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Sunday double Sunday

Sunday double Sunday

By Michael M. Cochran

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:00 a.m.

I woke up about 12:30 a.m. to find my wife still working on one of her projects. I had been turkey hunting earlier that day and was unsuccessful. She …

Ask Liz - Navigating multiple moms on Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:51 a.m.

Let me please give a shout out to my husband, Joe Sharp, on our 21st anniversary. He thinks most of my answers in “Ask Liz” are directed at him. Well, maybe there is a little truth to that ... Twenty-one years and still learning and growing. And to mom in Heaven with my dad - happy Mother’s Day. I sure miss you.

Mole crickets are thriving - time to strike back

Sunday, May 1, 2016 5:01 a.m.

I guess the mole crickets didn’t drown in the October rains. Between having three stores, regularly scouting around, and having a whole bunch of friends in the business of killing mole crickets, when they get bad, I hear about it.

Editorial Cartooons

Editorial Cartooons
Sunday, May 1, 2016 10:28 a.m.

VFW announces scholarship contest winners

VFW announces scholarship contest winners
Friday, April 29, 2016 2:42 p.m.

VFW Post 10624 in Mount Pleasant held an awards dinner on Thursday, April 21 to recognize the winners of the 2015-2016 Scholarship Contests and …

Between the Stacks - The balance between peace officer and police officer

Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:50 a.m.

William “Dub” Lawrence is a former sheriff who established Utah’s first SWAT team in the mid-1970s. Thirty years later, that same unit killed his son-in-law in a controversial standoff. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in this case and other officer-involved shootings.

Ask Liz - There’s no secret to a happy marriage - just hard work

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:21 a.m.

Check out these two parallel letters:

FAA reauthorization puts Americans first

FAA reauthorization puts Americans first
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:18 p.m.

By Senator Tim Scott (R)

Horticulture Hotline - A guide to managing fire ants

Sunday, April 24, 2016 6:10 a.m.

I had a booth (as Possum’s Landscape and Pest Control Supply) at MUSC’s Earth Day celebration last week, and the number one pest question I was getting was about the control of fire ants. The first time ever the mole got beat out of the top spot.

Editorial Cartoons

Editorial Cartoons
Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Ask Liz - Correcting a household snapping epidemic

Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:11 a.m.

Dear Liz,

A message of appreciation to a co-worker and public servant

A message of appreciation to a co-worker and public servant

By Oksana tomaich

Special to the Moultrie News

Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:08 a.m.

I work for the Mount Pleasant Public Services Department as an Administrative Clerk. Andrew Weis is the division chief in the Public Services …

Show your support, stop double paying

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:10 a.m.

Public water and wastewater lines are routinely placed in the highway right-of-way in order to minimize land acquisition requirements, disruption and costs. When lines are required to be relocated to accommodate road widening projects or bridge replacement, it becomes an unfunded and unanticipated cost for public utilities like Mount Pleasant …

The mosquito fleet

The mosquito fleet

By Suzannah Smith Miles

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:08 a.m.

They were among the best watermen in Charleston’s maritime history, their small boats a familiar and beloved sight as they sailed out each …

Between the Stacks - There’s more than one way to read a book

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:48 a.m.

As a reader, writer, and librarian, I can’t imagine life without books. Yet some individuals are unable to enjoy books the same way I can - due to blindness, low vision, lack of muscle coordination, prolonged weakness, or physically based reading disabilities. What are their reading options?

Moratorium gives the town a breather

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:50 p.m.

With 2,200 new apartments currently underway and about 300 more than that approved, I voted with the majority of Mount Pleasant Town Council to enact a 180-day moratorium on new apartment complexes. When you look at the facts and put aside the opposition’s rhetoric, it’s easy to see that we are not hanging out a “Closed For …

Design your yard to attract butterflies and hummingbirds

Sunday, April 17, 2016 9:30 a.m.

Paul Mulkey (AKA Super Garden Hero) and I were talking about attracting butterflies to landscapes this past Saturday during “The Garden Clinic” on WTMA. In case you were listening while driving and could not take notes or missed the radio show completely, here are a few tips for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

Editorial cartoons

Editorial cartoons
Sunday, April 17, 2016 9:56 a.m.

Between the Stacks - Making your end of life wishes known

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:42 a.m.

Do your loved ones know your wishes in the case of serious illness or injury? Do you have an advance directive? A health care agent? Would your loved ones need to guess about your preferences for medical life support, or whether you would rather be alone or have someone hold your hand in your last days or hours? Do your friends and family know …

Things still worth fighting for, says save Shem Creek

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:31 a.m.

Save Shem Creek is not going away, even though its lawsuit against the town did.

Ask Liz - Being punctual is part of being courteous

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:45 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Horticulture Hotline - A springtime ‘have-you-done-it’ list

Sunday, April 10, 2016 6:15 a.m.

Today’s article is not as much of a to-do list as a have-you-done-it list.

Up close and personal on the Panama Canal

Up close and personal on the Panama Canal

By Bill Farley

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:19 a.m.

Recent news stories about the widening of the Panama Canal to accommodate the coming huge “super-Panamax” cargo vessels (that will one …

Between the Stacks - Do you know the name Herbert Khaury?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 5:45 a.m.

If you were lucky enough to catch last year’s “Happy Birthday, Tiny Tim” program, then you know that Tiny Tim, whose real name was Herbert Khaury, was a talented performer who could sing baritone as well as falsetto. He had a deep knowledge of popular music and could perform perhaps 2000 songs from memory. Respected by many …

Ask Liz - Build healthier habits into your life one piece at a time

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Horticulture Hotline - Preparing for fungus is like getting a flu shot

Sunday, April 3, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The cool nights and moist spring has been great for extending the bloom period on azaleas and dogwoods; however, turf fungus seems to be thriving in these conditions. The rains last fall really spread the fungus to new levels. These new areas of infection are likely to show up again this spring. Be ready. Fungicides work like the flu shot – …

Sunday, April 3, 2016 9:53 a.m.

Between the Stacks - Library to host Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:07 a.m.

Recently I watched “Spotlight,” this year’s winner of the Oscar for Best Picture. The movie depicts the efforts of the “Spotlight” investigative team of the Boston Globe to uncover a conspiracy of lawyers and government officials who helped the Boston Archdiocese hide the pedophilia of many priests and deny …

Ask Liz - Quelling anxieties about travelling abroad

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:09 a.m.

Spring is a time of spiritual and personal renewal. And hay fever.

Horticulture Hotline - A springtime recipe for flower beds

Sunday, March 27, 2016 9:08 a.m.

While driving around the Lowcountry, I have noticed a lot of planting this spring, so here is a recipe for amending the soil for flower beds. You could use the same recipe for trees and shrubs with some slight modification. Test your soil first and wait 30 days to plant, if possible.

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