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Friday morning, Oct. 25, Georgia Avenue will close at 9 a.m. from Clifton Avenue right up to the entrance to Carpenter’s Auto store. At 6 p.m. on Friday, the section of Georgia Avenue from Carpenter’s Auto up to Jackson Avenue will close until the completion and cleanup of the festival which…

I'm writing this column because our industry needs a voice. Politicians prioritize their agenda before the facts, and this damages our communities. The CDC caused mass hysteria about e-cigarettes when they said, “unknown lung disease related to vaping, stop using now could lead to death.” This is a very bold, frightening statement that has been in the news now for weeks. The CBD has labeled this a “Youth Vape Epidemic” when the CDC even admitted today during the House Oversight Committee Hearing that the majority, if not all, of the cases they are investigating came back involving THC products. The headlines should be saying “Youth Drug Epidemic.” THC is not nicotine. It’s not CBD, of which the Farm Bill regulates its content. It's marijuana. We need to be alarmed that the results of this “epidemic” reveal that our youths have easy access to synthetic street drugs that can cause all sorts of health effects, because we all know that street dealers, not dispensaries, are going to put profit before safety.

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I recently joined approximately 1.8 million people to watch the annual iPhone unveiling event hosted by Apple on YouTube. Like many others, I …

Summer tends to hang around in East Texas like a lingering house guest who should have taken the hint when you started freely walking around the living room in your underwear. In fact, our hottest weather often rears its glistening, blistered head right around the time we all start to go pumpkin-spice wackadoodle and break out our fall wardrobe – even though we'll soon be wringing vats of sweat out of our flannel and corduroy.

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Entering Yellowstone National Park, we headed to Old Faithful Geyser Basin. It has had this name for scores of years because the intervals bet…

Summer tends to hang around in East Texas like a lingering house guest who should have taken the hint when you started freely walking around the living room in your underwear. In fact, our hottest weather often rears its glistening, blistered head right around the time we all start to go pumpkin-spice wackadoodle and break out our fall wardrobe – even though we'll soon be wringing vats of sweat out of our flannel and corduroy.

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Many social scientists have studied the emotional aspects of belonging. Research shows a positive correlation between healthy social networks …

With the start of the new school year now squarely in our rear-view mirror, I would like to share some thoughts in today’s column centered on – Delivering on the Promise.

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Our elementary, middle and high schools have begun another year of education for our children and young people. Colleges and universities have…

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If there’s one thing that our nearly unlimited access to the world drives us toward, it’s nothing at all. I think we may be living less life t…

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Remember how easy it was as a child to make friends? I've watched my own children jump into a neighborhood swimming pool and start talking to …

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In this week’s column I wanted to give everyone a heads-up for what to look for in the fall of 2019 from your Parks, Recreation, & Tourism…

How should we elect the President of the United States? This was a settled question for most of American history, but today the system is under attack. A California-based campaign wants to throw out the old rules and replace them with a system that would benefit the biggest cities, dismiss small states like South Carolina and create new opportunities for stolen elections.

I live in a neighborhood that has decided to put cameras at the only entrance in and out. It’s been heralded as the latest and greatest security to catch those petty thieves who open unlocked cars and grab whatever is in there. And they want more cameras, no misdemeanor is too small to capture.

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I love summer rainstorms. I delight in walking outside during a storm and smelling the scent of cold rain hitting the hot pavement. The smell …

CHARLESTON — The idea of a race war has long animated white supremacists, who seem to think that such a conflict would result in a white victory, whatever that would mean.

COLUMBIA — As the entire nation reeled from the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, South Carolinians were met with news that a local teen had made violent, racist videos and threatened to shoot up his high school.

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