Trident United Way working to inform Tri-County high cost of living

  September 28, 2020

  Self Sufficiency Standard study highlights our region as one of the highest costs of living areas in S.C., further emphasizing the vital work Trident United Way does to improve…

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Lockdown Comes To Town, Part Three

  September 23, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Bistro’s Before & During Tale Some Normalcy Returns I stopped by on another Friday evening. A cloudless evening gave the Bistro On The Boulevard’s columns…

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A Mess On My Hands, Part Two

  September 23, 2020

  By Tammy Davis   A Story About The Volunteers Who Helped Clean Up Columbia’s Big Mess Part Two in a Series, Looking Back at the Thousand Year Flood The…

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Lockdown Comes To Town, Part Two

  September 23, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Bistro’s Before & During Tale Restaurants Close First A lot of moving parts make up a restaurant. Operating a restaurant is complex. Bistro On The…

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Lockdown Comes To Town, Part One

  September 16, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Bistro’s Before & During Tale During this cool strange spring there comes to me a blistering afternoon in 2019 when a train locked down Lake…

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Kopis’ Dant named to Best and Brightest Under 35

  September 15, 2020

Sarah Dant, an account manager with software developer Kopis, has been named to Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest Under 35 List. Dant joined Kopis as an Account Manager in…

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Classroom Cameras and Wooden Stars

  September 10, 2020

By Tammy Davis     Even In Pandemic, We Need To Connect Part Ten of the Corona Chronicles Shopping the Classroom Teachers call it shopping the classroom. When one teacher…

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An Atlantis Of Our Own

  September 10, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Atlantis sank into the sea around 380 B.C. So said Plato. Its founders were half god and half human. Its lush islands contained gold and silver…

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A Hero On and Off The Battlefields

  September 2, 2020

By Tammy Davis     Part Two of a Series About Bishopville, SC Native, Major James Capers, Jr. In the 1970s, he was the face of the Marines. Literally. The…

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Highway 79, A Historic Route

  September 1, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Driving north on Highway 79 you see beautiful country in a region rich with history yet a tad poor looking. Don’t let the lack of development…

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Home Town Heroes

  August 27, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland     Ware Shoals, SC Has One I wish every small town had a hero, someone who walks onto the national stage and stays untarnished by changing…

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A Nose for Local News

  August 25, 2020

By Reba Hull Campbell   The work of journalists has always intrigued me. I went to college thinking I’d be one. Even after I decided to get my degree in…

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Lessons for Us All

  August 19, 2020

By Tammy Davis   We all want our children in school, and we all want to be safe. Nobody is quite sure how to make that happen, but we do…

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Mr. Clifford’s Wild Turkey Heaven

  August 19, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   In a place called Childhood, Georgia, I worked for a country store grocer, Clifford M. Goolsby, who loved to hunt turkeys. Each spring the small town…

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Bad Hair Days and Lessons from a Blow Out

  August 13, 2020

By Tammy Davis   Some call August the dog days. Women call it something else: bad hair days. SC humidity and hair styles don’t get along. Women hate their hair…

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The Roadside Stand

  August 13, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Two words say it all. “Delicious simplicity.” No register. Cash and carry. Paper bags to hold jewels polished by the farmer’s hands. A friendly face. Produce…

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Renewable Water Resources among the first wastewater treatment agencies to launch program to track concentration of COVID-19 virus in area wastewater

  August 13, 2020

Data analyzed by Clemson University and shared with health and governmental agencies shows significant level of COVID-19 infection in Greenville County residents Renewable Water Resources (ReWa), the non-profit entity responsible…

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Over 1,000 acres now conserved in the Lynches River watershed

  August 11, 2020

Over 1,000 acres in the Lynches River watershed are now conserved, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the McLeod family, Congaree Land Trust (CLT) and the Lynches River Conservation Fund…

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The Mystery of Huguenot, Georgia

  August 6, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I grew up unlettered as Huguenots go. That changed much later after I moved to South Carolina. There I drove along Huger and Gervais Street and…

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Tyler, Dustin, and the Streets Of New York City

  August 6, 2020

By Tammy Davis   Go ahead. Call me a bad mother. Back in 2019, I watched every single episode of The Bachelorette with my fifteen-year-old daughter. I knew it was…

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Survey respondents needed to Build it Back Better

  August 3, 2020

South Carolina leaders urge parent to fill out Child Care Survey  The South Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) and the United Way Association of South Carolina want to hear…

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All The Stories

  July 31, 2020

By Tammy Davis   A timeline. Every social studies classroom has one. Mine was up high, where the wall met the ceiling. The teacher before me, or maybe the teacher…

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Stonecutters’ Beautiful Legacy

  July 31, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Stonecutters’ Beautiful Legacy I love back roads’ and their fading vestiges of yesteryear. Bull Durham and Coca Cola ads painted onto brick and old Camel cigarette…

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Tallulah Point Outlook, Part One

  July 23, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland     An Enduring Icon Endures No More In that precious time of boyhood summers, our family would drive from Lincoln County, Georgia, to the North Carolina…

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Moving On, The Gift of Forgiveness

  July 14, 2020

By Tammy Davis   A friend recently saw her ex for the first time in years. It was time to make peace.  Past time really. She saw his truck when…

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Ghost Stories

  July 14, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Great Aunt Annie, long buried in some graveyard up Asheville way, told me ghost stories when I was a boy. I’d sit by a hissing wood…

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Coming Soon!

  July 10, 2020

Coming Soon!

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Old Dogs, New Tricks

  July 8, 2020

By Tammy Davis   I love it when the universe gives us what we need. Lately, I’ve been trying to grow my audience. I’ve asked several experts for advice, and…

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A Defense Against Wine Snobbery

  July 8, 2020

By Thomas H. George Founder, Bacchus & Books   Ah, the wine snob. We all know one (or more!). In my view they give wine a bad name, because wine should…

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Saws, Maters, & Men Long Gone

  July 8, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Growing up in eastern Georgia deep in pines, I wakened to the wail of chainsaws six days a week. Yellow McCullochs and red Poulans sliced through…

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From Three Black Men to Two

  July 2, 2020

By Tammy Davis   1990. Summer School, a place nobody ever wants to be. One of my first teaching assignments, and nothing from my education classes applied. The students fell…

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Fried Green Tomatoes

  July 2, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   My back-road explorations take me to little eateries tucked neatly in the middle of nowhere, whistle-stop places. Country folks run these deep-fried, lonely roadside stops so…

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July 4th on Lake Murray

  June 30, 2020

The Capital City/ Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board is pleased to present Lake Murray’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 4th.  At approximately 9:15 or dark, fireworks will launch…

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The Outhouse Flower

  June 25, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I remember Mom talked of a flower with a strange name, hollyhocks. She talked flowers a lot mentioning dahlias, Cape jasmines, which go by jasmines, gardenia,…

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