Sometimes, you’re just where you’re supposed to be in life

Sometimes, you’re just where you’re supposed to be in life

By Mike Gibbons

Special to the Moultrie News

Monday, September 26, 2016 12:31 p.m.

I was off to my local grocery store recently, as I was hunting and gathering for the night’s spaghetti and meatball dinner. I parked and …

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Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:46 p.m.

Horticulture Hotline - When transplanting trees, mind your root ball

Sunday, September 25, 2016 6:56 a.m.

If you are planning on transplanting a tree this fall, now is the time to root prune. When root pruning trees, a good rule of thumb is for every inch in diameter of tree, you want 12 inches of root ball. Sometimes this is not practical because you are usually transplanting an over-crowded tree or a tree located too close to a house or sidewalk. In …

September brings memories of Hugo - and Hunger Action Month

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:43 a.m.

September inscribes the tragic event of 1989 that changed the history of Charleston. At first glance, we naturally remember Hurricane Hugo’s devastation - the destruction to buildings, land, and our own personal property. It is easy to recall the heartache, blood, sweat, and tears shed by everyone who cleaned the remnants as the community …

Between the Stacks - Get registered and prepare to vote

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:53 a.m.

The last day to register to vote for the upcoming presidential election is Oct. 8.

Horticulture Hotline - The conditions are right for a very stinky fungus

Sunday, September 18, 2016 6:49 a.m.

Stinkhorn fungi (devil’s backbone) has been smelling up new mulch beds all over the Lowcountry. The conditions have been perfect for the growth of this fungus with all this rain. This fungus has an awful nasty odor that smells like rotten flesh.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:49 p.m.

Between the Stacks - Why do we read?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:12 a.m.

People have been writing and reading literature for thousands of years. The earliest known surviving literature is “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” a poem written on tablets around 2100 BC in Mesopotamia. Since then, new forms of writing have been developed, and reading literature has become a part of our lives.

Ask Liz - Experts agree that patriotism is a learned behavior

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:12 a.m.

On the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks I was touched to see a resurgence of patriotism and gratitude to our first responders and military. Wasn’t it wonderful? It’s a touching reminder of what really matters and how important a strong United States of America is, here and abroad. People often ask me, “I’m just …

Horticulture Hotline - The nightmare of controlling deer

Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Q. “I live in a new subdivision where deer are a big problem. It is bad enough when they eat the foliage off my azaleas or the flowers off my daylilies, but last year a buck rubbed its horns on one of my new trees and killed it. I have done my research, and I know in the next few months bucks will be rubbing the velvet off their horns again. …

Between the Stacks - A library card is the most important school supply

Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Every year since 1987, libraries across the country have celebrated reading during the month of September and have collaborated with local schools to put a library card in every child’s hand. The busy bees who work at the Charleston County Public Library make numerous packets of library card applications to distribute to teachers.

Ask Liz - Managing your pet’s - and your - storm anxiety

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:43 p.m.

Dear Liz,

Horticulture Hotline - Stop the weed apocalypse before it begins

Sunday, September 4, 2016 9:24 a.m.

The time has come! Stop the Weed Apocalypse now!

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Sunday, September 4, 2016 9:29 a.m.

Mount Pleasant Waterworks uses solar to cut down on pumping costs

Mount Pleasant Waterworks uses solar to cut down on pumping costs

By Clay Duffie

Special to the Moultrie News

Thursday, September 1, 2016 2:06 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) delivers more than 8 million gallons per day (MGD) of clean safe water and treats more than 8 MGD of wastewater. …

School’s back at ECCO

Thursday, September 1, 2016 1:20 p.m.

Learning is a journey, not a destination. For most, continuing education is essential in all aspects of our culture so we can stay current amidst constantly changing technology and have the knowledge to move ahead. Children, youth, and adults have to continue their pursuit of learning to advance in our society. Kindergarten, primary, elementary, …

Is the local struggle worth it?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:52 p.m.

‘Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Between the Stacks -

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:43 p.m.

There has been so much tragic news around the world this summer. It can make one almost afraid to watch the nightly news. There might not be much we as individuals can do about what is happening far away, but we can try to reduce the stress that these events bring to our lives.

Horticulture Hotline - Advice for the battle against cockroaches

Sunday, August 28, 2016 10:23 a.m.

Over the weekend, Paul Mulkey and I got a call during “The Garden Clinic” (Saturdays from noon to 1, on 1250 WTMA) about a cockroach that was mainly living outside the caller’s house. The caller didn’t think it was an American cockroach (aka Palmetto Bug), so I was thinking it must be an oriental cockroach. The oriental …

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon
Sunday, August 28, 2016 10:55 a.m.

GOP must follow Trump’s lead on climate change

Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:27 a.m.

According to a new survey led by researchers at the University of Michigan, more Americans than ever say they are not sure whether climate change is occurring. In particular, the proportion of Republicans who are uncertain about climate change has doubled in the past twelve months, rising from 13 percent last year to 26 percent today.

Between the Stacks - Using hoopla with the kids

Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:31 a.m.

CCPL has added thousands of new items to our digital collection through a service called “hoopla,” which offers streaming and downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, television shows, and music – all free with a library card. To set up a hoopla account, all you need is a valid library card and a web browser, …

Ask Liz - It takes a team to help school-wary kids

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:20 a.m.

Dear Liz,

A summer morning, a spider web, a dead mouse, a Monday

A summer morning, a spider web, a dead mouse, a Monday
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:50 p.m.

Note: This was written 15 years or so years go. I no longer live in the yard mentioned here and the cats in my life back when have gone to cat heaven. …

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Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:46 a.m.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:46 a.m.

Horticulture Hotline - A counter-offensive for armyworms and other bugs

Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:51 a.m.

Insects seem to be the main pest at the Possum’s counter recently. Armyworms, chinch bugs, fleas, roaches (hey, it is Charleston; they like the world’s best city too) and mosquitoes have been attacking our Lowcountry homes and yards.

Ask Liz - Back to school time can mean fresh starts all around

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Between the Stacks - Access movies, eBooks, audio books and more with hoopla

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:14 p.m.

There is an exciting electronic service newly available from Charleston County Public Library: “hoopla” provides hundreds of thousands of eBooks, audio books, songs, and movies to download or stream – all for free with your valid library card.

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