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Kennard: Journal Scene sports now in HD

Kennard: Journal Scene sports now in HD
Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:02 p.m.

Journal Scene sports reporter Roger Lee and his counterpart in Berkeley County, Rob Gantt – or as I like to call them, “The …

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.

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.

At 97, old age is beginning to catch up UPDATED

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

To the Editor:

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 …

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.

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: 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.

Pitts wasting your time trying to bully the press

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:18 a.m.

I confess. I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration bill than I have had answering questions about any other proposed restrictions on the press or personal freedoms.

Editor’s Notes: Context adds meaning to hike in the woods

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:33 a.m.

I went for a walk in the woods over the weekend and stumbled across a piece of history.

America should take a bigger role to prevent terrorism

Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In his address on national television in December, President Obama insisted that he has a strategy to destroy Islamic State, also known as ISIS. But what Americans see instead is an incremental, reactive, indirect approach that assumes time is on our side. It is not.

New Year’s Wishes

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 2:21 p.m.

Well, Christmas has come and gone and I’m still wearing my stretchy pants. I gorged on fruitcake, toffee, chocolate and Trader Joe’s coconut bars until my taste buds rebelled. You know that “ugh” point, when you’ve eaten so much nothing looks good? That’s where I am.

EDITOR’S NOTES: New face in editor’s chair

EDITOR’S NOTES: New face in editor’s chair
Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:22 a.m.

Last summer, my youngest son and I spent several weeks in the garage building a couple of kayaks as part of a Scout project. The skin-on-frame …

When food worldviews clash

When food worldviews clash
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:29 p.m.

Yesterday I opened the refrigerator, groaned and slammed the door. Then I opened the freezer, screamed and slammed the door.

I wonder ...

I wonder ...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I wonder….

Starting is easy, but finishing is....what’s that?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Surely I have ADD. I can’t spend three minutes on one task before I get distrac—SQUIRREL!

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia”.

The heat is bringing out the crazy

The heat is bringing out the crazy
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m working on a theory: People have always been crazy, we just haven’t known about it. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, every …

Living longer and enjoying it

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:58 p.m.

My family is always tossing around pearls of wisdom. At my high school graduation Uncle Charles announced, “After you turn fitty, it’s all doctors, all the time. Enjoy your health, gal.”

The joys of ‘Insanity’ UPDATED

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I like to think of myself as a dedicated runner. I also like to think of myself as a six-foot tall redheaded showgirl, so we can see where this is going.

Fanfare for the Common Man: Steak... on a SWORD! UPDATED

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:20 a.m.

If you were to look for parallels across history to compare with the next 600 words you are about to read, upon reflection I’ve come up with one: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Fanfare for the Common Man: What is this gluten?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:56 a.m.

I was talking with the Ex recently about the success of her diet, and I asked her how she did it.

County budget increases services, decreases taxes UPDATED

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It was interesting to read the recent Berkeley Independent headline that stated “County Council Power Shift Tops 2013 News.”

Twas the Day After Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:13 p.m.

Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in 1822. With Christmas morning in your rearview mirror, here’s my version. A “What If” take, such as What if Santa left one kid in all the world nothing but clothes under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning and this event was then memorialized in a poem?

Fanfare for the Common Man: The third toe

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2:43 p.m.

You can blame this on last week’s time change.

South Carolina voters deserve better

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Our state’s governor’s race is beginning in earnest. And, the early indications are it is likely to be dirty, mean-spirited and devoid of substance and issues – in short, politics as usual from both political parties in South Carolina.

Funeral options involving trees

Thursday, September 5, 2013 3:27 p.m.

I received an interesting e-mail from my friend Craig, who has inspired several columns. It directed me to a website where I would learn how I could become a tree when I die. Of course I had to see what that was about.

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