When it comes to the topic of time speeding up and flying by as we get older, there’s a lot of truth to the saying that the days can be long but the years are short. This is a particularly app…
Gene Sapakoff column: From Shane Beamer to Steve Spurrier and back through Brad Scott via Lou Holtz and Will Muschamp, a South Carolina football coach introduction history through orange-colored glasses of the arch-rival.
Gene Sapakoff column: There is no playbook for how to get ESPN's College GameDay to Conway or Coastal Carolina up to No. 14 in the AP football poll, but head coach Jamey Chadwell knows where to go for inspiration.
June Murray Wells told me the most hilarious and perfectly old Charleston story I have ever heard.
Gene Sapakoff column: Hiring Shane Beamer, or anyone else on the South Carolina head football coach candidate list, gives a university due to pay Will Muschamp a $13.2 million buyout a chance to reverse the policy of ridiculous contracts tied to mediocre performances.
Decorating early actually can trigger some "feel good" hormones, according to some psychologists. Just unpacking and dragging those items from the attic can often quickly erase a few of the uncertainties of this year. Instead of doom and gloom, there’s peace and joy.
Feeling thankful? A special COVID-related tax deduction makes it easier to give generously.
Today, millions are suffering in darkness of hunger while even the successful stars seem to be falling. This COVID Christmas season, however, needn’t be dark. We can light up Christmas again if we put charity first.
Editor’s note: This is the 30th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
Gene Sapakoff column: Steve Spurrier was there calling ball plays, Deshaun Watson played with a torn ACL, Brad Edwards returned an interception for a touchdown and Tommy Bowden wanted Clemson assistant coach Brad Scott carried off the field. All in a secret Tigers-Gamecocks effort to extend a series played every season since 1909.
One of my annual topics is questions from readers. This year, I received several follow-up questions for more information about specific gardening situations.
If I’m (Henri Bianucci) starting to sound skeptical, it does not mean I am against this approach in general, I just think we need more data before we can hang our hats on it. These vaccines are being deployed against cancers that are seldom cured by surgery alone, and may be only marginally responsive to conventional chemotherapy and radiation. So, what do we have to lose by trying them?
So, City Councilman Harry Griffin is threatening to leave Charleston … and take part of West Ashley with him.
The Clemson and South Carolina football programs do a great job of honoring veterans on Military Appreciation Day with the Tigers set for another ceremony Saturday. And let’s appreciate the sacrifice of people like Wilbur Creighton Jr., a former Clemson student who left school for World War II duty at D-Day and in Okinawa
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We Americans, as usual, have much to be thankful for despite a tumultuous and challenging year and can see into the New Year with 2020 vision — and it’s obviously looking a whole heck of a lot better.
Anthony Crawford once told his children the day a white man hit him would be the day that he died.
Gene Sapakoff column: The ACC in the midst of perhaps its best football season ever but should have intervened right away in the Clemson-Florida State COVID argument.
Hospitals in South Carolina have received at least $664 million in "provider relief" funds to help them weather the COVID-19 pandemic, with the lion's share heading toward the state's largest …
There could be untapped cash hiding in your airline loyalty program or credit card account.
We’ve elected a new chief executive who, like some of us, is up in years. Columnist Bert Keller explains why that's OK.
Praying for my friends' pets was, in fact, praying that my friends would be consoled in the love they knew for their pet.
"I can’t imagine a single gathering that won’t give thanks for the caregivers and teachers who've gone the extra mile."
Editor’s note: This is the 29th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
Gene Sapakoff column: College football (and fans) must make some fourth-quarter adjustments to get the 2020 season over the goal-line.
The Palmetto State will get about $1.8 million from the $113 million settlement the technology juggernaut agreed to pay to settle what some have called "batterygate."
Don Cantwell, the leading figure in the local dance community who founded Charleston Ballet Theatre, died on Thursday.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has a merry band of analysts that help the Tigers win games (and steal opponents' signs); South Carolina coach Will Muschamp thought "more is not always better" and the Gamecocks suffered for it.
When historians chronicle the 2020 War on Thanksgiving, they will note the conflict was started — appropriately enough — by a bunch of turkeys.
For people of our time to take the meaningful and significant contributions of certain forebears and reduce them to nothing because those forebears may have merely blended in with some of the unfortunate circumstances of their day amounts to judgmental revisionism at its worst.
So, the South Carolina Public Service Commission invited Dominion Energy customers to tee off on the utility’s proposed rate increase last week.
Gene Sapakoff column: The path to a successful South Carolina football head coach search includes candidates from the talent-rich Midwest, outside-the-box diversity thinking and Jamey Chadwell.
Gene Sapakoff column: Not many SEC athletic directors get a second chance to hire a head football coach if the first one is fired. Hopefully, South Carolina's Ray Tanner learned something from the Will Muschamp experience.
What has been intriguing to watch is how the face mask has evolved these last few months.
Sapakoff: Dustin Johnson's record-breaking 2020 Masters victory was a tale of brotherly love also starring Austin Johnson
Dustin Johnson, a Columbia native who played golf at Coastal Carolina, won his first Masters and second major championship on Sunday at Augusta National.
With a new administration in the White House, will it usher in new SC artists as in the past?
Financial lessons learned while waiting more than two months for an insurance check after a car wreck.
The heroism of doing one’s daily job is rarely romantic or adventurous. The grit is in the details. Mundane tasks sometimes are accomplished only through tireless work for many thankless hours.
Editor’s note: This is the 28th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
Gene Sapakoff column: Dustin Johnson and Coastal Carolina football and Ike's Pond and Eisenhower's halfback days at Army were just part of a College GameDay-Masters mix that went together like iced tea and lemonade
In Summerville, I’ve found turmeric emerges from the ground rather late, but that’s not why I’m growing it for the ornamental appeal. That’s just a bonus. I want the roots.
Imagine the full Broadway cast of “The Lion King” showing up in your backyard for a matinee performance. Being at the 2020 Masters might be the greatest, oddest, coolest on-site observation opportunity in the history of major sports. The saddest, too.
As the Democratic presidential primary cranked up last year, the national political reporters often called the Rev. Joseph Darby for his take on South Carolina.
Tiger Woods fielded questions this week about whether or not he could contend for another Masters green jacket. Woods, 43, answered with a first-round 68, tying his best score for a Thursday at Augusta.
Reformatted in response to the pandemic, this year's Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival will take place Nov. 18-19 at Charleston Music Hall.
The iconic Bill Murray bit from "Caddyshack" refers to the "normally reserved Augusta crowd going wild" but not in November of 2020 at a very different Masters.
Gene Sapakoff column: Columbia native and former Coastal Carolina golfer Dustin Johnson's No. 1 status, Masters experiences and low-key temperament might line up for a 2020 win at Augusta National
There’s no question that this election cycle has had more twists and turns than a well-crafted novel.
Last weekend, Charleston Symphony launched its 2020-21 season, which celebrates Beethoven's 250th birthday.
Gene Sapakoff column: Charleston's Mark Cumins runs the most popular restaurant in Augusta during a typical Masters week in April. But with no fans around for a COVID-19 delayed Masters, this week is anything but typical for Cumins and other local businesses.