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As so often happens when I am searching for a writing topic, three things converged in my mind the other day and presented themselves as a subject for this column.

If you paid for qualified educational expenses for yourself, your spouse or a dependent that you claimed on your tax return, the Federal government provides three different tax-savings program…

The Wall Street Journal once carried a front-page article describing the so-called “Revenge Industry.” This is a new kind of business which caters to those who have been wronged and are unwill…

“There is a clear scientific answer to the question ‘When does human life begin?’ … [From] a scientific standpoint, at the moment of fertilization of the egg by the sperm, a completely new org…

A river otter is one of the coolest mammals to find in the wild. On a recent walk in the woods, a friend and I went to look for one alongside a stream. We found a 15-foot-long muddy path from …

It’s an old adage that we have so much for which to give thanks, and it’s true, of course. But I am constantly convinced that the things we should value the most are our relationships. Materia…

Thankfully, the incidence of home break-ins in Aiken is low, but that does not mean that your home will never be targeted by burglars, and living within a gated community does not necessarily …

Nicole Mary Neill of Aiken and Bryan Lee Ortner of Aiken were married Nov. 5, 2022 at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Charles H.…

We were seated at a family holiday gathering, eating breakfast with the morning news droning in the background. It was the normal fare for both breakfast and news – eggs, toast, juice and jell…

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