Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Priceless Things That Money Can’t Buy

Early this morning as I slept in my bed An insightful idea suddenly entered by head Its relevance I was unable to shed.

Your Home With Plants

Anytime is a great time to add a few houseplants to your home. Adding greenery indoors expands your gardening opportunities and provides the many benefits of living with and tending plants. It can boost your mood and reduce stress while adding beauty or nutritious food to your home.

Innovators, Motivators, and Visionaries I Have Been Privileged to Inspire and Mentor

In my final article during African American History Month, I am going to deviate a little from the format that I have followed in the previous three columns.

Celebrating Local African American Trailblazers

One of the issues I have always had with the observance of celebrating and honoring people who have made history through their achievements and contributions in a national way stemmed from the fact that we have often overlooked those groundbreaking and trailblazing people who lived in our local.

Tips for Selecting the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden

Whether you enjoy tomatoes sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe, they taste best when grown and harvested from your garden or container. With more than 10,000 varieties available it can be difficult to select the best ones to grow in your garden.

How to Triumph Over the Terrible Trio

I know that I am not alone when I say that I am already experiencing some opposition in executing my goals for 2024. The month of January is just a few days past its mid-point and I have been beset by a bombardment of negatives and opposition.

Productive and Successful Local People and What They All Have In Common

Apart from my captivation and calling to be a servant of God and writer, one of the other occupations that I am faithfully involved in is being a student and observer of people and human behavior. Perhaps this is why I once wanted to be either a sociologist or psychologist.

Testing, Sharing, and Saving Leftover Seeds

As you scour the seed catalogs and websites for new and favorite flower and vegetable seeds, take time to inventory the seeds you have saved from previous years. You’ll save money by not buying more of the seeds you already have so you’ll have more to spend on something new.

Some Practical Principles That Will Help You Be Productive in This New Year

Holiday season is behind us, I believe it is imperative to focus our planning and efforts toward the New Year. With the adage that states, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail” in mind, I want to present to you a few simple principles that I believe will greatly assist you in your desire and effort to be productive and successful in this new year. T

Include Gardening In Your New Year’s Resolution

The New Year is filled with resolutions that usually involve dieting and exercise. Gardening is a great way to help accomplish those two resolutions, while also improving your mood, reducing blood pressure, managing anger, maintaining flexibility, and more.