Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses and grass-like plants are great in the home landscape because of their hardiness, easy maintenance, dramatic appearance, and wide variety of textures, colors, and sizes.

The First Day Of School

+3 The First Day Of School I am going to invite you on a journey back through time by way of the time travelers’ bus. The drivers of this special bus (that occasionally transport time travelers either backward or forward in time) are called memory and imagination. We are going to make two very strategic…

The Value Of Small Town Living

Quite a few years ago (decades to be exact), a distant relative of mine (who had migrated to the Atlanta, Georgia area) confronted me with a question.

Frog Hunting: The True Story

The warmer months of the summer usually bring a pause in the hunting seasons, but it is also the time that the bullfrogs hop out onto the banks of their ponds and sit all night, overlooking their domain.

Professor Fail

As I look back over the course of my life (that extends for nearly seventy years), I have experienced many things – perhaps more than the average person.

Against My Better Judgment

Many of the things I present and comment on in my weekly column are issues and topics that the common person who reads it can easily identify with – things that they have experienced or will be confronted with in the future.

Independence Day Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

Recently, the day of June 19 was made a national holiday because it was the day (back in 1865), when the last slaves in America were granted independence.

The Criteria Of Effective Leadership

One of the subjects that has always fascinated and caught my attention (ever since I was a little boy following the example and influence of my three older brothers) has been leadership.

The Four Stages Of Effective Fatherhood

With Father’s Day being just a few days away, I want to focus my attention and effort on something that will instruct and inspire all the fathers out there to be the best father they can possibly be to their children.

Words Of Wisdom To The Class Of 2021

Fifty-one long years ago, I was exactly where members of the Class of 2021 are standing today.