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Greg Oliver: Remembering mom
May 26, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
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I was a late bloomer when it came to following sports, as I didn’t show much interest until I was a teenager.

‘God bless’ or ‘May God bless’ America?
May 26, 2018 – 12:24 am | No Comment
‘God bless’ or ‘May God bless’ America? | Test

It’s one of the most common phrases in our language. I’ve been hearing it for as long as I can remember. Lately, every time I hear it, I can’t help but wonder if it hasn’t become a catchphrase — one with little, if any, thought given to it.

Outdoors: Yield to wildlife during summer activities
May 26, 2018 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Yield to wildlife during summer activities | Test

With the long-suffered winter and the few days South Carolina gets that pass for spring, area residents are looking forward to enjoying the summer.

Common ground
May 25, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Common ground | Test

After spending a long weekend in April with my eldest niece, another on the horizon and a long weekend in May with my nephew, it has really hit me how big they’re getting.

Savor the moment, enjoy the memory!
May 25, 2018 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Savor the moment, enjoy the memory! | Test

My brain is full of so many wonderful events happening over the next few weeks.

Is your bag packed?
May 24, 2018 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Is your bag packed? | Test

In the summer, many of us are packing our bags for vacations. But if you’re a caregiver, have you considered packing a bag for your loved one for potential emergencies?

Legislature adjourns, progress continues
May 24, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Legislature adjourns, progress continues | Test

As the school year winds down, the days get longer and people’s thoughts turn to summer.

The favorite grandparent
May 23, 2018 – 12:23 am | No Comment
The favorite grandparent | Test

While visiting nine of my 10 grandchildren over the weekend in Georgia, I was indeed the favorite grandparent.

Recovering our greatness not easy to do
May 19, 2018 – 12:58 am | No Comment
Recovering our greatness not easy to do | Test

“Make America great again” is a phrase we hear a lot these days.

Outdoors: Being prepared, safe the best way to enjoy boating season
May 19, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Outdoors: Being prepared, safe the best way to enjoy boating season | Test

With only one week remaining before the unofficial beginning of the 2018 boating season on the state’s waterways, the state has witnessed several boating accidents and incidents, including a large boat fire that damaged dozens of watercraft docked at Portman Marina on Lake Hartwell earlier this week.

Burn this, not that! Burn barrel safety guidelines
May 19, 2018 – 12:22 am | No Comment

Last winter, a heavy winter snow brought down one of my old apple trees.

Standing for transparency
May 19, 2018 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Standing for transparency | Test

We have often used this space over the years to criticize public bodies who seek to hide what they are doing from the public, particularly when it comes to spending and making important decisions about the future of the community.

Greg Oliver: Braves’ rebuilding effort starting to pay dividends
May 18, 2018 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Greg Oliver: Braves’ rebuilding effort starting to pay dividends | Test

The Major League Baseball season is a quarter of the way through, and the Atlanta Braves have been one of the biggest surprises thus far.

A tale of air conditioning and redneck engineering
May 18, 2018 – 12:08 am | No Comment
A tale of air conditioning and redneck engineering | Test

As you may recall, it was hot over the weekend. Not necessarily record-breaking hot, but enough to make this cheapskate turn on her air conditioner.