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Last week Michaele asked me if I was ready to write another column.  After rolling my eyes, I told her I would try.  And I did.  I sat at the computer for 2 hours and finally realized there was nothing my brain wanted to express.  But, after …

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Have you ever really gotten your money’s worth out of an item? Some items are easier to figure out than others. A firecracker that pops has do…

I’m sure that you have noticed gasoline prices. They are coming down. Geo-political pressures, supply and demand, crude oil prices, refinery c…

I’m a social person: Really social. I have a pretty good handshake and will hug you in a minute. My basic connection to humanity came to a dea…

More shocking news! A radio station is going to do a countdown of the 1,000 best Rock & Roll records of all time.  That sounds like a grea…

Joe Biden’s bus was in Kingstree the other night. I don’t know if Joe was on the bus or not. I didn’t check the speaking schedule of the forme…

When I heard the nation’s second largest newspaper filed bankruptcy I was dismayed. It will most likely be run by a New York hedge fund. Since…

Many of us remember the American Actress Marilyn Monroe, the blond bombshell of the 1950’s who at one time was the most marketable Hollywood A…

Did you know that the left seat in an airplane is a lot hotter than the right seat? When people are learning to fly they sit in the left hand …

Influence: it is something we all want. Having influence is a great thing. If you lose though, it can be terrible. My friend Steve would drive…

In April 2018, State Department of Education (DoED) Superintendent Molly Spearman declared a “state of emergency” for Williamsburg County Scho…

It’s amazing how time flies. It is even more amazing the things that we remember as this time is flying by. Think about what you learned in sc…

Charcuterie is a big deal on the restaurant scene.  More often you’ll find this “meat board” on the menu at finer establishments and the exper…

Well, I got to the break. It was time to stop. This year one of my secret projects had a scheduled break. That’s a good thing. Just about ever…

Hey, did you hear about this? California wants to charge different prices for speeding tickets. Low-income people will pay less for a speeding…

I’ve written many articles and columns about the trash problem in our county. It seems no matter what we do there is an element that doesn’t c…

I like to believe what I want to believe. Sometimes it’s hard to accept the facts and change my mind. That’s life, isn’t it? Don’t worry; I’m …

Hang on. This tale will take a little while to get to the oak tree. You should know that deer season is over. My deer hunting buddies have giv…

My grandmother saw a movie that she called “the cutest little movie.” The cutest little actress in it was Doris Day. The rest of my grandmothe…

This past Saturday, I was in Kingstree running a few errands and noted how quiet it was downtown. Being a rainy day after New Year’s it appear…

I’m excited for 2020 to be here. Who isn’t happy for a new year and a new chance to start new projects? Who isn’t glad that 2019 is over and y…

I’m going to start the New Year with a saying that I found online. Author unknown, “Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and …

Here it is, Christmas already and New Year’s staring me right in the face. What happened? Where did the 365 days go? I feel like I haven’t had…

It’s almost Christmas. You might think time is flying by and you have so many things to do. There are drop-ins, parties, church services, and …

It’s that time of year. New Year’s Resolutions, Bucket Lists, advance planning and what is going to happen in the New Year. I meet with some g…

One of my old classmates went on a trip to the South Pacific. When he was in the eighth grade, he had a teacher that had served in the South P…

Got my eyebrows waxed. It was a first. Never in my wildest dreams would I have considered doing that; until I fell for the idea that polished …

Technology has become part of our everyday lives. In fact it has become my coach, secretary and more recently, my brain. Over the years I’ve n…

Just about every morning, I watch the local news. Mostly, I want to get the weather report. After the weather is the traffic report. The traff…

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we are reminded to be thankful. Everybody has their own reasons and I have a few that I’d like to express.

When I was a senior in high school, the seniors could have lunch off campus. What a treat. Four of us would pile into a friend’s VW bug and he…

As Bobby Jonte would normally say, the Twenty Fourth Running of the King’s Tree Trials was a perfect Chamber of Commerce Day!  The sky was blu…

Maybe it’s because we’re a small town newspaper. Maybe it’s out of respect for the family or the victim. I always ask first responders if ther…

Wow! Football season is over! Well, at least for me college football season is over. Over the past few years, I’ve lost interest in college fo…

Don’t throw stones in glass houses. Isn’t that the term you use when you are as at fault as the person you are accusing? I am guilty. My last …

The scariest time of the year is upon us. I don’t mean Halloween either. During the last month, I watched 10 episodes of the movie Halloween. …

I like peppers; not those sissy peppers like the bell or jalapeno but hot ones like habanero and arbol. I love to cook with peppers. Salas and…

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