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Is taking a knee protected speech?
October 12, 2017 – 12:23 am | No Comment
Is taking a knee protected speech? | Test

“The constitutionally guaranteed ‘freedom to be intellectually … diverse or even contrary,’ and the ‘right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order,’ encompass the freedom to express publicly one’s opinions about our flag, including those opinions which are defiant or contemptuous.”

There’s no place like home
October 11, 2017 – 9:23 pm | No Comment
There’s no place like home | Test

Parents just can’t imagine it could happen to them, but it happens far too often. Every day, six children die from an injury in the home, and 10,000 go to the emergency department because of household injuries.

Makes sense for fans to follow Watson to NFL
October 11, 2017 – 12:01 am | No Comment

When Deshaun Watson was drafted by the Houston Texans, many of the fans who followed his incredible career at Clemson decided to grab onto his NFL coattails.

Vacation home for rent?
October 10, 2017 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
Vacation home for rent? | Test

Dear Dave: What is your opinion of buying a vacation home, then renting it out when you’re not there?

Officially old
October 10, 2017 – 9:48 pm | No Comment
Officially old | Test

I am officially three years away from my 60th birthday, which, quite honestly, is not an age I expected to reach.

Our broken moral compasses
October 10, 2017 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Our broken moral compasses | Test

As George Orwell said, “some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”

Ross to visit Clemson for Florida State game
October 10, 2017 – 12:01 am | No Comment
Ross to visit Clemson for Florida State game | Test

Wide receiver Justyn Ross of Phenix City, Ala., remains one of the top uncommitted targets on Clemson’s board. Receivers coach Jeff Scott is in almost daily contact, according to Ross, who made an unofficial visit for the Auburn game. He plans to return on an unofficial visit for the Florida State game and then take his official visit the following weekend for The Citadel game.

Wanted: Computer exorcist
October 9, 2017 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Wanted: Computer exorcist | Test

It all started out when I tried to delete a contact and email conversations with a person who no longer uses her old email address.

Tigers’ defense, ground game make a great match
October 7, 2017 – 12:01 am | No Comment
Tigers’ defense, ground game make a great match | Test

Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Mayo and mustard. Steak and potatoes. Movies and popcorn. Buffalo wings and ranch dressing.

Slavery dead, racism rising
October 6, 2017 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
Slavery dead, racism rising | Test

Writing for a newspaper has taught me a lot of things, but the most nettlesome, and most perplexing, one is that some readers pay little attention to what I write.