The judge who presided over South Carolina's tax-collection victory over Amazon.com didn't have to plow much new ground in navigating the legal thicket.
I’m a chaplain who doesn’t always like to go to church. Truthfully, some churches make me uncomfortable.
A lot of research has been done on what is called “professional decline." Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research looked at a wide variety of jobs and found significant degrees of age-related decline in performance.
In the shanty town where they grew up, the other kids called them “salty boys.”
Gene Sapakoff column: What South Carolina football recruits might have learned about the state of the Gamecocks program while watching a 47-23 loss to No. 2 Alabama
After a hurricane has passed, it’s time to examine landscape plants to see what kind of care they need to recover.
Last Spoleto, there were numerous interruptions. There was the insistent ring during a seminal leap in a dance. There was the dog bark ringtone ruining a reflective experimental jazz piece. A rock 'n' blare sounded during a solo at a chamber music concert.
Pigskin Picks VIP Picker Stephen Garcia, the former South Carolina quarterback, recalls his exchange with Nick Saban following the Gamecocks' 2010 upset of Alabama, and the party that night.
For weeks now, Dominion Energy crews have been kicking around here, trimming tree branches away from the power lines ... and producing the same cringe-inducing results that folks have seen on James Island and in West Ashley.
As I start this column, it’s Wednesday, the day of Hurricane Dorian’s impending arrival, and there’s that sort of nervous energy and feeling of “fun” excitement before the arrival of any storm…
The former state treasurer and "Southern Charm" reality TV star pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge in connection with an attack on his former nanny.
Gene Sapakoff column: The 2010 upset of No. 1 Alabama was one of the greatest football wins in South Carolina history, but the 2019 Gamecocks and their fans must adjust to more realistic comparisons
The South Carolina Republican Party has come up with an ingenious plan to save taxpayer money.
Gene Sapakoff column: Cut by the Buffalo Bills, former Clemson player Ray-Ray McCloud has quickly fit in with his new team, the Carolina Panthers, thanks to some advice from his college head coach, Dabo Swinney.
Gene Sapakoff column: Running back Christian McCaffrey's bid for 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season makes the Carolina Panthers worth watching, win or lose
The most asked question for the next few days is bound to be: ”So did you stay or did you leave?” Don’t be put off by the inquiry, there’s no right or wrong answer. Most of the time, when some…
How to be better prepared for the next natural disaster.
The chain is closing its last three remaining stores in the Midlands and in Greenville, where the company made its Palmetto State debut in 1962.
Hurricanes and other tempests have captured the imagination of artists spanning centuries and artistic disciplines. Here are a few to mull while facing the storm.
If you are honest with yourself today, I suspect you sometimes recognize the deceptive voice of privilege. It’s the voice we use when we insist that people accept us simply because we’re a Christian, or because our family is rich, or because we speak English or because we are tall white men. Or because we are a chaplain.
While South Carolina was evacuating, and waiting, we missed North Carolina getting completely scrambled.
Gene Sapakoff column: Considered a weakness early and late during the 2018 regular season, the Clemson secondary in snuffing out the Texas A&M passing game proved itself a primary Tiger force in 2019
Trees provide a wide variety of benefits, from shade to aesthetic improvements like blooms and fall color.
Pigskin Picks: Former Clemson head coach Danny Ford, winner of the 1981 national championship, serves as Guest VIP Picker for Week 2.
The National Guard’s high-water vehicle showed up about lunch, not long after firefighters parked a johnboat and Zodiac in the ladder truck bay.
Sometimes it seems like my son can’t hear a word I’m saying. I feel like a CD that’s skipping, constantly repeating the same phrase over and over again. At times, I’ll bark orders at a tone th…
Not that I’m the most literate type, but at some point or other most people probably find themselves asking what is THE Great American Novel. There’s no simple answer because the idea of what …
A look at South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp's contract and buyout terms in the wake of a stunning season-opening loss to North Carolina.
Gene Sapakoff column: Four SEC debacles during season openers invite a new approach to league expansion.
We were just getting settled in for burgers and beer — maybe even the beach — when the call came.
Gene Sapakoff column: Texas A&M, by far Clemson's toughest opponent during the regular season, is the game Heisman Trophy voters likely will use to evaluate Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence
Since it’s Labor Day and many of you have the day off, it seems like a good time to discuss the use of your time and energy in dealing with unwanted calls to your phones. I haven’t had a land …
A profitable New York City investor has made a conscious business decision to abandon its suburban Charleston property it has owned for 13 years.
Some grocery stores regularly offer coupons for up to $20 off, for spending a certain amount on groceries. Here's how to make the most of them.
"Educated" is the memoir of a woman raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, where her mother mixes herbs for healing as her father salvages things from the junkyard.
The Aging for Amateurs columnist immediately loved the Holy City. Then, Charleston's darker side came into focus.
It's becoming a trend around here: People raise Cain about our ridiculous traffic, then raise even more when presented with a plan to fix it.
In Charleston, you can tell a person by their artsy coffee table book. Here are some recent ones, and what they say about their owners.
Gene Sapakoff column: Not much went right in the season opener for what is supposed to be Will Muschamp's deepest South Carolina team. The alarming performance casts the rest of the Gamecocks' season in a new, gloomy light.
The fundamentals of plant growth apply to not only trees and flowers but also vegetables.
Pigskin Picks, Week 1: Starring Bobby Cremins, former College of Charleston and Georgia Tech head basketball coach and former South Carolina player, as the Guest VIP Picker.
The improved availability of veterinary specific testing has allowed us to perform annual blood tests for our patients the same way it is done in human medicine.
Sheriff Andy Strickland was only trying to help. He simply wanted to remind the 130 or so employees working for him at the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office that, in South Carolina, they have n…
Gene Sapakoff column: Trevor Lawrence in a season-opening win over Georgia Tech sent a message to future Clemson opponents, warning that a quarterback with an NFL-caliber arm can run a little bit, too.
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art opens its fall season with two artist exhibitions that upend racial stereotypes in Charleston and beyond.
This may be the most Charleston thing ever, 21st century edition: You type “where” into Google, and it automatically suggests “…is Jim Cantore?”
Members of Charleston City Council are all public servants who put in a great deal of time, answer to a lot of people, listen to many complaints, get little validation and don’t get paid a lot of money. But as a group, they're a disappointment.
Gene Sapakoff column: Here's South Carolina's chance to not only get off to a good 2019 start but avoid an 0-3 stretch against ACC teams, including a 56-35 loss at Clemson and 28-0 Belk Bowl stinker; which means the season opener against North Carolina is close to a "must win."
It’s about time Charleston put plans to rebuild the Low Battery in high gear. Tropical Storm Dorian lurking east of the Caribbean islands is a good reminder that there is no time to dawdle.
Winning big has made Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney a very popular man with coaches and managers who want to improve, from rising college stars to NBA champs to World Series winners.