Looking Pretty in a Pandemic

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Eight of The Corona Chronicles Part Seven here Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   Week eight, and…

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The Pull Of Beauty

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Over the last five years, I’ve developed two traditions I plan to never break. Come March and come May, I drop everything and head to three…

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Roosevelt Was Right; The Every-Single-Senior Project

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Seven of The Corona Chronicles Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   Part Seven of The Corona…

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Buzzard Luck

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   A searing, sweaty summer day … just as my friend leaned over to pick up his dropped keys, his glasses slid onto the asphalt and cracked.…

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Love in the Time of Corona, Fishing and First Dates

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Six of a Very Long Series, The Corona Chronicles Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   Courting in the midst…

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Had Harry Sat Here

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Rain, rain, and more rain. It hasn’t been a biblical forty days and forty nights but sure seems like it. A record sopping-wet winter has creeks…

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Buddy bear.

 

By Cathy Rigg Monetti   There are a thousand reasons, I suppose, we are obsessed with the bear. He’s beautiful, for one. Big, and healthy, with a full shiny coat…

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The Toilet Paper Caper

 

By Tammy Davis Part Five of the Corona Chronicles Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   I just finished the Toilet Paper Caper, a virtual 5K. Thank goodness…

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High As A Georgia Pine

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The South and its vernacular, love it and never lose it. Seems to me, we have the finest, most colorful expressions. Yes, Southerners have a flair…

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The Things I Miss

 

By Tammy Davis     Part Four of the Corona Chronicles Part One here Part Two here Part Three here   I’m following the governor’s orders, but I still had church and…

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Be well.

 

By Cathy Rigg Monetti   YESTERDAY WE AWOKE to a strange and beautiful scene. It was 5:55 a.m., and through our east window we saw that slight but gorgeous glow…

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State Museum e-learning resources update

 

While the State Museum is closed to the public, we are committed to continuing to fulfill our mission to providing educational environments that entertain and inspire.Museum curators and educators are…

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House Arrest Haircuts

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Nancy’s eyes betrayed frustration and fear. “I can’t cut your hair right now. I’ve got to close.” Early April 2020, the year of perfect vision, what…

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Virtual Education or Virtual Nightmare?

 

By Tammy Davis     Part Three of the Corona Chronicles Part One here Part Two here Parents are stressed out. Virtual education is a virtual nightmare for some. Here are…

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When a House Became a Home Fifty Years Ago Today

 

By Reba Hull Campbell Fifty years ago today, a young family moved into a house they had just built. Nothing spectacular about this. It’s an event as American as apple…

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Can we use social media for the good?

 

By Reba Hull Campbell A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a rather long Facebook post spotlighting a couple dozen friends’ positive posts on social media. These friends shared, in…

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Duke Endowment announces $1.25 million gift to One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response

 

First round of grants distributed to five local nonprofits The Duke Endowment approved $2.5 million to support Carolinians impacted by the coronavirus crisis. In South Carolina, $1.25 million of the…

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Ways to Cope During Social Distancing

 

By Cathy Rigg Monetti THERE IS SO MUCH TO SAY, and also nothing to say, about the feels we’re all experiencing during this scary, awful pandemic. It reminds me of…

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Plan a Playcation for the Future

 

Plan a Playcation in Capital City/Lake Murray Country Situated in the central part of the Palmetto State and convenient to Interstates I-77, I-20 and I-26, Capital City/Lake Murray Country showcases regional…

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Stronger Than We Think

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Two of the Corona Chronicles Part One here Sometimes hard things are good for us.  Struggle and suffering can make us stronger.  It’s true…

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This Silent Strange Spring

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Spring’s springing. I put my hummingbird feeders up for soon the feathered jets will arrive. My azaleas burst into living color as Disney phrased it, and…

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Tune in to History at Home, with the Relic Room’s Joe Long

 

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum may be physically closed by the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean our programming has to stop. Starting Wednesday, April 1, Curator…

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Relic Room closing at least through April 30 because of coronavirus

 

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will be closed through at least Thursday, April 30, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All tours, programs, and special events scheduled…

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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 Part One of the Corona Chronicles Part Two here Part Three here Corona went viral so my school went virtual. We had about a week of Zoom training…

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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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