Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

The personal reflections and commentary of Bishop Michael Goings, a well-known pastor and author, on local, state, national, and international issues

Why I Enjoy Traveling The Rural Roads Of The County

I have been called strange and irregular by both my family members and close friends.

The Doug Miller Story

Today, I want to share a true story with you of a man who is well-known in our locale. Practically everyone in Dillon County knows or have heard of Doug Miller, as he is commonly known.

Parents Who Set Their Children Up For Failure

My wife and I reared two children who are now adults. I look back in retrospect and see the areas where I both succeeded and failed as a father.

The Impact of Barber Shops and Beauty Salons On Black Culture

Arguably, there are fewer occupations and places that have rendered service to African-Americans down through the years and has had a greater impact on black life as barber shops and beauty salons.

The Challenges Confronting Children Returning To The Classroom

Having a wife and daughter who are passionate career educators, I have given much thought to the dilemma of whether or not children (in grades kindergarten through twelfth) should return back to the classroom.

Coach Jason Gunter: The Marathon Man

I dare not let Coach Jason Gunter retire from his position as being an educator in our school district for fifty (50) continual years without giving him his due honor.

Oh, That We Don’t Forget!

As I am preparing to enter preliminary discussions and negotiations concerning some important business with a few of the trustees of our church and two others who we will be present.

They Are Asking For A Bit Too Much

I have grappled with the desire to write the article that you are presently reading for some time now.

A Hilarious True Story Stranger Than Fiction

Occasionally in my weekly column, I veer from the routine of presenting and giving my honest opinion on issues and matters that I consider relevant to the general well-being of the people of this locale and beyond.

A Scathing Rebuke Of Political Slander

Perhaps the most appropriate way to begin this column today is with this incredibly famous and relevant saying from William Shakespeare: “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”