Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

The Adventures Of LCJ

One of the thrills of fishing on a new river is that there is no historical bias to places where you caught trout before.

Rain Gardens

Recently, South Carolina has received a lot of excess rain and an increased potential for stormwater runoff. A rain garden is a landscape feature that can help mediate and reduce stormwater runoff.

Important Lessons We Are Learning From The Coronavirus

In my column today, I am going to follow-up on what I shared on last week, due to the fact that we are engaged in a war with an invisible enemy in the form of this plague called the coronavirus.

Crape Myrtles

Crape myrtles are a popular landscape choice because this tree is as tough as it is beautiful. Many people find the crape myrtles beautiful because of their peeling bark, fall color, the grace of their natural form, and their long summer blooming period.

The Five Most Eventful Occurrences That Advanced Blacks In Dillon County

In my final installment of articles commemorating Black History Month, I am going to bring your attention to what I and quite a few other history buffs, students, and even one very prominent scholar consider as the five most eventful occurrences that advanced African-Americans in Dillon County.


Do you know when to prune your hydrangeas? Knowing which species or cultivar you have will determine when you need to prune.


Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a deciduous ornamental tree that is native to the eastern United States and Canada. This small tree has colorful lavender-pink blossoms that open in early spring.

Confronting the Reality and Scare of the Coronavirus

I would have never imagined that one day I would write a piece in my weekly column about a plague that would be so potentially threatening and have an adverse effect on most of the known world.

Five Important Reasons Why African-Americans Should Vote

When my son and I walked into the American Legion Hut (where we vote in my district of Dillon County) on February 29, 2020 to cast our ballets for our choice of who we wanted to represent us in the Presidential election in November, my Christian conviction forbid me from calling it pride, but I felt a sense of great joy and satisfaction with him accompanying me to cast his ballot.

Do Black Lives Matter To Black People?

I recently was given the very difficult assignment of presiding and being the one who would bring words of comfort to a bereaved family.