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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Town Theatre announces #AllAroundTown Scavenger Hunt

  July 20, 2020

Looking for ways to keep theatre alive in a time when we can’t actually use our stages? We are too! Join us for the #AllAroundTown Scavenger Hunt where small groups…

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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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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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Call for artists

  July 8, 2020

The Arts Center of Kershaw County’s Bassett Gallery proudly announces their annual call for artists for the 2020-2021 Season. The call is open through August 31, 2020 and the exhibition participants are…

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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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Artist Minute – James Busby, Visual Artist

  July 2, 2020

The Who’s on the Move Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of…

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Ariail wins 70th annual Green Eyeshade Award for editorial cartooning

  July 1, 2020

Veteran SC editorial cartoonist, Robert Ariail, has won the 70th annual Green Eyeshade Award for editorial cartooning. The awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, recognize the best in…

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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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Artist Minute – Patrick Rice, Classical Guitarist

  June 22, 2020

The Who’s on the Move, UpstateBizSC, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One…

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A Childhood, The Biography of a Place

  June 17, 2020

By Tom Poland   The book is 9.25 inches long, 6.5 inches wide, and less than an inch thick. Its 182 pages present a world well-fed folks can only guess…

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City Center Partnership unveils HOPE for Columbia

  June 17, 2020

City Center Partnership (CCP) unveiled its new art installation project called HOPE for Columbia at First Citizens Green space on Main Street. About HOPE for Columbia Artists Danny Harrington and Brandon…

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The Bad Dream, the Book Bag, and the KKK

  June 11, 2020

By Tammy Davis   1993 found me at an alternative school with a mixed bunch of students. Trashy kids and nice kids. Plenty of thugs and more than enough rednecks.…

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Just One Great Adventure

  June 11, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   On my way back I crossed Clarks Hill Lake twice. In soft early evening light, the water lay like a mirror. Smooth as glass as we…

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The Soundtrack of the Pandemic – Those Voices in My Head

  June 11, 2020

By Reba Hull Campbell Hearing someone’s voice encourages a connection that’s completely different than just exchanging a text, an email or even a handwritten letter. A voice is as distinctive…

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Ready or Not, It’s Back to Work.

  June 4, 2020

By Amy Coward   When I came home from work a couple of months ago, I washed my thermos and stared at it. I wondered how long it would be…

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Disasters and Dreams

  June 3, 2020

By Tammy Davis   It took two disasters to throw me into writing.  The first was a natural disaster:  the Thousand Year Flood that hit in 2015.  Thank you notes…

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Woods, Waters, and Flowers

  June 3, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   A botanical superstar lives in the South. It’s exquisite, ephemeral, and periled, in that much of its habitat lies beneath lakes. I’m writing about the rocky…

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Virtual Theatre Camps with Town Theatre

  May 28, 2020

Town Theatre online camps begin on June 1st and are scheduled through June 19. Prices are great and time online is limited, but we promise lots of fun! Please share…

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Enjoy a Friday Night Dance Party with Richland Library

  May 27, 2020

Richland Library’s current artist-in-residence is taking center stage in an online program, which is free and open to the public. Join us for Evening Arts: Martha Brim’s Dance Party from…

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The Columbia Museum of Art to reopen its doors June 16

  May 25, 2020

The Columbia Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 16, with cleaning and physical distancing practices in place to safeguard staff and visitors. Protective measures will…

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Quarantine Heartbreak

  May 25, 2020

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

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If At First You Don’t Succeed

  May 25, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Among my father’s passions were birds and woodworking. He made bluebird boxes in his workshop and mounted them around home. He loved hummingbirds and looked for…

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A Few Life Lessons for New Graduates

  May 21, 2020

By Reba Hull Campbell   When May 23 rolls around every year, I put aside all the other renowned celebrations that fall on the same day  – Eliza Doolittle Day,…

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