Air travel turns interesting when strippers are involved

Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:17 p.m.

I love to fly; I actually look forward to flights. Well, as much as one can look forward to being crammed into a metal cigar tube and tossed into the uncaring sky.

Kennard: Sweet tea world record a good way to celebrate big move UPDATED

Kennard: Sweet tea world record a good way to celebrate big move
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A new world record was broken Friday across the county line in Summerville when thousands sampled sweet tea from a 2,400 gallon “Mason jar. …

Noble: Hey, where’s my job?

Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Consider the following from recent news sources:

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.

Kennard: Search for a home an adventure

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:43 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.

We have the power to influence our future

For the Gazette

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:42 a.m.

Feeling disrespected, disappointed and overwhelmed about the current status of the United States of America? How about South Carolina? Remember when …


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:43 a.m.

To the Editor:

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

Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:18 p.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

Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:18 p.m.

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

Kennard: New emergency scanner helps us keep you informed

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:31 p.m.

We picked up a new tool for the newsroom last week.

Letter: Change the name of Crowfield Plantation

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:08 a.m.

To the Editor

‘Etc’ for S.C. – It’s not what you think

Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Etc are three little letters we run across most every day – we hardly notice them. But when it comes to South Carolina and our future, ‘etc’ can be a real disaster or it can be our great hope.

Editor’s Notes: Keep those cards and letters coming

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 11:11 a.m.

A note on letters to the editor:

Kennard: Awards reflect quality of local journalism

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:59 p.m.

The pending arrival of spring brings with it the arrival of the awards season.

Editor’s Notes: Animals in the news make for good stories

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:20 a.m.

One of the fun things I get to do every week is read the Pets of the Week column, which features one dog and one cat that desperately need homes.

Editor’s Notes: Sports rookie appreciates sports legends

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 11:26 a.m.

One of the first rules of journalism that every writer learns early on is “write what you know.”

Smith Says: Firing teacher for nude selfie teaches all the wrong lessons

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 11:24 a.m.

By now you’ve probably heard about Leigh Anne Arthur, a teacher at the Career and Technology Center at Union County High School.

Smith: Rise above grumpy person syndrome

Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:13 p.m.

My life is made of stardust, rainbows and unicorns. NOT.

Smith: Rise above grumpy person syndrome

Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:41 p.m.

My life is made of stardust, rainbows and unicorns. NOT.

Editor’s Notes: Be careful, I care about that old bike

Editor’s Notes: Be careful, I care about that old bike
Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:40 p.m.

I’ve noticed that here in the Lowcountry, bicycles and cars are a little like oil and water. If you enjoy bike riding, you pretty much despise …

White House Gitmo Plan: Reckless and Illegal

Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:40 p.m.

Editor’s Note: The following was released by Sen. Tim Scott’s staff on Feb. 23.

Editor’s Notes: Learning can be fun, really

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:34 a.m.

Besides making sure every story ends with a period, I’ve got a few other tasks as the executive editor here.

Just Do the Right Thing

Just Do the Right Thing
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:34 a.m.

I recently read two quotes, by unknown sources, about “doing the right thing’. The first, “Courage is not living without fear. …

Kennard: Make voting a family tradition

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Mothers teach us lots of things. Mine taught me to vote.

Hoarding purses and other confessions

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:46 p.m.

You know how when you get together with friends to eat and have an adult beverage, the tone soon turns confessional?

Zika virus is nothing to sneeze at

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:54 a.m.

The Zika virus has the media abuzz.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:56 a.m.

To the Editor:

Pitts wasting your time trying to bully the press

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:18 a.m.

I confess. I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration bill than I have had answering questions about any other proposed restrictions on the press or personal freedoms.

New year, old tricks from the EPA

Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:01 a.m.

As we begin a new year, one would hope that the Obama administration made a new year’s resolution of allowing congress to do its job and not allowing unelected bureaucrats to regulate through administrative fiat. However, it seems this year will be full of even more federal overreach and this administration making up the rules as it goes.

America should take a bigger role to prevent terrorism

Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In his address on national television in December, President Obama insisted that he has a strategy to destroy Islamic State, also known as ISIS. But what Americans see instead is an incremental, reactive, indirect approach that assumes time is on our side. It is not.

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