PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Entering a new era

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:42 p.m.

Life is ever changing, and when you have grandkids you get a second chance to enjoy all those precious milestones.

HOW DO I … choose what type of roof is best for my house?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:18 p.m.

Have you ever come home to find water dripping from one of the ceiling light fixtures or step into a wet spot on the carpet in sock feet or hear that constant drip, drip that reminds you of a slow faucet leak? It may be time to consider replacing that old roof; but what type of roofing material should you consider? There are quite a few materials …

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Lions Field a treasure for NA UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:55 p.m.

Located at 612 West Buena Vista Ave. is a beautiful athletic field with bright green grass, stadium seating and iron gate fencing. Bordered by Sunset …

JOBEN RIVERA-THOMPSON: Understanding the definition of consequence

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:18 p.m.

Consequences exist; both good ones and bad ones arrive at our feet daily as a result for the manner in which we comport ourselves.

NOBLE: The politics of spite in South Carolina

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:42 p.m.

Let’s get this out of the way at the top: I’m a Democrat and, as such, I hope that Democrats win elections and Republicans lose – locally, in South Carolina and nationally.

LETTER: Penny sales tax will help schools

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:42 p.m.

Thanks to our local Legislative Delegation, this November the citizens of Aiken County will have an opportunity to vote on a one-cent education capital sales and use tax for the construction and maintenance of Aiken County Public School facilities. Currently, the District receives $17.5 million annually for facilities from the 8 percent bonding …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God sends angels to encourage us

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:53 p.m.

I had an unusual experience this week. I was feeling a little overwhelmed and had been praying about some circumstances that were weighing heavily on my mind coupled with the usual stress of a demanding job as I began my morning activities. When I arrived at my first marketing call of the day, there was a middle-aged man sitting in the lobby with …

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Receiving love from our parents

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:42 p.m.

“I’m proud of our daughter for scoring a goal in her soccer game today, even if it was for the other team!”

GARDENING NEWS: Time to evaluate summer, plant for fall UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:52 p.m.

It’s time. Most of the tomatoes are getting leggy. Cucumber vines once green and lush are beginning to slow down. Okra plants are reaching for the …

JOE WILSON: Immigration solution begins with enforcing current laws

By Joe Wilson

U.S. Representative

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:11 p.m.

The humanitarian and national security crisis along our southwest border is a very real problem that is spiraling out of control.

JUDITH BERRY: Miracles all around us

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:06 p.m.

I wonder about many events have that happened in my life. Let me start out by telling you where I’m coming from in my beliefs. I was a traditional Christian most of my life, but 15 years ago I had a change in my thinking due to many hours of study, reading and attending several symposiums on the Bible and biblical interpretations. I’m not going to …

SNIPPETS FROM SCOTT: Living with less

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:42 p.m.

This weekend I did some cleaning before my third move in three years.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Humans are inspired by God’s design

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:42 p.m.

The Hunley submarine was an engineering marvel and one of the subjects of my book, “Why the Wind Blows.”

LETTER: Grace UMC grateful after 1983 fire

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:40 p.m.

It was heart-warming to read the long history of Grace United Methodist Church prominently featured on the Sweet Tea Trolley tour.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: A new baby in the Britt clan

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:40 p.m.

Last week we welcomed another beautiful, healthy baby into our family. Thomas William Britt entered the world on Aug. 6 at 9:47 a.m. He weighed 8 …

PARK BENCH: Register early, stay involved

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:43 p.m.

The last of the summer is here and, on top of everything else, it is time to register for fall sports. Staying on top of all things family is keeping them educated, healthy and active.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Even when upset, stay connected UPDATED

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:39 p.m.

While sitting in the waiting room, I could not help noticing the inscription on the shirt of another person: “Please do not disturb me. I am disturbed enough already.”

LETTER: Spooky to be Hungry 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:39 p.m.

Twenty one years ago, out of heart of a child, was birthed the phrase that has motivated thousands of people across our country to sacrifice their time and efforts to collect food and funds to help the hungry in their community. Many people in our community do not know where their next meal is coming from and it is, “Spooky to be Hungry.”

NOBLE: Greenville is doing it right

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:39 p.m.

Let me begin with full disclosure: I was born in Greenville and even thought my family moved away when I was five years old, I still consider Greenville my hometown. And, as with a first love, one’s hometown will always be something special. So it is with me and Greenville.

HOW DO I … Interpret the complicated S.C. tax code?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:41 p.m.

When I was a kid, I remember my elementary school teacher explaining to my class that if we can learn the English language, then we can learn almost any other language because, as she explained, English is so complicated. I remember thinking, she must be off her rocker; it didn’t seem so hard to me. Of course, I grew up speaking English and knew …

LETTER: Dr. King didn’t see today’s America

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:40 p.m.

On April 3, 1968 at the Masonic Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech. In his speech, King said, “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But, it really doesn’t matter with me now because I’ve been to the mountaintop. I just want to do God’s will and he’s allowed me to go up …

HOW DO I … Choose a winning crab?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:43 p.m.

Well don’t ask me, after this weekend, it’s apparent I don’t have a clue. In fact, I had never heard of a crab race until then.

JOBEN RIVERA-THOMPSON: A conversation about education

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:41 p.m.

Latino faces are in no way strangers to our community.

GARDENING NEWS: Participation in reporting precipitation

By Anna Sheets

Gardening News

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:36 p.m.

In basic Gardening 101, we learn to provide water for our yards and the plants in it to keep them healthy and growing when Mother Nature doesn’t …

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Present tense forgiveness

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:13 p.m.

The congregation listened with interest as the Reverend Tyler Strange preached about the spiritual peace that comes when the Spirit of God controls our lives. He emphasized the wonderful reality of God’s forgiveness of sins and how this can occur in the present moment. The first verse of his Scripture passage contains the word “now” in describing …

LETTER: SRS is the world’s waste dump

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:13 p.m.

The federal government selected the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to be the world’s nuclear waste dump. To commemorate this honor, a statue similar to the Statue of Liberty ought to be erected at the entrance of the Savannah River Site.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: We are women, hear us roar

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:13 p.m.

Never underestimate the power of three wise and worldly women.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Preparing for the end of summer UPDATED

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 2:33 p.m.

It is hard to believe we are discussing the end of summer. After two very successful national basketball events, our attention turns to the start of …

EDITORIAL: The waiting game for progress

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:13 p.m.

In the next month or so, a resolution should come in the Project Jackson lawsuit.

LETTER: Playing in the park

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:13 p.m.

I just read the story of the arrest of Debra Harrell for letting her child play unattended in a park. I would bet that there is not one person on the police force or on your city council who has not played in a park more than once unattended. Any police reason for this action is truly nonsense and is to cover their embarrassment for this small …

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