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Bright, shiny sparklers
February 8, 2019 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Bright, shiny sparklers
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I made a discovery earlier this week that I think would send most women my age into a mild panic.

Greg Oliver: MLB free-agency thaw understandable, concerning
February 8, 2019 – 12:32 am | Comments Off on Greg Oliver: MLB free-agency thaw understandable, concerning
Greg Oliver: MLB free-agency thaw understandable, concerning | Test

“The Big Chill” was a 1980s movie about a group of friends gathering for the funeral of another friend. However, the title could easily refer to the snail’s pace of free-agent signings in Major League Baseball.

In training
February 6, 2019 – 12:58 am | Comments Off on In training
In training | Test

My regular workouts at the gym have taken a more serious tone in recent weeks.

After Hours: Making dreams come true
February 2, 2019 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on After Hours: Making dreams come true
After Hours: Making dreams come true | Test

Have you ever wondered how it would be if you were unable to enjoy some of the simplest pleasures in life, such as going to a ball game, the movies, even a restaurant or shopping?

Searching for 4-H alumni
February 2, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Searching for 4-H alumni
Searching for 4-H alumni | Test

Founded in 1902 in Ohio, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization. It came to South Carolina just six years later in 1908, first to Marlboro County.

America’s worst enemy
February 2, 2019 – 12:19 am | Comments Off on America’s worst enemy
America’s worst enemy | Test

What will happen to the United States when its own citizens become its worst enemy? I don’t pretend to know the answer to that question, but I’m afraid we’re about to find out. The nation I grew up in and loved no longer exists.

Seemingly sub-zero symbolism
February 1, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Seemingly sub-zero symbolism
Seemingly sub-zero symbolism | Test

Jan. 30 is when I started my first “real” job here at the paper in 2013 and the date I closed on my house last year.

Congratulations on your retirement, Kaye!
February 1, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Congratulations on your retirement, Kaye!
Congratulations on your retirement, Kaye! | Test

After 15 years of dedicated service, Kaye Gibson is retiring and, coincidentally, today is her anniversary date and her last day of work.  

Greg Oliver: Patriots look to enhance legacy against Rams
February 1, 2019 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Greg Oliver: Patriots look to enhance legacy against Rams
Greg Oliver: Patriots look to enhance legacy against Rams | Test

This year’s Super Bowl matchup between the five-time champion New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams — whose only Super Bowl title came 20 years ago when the team was in St. Louis — is full of compelling storylines.

Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it
January 31, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it
Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it | Test

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in South Carolina, this message is primarily for you.

Super Bowl bonding
January 30, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Super Bowl bonding
Super Bowl bonding | Test

From junior high school until my first year of college, Sunday afternoons in the fall were set aside as father-son time.

Gratitude and focus
January 29, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Gratitude and focus
Gratitude and focus | Test

My update this month begins with a word of gratitude. As you probably have heard, our family has been struck with tragedy, losing my oldest son and oldest daughter in a period of 18 months. I cannot describe the grief we have experienced over this.