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Garden party
May 10, 2019 – 12:01 am | Comments Off on Garden party
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As promised a month or so ago, I will now dedicate an entire column to obsessing over my garden. It’s long overdue, I’m aware, and for that I do apologize.

Why tourism matters
May 9, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Why tourism matters
Why tourism matters | Test

The warm weather has arrived, and it has a lot of people looking forward to those long summer days by the lake surrounded by family and friends.

Not a gamer
May 8, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Not a gamer
Not a gamer | Test

In the fall of 1976, The News of Orange County owner Harlan Gee Coleman called and told me he would pay me $10 a game to cover the local high school football team for the weekly newspaper in Hillsborough, N.C, where I was a junior at the time.

Top quarterback commits to Tigers
May 7, 2019 – 12:19 am | Comments Off on Top quarterback commits to Tigers
Top quarterback commits to Tigers | Test

Clemson struck recruiting gold again over the weekend, landing a commitment from quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (6-4, 235) of Bellflower, Calif., on Sunday.

Hemlock Coalition hosting Meet, Greet and Treat
May 4, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Hemlock Coalition hosting Meet, Greet and Treat
Hemlock Coalition hosting Meet, Greet and Treat | Test

A little over a year ago, a retired U.S. Forest Service ranger named David Hedden entered my office and politely asked if anyone was doing anything to save our hemlock trees.

Foolish people cause everyone to suffer
May 4, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Foolish people cause everyone to suffer
Foolish people cause everyone to suffer | Test

I have read a lot about the so-called New World Order lately and have been unable to come to any definite conclusions about whether or not it’s anything more than just another conspiracy theory.

It’s a ministry; it’s a calling
May 3, 2019 – 12:33 am | Comments Off on It’s a ministry; it’s a calling

In 2013, Haley’s path brought her to Tamassee DAR School’s residential program as a student from a nearby small town in Georgia.   

Greg Oliver: NFL draft nets banner day for former Tigers
May 3, 2019 – 12:33 am | Comments Off on Greg Oliver: NFL draft nets banner day for former Tigers
Greg Oliver: NFL draft nets banner day for former Tigers | Test

Although there was surely some disappointment among some of the Clemson football players not selected by teams in last week’s NFL draft, the six Tigers who were picked made for some interesting conversation and plenty of anticipation heading into the 2019 season.

Moving the middle ground
May 3, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Moving the middle ground
Moving the middle ground | Test

I’m finally making some progress with my garden this year, which feels incredibly late compared to last year. 

Teachers’ rally recalls Oconee protest of 1979
May 2, 2019 – 12:35 am | Comments Off on Teachers’ rally recalls Oconee protest of 1979
Teachers’ rally recalls Oconee protest of 1979 | Test

Today, the Oconee County Council and school board are required by state law to give teachers in public schools an annual pay raise based on the Consumer Price Index, but that was not always the case.

Another sign I’m old
May 1, 2019 – 12:17 am | Comments Off on Another sign I’m old
Another sign I’m old | Test

You would think I wouldn’t intentionally go out and look for reasons for people to point out that I’m old, but I do it all the time.

Gamecocks land pledge from running back
April 30, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Gamecocks land pledge from running back
Gamecocks land pledge from running back | Test

South Carolina is officially on the board with its 2021 recruiting class with a commitment from running back Lovasea Carroll (6-1, 189) of Warrenton, Ga., on Sunday afternoon.

Politicians at their worst
April 27, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Politicians at their worst
Politicians at their worst | Test

Eureka! A flash of enlightenment.

Do you hear all that buzzzzzzing?
April 27, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Do you hear all that buzzzzzzing?
Do you hear all that buzzzzzzing? | Test

Spring is here, and our pollinators are hard at work collecting pollen and nectar from the abundance of blooming plants.