I mentioned this in my column two weeks ago, but I now want to go into more detail on what's happening in my professional life. As we announced a few weeks back, the Chronicle-Independent is shifting from three days a week to two. As part of these changes I am being promoted to the position of editor for The Country Chronicle in Blythewood.
My last column served as an introduction to the upcoming election for mayor of Charleston. Beaufort's Mayor Billy Keyserling coined the phrase "King of the Coast" to describe the outsized influence the mayor of Charleston -- whoever it may be -- will have on coastal South Carolina and indeed the state as a whole.
There's not a day goes by I don't think of Mama and do something the way she taught me to do it.
One of the things I spent a lot of time doing over the summer is thinking about and mapping out what I see as the most critical priorities for the coming 12 months. Where do we need to be as a district at the end of the 2015-16 school year? What needs to be accomplished? This is a particularly challenging task nowadays because the pace of change in the education landscape is faster than ever; however, organizations which don't keep working to move ahead in this environment are liable to get run over.
Remember the early '80s movie "Top Secret?" It was a sleeper, brought to us by the zany folks who brought us such classics as "Airplane!" and "Kentucky Fried Movie."
WASHINGTON -- Once upon a time in a twinkling city on a hill, little boys and girls were taught anyone could grow up to become president.
Jim Capers, a South Carolina-born slave, fought with the Patriots at the Battle of Camden. When he enlisted in the Patriots' service he did so with his master, John White. Jim was a drummer of merit. He served as a drum major and drummer during the war. The fife and drums were an essential part of a military unit during the Revolutionary War. Used in military functions as we know them since the 15th century, they transmitted orders for the troops. The different cadences of the drum were used to position the troops and relate movements in the field during ...
Billy Keyserling has been mayor of Beaufort since 2008 and he knows a lot about both politics and coastal South Carolina. He recently said the upcoming mayoral election in Charleston is about electing the "King of the Coast."
Since my weekly column came out two weeks ago telling the story of how I met my dog, I have had several people ask me how he is doing, so an update feels very appropriate at this time.
WASHINGTON -- Some in the media were quick to dismiss Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's speech attacking Donald Trump as the opportunistic rant of a 1 percenter.
So I see where once again, some politicians attempted to whoop up the masses with something which didn't belong to them.
It is a blessing of life to know common man philosophers -- those people, though not formally educated, who are plenty smart when it comes to sizing up life.
Recently, we offered our opinion on government agencies charging not simply for copies of public records, but the time it takes to make those copies.
WASHINGTON -- It's no longer enough to be a happy warrior; now our candidates must be joyful!
I'm thankful for my family, my job, where I live and the fact my car hasn't completely broken down.
WASHINGTON -- It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead ...
The holidays are a good time to reflect on all of the blessings we receive and have as a nation and community. One of the ...
If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely ...
For awhile there, the older I got, the more I wondered how that happened.
WASHINGTON -- One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?
An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one ...
How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.
On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of ...
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