Harley Race for the World Championship …

Social media is not always that social: Points on the curve UPDATED

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:00 a.m.

I'm about to condemn social media to the bottom of the grease trap; hiding behind the invisible wall of anonymity brings out the worst in people. …

“I cannot live without books”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:00 a.m.

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Driven indoors by dogs roaming the streets

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:00 a.m.

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Wonderland Circus 2015:The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:00 a.m.

It’s circus time again. The Wonderland Circus has been here. I always look forward to seeing the circus when it comes to town. This year I got to …

The appeal of a hero’s status is hard to resist: Points on the curve UPDATED

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Did it ever occur to NBC news anchor Brian Williams that his lies about his helicopter coming under fire would be exposed? His untruth in 2003 (and …

Change the world for good

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:48 a.m.

Dear Editor,

Another day without algebra or French: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Every now and then my friend Michelle will tell me that she has gotten by another day without using the things she learned in algebra class. I always …

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