Smith: To hot for you? Don’t sweat it

Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:01 a.m.

To state the obvious, it’s hot. HAWT.

Kennard: Reuse, recycle or pitch

Kennard: Reuse, recycle or pitch
Monday, July 11, 2016 11:47 p.m.

I am drowning in cardboard boxes. It’s a good thing cardboard is a recyclable product here.

Traveling to Canada? You won’t find Glen Campbell UPDATED

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:55 a.m.

We’re not in the Manitoba wilderness or on the plains of Saskatchewan – just in Victoria, BC, a “shore day” on our Alaskan cruise. It’s a lovely place, at least as much as we can tell from a five-hour excursion.

Desert Storm and Desert Shield Honor Ceremony on August 27th

For the Gazette

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:55 a.m.

There are many things that set our country apart from the rest of the world: the history of how we won our independence, the freedoms our country …

SMITH: Around our house it was Boiled peanuts, Fritos and quivering liver

Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Today’s column is about things my family says. We’ve always had a lot to say, and boy, do we share. (Except for my father, who spoke as if each word cost him five dollars.)

Taking a stroke at golf -- and childhood cancer

Taking a stroke at golf -- and childhood cancer
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:56 p.m.

Normally when I go to hit a golf ball it flies off into the woods and disrupts an unfortunate family of birds. Sometimes, the ball goes swimming with …

Divorce rate could be linked to Last Nerve Syndrome

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:10 a.m.

Time magazine’s June 13 cover story was “How to Stay Married (and why).”

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.

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.

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