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March 14, 2018 – 12:38 am | No Comment
Adoption | Test

As I sat inside a courtroom in Warner Robbins, Ga., on the morning of March 8 at the adoption hearing for my 15-month-old grandson, I remembered a line from the movie “The Blind Side” when the Tuohy family asked Michael Oher, who had lived with them a few months, “Would you like to be a member of our family?”

Compassionate Friends supports those who lose a child
March 13, 2018 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Compassionate Friends supports those who lose a child | Test

he February meeting of The Compassionate Friends group of Seneca was a picture-perfect success.

Remembering a better life
March 10, 2018 – 12:52 am | No Comment
Remembering a better life | Test

The older I get, the more I reminisce and pine for the days of my youth, when the world was a better place.

Be smart: talk with your baby
March 10, 2018 – 12:19 am | No Comment
Be smart: talk with your baby | Test

Research has demonstrated a 30 million word gap in the number of words heard between children who have few to no books in their home and those children who have many books in their home (B. Hart & Risley, “The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3”).

Know your national forest
March 10, 2018 – 12:09 am | No Comment

Every day as I drive home from work, I pass the Stumphouse Ranger Station in Mountain Rest.

Commissioner’s edict on tanking won’t stop teams
March 9, 2018 – 12:35 am | No Comment
Commissioner’s edict on tanking won’t stop teams | Test

Last week, NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered a stern edict to league owners, warning that teams who intentionally tank to improve their position in the draft lottery will receive stiff penalties.

Entire state could feel pain of nuclear debacle
March 9, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Entire state could feel pain of nuclear debacle | Test

One of the biggest challenges facing the legislature this year is what to do about the failed VC Summer nuclear power project in Fairfield County.

Still serving private placements
March 9, 2018 – 12:19 am | No Comment
Still serving private placements | Test

In 2019, Tamassee DAR School will celebrate 100 years of service to children and families.

Call me coach
March 9, 2018 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Call me coach | Test

As if working full time at the newspaper and part time at a pet store didn’t keep me busy enough, for the last few months, I’ve also been coaching volleyball.

Dementia in academia?
March 8, 2018 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Dementia in academia? | Test

A daring bank robbery occurred this morning when two persons armed with crossbows entered the Green Ridge Bank of Wallahulla and demanded money.

Michelle’s delivery service
March 7, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Michelle’s delivery service | Test

I was sitting in my office Tuesday when one of my coworkers walked in and asked, “Is the Michelle Cannada lunch delivery service stopping by today?”

Hurricane Irma, six months later
March 3, 2018 – 12:42 am | No Comment
Hurricane Irma, six months later | Test

As we all know, the remnants of hurricane Irma came through Oconee County on Sept. 11, 2017.

Youth gardening project
March 3, 2018 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Youth gardening project | Test

It’s the time of year to start planning your annual vegetable garden.

FAQs about Collins Home
March 2, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
FAQs about Collins Home | Test

Thank you to everyone who reads our Collins Home column, and for letting me know how much you enjoy it when you see me — it touches my heart every time.