Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Four Strangers In The Night

In my column today, I am going to attempt something that I seldom do.

The Sunday Before 9/11

The story that I am going to share with you about my personal involvement with the historical and unprecedented events that took place on September 11, 2001, may be hard for some to believe.


Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle spp.) is a warm-season perennial weed. It gets its name from the silver-dollar shaped leaves.


Chamberbitter is a warm-season, annual weed that emerges in early summer. It reproduces by seeds that are found on the underside of each branchlet.


Anthurium is derived from the Greek words “anothos” and “oura” meaning flower and tail.

Florida Betony

Florida betony (Stachys floridana) is an aggressive weed native to Florida that appeared in South Carolina in the 1940s and 50s. It is also known as wild artichoke and rattlesnake weed.

Where Do My Ideas And Inspiration To Write Originate?

I have often been asked by people and those who work in concert with me in putting my articles, pamphlets, books, and other literary material together where do I get the ideas from to write and compile so many compositions continually.

People Who Got Caught Red-Handed

Every so often, I feel it necessary to change the course or the routine way in how I present issues and stories in my weekly column.

The Adventures Of LCJ: First Striper On The Fly

This year’s striper migration got off to a rough start.

Pleasant People Whose Presence Blesses Others

For many years now, I have endeavored to embrace and live by the following principle: “People will either increase you or decrease you.”