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Why is everyone else getting old?
April 11, 2018 – 12:39 am | No Comment
Why is everyone else getting old? | Test

Walking into a grocery store, I was stopped by a woman who looked a little familiar to me. Try as I might, I couldn’t place her and didn’t know her name.

Upstate tight end mulls Clemson among others
April 10, 2018 – 12:31 am | No Comment
Upstate tight end mulls Clemson among others | Test

Tight end Luke Deal of Emerald High School made an official visit to N.C. State over the weekend. Prior to that, he spent two days at Clemson on an unofficial visit.

Are guns the problem, or is it people?
April 7, 2018 – 12:32 am | No Comment
Are guns the problem, or is it people? | Test

People are killing other people with guns. So which is to blame? Guns or people?

Declaring war on climbing vines
April 7, 2018 – 12:08 am | No Comment

For those who know me, I am a gentle soul who treads lightly on this Earth with only one exception.

Thank goodness for Knights
April 7, 2018 – 12:03 am | No Comment
Thank goodness for Knights | Test

For almost 30 years, the local Knights of Columbus, Council 6884, have supported the Tribble Center through their HOPE Campaign.

Children helping children
April 6, 2018 – 12:54 am | No Comment
Children helping children | Test

Tamassee DAR School is blessed every day in many, many ways through the kindness and generosity of individuals and organizations.

Love it or lose it
April 6, 2018 – 12:46 am | No Comment
Love it or lose it | Test

While I’m beyond excited for the things happening outside my house — random flowers popping up in the beds, all but two of my cute little seeds growing and actual grass instead of weeds — I’ve spent the last few days working on the interior.

Smith decision difficult, but necessary for Clemson
April 6, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Smith decision difficult, but necessary for Clemson | Test

Audra Smith has nearly all the qualities one could ask for — she’s thoughtful and bright, and she has an unlimited supply of enthusiasm to go along with a burning desire to see the Clemson women’s basketball program rise to its former heights.

A win/win situation for all
April 5, 2018 – 12:05 am | No Comment
A win/win situation for all | Test

As the administrator of Loving Health Care Inc. for 16 years, I have found many different varieties of care — some good, some not so good. The one that stands out as outstanding follows.

Remembering my friend
April 4, 2018 – 12:56 am | No Comment
Remembering my friend | Test

As I write this, I have a deep sense of sadness.

Palmetto Trail: A team effort
April 4, 2018 – 12:23 am | No Comment
Palmetto Trail: A team effort | Test

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce is experiencing an exciting time of growth and inspiration.

A tribute to man’s best friend
March 31, 2018 – 12:17 am | No Comment
A tribute to man’s best friend | Test

Why am I paying tribute to dogs in this op-ed section of the paper? Because I think they deserve some honor and recognition for all the services they perform for us humans.

This is just the beginning of my new life
March 31, 2018 – 12:08 am | No Comment

I grew up in a troubled home.
Dad worked out of town most of the time, but Mom was the main breadwinner, working 12 hours a day. We never went without. My relationship with Dad changed …

Have a blessed Easter
March 31, 2018 – 12:07 am | No Comment
Have a blessed Easter | Test

On behalf of everyone here at Collins Children’s Home, I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend!

Grant brings pollinator programs to Oconee County
March 31, 2018 – 12:04 am | No Comment
Grant brings pollinator programs to Oconee County | Test

Pollinator gardens are popping up all over Oconee County, thanks to a grant that Clemson Extension and Oconee County 4-H received on behalf of the Pete and Sally Smith Foundation.

From cupcakes to cucumbers
March 30, 2018 – 12:36 am | No Comment
From cupcakes to cucumbers | Test

I’d normally consider it rude to toot my own horn in such a public manner but be aware I am about to do just that because I am incredibly proud of myself right now.

MLB season opens with plenty of storylines
March 30, 2018 – 12:35 am | No Comment
MLB season opens with plenty of storylines | Test

In a different twist than seasons past, all 30 Major League Baseball teams were scheduled to open the 2018 season on the same day Thursday — although weather forced some to postpone.

Under the Fla sun
March 28, 2018 – 12:51 am | No Comment
Under the Fla sun | Test

Every now and then, we all need to get away from the daily pressures and grind of life for a few days of relaxation.