Hauling Up Water

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The cold water hurt my teeth, and it didn’t come from a cooler. Nor a faucet. There was no faucet. My grandparents cranked a windlass, lowering…

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Viruses and Virtual Classrooms

 

By Tammy Davis   Corona went viral so my school went virtual. We had about a week of Zoom training and a few days to do test runs with the…

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Coronavirus: Facts You Should Know

 

By Mike DuBose   A fast-spreading illness called COVID-19 is sweeping across the world, bringing with it waves of fear and misinformation. Despite dire warnings from doctors in areas first…

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The Wonder Of Woods And Waters

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Remembering & Thanking Harry Hampton Fall 1980, a St. Andrews Columbia office park known as Dutch Plaza teems with activity. We’re packing up files, desks, cameras,…

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Discover the wilder side of E-Learning through Z-Learning

 

The Adventure begins March 19 Riverbanks may be temporarily closed to guests, but you can still experience new adventures at the Zoo and Garden through Z-Learning–the wilder side of E-Learning.…

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For the young and young at heart…An Activity Sheet from The COMET

 

From The Comet: Many of you may also have young people (and young at heart) at home who are looking for creative things to do.  I hope these activity sheets…

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Relic Room closing at least through March 31 because of coronavirus

 

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will be closed from Wednesday, March 18, through at least Tuesday, March 31, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All tours, programs,…

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The South Carolina State Museum to close temporarily

 

 Taking into consideration guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the State Museum has made the decision to temporarily close to the public in…

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Main Street District – Here’s How You Can Help

 

From the City Center Partnership: Dear Friends, The safety and health of Main Street District workers, residents, and patrons is very important to us at City Center Partnership. We encourage everyone…

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Veterans of one of the fiercest battles in the Vietnam War to gather and tell their untold story in free event at Relic Room

 

Specialist Frank Marshall and his comrades in the 2nd of the 506th, 101st Airborne Division, fought the very last major battle Americans experienced during the Vietnam War. It’s regarded as…

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Five Points Association to Postpone St. Pat’s in Five Points

 

  Statement from Kelsey Hennighan, Executive Director, Five Points Association:   It is with a profound sense of disappointment that the Five Points Association has agreed to postpone the 38th annual…

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A Genuine Barber Shop

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   My great uncle cut my hair when I was growing up in Lincolnton, Georgia. That would be Waymon Walker, Granddad’s brother. Walker’s Barbershop of white concrete…

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Roll With the Changes – A Night with REO Speedwagon

 

By Tammy Davis   Sometimes you’re a rock star. Sometimes you are a 68-year-old man with the flu. Recently at Columbia’s Township Auditorium, REO Speedwagon lead singer Kevin Cronin was…

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Flock and Rally celebrates two ADDY Awards for S.C. State Fair ad campaign

 

Flock and Rally, a women-owned integrated communications and marketing firm based in Columbia, South Carolina, has earned two 2020 ADDY Awards for its advertising and creative work for the 2019…

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Top Grossing Movies – March 9, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 03/06/2020 to 03/12/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Onward 1  $39,119,861  $39,119,861 2 The Invisible Man 2  $15,132,340  $52,675,910 3 The…

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Chemo Mondays

 

By Tammy Davis   My friend’s cancer is back.  Stage 4. He has a three-day treatment every other week.  He gets the chemo on Monday, wears a pump and tubes…

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The Dignity Found In Abandonment

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   As you drive from here to there in a rush, how many times have you turned around to stop at an abandoned store? I do that…

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Sylvan Learning Center offering math games and pizza for National Pi Day

 

Sylvan Learning Centers across the Upstate are bringing you the true meaning of National Pi Day this year. Centers in Anderson, Greenville and Spartanburg will be offering free math games…

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Top Grossing Movies – March 2, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 02/28/2020 to 03/05/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 The Invisible Man 1  $28,205,665  $28,205,665 2 Sonic The Hedgehog 3  $16,261,393  $128,555,045…

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What are you doing, not doing, for Lent?

 

Believers discuss personal Lenten season customs and practices By W. Thomas Smith Jr. What are you giving up for Lent? That’s the oft-repeated question during the 40-day period of reflection,…

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Busted Fences and Broken Hearts

 

By Tammy Davis   The storm came up fast. The bad ones usually do. A strong wind took out one of my trees and slammed it onto my fence. On…

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Doodling In the Dust

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Homes perch on rock piers in a forgotten land called Abandonment, but as that old Elton John song goes, they’re still standing. Now modern homes with…

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The Joys of Practice

 

By Reba Hull Campbell   “Practice makes perfect.” Surely a mantra we all heard as children. Well-intentioned grown-ups who were just trying to help us learn echoed this standard line…

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Top Grossing Movies – February 24, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 02/21/2020 to 02/27/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Sonic The Hedgehog 2  $26,192,294  $106,493,965 2 The Call Of The Wild 1…

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BRIGHT+CO CEO Jennifer Sutton honored as 2020 Woman of Influence

 

BRIGHT+CO Marketing Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Sutton has been recognized as one of the Upstate South Carolina region’s Women of Influence by GSA Business Report. Nominated by readers…

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Columbia College – Edicts, Advice, and Change

 

By Tammy Davis   Truth be told, I didn’t want to go to Columbia College. I had Charleston on my mind. My father told me I could go anywhere I…

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Remembering A Journalist

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   He didn’t like to fly, but he traveled the world, missing the South always. When he was in some country afar and by chance heard a…

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Reedy River Duck Derby upping its game to 12,000 ducks

 

After surpassing 10,000 ducks adopted the past two years, the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville is raising its goal to 12,000 in 2020. That means more opportunities for…

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Arum Spa at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is hosting a fun “Spring Social” on Sunday, March 29th

 

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island’s full-service Arum Spa is hosting its annual “Spring Social” from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Conducted at the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort’s…

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Top Grossing Movies – February 19, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 02/14/2020 to 02/20/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Sonic The Hedgehog 1  $58,018,348  $70,002,074 2 Birds Of Prey 2  $17,172,686  $61,859,171…

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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island extending an enticing discount on weddings to teachers & first responders

 

If you are a teacher or first responder, and are planning your upcoming wedding, you should consider taking advantage of a very enticing discount being extended by the AAA Four…

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Cottontown Art Crawl – March 14

 

The second annual Cottontown Art Crawl (CAC) will take place in the historic neighborhood of Bellevue, commonly known as Cottontown, in downtown Columbia, SC on on Saturday, March 14 from 10…

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Camps Show Students Their Future

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland     Hands-On Learning, Real Learning, Fun Learning The blue lake, white sands, and green trees of summer camps live on as I recall days at Rock…

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A Valentine’s Day Story About My Daddy

 

By Tammy Davis     I Love It When – Part Two  (Part One here) In one of my recent stories, I mentioned that “I Loved It When” my daddy…

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World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day announces Rakim as 2020 headliner

 

World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day announces the legendary Rakim as its headliner for 2020. Rakim is widely regarded as one of the most influential and skilled MCs of all time.…

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Top Grossing Movies – February 10, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 02/07/2020 to 02/13/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Birds Of Prey 1  $33,010,017  $33,010,017 2 Bad Boys For Life 4  $12,011,355…

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“What Have You Done Did Now?” A Tale of a First-Year Teacher

 

By Tammy Davis   Isaiah Shaver* was what we called a two-for. Teachers would take on two kids to get a two-for off their roster. Isaiah’s reputation was so bad,…

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Down South

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Window To The Past The old window looks out on Highway 25. The view at best is limited. Standing behind the window, you’d peer through iron…

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Mardi Gras Columbia Festival and Parade set for February 22 at City Roots

 

The 10th annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at City Roots urban farm in Columbia’s Rosewood neighborhood. Hosted by the festival’s…

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Bone-In Barbeque shifts focus to special events

 

Karaoke, trivia, themed brunch and game night with full bar are regular events, with BBQ buffets on Fireflies game days A trendsetting brand in the Columbia, S.C., culinary scene since…

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First Greenville Venue Crawl to highlight area’s leading event spaces

 

Engaged couples and event planners are invited to experience a mock-event setting in some of Greenville’s most elegant spaces this Sunday, February 9. The Greenville Venue Crawl, organized by High…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Amore Under the Stars

 

Valentine themed event to feature live music, dancing, food and more, Feb. 14 The South Carolina State Museum will kick-off Valentine’s Day celebrations with Amore Under the Stars, Fri., Feb…

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Top Grossing Movies – February 3, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore Week of 01/31/2020 to 02/06/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Bad Boys For Life 3  $17,682,959  $148,059,490 2 1917 6  $9,497,235  $119,083,624 3 Dolittle…

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Lost In Amethyst Country

 
Tom Poland

  By Tom Poland   Another world entire hides along lesser-traveled roads. Do yourself a favor. Look for it.   The day after Christmas I drove to Tignall, Georgia, to…

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I Love It When…

 

By Tammy Davis   “I Love It When” started as a simple craft activity. It has turned in to one of my favorite Valentine’s Day traditions. This is a simple…

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Top Grossing Movies – January 27, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 01/24/2020 to 01/30/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Bad Boys For Life 2  $34,011,714  $120,655,879 2 1917 5  $15,916,580  $103,999,889 3…

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Little Dog Agency client update

 

Wasabi Restaurant Group Wasabi Sushi Spotlight of the month is Genki Maki. Our sushi chefs handcrafted a fresh, nutritious recipe for you to stay true to your New Year’s resolution.…

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