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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St. Pat’s in Five Points Festival highlights release

 

38th St. Pat’s in Five Points – Saturday, March 21, 2020 Benefiting local charities in the Midlands Today, the Five Points Association brought St. Pat’s in Five Points back to…

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Top Grossing Movies – January 22, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore Week of 01/17/2020 to 01/23/2020 Rank Title Weeks Week Gross Cumulative 1 Bad Boys For Life 1  $73,033,944  $73,033,944 2 Dolittle 1  $28,301,930  $28,301,930 3 1917…

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Invisible People

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Clothes make the man, and when it comes to camouflage, it must make the man, woman, boy, and girl too. Seems everyone wears camouflage year-round, but…

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Patrick Davis, How Sweet The Sound

 

By Tammy Davis   I first saw Patrick Davis in Columbia. The skirts were short, the heels were high, and the bar was open. The women crowded the stage to…

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South Carolina’s State Tourism Office will celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day

 

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism will celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to encourage workers and employees to convert their hard-earned vacation…

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The Sweetery to launch new Wine Sticks portion size at national show this weekend

 

The family-owned bakery, The Sweetery, will be introducing a single portion size of its popular Wine Sticks line this weekend at the National Association of Specialty Foods trade show in…

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The Lindler House, Beautiful Survivor

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   It’s high noon at High Noon gift shop in Ballantine, South Carolina. I’m signing books when a lady approaches. “You write about old homes don’t you?”…

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Uncut Gems – A Movie Review

 

By Tammy Davis   One Man’s Many Rock Bottoms Uncut Gems opens with a chaotic Ethiopian mining scene where a worker has been badly injured. At first, the opening didn’t…

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Top Grossing Movies – January 13, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 01/10/2020 to 01/16/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 1917 3  $37,000,200  $39,721,479 2 Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker 4  $15,187,034…

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St. Andrews Presbyterian Church to Host Free Conference on Serving the Disabled – February 1

 

February 1 Event Will Provide Information and Inspiration for Individuals, Families, and Church Groups On Saturday, February 1, 2020, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will host a conference to address ways…

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A Christmas Do-Over, Please

 

By Amy Coward Cars are no longer decorated with wreaths and reindeer noses. Our holiday decor is packed up in red and green containers. The last of my cookies have…

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Face Jugs

 

By Tom Poland   Bulging whites with snake-eye slits for pupils and yellow teeth like chipped piano keys radiated light as if shadows could never exist. Its gruesome expression captured…

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Top Grossing Movies – January 6, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 01/03/2020 to 01/09/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker 3  $34,524,815  $451,582,256 2 Jumanji: The Next…

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Caleb Lee Hutchinson – Singer, Songwriter, Smooth-talking Scamp

 

By Tammy Davis 2019 American Idol Finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson was playing at the Tin Roof in Columbia, and my brand-new press pass was burning a hole in my pocket.…

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Sylvan Learning Center announces December’s Teacher of the Month

 

Known for greeting every student with a smile, Sylvan Learning Center has named Debbie Mullen as the Teacher of the Month. Mullen, who teaches third grade at Blaney Elementary School,…

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Top Grossing Movies – December 23, 2019

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 12/20/2019 to 12/26/2019 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker 1  $177,383,864  $177,383,864 2 Jumanji: The Next…

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Deck The Halls

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   You know the lyrics … “Deck the halls with boughs of holly …” Sadly, songs like “Deck the Halls” fall victim to commercialism. This time of…

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Let’s make good grammar relevant again

 

By Reba Hull Campbell I confess. I’m a word nerd. For me, writing is a passion, not just a way to communicate. I see writing as an intersection of creativity,…

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Carols, Candlelight Tours, and Carriage Rides at Christmas

 

By Tammy Davis   If you love history and want to get in the Christmas spirit, take a holiday tour with Historic Columbia. For the Candelight and Carriage Tour, we…

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