Lets hear it for predictions

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Iím writing this column on a Thursday before the Labor Day weekend. By the time the paper comes out, opening day for Dove season will be over, …

A nation of immigrants should have an immigration system that works

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

America did not become great by keeping people out. We are great because, throughout our history, we have held our doors wide open to those seeking a new start, economic opportunity, and a chance to raise their families in peace and freedom.

Henry Haddock Pilot/Friend

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Iíve known Henry Haddock for over forty years. When he graduated from high school, he enrolled in aircraft mechanics school. He learned to fly and …

A lesson from Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:37 a.m.

It was a sad day when Robin Williams died. Hollywood lost a great comedian and actor, but more important was the fact that the man who gave so much …

Protecting South Carolinaís veterans

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:37 a.m.

COLUMBIA, SC ó The brave men and women who have worn our nationís uniform deserve our honor and our kept promises. South Carolinaís 400,000 veterans rely on the services provided by the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston and the 11 community-based outpatient facilities across the …

Envisioning an epiphany UPDATED

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:36 a.m.

It is really hard to realize that something you do, say, see, hear, or experience is an epiphany. Iím not talking about the manifestation of Christ. …

ďLeave no man behindĒ

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:47 a.m.

Dear Editor,

Great spots for perfect shots

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:47 a.m.

Iím always on the hunt for unusual backgrounds for my portraits. Backgrounds play a key role in setting the mood. If your family is the outdoorsy …

Happiness overrated

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:47 a.m.

Itís a well-used phrase. ďI just want to be happy.Ē ďI donít care that he is quitting medical school, I just want him to be happy.Ē ďI wish I could …

Drinking water

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Dear Editor,

Smithís Concrete & Niwot, Colorado

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Smithís Concrete Products is in Bishopville. Itís right there on Sumter Highway just a few miles out of town. They have all sorts of concrete …

Making a Bucket List

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Recently, Bunny, the children, and I spent a week at the lake celebrating his upcoming retirement. After 41 years of working in accounting, Bunny is …

Static displays

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The local civic club was putting on an airshow. The show was in the mid 1980s. The show was at the local airport and proceeds were going to help …

Pass the donkey, Iím starviní!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Iíve said it before; I love to eat. Eating food not only keeps you alive, it is the bond that brings family and friends together. What I donít love …

To laugh about our differences UPDATED

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Ernest Shaw,

They finally got advertising for me UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Oh No! They found out where I live. Now Iím getting advertising that is tailored for me. Iíve always been interested in how advertising on …

Rantings of an avid voter UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.

I confess, I vote in every election and have a real problem understanding why so many citizens choose not to. Granted some elections are more …

Why vote? UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Dear Editor,

Community Support UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Dear Editor:

I'm glad I don't live in Latta

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:45 a.m.

Can him - or her. Who cares, just fire them.

Apes & horses

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:45 a.m.

The new Planet of the Apes movie is out. I havenít seen it. The only thing I have noticed is the advertising for it. The apes have evolved and are …

High scoring & soccer UPDATED

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:30 a.m.

ďIf I wanted to see someone struggle for 90 minutes and not score I would carry my friends to the singles bar.Ē Thatís the saying for all the soccer …

When is the next council meeting? I have no idea! UPDATED

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:30 a.m.

If you want to know whatís going on within your government donít rely on an agenda. The SC Supreme Court recently ruled that public bodies like …

Not everyone sees things the same way UPDATED

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Dear Editor:

Pardon my mistake

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:12 a.m.

A 2005 survey by Scott R. Maier associate professor, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon found errors in 61 percent of 4,800 …

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:20 a.m.

As you know by now, on June 18th, I was elected President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina Senate. Shortly thereafter, I was unanimously elected Lieutenant Governor and sworn in by the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. This is quite a privilege, and not one that I take lightly.Stepping up to take the position of lieutenant …

Helping Hillary

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:16 a.m.

†I’m going to help Hillary Clinton.† The poor gal has gotten herself in a mess. †† There is a solution to this.† She is going to make a speech …

Re-image your identity

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Several of us were discussing re-imagining our identity. Thatís a fun subject for me. Iím always trying to do something new or change things about …

First Class

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

At 5:30 a.m. last Friday morning when Bunny, Jolie, seven teens, and I stumbled off the train from Washington, the first class of the Williamsburg …

The Senator from Williamsburg

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Though I certainly have not had the pleasure of knowing ďthe senator from WilliamsburgĒ as long as most of you in Williamsburg County, I have had the honor of knowing Yancey McGill for close to a decade. Your community is very much like my home community, and in Columbia all of us ďlittle folkĒ have to stick together to get our fair share brought …

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