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Smith Says: Questions: Why are we so tired? Cocktails anyone?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Random thoughts while washing my car and wondering why every bird within 50 miles apparently has GPS leading directly to my windshield:

Kennard: Newest grad has proud father

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Pardon me for a minute while I brag about my children, specifically my youngest child, Tall Sam. Sam is the youngest of our four children. He’s got an older brother who actually may have a couple of inches in height on him, but at 6 foot, 5 inches I still look up to him.

Kennard: Newest grad has proud father

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:18 p.m.

Pardon me for a minute while I brag about my children, specifically my youngest child, Tall Sam. Sam is the youngest of our four children. He’s got an older brother who actually may have a couple of inches in height on him, but at 6 foot, 5 inches I still look up to him.

Fight poverty by investing in opportunity

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:17 p.m.

Growing up in poverty was not fun. To be certain, there was a lot of love in my house, and I will never be able to repay my mother for the sacrifices she made to keep a roof over our head. But when you are using the oven to heat your house, or your grandmother is walking miles upon miles each day to work as a maid because she could not afford the …

Smith Says: Questions: Why are we so tired? Cocktails anyone?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:22 p.m.

Random thoughts while washing my car and wondering why every bird within 50 miles apparently has GPS leading directly to my windshield:

Smith: How well do we really know anyone?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:50 a.m.

Last week my husband, Widdle Baby, and I were watching some mindless network TV show. A ruggedly handsome doctor was tenderly cupping the face of a beautiful nurse.

Kennard: Search for a home an adventure

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:49 a.m.

I’ve been looking for a home recently as I prepare to move my family across the country. High school graduation day in Utah is May 26, and we plan to be in a moving van very soon after that.

Wallace: We must fight for healthy, loving relationships

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:01 a.m.

If we are going to have healthy, loving relationships, then we are going to have to fight for them.

This summer could be your best yet

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:01 a.m.

In a little more than a month summer will officially be upon us. I can tell because of the temperatures. I can tell because people have already started making plans for the holidays, and I can tell because of the conversations I overhear coming from parents and teachers.

More investment required to help our communities

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The S.C. Legislature is in a battle over if we are going to make any real progress in fixing our infrastructure in our state. There is a wider debate on how to become truly prosperous with opportunity for all.

Legislative roundup

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:44 a.m.

School buildings: The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.4776, the “South Carolina Education School Facilities Act.” The legislation makes provisions for state financial assistance to school districts, through such means as the issuance of state general obligation bonds and the awarding of grants, that …

It’s time to honor those who served from our community

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:44 a.m.

About every week or so, I get a message from the public relations arm of one or another branch of the military. It is to inform the hometown newspaper that a local service man or woman has completed their basic training, or has done something else significant during their service.

It’s good when mothers, by any name, get you

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:43 a.m.

According to a recent survey (on a parenting site I can’t recall), the most common name for American mothers is “Mom.”

Wallace: It’s OK; you can rebuild it

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:32 a.m.

My son loves Legos. For his birthday last year he received a large Lego police station. The kit came with 10 different bags and five different instruction booklets. He and I spent several days building it in phases and then, finally, we put it all together.

Smith: Love in marriage has nothing to do with feather pillows

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:35 a.m.

Random thoughts while glumly weeding the rose garden and wondering if I need Adderall:

Editor’s Notes: Journalists look forward to election season

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:25 a.m.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s election season – again.

Good housekeepers channel their Tupperware spirit animal

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:24 a.m.

Scene: A house.

Being short, petite has its ups and downs

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:54 a.m.

Most of the time I don’t mind being short. Excuse me, petite.

Editor’s Notes: Keep those cards and letters coming

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A note on letters to the editor:

Smith Says: The joys of aging - it’s better than the alternative

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My husband is 60, which, as everyone knows, is the new 40. Except he’s not buying it.

Smith Says: Dance like nobody’s watching (and hope that no one is!)

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:08 a.m.

I don’t dance, and I didn’t even before I went deaf.

Smith Says: Dance like nobody’s watching (and hope that no one is!)

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:37 a.m.

I don’t dance, and I didn’t even before I went deaf.

Lawmakers moving legislation forward during 2016 General Assembly

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:06 a.m.

MONEY LAUNDERING: The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.4554, the “South Carolina Anti Money Laundering Act” which establishes new provisions for the regulation and oversight of money transmission services. The legislation is offered as a means of rectifying South Carolina’s current status as …

Smith Says: Drinking while shopping - an idea whose time has come?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:02 p.m.

Tar-jzay just got more interesting.

Smith Says: Drinking while shopping - an idea whose time has come?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:42 p.m.

Tar-jzay just got more interesting.

Sunshine and new leaders for South Carolina

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:48 p.m.

This is Sunshine Week. What the heck is this, you might rightly ask, and why should I care?

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Like all married couples, Widdle Baby and I have faced challenges: Death, surgery, Atkins, the usual. Through it all, we’ve stayed strong and committed.

It’s the season to make political choices again

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:15 a.m.

“I am tired of hearing about politics, I am tired of hearing about what the Presidential candidates said or didn’t say, or what they did or didn’t do.”

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:49 a.m.

Like all married couples, Widdle Baby and I have faced challenges: Death, surgery, Atkins, the usual. Through it all, we’ve stayed strong and committed.

Wallace: The Resurrection: A magnificent display of God’s grace

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:16 a.m.

Baseball season is starting back up in our area. All across the town little league coaches are passing out information sheets of what each player needs to have: a bat, a batting helmet, baseball pants, cleats, and a glove. Thankfully, the baseballs are supplied.

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