It's been a quarter century since South Carolina felt the wrath of Hurricane Hugo, but it remains a defining moment for our state.
I have had a burr under my saddle where the S.C. Department of Social Services and the welfare of the children in this state are concerned, especially the TOTAL lack of responsiveness from the Governor's office. This column is going to ask a...
Dogs are perhaps one of mankind's greatest creations. They were physically and behaviorally engineered by humans to fulfill a specific need: guarding the home, pointing out quail in brush lines, retrieving downed water fowl, herding sheep,...
Before I sat down to write this column I had already accepted the fact I wouldn't be making any friends, at least not here in the tightest notch of the Bible belt, but I feel it needs to be said. If you have followed me at all, you know I will...
A long tradition exists when it comes to Easley High School and the Easley community. Well, at least there used to be.
At the last school board meeting the board approved buying two activity buses for $252,000. (Shelton, Edwards, Cooper, Swords for, Saitta and Gillespie against.) The buses will be paid for out of savings.
When I married my husband John, we created a blended family right from the start. John had two American Bulldogs — Thor and Raina — and I had an ancient scruffy mutt named Barney.
Native Americans are a proud people with a vibrant culture, rich history, and a past that is a colorful tapestry of triumph, tragedy, and ultimately survival. Natives may refer to themselves and each other by many different names, tribes, and titles,...
The benefits of shopping locally can't be overstated.
Should Daniel Snyder be forced to change the mascot of his NFL franchise Washington Redskins?
It has been 15 years since I have been on a Greyhound bus and after this past weekend, I remember why.
Where does the state of education stand in the state of South Carolina as the 2014-15 school year begins?The answer is, in limbo.
What if I told you there was a lot in Africa that was going right?
I'm going to preface this column with a statement, a disclosure, if you will, so that all of you know where I stand and know where I'm coming from before you read any further: I am a Tiger fan.
In 1998, the medical journal The Lancet published one of the most damaging articles in modern history — a study supposedly linking the MMR vaccine with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. By 2010, the medical journal retracted the paper in its...
Recently I met someone locally who found out I am a published novelist and they expounded on how that has been their life's ambition, and all I can say is …So you want to be a writer? Are you sure about that?
My little brother is getting married this weekend, and I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that he's all grown up.