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I’ll file this column under the category, Fowl History. Did Mexican Revolutionary War General, Pancho Villa, ride a train to Calhoun Falls, South Carolina to buy fighting gamecocks? Did he? Read on to unravel this tale of fighting gamecocks in the early 1900s. And read on, knowing I thank Em…

Thanksgiving always comes and goes too fast. We often think, “We need more time to focus on the Thanksgiving holiday.” For many, it seems that Thanksgiving gets sandwiched between Halloween an…

Lake City Concert Series has done it again. Last week they had Concerto for Harpsichord in A Major by J.S. Bach. The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi followed this. All this music was written n…

What ever happened to those good old men’s magazines? I know about switching to reading articles online and getting news off of the Internet and streaming services. I just miss magazines. It i…

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It's a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. It's important to be grateful, not just on T…

Starting and growing a business is challenging, even in the best of times. But these are not the best of times, and Congress could soon make it even harder for small businesses to compete and grow.

Just finished the 26th running of the Kingstree Trials. This annual event is always a fun filled event with many surprises and Wild moments. Most of the wild moments are caused by horses but m…

As a longtime member of this community, I’ve seen a lot of changes. I’ve seen our hospital flourish and later struggle to maintain much-needed services. I’ve seen the supply of doctors dwindle…

You know the saying, beating a dead horse. The brain trust just met and they got on the dead horse with whips and baseball bats. It didn’t start out that way but it ended up with the horse tak…

The Horse races in the title is for the 26th Running of the King’s Tree Trials. The races are at the McCutchen Training Center on November 5, 2022. The Trials feature beautiful horses and beau…

Charles Brockington, a native of Kingstree, is a fundraiser extraordinair. Mr. Brockington has ridden in Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood for the past thirty-four years. As a result of his physical…

You won’t get rich collecting Social Security, not even close. However, you don’t want to mess it up either. The system was never intended to be your total retirement income but to many it’s t…

It’s that time of year. Elections are right around the corner. In a month, the voting will be over and the only thing left over will be the sign left on seemingly every corner. Generally, sign…

Reports are pointing to an 8.9% raise for Social Security recipients. While it won’t feel like enough, it may buy you a sack of groceries or a tank of gasoline. This is a big maybe on the gaso…

Since 1984, the Lake City Concert Series has brought quality concerts to the community. I copied that right off the program so please don’t accuse me of plagiarism. It is the 39th season for t…

Do you make a difference in the world? Does anyone care about what you do? Are some people more important than others? We all ask ourselves these questions from time to time. Some people wonde…

I spent a lot of time on Clarks Hill Lake (Strom Thurmond Lake), during my teenage and college years. I camped, boated, and skied, but over the years lake fun amused me less and less. Today I …

No Halloween this year. Don’t get excited. I’m not talking about the holiday itself. I’m talking about the movies Halloween. The John Carpenter directed and produced by Debra Hill movie is wit…

Life is one day at a time. You don’t have tomorrow. You hope for tomorrow but it’s not guaranteed. We plan for tomorrow. We save for tomorrow and look forward to tomorrow.

The airliner lands in Reno with barely a thump. That’s a good start for my Reno adventure. I’ve been coming out here since 1991 so the rental car and trip to the hotel is a familiar task. The …

My original title to this letter was “Will America Stand on the Word of God?” That idea came to me after listening to our distinguish president say, that if the Republicans won the November el…

It’s that time again. The Reno Air Races are starting up. I am headed to the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Reno Nevada to watch airplanes race. Speed is king. I’ve been going out …

Well, the brain trust met again last Saturday. The brain trust is a diverse group. As you can imagine, the conversation can take some strange and weird directions. Some of it can be intellectu…

Will you own an electric car? If you live long enough and that’s all that is being made, you probably will. Many of us we’ll hold out for as long as possible.

If you worked hard for a scholarship, paid your way through school, paid back loans or your family sacrificed for you to go to school, President Biden has shown that you were a big dummy.

You ever hear of the saying that you should buy your straw hat in the winter? You might have, but have you heard of buying your deer hunting coats in 95-degree heat?

Enjoyable weather is coming soon. For many parts of the country September through November offers many pleasant days. Don’t waste them by spending all your time starring at the television or F…

Do you yell at the television? Come on, you can admit it. You talk to the television. You talk to yourself all the time. I do. I like to have intelligent conversation. That’s why I answer myse…

So is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the overabundance of mushrooms around town lately? The last several weeks, I’m finding myself looking across grassy fields and yards spotting all t…

One thing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will not do is reduce inflation. According to Dr. Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., president of The Heritage Foundation, it is a “boondoggle of a bill” that …

I bet you’ve seen the WTF on signs or shirts. There are some billboards with WTF on them. That stands for Where are the fuel? You might have taught your grandmother that WTF stands for Wow Tha…

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