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It’s happening again

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Just like every Wednesday morning, just as I’m sitting down with my computer to write my column, I check out the news of the day. And it’s happening again, somebody is attacking our children. I say “our” because all children are the responsibility of every one, they are our future, our best natural resource, and for some reason we are squandering …

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It’s not really the welcome we envisioned

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I have to say it’s not the best welcome to living in Pawleys Island. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here. It’s one of the most beautiful places on …

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The boy who fell in the well and other miraculous stories

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Thanks to the Georgetown County Digital Library, I recently read accounts from our local newspaper about Georgetonians who survived life and death …

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SELC praises South Carolina solar power bill

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Southern Environmental Law Center welcomed the introduction of compromise solar bill in the South Carolina legislature this week. The law would open the way for residential leasing of solar panels, encourage utilities to establish distributed generation programs, and start a process for updating the rates paid to customers for their solar …

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Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I recently saw an article on the Evening News that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was going to start a federal investigation into NJ Governor Chris Christie regarding “Bridgegate”. Is this really necessary or just a waste of time and money?

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Do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

“Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.”

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Volunteers: united by a common passion

Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:36 a.m.

With the successful year we've had, Miss Ruby's Kids has so many reasons to be proud. We are serving more families than ever before in our Parent-Child Home Program. The children in our Education Mentor Program are excelling academically and gaining the skills they need to lead happy, successful lives. Our ParentsCare Workshops were well attended …

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Healthy babies mean a healthier community

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Ask any expectant mom whether she wants a boy or a girl, and she’ll likely reply that she just wants a healthy baby. Fully developed heart, …

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Boys of summer

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Three times I’ve failed my parents and every April I’m reminded of this deep disappointment. I’ve given them three grandsons, but much to their chagrin, not one of them plays baseball. Despite the early gifts of sporty Teddy Bears wearing a Yankees ball cap and pinstripe uniform, autographed baseballs, picture books about Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, …

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MADD applauds the South Carolina House for passing Emma’s Law

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Columbia – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) applauds the South Carolina House for passage of Emma’s Law on Thursday April 3 with a vote of 104 to zero. Emma’s Law, S 137, named after six year-old Emma Longstreet who was killed by a drunk driver on January 1, 2012, will now move to the Senate as there have been some changes made by the House. …

WACCAMAW TIMES

As long as you are breathing, you are worried for your child

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:00 a.m.

At what point to do I get to stop worrying about the kids? I fear never.

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Volunteers: united by a common passion UPDATED

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.

With the successful year we’ve had, Miss Ruby’s Kids has so many reasons to be proud. We are serving more families than ever before in our Parent-Child Home Program. The children in our Education Mentor Program are excelling academically and gaining the skills they need to lead happy, successful lives. Our ParentsCare Workshops were well …

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It’s porch sittin’ time UPDATED

Friday, April 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I know we’ve had wacky weather this winter, but I trust that we’re finally into porch sittin’ time. We can put our house plants back on the porch and …

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Two cats, double the trouble

Friday, April 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Doc and I got a problem. It’s not a big problem, I guess in the scheme of things most folks would say, but it is to us. I got asked about it before it happened, but it was one of those questions you know you can’t say no to, even if deep down you wanted too. If I remember right it happened on a Saturday morning, before I even had my coffee yet, …

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The flowers are peeking out from everywhere

Friday, April 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God one Lord.”

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Customer service

Thursday, April 3, 2014 3:42 p.m.

Customer Service Up Front I’ve never been the kind of girl who started the day of with a cocktail (Carolina Cup and Kentucky Derby notwithstanding) but when we got bumped to first class on our recent trip, it was hard to say no to a Bloody Mary--a free Bloody Mary. And even though it tasted some kind of awful, there was something about being …

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Opposed to offshore oil drilling

Thursday, April 3, 2014 3:42 p.m.

I offer the following brief points for yours readers and our county leaders to consider.

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3 Ways to End Child TraffickingSolutions are Within Our Grasp, Attorney Says

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry. Up to 27 million people around the world are held in some form of slavery, but last year only 46,500 of them were identified, according to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report issued by the U.S. State Department.

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Boys have a weird sense of humor

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I do not understand boys and their deep love of being aggravating. How is it fun to make your sister scream?

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GMH’s improvement project represents an investment in the community UPDATED

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:58 a.m.

If you’ve driven along Black River Road lately, chances are you’ve noticed big changes taking place at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. The buzz of …

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I talked to the Mayor today concerning the request by the City Fire Department to relocate the antennas from the water tank at city hall to the SCANA tower and council approved it. Since it was a “Cut and dry” request” I saw no reason to question it.

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The Anti-Common Core Bill That Isn’t

Friday, March 28, 2014 12:21 a.m.

On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee advanced a bill touted by its senatorial supporters as an “anti-Common Core bill.” That fact that it was light on “anti” and heavy on “Common Core” should surprise no one.

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Elvis, Bermuda shorts, and The Beatles UPDATED

Friday, March 28, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It seems like yesterday that my older brother, Rhett Johnson, was graduating from Winyah High School. Actually, it was fifty years ago. Yes, half a …

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Mojo thanks Tommy Howard and introduces a reporter

Friday, March 28, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Mojo had that thoughtful look on his face. It was the look we all get when we look backward and forward at the same time. “You know, Jim I’m going to miss Tommy Howard. Even though my journalistic career began up in Rock Hill, it flourished under Tommy’s encouragement.” “Yep, Mojo, I’m going to miss him too. He understands the importance of a …

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Advice for the White House: Promise less, deliver more

Friday, March 28, 2014 9:00 a.m.

A few words of advice for the White House: “Promise less, and deliver more.”

WACCAMAW TIMES

What about Bob? UPDATED

Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:34 p.m.

For many months the controversial Pawleys median project has been promoted by County officials and protested by local citizens and business people.

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It’s hard being me—how about you?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Exciting news. I’ll be speaking to several thousand — yes, you read that right — several thousand women (and a few men) at the Southern Women’s Show in Raleigh next month. Even though this is my fourth time (following three prior talks in Raleigh, Charlotte and Savannah); it’s always fresh and exciting to be involved in this fabulous event. And …

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Can you really stand much more of this “Global Warming?”

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:00 a.m.

This Global Warming business is about to get the best of me and most other Lowcountry residents who are not accustomed to the harsh winter we have had. It has not been a typical Southern season this year.

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Hospital President: Support the Smith Medical Clinic UPDATED

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:53 p.m.

For those of us who are fortunate enough to have health insurance, it can be something we rarely consider. Like the thousands of breaths we take each …

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Welcome Home, Up Front

Friday, March 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Days after walking across the stage in cap and gown, still clutching that MIBS degree in his hand, my husband and I headed west filled with promise, opportunity and a few butterflies. But to anyone on that plane, the car rental office, or the line to the ladies room who caught my eye, they heard the story. “We’re going to California. To work for …



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