Frank Ford III’s recent accomplishments at the Country Club of Charleston include — at age 66 — winning both the senior and regular club championships,
Gene Sapakoff column: Forget a game plan on defense for Saturday's game against Chattanooga; South Carolina needs an extra week of tackling drills to shore up a glaring weakness bad enough to set new records.
In which Lindsey Graham vacillates between his old Maverick ways and his newfound role as Trump manager.
At Charleston’s latitude, somewhere between 5 and 8 percent of those over 60 have SAD or “subsyndromal SAD” (meaning mild SAD).
I must say it’s nice not to be bombarded with the rhetoric, half-truths and bombastic barbs that seem to be part of the landscape when it comes to getting elected these days. Almost a week lat…
On Halloween Day, I delivered a speech in the student chapel service at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. My topic was “What Really Scares Me.” The speech was an expanded version of an October column I’d written on the same theme. The irony of my chosen subject wasn’t lost on me given my weak knees on stage. I was battling one of the most common of all terrors: glossophobia, the fear of public speaking.
Gene Sapakoff column: Like the late Gainesville native Tom Petty, Florida didn't back down against South Carolina after the Gamecocks ran out of gas on defense and out of an all gas, no brakes attack on offense
One hundred years ago today, the fire bell awoke all of Charleston at 3:20 a.m.
Pigskin Picks: Why a dreary day at Boston College is ideal for Clemson, and forecasting an SEC East upset pick. Also Samford at The Citadel and Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson's football winning machine will go on but the Tigers will never be able to duplicate the combined leadership of Hunter Renfrow and Christian Wilkins
So, now it’s Mark Sanford’s fault that Katie Arrington lost?
The Florida game is an 'indicator' for the South Carolina football team, says Willie McClendon, former star running back at Georgia and father of Gamecocks offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon.
Before the midterms folks were making predictions, yet no one had a definitive feel for how the elections would turn out — unlike 2016 when about 99 percent of the people out there believed th…
No blue wave washed over South Carolina, but isolated flooding in Charleston carried Joe Cunningham to victory. There's a lesson in that.
Clemson researcher Paul Dawson has answers for the questions parents were afraid to ask: Does blowing out candles spread germs all over a birthday cake? (It does.) Is it sanitary to share a bucket of popcorn with your kids at the movie theater? (Almost certainly not.) And is the five-second rule a real thing? (No way.)
Words do matter — but actions speak louder. I’ve got a story to tell you today. A story that won’t reveal the man’s identity, because he says he doesn’t want the publicity. I will tell it, eve…
Nonstop flights from Charleston to London will soon be here, but if price is more important than convenience, there are less expensive ways to fly.
A new chapter is in the works for a failed seaside vacation getaway on a remote South Carolina island.
I have some great readers who sometimes disagree with me but will only rarely become disagreeable. However, once in a great while I get a letter reeking of discontent.
Gene Sapakoff: Why defensive coordinator Brent Venables is happy with the progress of his Clemson defense going into the college football stretch drive, starting with a big game at Boston College
The following gardening questions were submitted by readers. Have a question yourself? Contact gardening columnist Anthony Keinath by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pigskin Picks: Including Alabama at LSU, South Carolina at Ole Miss, Louisville at Clemson, The Citadel at Western Carolina and starring the Gamecocks' Wonnum brothers
Gene Sapakoff column: While the SEC has benefited from South Carolina's 2017 Final Four run, the Gamecocks have not. If last year’s 17-16 finish and no postseason appearance was the post-Final Four norm, empty seats eventually will dictate change. If it was part of a short rebuilding phase, CLA will start rocking again soon.
This column is usually about what you can do to help your pet live a long and healthy life. More and more research, however, is revealing that by interacting with pets, they can do the same for us in return.
When the decision was made by Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and City Council years ago to introduce the Second Sunday shopping concept, the whole idea was greeted with mixed enthusiasm. Pedestria…
If South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley responds better to duress than clean slates and clean pockets, it’s time to get creative.
The columnist writes that experience "which comes with age — helps humanize the idea of a public moral framework by showing that it doesn’t come to us riding on a high horse."
One of the most enjoyable liberties from this semi-retirement phase of life is not shaving every day. It’s not that it takes much more than 5 or 6 minutes to execute. It’s just the mundane mot…
Clemson's 59-10 rout of Florida State is more evidence that a once-great ACC rivalry is dead or very dormant. Too bad, because the formerly feared Seminoles made Clemson get better.
With trick-or-treaters donning their scariest costumes in just a handful of days, I propose we play a version of the game "20 Questions." I introduce these questions under the heading, “What is it that really frightens you?”
What a difference a decade has made for SCANA.
Tennessee at South Carolina, Clemson at Florida State and The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party are key games for Week 9 of the college football season. With a little mullet mixed in.
Jose had come to the United States from Mexico with his dad to find work, which they did in the fields on Johns Island. In spite of their tenuous condition, when they saw Nigel, a 3- or 4-month-old stray Lab-shepherd mix wandering on Maybank Highway, they did not turn away.
The Republican nominee for the 1st Congressional District devotes so much effort to her job that she even tries to win the votes of people who endorsed her opponent.
Steve Spurrier’s unprecedented South Carolina football success still towers over Will Muschamp, and Spurrier’s neglect of recruiting undermines his successor even as the Gamecocks prepare for a Saturday night home game against Tennessee.
Two sort of not very nice things have happened to me on overseas travel that involve theft and, to tell the truth, each episode was my fault. Not entirely, obviously. There had to be other par…
Miffed at South Carolina's 3-3 record? The Gamecocks Blame Percentage Chart (GBPC) is probably not what you think, not if you’re used to pointing fingers at quarterbacks and other conspicuous skill-position players.
The early voting that South Carolina doesn’t call early voting began countywide on Monday, and it went pretty much as predicted.
When Sears filed for bankruptcy last week, it was the most vivid reminder yet of how far the pioneering retailer has fallen.
This is not the definitive southern baby gift guide. Instead, these are a few recommendations from one mom (with limited experience, a middling budget and an ounce of practicality.)
The passion for golf was ingrained in David Kite from an early age thanks to his golf pro father. So when he decided to leave the game of golf for another profession, he had to get help making the decision.
Rising interest rates prompt banks to offer incentives for savers, while borrowers and home-shoppers face higher costs.
Before we vote for the candidate with Jesus in his or her pocket or the one kneeling with a televangelist under glaring camera lights, maybe we should think this through. Let’s pause to ask two questions concerning the candidate who publicly professes religion.
Gene Sapakoff column: The notion that Clemson can’t do anything about a soft ACC schedule is false; Dabo Swinney and his staff have artfully responded, showing again in a win over No. 16 N.C. State that they mix reserves into a formula that wins lopsided games and saves energy for closer battles.
Katie Arrington and Joe Cunningham have at least one thing in common: They both want to show us the federal money.
Pigskin Picks: Featuring key Week 8 games such as N.C. State at Clemson, The Citadel at VMI, Mississippi State at LSU, Michigan at Michigan State and Auburn at Ole Miss
What a sham. Charleston Southern was hit with NCAA penalties for eligibility and bookstore violations over six years, but it all amounts to the ruling body of college athletics coming down with its arbitrary hammer while bigger fish - such as North Carolina basketball - are allowed to swim away unpunished.
What Gov. Henry McMaster and Rep. James Smith said during this week's governor debate, and what it really meant
A vacation from Charleston wasn't a vacation from the hurricanes that have threatened the area recently. Sometimes the weather seems to follow you.
Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollinshead played the fried chicken card in a recent rant against a district investigation into a child porn case.