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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 …

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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.

Controller warns: Use surpluses to increase reserves for harder times ahead

Monday, August 15, 2016 2:54 p.m.

Revenue Growth is Slowing

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Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:29 p.m.

Between the Stacks - Man’s best friend in real life and in fiction

Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:02 a.m.

If you who grew up in the ‘50s you probably remember the very popular television series “Lassie” and “Rin Tin Tin,” both about the adventures of dogs. Dogs are often featured in films and literature, and they are known as “man’s best friend.”

Ask Liz - Anxiety can be helped, but should not be ignored

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:10 a.m.

Dear Liz,

A guide to South Carolina-speak for northerners

A guide to South Carolina-speak for northerners

By Robert Lamb

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:57 a.m.

OK, get the handcuffs ready. I’m about to confess:

August Light - The light of August is bathing the Lowcountry UPDATED

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:41 a.m.

‘Maybe I have already done it,” ponders a character in William Faulkner’s book, Light in August. “Maybe it is no longer waiting to be done.”

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Editorial Cartoons
Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:21 a.m.

Horticulture Hotline - Declaring war on grassy weeds

Sunday, August 7, 2016 5:41 a.m.

While driving around this time of year, grassy weeds taking over ornamental beds is very common.

Between the Stacks - Explore state and national parks in person and on the page

Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:34 a.m.

One of my favorite getaways is a long weekend in cool weather spent in the quiet surroundings of Poinsett State Park in Sumter County. I’m not much of a camper, so Poinsett’s 1930s-era cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps are perfect: completely furnished, heated, air-conditioned, and supplied with basic bath and bed …

It’s All About Clean Water - Customer input leads MPW to change late fee structure

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:10 p.m.

At Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW), we value the comments and suggestions received from customers. Over the past year MPW received comments about the $20 late charge ranging in topic from equity among larger consumers to affordability to fairness. Seeking more, MPW invited customers to attend a Customer Focus Group. The purpose of the focus group …

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Horticulture hotline - The army worms are coming

Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:29 a.m.

I have been writing this column since around 1989, right after Hurricane Hugo. I started it (with the help of many others from the Post and Courier family) to try to help people out with their landscape situations after “The Storm.”

Ask Liz - Getting kids back on the school schedule

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:57 a.m.

Dear Liz,

East Cooper well-represented at the Republican National Convention

East Cooper well-represented at the Republican National Convention

By Mark Hartley

Special to the Moultrie News

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:04 p.m.

As Republicans gathered in Cleveland last week to hold their National Convention, East Cooper sent a number of longtime and new party activists to …

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Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Horticulture Hotline - The power of biopesticides

Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:27 a.m.

Biopesticides - also called bioscience products - are pesticides that are found in nature. Do you remember studying in middle school how the black walnut tree exudes its own preemergent herbicide to keep other plant life from growing underneath it and competing with it? (It’s called juglone and it causes an allelopathic effect.) This is …

The role of government - legislative update

The role of government - legislative update

By Jim Merrill

Special to the Moultrie News

Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:05 p.m.

‘Government should protect our borders, build our roads, deliver the mail and stay the hell out of the way.”

Between the Stacks - Adventurers’ stories make for exciting reads UPDATED

Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:41 a.m.

Sometimes I am in the mood to read something other than fiction. I find stories about adventurers very interesting. These stories are about people who went into unknown lands without any modern conveniences or maps to guide them. They were in uncharted territory. They braved tropical diseases, unfriendly native tribes, and many hardships. Some of …

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