National Newspaper Week starts Sunday, just in time for our change from a three times a week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday publication to a twice weekly, Tuesday/Friday newspaper.
"I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…" -Roger Miller
In September, a merchant and friend emailed me about our downtown. I decided our communication was worth considering for this column.
Recently at the College of Charleston, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman delivered what was billed as The State of the Schools Speech.
WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's "Freedom Caucus," which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car.
As I have written about a couple of times here, especially last week, I have been promoted to the position of editor for The Country Chronicle, the weekly newspaper covering Blythewood and the surrounding area in northern Richland County.
It's off the front page of the newspapers. There are no packs of reporters prowling the streets. The banks of television cameras across from the church are all gone. The politicians and celebrities have all gone home.
WASHINGTON -- "Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid," my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon to sip wine and critique people's parking skills on our beloved Olive Street.
I got this a few years ago from a twisted musician friend of mine. Of course, I don't usually publish something I get by email, but this was pretty funny and unlike most memes, pretty good natured. So in honor of the upcoming Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, I thought I would share it.
Names have always been interesting and fun when it comes to Lita "Squeaky" Wagensteen. From the horse "Goldman Sox" to the dog "Zsa Zsa Goober," Squeaky and her late husband, Dr. Stephen Wagensteen, have generated hundreds of smiles with their creative dog names. And they've saved hundreds of dog lives by their generosity.
It was somewhere near the end of summer when it just come to me: perhaps my writing days were over. It was time to just give up the ghost and move on from making a living as a writer and just settle into handling daily problems.
At one point, Jack Larson hated the role with which he would become synonymous: Jimmy Olsen on the 1950s television series "Adventures of Superman." It wasn't until 2006, according to an interview with the Chicago Times, he finally realized -- and thanked -- his later success was due to taking on the iconic role of "Superman's pal."
WASHINGTON -- In the spirit of charity prompted by Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., let's not call them bigots.
Last month, I wrote about how the extreme temperatures in June, the current drought conditions throughout the summer and the probability of bugs attacking trees is likely, all of which are wreaking havoc on our community trees. As of this writing, we've had gone 21 consecutive days with no measurable rain fall within the city center. Today (Thursday), it is finally raining, but we are still way behind in adequate soil moisture. Unless trees have been receiving supplemental water via irrigation systems, they are still stressed and susceptible to insect pests and disease.
WASHINGTON -- Sometimes what seems the least consequential detail tells the most about a person's character -- or at least his or her intentions.
(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...
The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.
I've been very lucky.
OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago ...
After the storm, comes the sun. No matter how dark it gets, the sun will shine again. Or perhaps we should say, no matter how ...
...I will be long gone. Out of sight; out of mind; not a moment too soon. It's vacation time and boy do My Beloved ...
WASHINGTON -- The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the ...
Southerners tend to collect stories. And, we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.
A few months ago, Steven and Jessica Mooneyhan of Cassatt purchased the Hard Times Café from H.C. Robinson. H.C.'s customer base has ...
It's National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press.
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