The Sad Ballad Of Moses Corley

  November 23, 2020

By Tom Poland   Each Thanksgiving, I Remember Moses We all cross paths with a person we can’t forget. And so, a man by the beautiful name of Moses Corley…

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Where Big Trees, History, and Preservation Live

  November 19, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   October 26 found me on a history adventure courtesy of Ralph Scurry. Ralph and I met at a book talk in Edgefield several years ago. Ralph…

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Quackenbush Architects receive 3 2020 AIA Columbia Design Awards

  November 18, 2020

Quackenbush Architects + Planners received three American Institute of Architects Columbia awards for its innovative work on the Center for Health and Well-Being at the University of South Carolina, a…

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When The Apothecary Worked Magic

  November 10, 2020

By Tom Poland   Remember the old drugstores? Most have faded into the night. They retreated to a place called “Obscurity” but I recall them with fondness and I feel…

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 Names, Let’s Get Them Right

  November 4, 2020

By Tammy Davis   This is not a story about politics. It’s a story about good manners and respect, something we all seem to be lacking right now. I’ve been…

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A Page Right Out Of Americana

  November 4, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   My excursions along backroads always reveal two nostalgic sights: the rusting tin and decaying wood of crumbling barns and old pickup trucks beneath sheds. They’re going…

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Things That Scare Us

  October 29, 2020

By Tammy Davis   Halloween has always been a stress-free holiday. Until 2020. To trick or treat or not? That is the question. Like most 2020 issues, there is no…

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Black Cats, Bad Luck, & Worse Luck

  October 29, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Was it left to right, or right to left? When a black cat crossed the highway in front of Dad, he made a sweeping “X” movement…

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All Kinds of Heroes

  October 22, 2020

By Tammy Davis   Part Three of a Series on the Life of American Hero Major James Capers, Jr. Part Two here. He finally convinced the girl of his dreams…

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LCSO K-9 Unit Fundraiser this Saturday

  October 21, 2020

Join the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit this Saturday at Tractor Supply (917 E. Main St. Laurens) for our family friendly fundraiser! Activities for the kids, raffles, food, and…

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Strange, Promising Life Forms

  October 19, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Here I am biking along a nature trail, when a juvenile delinquent squirrel shoots across my path with a cigarette in his mouth, only it wasn’t…

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Sports Sound Bites Coming to the BUZZ!

  October 13, 2020

It was a match made in Steamers. Brenda Stewart and Monte Dutton met for breakfast at the Clinton cafe on the Square to see the sites, those being LaurensCountyBUZZ.com and…

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The Epitome Of Elegance

  October 12, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Not that many years ago I wrote about Cape Romain Refuge in Aida Roger’s original trend-setting volume, State of the Heart South Carolina Writers on the…

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The Stoplight Project aims to help people express social distance comfort levels

  October 11, 2020

NDB Association & Event Management recently announced the creation of The Stoplight Project, a campaign to bring awareness to the varying degrees of social distancing comfort levels in local communities.…

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Masks, A Review

  October 8, 2020

  By Tammy Davis   Part Eleven of the Corona Chronicles Before Corona, I loved writing reviews about movies, restaurants, and concerts. I never thought I would write a review…

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Down South – Sheltering Along The Back Roads

  October 8, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   March 13, 2020 seems an eternity ago. That day my niece, Benton, got an unwelcome big 4-O birthday gift—a national emergency courtesy of COVID-19. “How lucky…

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Remembering 911

  October 1, 2020

By Tammy Davis   The Museum Came to Us Any other year, I would have taken the kids on a field trip to the museum. In 2020, the museum had…

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What’s Happening Around the Main Street District in October

  October 1, 2020

Congratulations Hotel Trundle & Boudreaux on Receiving the South Carolina Historic Preservation’s Honor Award The combination of the boutique Hotel Trundle and BOUDREAUX’s architectural studio was recently recognized by South Carolina…

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Shelter Rock, Rock of Ages

  September 30, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   DATELINE NORTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY—Boulders loom over land, gray and long like sperm whales. One, like some stallion’s back, seems ready for a colossal saddle. Massive rocks…

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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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