Oh, so you're offended? Well tough noogies -- I'm offended that you're offended. Get over it.
Back in the autumn, just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows and reds to come, we took a Monday off and headed to the state fair.
We are officially one week away from the first day of school for students! One of the many blessings of working in education is you get to start fresh every year. (This is true for both students and the adults who work with them.)
Many people in Kershaw County remember Hurricane Hugo. Hugo came ashore in the Lowcountry as a Category 4 Hurricane with its highest recorded wind gust of 120 mph. Hugo worked its way inland, reaching Kershaw County with 100 mph winds and torrential rains.
WASHINGTON -- It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the videos "disturbing."
Most people want recreational walking and hiking trails in the city and county. Many are not aware of the 2013 Greenways Plan (Kershaw County Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Plan) which envisions a county-wide network of safe, well-planned walking and biking trails for the whole family, trails to eventually connect with the statewide, 425-mile Palmetto Trail.
It was a perfect fall Friday night in October of 1962 and Zemp Stadium was packed as fans eagerly waited for the contest between the two best programs in the state. Unfortunately the fans had to sit through the first half of a football game between two less than mediocre teams before seeing the Brooklyn-Cayce and Camden bands perform. B-C and Camden would soon clash in the state's band championship for the first place trophy, but an ugly incident at the end of the first half caused the football coach to be fired that night.
WASHINGTON -- No doubt you have butterflies just thinking about Thursday's first GOP debate.
There are so many aspects of our lives we have practically no control over. It makes us feel better to think we're in control, but the truth is we very seldom are. Even when we do have some measure of control over our fate, there are other factors and forces which can have just as great, or even more, influence on us.
I think I may have a new hero.
For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week -- and sometimes not a day -- went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.
When researching almost any topic, no matter how mundane or limited in scope, one faces the problem of determining the accuracy of information he finds in historical sources. This column will explore some of the more common problems and pitfalls one may encounter.
There's an old joke claiming a new computer is obsolete by the time you buy it.
WASHINGTON -- It is good to be President Barack Obama these days.
WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out -- will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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