2019-08-23

Reliving the glory days

Remembering the 1964 Cayce Dixie Youth World Series Champions

The Cayce Historical Museum held a grand opening ceremony Friday, August 16 for a new exhibit honoring the 1964 Cayce Dixie Youth Little League World Series Championship team Friday, August 16. “We are thankful to the museum for this gift to the community,” Cayce Mayor Elise Partin said during the ceremony. “You don’t have to be around them for long […]

PETSinc announces opening of The Marty Fort Critical Care Unit


A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held August 10 at PETSinc in West Columbia to celebrate the opening of The Marty Fort Critical Care Unit. PETSinc is a nonprofit, pet rescue, and adoption organization serving the entire state of South Carolina. The center is busy seven days a week taking in animals that have been found injured or need medical attention. PETSinc […]

Suffragette City—Looking back at women’s voting rights activism in Columbia


This year marks the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution granting American women the right to vote, though for some, the struggle to vote did not end with the passing of this amendment. Half a century before its ratification in 1920, the Rollin sisters made national headlines for their political influence among […]

The Boat Show


Dating in your 50s. I can’t say I recommend it, but it does make for some good stories. A while back, I was at a fundraising shindig. It was loud and crowded. A friend with good intentions— we’ll call her Sally—approached. On this particular night, I actually had a date. Sally missed that important bit of information. She barreled in […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres Trenholm Road: Officers were sent to a home at 11 p.m. Tuesday after a woman phoned 911 to report she was being held against her will by two men. When they arrived on the scene, the officers found the 46-year-old woman to be very irate and extremely intoxicated. She was screaming that her husband and his friend were […]

Nuf Sed

Sweet S.C. watermelons are as nutritious as they are delicious

ASK US AT THE STAR

Of course, Carolinians love our peaches and tomatoes, but don’t forget our watermelons. Tell us more. How many things can you think of that not only taste good but actually are also good for you? Welcome the watermelon. The S. C. Department of Agriculture (website agriculture.sc.gov) has an abundance of information about this advantageous treat. It provides this summary: Watermelon […]

A star is almost born

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation


I won’t watch Bradley Cooper in a movie. Don’t know what the problem is, but I just can’t. Lord knows I’ve tried. The one about a mentally unstable guy trying to heal himself and reconnect with his father over the Philadelphia Eagles was the closest I’ve come. Robert De Niro almost pulled me in. The genius that became Jake La […]

Hold for humans please

I’m just saying...


“Honey, I’ve been thinking…” My husband Marty says these are the four most frightening words that ever leave my lips. I have no idea why this scares him, but every time I say it, he freezes in place, takes a deep breath, clears his throat, and then cautiously asks, “Oh? About what?” Sometimes his voice will squeak when he asks […]

The Juxtaposition of the 20-Somethings

40–Something


The other day my two daughters asked me what life was like when I was in my 20s. I told them it was very confusing and slightly terrifying. They wanted my opinion because my oldest turns 22 in November, and my other daughter officially leaves her teens behind in October. My 22-year-old has one more year left in college and […]