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Police Chief thanks residents for outpouring of support

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:02 p.m.

To the Editor

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:52 a.m.

More than 80 sex offenders live or work within a 2-mile radius of my office.

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders UPDATED

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders
Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

More than 80 sex offenders live or work within a 2-mile radius of my office.

1986, now that was a hot year

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:16 a.m.

Fun facts about the weather...

Turns out, ferrets love M&Ms; who knew?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:14 a.m.

I love living in America. We find the most ingenious solutions to problems.

Kennard: A good car is a bonus in stormy weather

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:12 p.m.

Let’s talk about the weather for a minute. It’s hot. It’s rainy. It’s humid. It’s cool – well not really cool. And that’s all in one minute.

Kennard: Watch for familiar faces at Olympics in August

Kennard: Watch for familiar faces at Olympics in August
Monday, July 25, 2016 11:29 a.m.

I love the Olympics. I love the pageantry, the drama, the underdog stories, the rivalries and the camaraderie between nations that this world …

Smith: Keep cool if you want to hang with me

Monday, July 25, 2016 11:29 a.m.

My husband and I recently vacationed with two other couples. It was fun – and eye-opening, considering Widdle Baby and I were together for 10 days in airplanes, hotel rooms and a ship’s cabin. Together 24/7. All. The. Time.

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.

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 …

Kennard: Fathers day gifts come in various packages UPDATED

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

With another Father’s Day behind us, millions of fathers are now enjoying new ties, perhaps some new socks and maybe a card from the kids – perhaps a phone call, or a mention in a Facebook post.

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. …

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 10:44 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 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.

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 UPDATED

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:08 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 11:11 a.m.

A note on letters to the editor:

Flower tunes for Flowertown Festival

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:36 a.m.

The Flowertown Festival begins Friday in Summerville, but there’s no reason not to get in the flower spirit now. Here are 10 songs – some classic, some obscure – that will help you prepare for – or take your mind off – the 200,000-plus people expected to visit our area in the next few days.

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.

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: 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.

Second Amendment, Safe Haven bills move forward

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:23 p.m.

Second Amendment Preservation Act: The House approved and sent the Senate H.4701, the “Second Amendment Preservation Act.” The legislation provides that the state of South Carolina shall not enforce any federal law, rule, or regulation that took effect after January 1, 2016, that limits the right of a person to own, possess, or use a …

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.

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