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D. C. Moody

Position: Staff writer
E-Mail Address: dmoody@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 864-855-0355


About D. C. Moody

David, a native of Anderson, is a graduate of Lander University with a bachelor of arts degree in English. A twice published novelist, David is also a professional copywriter with professional experience in media advertising. A father of two boys, he enjoys spending his time with family and friends. He can be reached at 864-855-0355, on his cell phone at 980-241-2282 or by email at dmoody@civitasmedia.com

Latest Stories by D. C. Moody

Virtual learning taking hold

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Students across South Carolina have an alternative to a traditional classroom setting with a choice of a virtual charter school available, which by early accounts is performing better than could be expected. South Carolina Connections Academy, now accepting applications for enrollment, is a virtual charter school free of t

PICKENS COUNTY — The issue of prayer to begin board meetings for the School District of Pickens County has been laid to rest for the time being with the second reading vote ending in a 3-3 tie on March 23.
The policy put forward by trustee Alex Saitta reflected the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway, which outlin

Failed second reading kills SDPC prayer issue

PICKENS COUNTY — The issue of prayer to begin board meetings for the School District of Pickens County has been laid to rest for the time being with the second reading vote ending in a 3-3 tie on March 23. The policy put forward by trustee Alex Saitta reflected the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway, which outlin

PICKENS COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County voted unanimously Monday on a Capital Needs Program that avoided the need of a millage increase to fund the district's needs in the coming year.
Facing a shortfall of just over $6 million to fund technology and facilities needs, a petition movement had been initiated by some Pickens Coun

SDPC approves needs plan, avoids tax increase

PICKENS COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County voted unanimously Monday on a Capital Needs Program that avoided the need of a millage increase to fund the district's needs in the coming year. Facing a shortfall of just over $6 million to fund technology and facilities needs, a petition movement had been initiated by some Pickens Coun

PICKENS COUNTY — As part of its regularly scheduled trustees meeting the School District of Pickens County took a few moments to recognize some special student-athletes and their accomplishments.
Superintendent Danny Merck and the board of trustees honored Daniel High School track athlete Jacob Slann, and the Liberty High School wrestling te

SDPC honors teachers, students

PICKENS COUNTY — As part of its regularly scheduled trustees meeting the School District of Pickens County took a few moments to recognize some special student-athletes and their accomplishments. Superintendent Danny Merck and the board of trustees honored Daniel High School track athlete Jacob Slann, and the Liberty High School wrestling te

PICKENS — A prayer policy being considered by Pickens County school trustees is officially off the table, following a split vote Monday night.
Chairman Alex Saitta, Phillip Bowers and Henry Wilson voted to approve the policy at Monday night's trustees meeting while trustees Judy Edwards, Brian Swords and Herbert Cooper voted against it.
The

School board prayer policy dead after 3-3 vote

PICKENS — A prayer policy being considered by Pickens County school trustees is officially off the table, following a split vote Monday night. Chairman Alex Saitta, Phillip Bowers and Henry Wilson voted to approve the policy at Monday night's trustees meeting while trustees Judy Edwards, Brian Swords and Herbert Cooper voted against it. The

Emails: Council member called Delk 'incompetent'

PICKENS COUNTY — Emails provided to The Easley Progress show that one Pickens County Council member called former county administrator Matthew Delk “incompetent” and said he would not attend a planned county retreat with a county administrator “who is insubordinate” and “who uses county resources in an illegal ma

Delk called 'incompetent' in email

PICKENS COUNTY — Emails provided to The Pickens Sentinel show that one Pickens County Council member called former county administrator Matthew Delk “incompetent” and said he would not attend a planned county retreat with a county administrator “who is insubordinate” and “who uses county resources in an illegal m

Sometimes I find it funny how genetics has played out in my sons even if they desperately don't want to be like me.
Don't get me wrong, it's no different from any other man and his sons. It's an inherent quality of male children to do all they can to avoid being like their fathers, for whatever reason. I did it and know that almost every man readi

Genetics can't lie, no matter the protesting

Sometimes I find it funny how genetics has played out in my sons even if they desperately don't want to be like me. Don't get me wrong, it's no different from any other man and his sons. It's an inherent quality of male children to do all they can to avoid being like their fathers, for whatever reason. I did it and know that almost every man readi

Sometimes I find it funny how genetics has played out in my sons even if they desperately don't want to be like me.
Don't get me wrong, it's no different from any other man and his sons. It's an inherent quality of male children to do all they can to avoid being like their fathers, for whatever reason. I did it and know that almost every man readi

Genetics can't lie, no matter the protesting

Sometimes I find it funny how genetics has played out in my sons even if they desperately don't want to be like me. Don't get me wrong, it's no different from any other man and his sons. It's an inherent quality of male children to do all they can to avoid being like their fathers, for whatever reason. I did it and know that almost every man readi

EASLEY — Relay for Life is getting closer to being in full swing in its spring fundraising efforts and one local woman is ready to show her determination to help find a cure for cancer, setting a date with clippers meant to shave her head to raise money.
Tanya Roy, a physician's office assistant with Easley General Surgery, often deals with

She's shaving for a cure

EASLEY — Relay for Life is getting closer to being in full swing in its spring fundraising efforts and one local woman is ready to show her determination to help find a cure for cancer, setting a date with clippers meant to shave her head to raise money. Tanya Roy, a physician's office assistant with Easley General Surgery, often deals with

Virtual learning taking hold

PICKENS COUNTY — Students across South Carolina have an alternative to a traditional classroom setting with a choice of a virtual charter school available, which by early accounts is performing better than could be expected. South Carolina Connections Academy, now accepting applications for enrollment, is a virtual charter school free of tui

EASLEY — There are many different ways to learn and hands-on can often be the best. In the case of Jacob Wright, it led to some mean green in more ways than one.
As part of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program, a program established for third graders across the United States with classrooms participating on a voluntary basis, plants ar

Now THAT'S a cabbage!

EASLEY — There are many different ways to learn and hands-on can often be the best. In the case of Jacob Wright, it led to some mean green in more ways than one. As part of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program, a program established for third graders across the United States with classrooms participating on a voluntary basis, plants ar

I have been writing in one form or another since I was a child, beginning with home-drawn comics and then fiction as a teen which eventually led to other writing ventures.
I spent many years as a freelance journalist and ghost writer and have covered everything from feel-good, human interest stories to murder in the heat of passion, murder for hir

And when we get behind closed doors …

I have been writing in one form or another since I was a child, beginning with home-drawn comics and then fiction as a teen which eventually led to other writing ventures. I spent many years as a freelance journalist and ghost writer and have covered everything from feel-good, human interest stories to murder in the heat of passion, murder for hir

PICKENS COUNTY — Information obtained by The Easley Progress through a S.C. Opens Records request shows that former county administrator Matthew Delk was given a written warning about his job performance less than a month before the public was made aware he was no longer the county manager.
Delk signed the Written Warning Form on Jan. 21, 20

Written warning outlines council's issues with former administrator's job performance

PICKENS COUNTY — Information obtained by The Easley Progress through a S.C. Opens Records request shows that former county administrator Matthew Delk was given a written warning about his job performance less than a month before the public was made aware he was no longer the county manager. Delk signed the Written Warning Form on Jan. 21, 20

Council voted on resignation, not $148K payout

PICKENS COUNTY — Pickens County Council voted unanimously on Feb. 17 to accept the resignation of the then-county administrator but did not vote to execute a confidential agreement that outlined a lump sum payment, a move the S.C. Press Association said did not show them as “good stewards of the public's money.” According to docu

Separation document outlines agreement between Delk, Pickens County

PICKENS COUNTY — Former County Administrator Matthew Delk was paid a lump sum of $148,000 — a full year's salary — as part of a Confidential Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims signed Feb. 17 by him and the chair of the Pickens County Council. The Easley Progress received a copy of the agreement through an Open Records req

MYRTLE BEACH – The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel walked away with six awards at the 2015 S.C. Press Association's annual meeting and awards presentation held Saturday at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.
Staff Writer D. C. Moody won second place in the All Weekly Division for Editorial Writing for a series of editori

Staff garners 6 SCPA awards

MYRTLE BEACH – The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel walked away with six awards at the 2015 S.C. Press Association's annual meeting and awards presentation held Saturday at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Staff Writer D. C. Moody won second place in the All Weekly Division for Editorial Writing for a series of editori

MYRTLE BEACH – The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel walked away with six awards at the 2015 S.C. Press Association's annual meeting and awards presentation held Saturday at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.
Staff Writer D. C. Moody won second place in the All Weekly Division for Editorial Writing for a series of editori

Staff garners 6 SCPA awards

MYRTLE BEACH – The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel walked away with six awards at the 2015 S.C. Press Association's annual meeting and awards presentation held Saturday at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Staff Writer D. C. Moody won second place in the All Weekly Division for Editorial Writing for a series of editori

MYRTLE BEACH – The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel walked away with six awards at the 2015 S.C. Press Association's annual meeting and awards presentation held Saturday at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.
Staff Writer D. C. Moody won second place in the All Weekly Division for Editorial Writing for a series of editori

Progress, Sentinel writers bring home 6 SCPA awards

MYRTLE BEACH – The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel walked away with six awards at the 2015 S.C. Press Association's annual meeting and awards presentation held Saturday at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Staff Writer D. C. Moody won second place in the All Weekly Division for Editorial Writing for a series of editori

Challenge semi-finalists named

PICKENS — The city of Pickens Main Street Challenge 2015 has announced its semi-finalists and the choices are a varied group of businesses which advance to the next round, vying for $5,000 in incentives. Main Street Challenge is an entrepreneurial start-up competition for the purpose of generating additional retail occupancy in downtown Pick





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