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The simple but difficult things in lifeThe Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The simple but difficult things in lifeThe Mt. Hope Scrolls

Bobby Jonte

Monday, June 20, 2016 3:35 p.m.

Ah Man! Those little simple things have come up again. Every time you get a good idea, the details of that simple task cause havoc. Probably every …

Coffee is good for you; no it’s not; oh, yes it isPoints on the curve

Coffee is good for you; no it’s not; oh, yes it isPoints on the curve
Monday, June 20, 2016 3:24 p.m.

By Michaele Duke

Dream journals you can’t read

Dream journals you can’t read

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:59 p.m.

My friend Jim is a writer too. He keeps a journal almost everyday. He uses a large book split up into thee sections. He uses one section for …

Riots and animal abusers should be hosed

Riots and animal abusers should be hosed

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:05 p.m.

Over the past few weeks we’ve heard about some crazy things going on locally and nationwide. People seem to have lost all control of their …

Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Mt. Hope Scrolls

Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:32 p.m.

  What a Night! What a Crowd! Williamsburg County really came out to enjoy a night of dancing and revelry to help the Williamsburg Regional Hospital …

Fighting for opportunity

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:13 a.m.

My community growing up was plagued by drugs, violence and unemployment. My mother worked 16 hours a day as a nurse’s assistant and still struggled to make ends meet.

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 …


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