Category: Special Interest

Understanding Your Soil Test Results

So, you did a soil test with Clemson Extension. Now what?

Lake Hunting For Mallards

n the blink of an eye, the sportsmen dropped the fishing rods and took up the shotgun. Duck season was to open on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and whether or not they had been scouting, hunter’s would fill South Carolina’s swamps, lakes, and rivers in the morning to come.

Honoring A Hometown Hero

Recently, we lost a man who, in my estimation, was a genuine hero and role model for all of us in Dillon County, especially the African-American community.

Soil Testing Is Helpful Tool

Soil tests are used to determine the amount of essential nutrients in the soil needed for plant growth.

Part Four: Growing Old In Newtown

I do not believe that it would be right or historically accurate for me to share memories of my childhood without including some of the naughty, dastardly deeds that I either perpetrated individually or those I was a participant in.

Part Three: Growing Old In Newtown

These underappreciated, undervalued, and underpaid professionals are the unsung heroes and heroines in the stories of so many of our lives, particularly African-American lives like mine that arose in the era prior to the major accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement in the rural South.

Part Two: Growing Old In Newtown

In my column last week, I shared some excerpts from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in Newtown.

Cactus: A Popular Houseplant

Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) and Christmas ceactus (Schlumbergera bridgesil) are very popular fall and winter flowering houseplants.

Amaryllis Are A Favorite Living Holiday Decoration

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) are a favorite living holiday decoration that are easy to bloom indoors.

Growing Old In Newtown

Starting this week and continuing for the next several weeks, I will be sharing some excerpts from my autobiographical book, “Growing Old in Newtown.”