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Looking back on the best of 2014

by Lua Wells

Regional Library

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:40 a.m.

It’s the beginning of a new year, and I’ve been enjoying seeing all the “Best of 2014” lists that pop up at this time. I …

Winter tips on how to maintain your yard all season

Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:38 a.m.

Are you ready for the 2015 season in your yard?

Maintaining your resolutions and great books for kids

Thursday, January 15, 2015 8:00 a.m.

At the moment we are half-way through January and our New Year’s resolutions are fresh in our memory, and most of us are still thinking they are feasible. Based on statistics, 71 percent of the people who made New Year’s resolutions are still striving to realize their goals during the second week of January.

Tips for finding the right school for your child

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:51 a.m.

If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options.

The rise and fall of Fort Arbuthnot

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 7:06 a.m.

The time was spring 1780. British troops were moving in on Charles Town in staggering numbers. Troops under Sir Henry Clinton had been in possession …

Charleston Listens - The difference between verbal and nonverbal communication

By Julie Chapman

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:40 a.m.

One morning, I was cleaning my kitchen. My daughter sat at the breakfast table, watching me stomp around. Finally, she asked, “What’s wrong?” …

Lessons I have learned from my patients and why patience is essential

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2:13 p.m.

“New Year, New You” right? Well probably not but most of us try to make a few New Year’s resolutions- mapping out goals we wish to achieve, places we want to visit, habits we wish to break all for the upcoming year. Out of all the “New Year’s Resolution” articles I read, it was a couple sentences I found …

Tips for finding the right school for your child

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:38 a.m.

By Andrew Campanella

The cool break is over

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Not all that long ago, Mount Pleasanteans (Yes, that’s a word) were enjoying what felt like a cool break in what had been a heat wave of development …

From dream to reality with my social security UPDATED

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:48 p.m.

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about his dream of an America where equality was more than a concept—where it was an everyday reality.

Now is a great time to join a garden club

Sunday, January 11, 2015 5:44 a.m.

All right, the holiday season is over and it is time to get back to the yard. In Charleston, yard activities never really go away and that is a good thing. The moles and home invaders (roaches, rats, bedbugs, raccoons, squirrels and mice) are always active as well.

Avoiding fad diets by eating healthier and happier

Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The holidays are over; let the dieting begin! Like many people, I overindulge in all of my favorite goodies beginning in November and continuing until New Year's, and I regret it every year, though I thoroughly enjoy those goodies while I'm eating them. The pounds pile on.

What makes a workplace hostile and how to handle it

Thursday, January 8, 2015 6:50 a.m.

Dear Liz,

An American exceptional year

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 3:50 p.m.

The start of a new year awakens a striving within us. That wanting to do better, to be better – we find ourselves wanting to make 2015 not just a good year, but an exceptional year. Football coach Lou Holtz, who sidelines as a motivational speaker, says, “You’re either growing or you’re dying.” A fresh start on a new year gives us that chance to …

Give cotton burr compost a try in 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:47 a.m.

I have an F-550 diesel truck with dual wheels in the back. Terrible on MPG (miles per gallon), but can pull plants and small trees out of the ground without much trouble. Since we (Possum employees) do not compete with our customers, we do not offer this service for hire; however, when my mother needed to remove a bed of junipers at the end of her …

Join discussion group, learn more about foreign policy

Thursday, January 1, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Holiday time is nearly over (big sigh of relief), which means I can again make time for some serious reading as my thoughts turn to the new year.

Sometimes shooting left is right

Thursday, January 1, 2015 8:06 a.m.

Two days of hunting had been successful. One deer was at the processor, and we were headed to the next property to sit for the evening. The SUV …

Handling holiday pressure and sticking to your resolutions

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 9:10 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Looking back, looking ahead

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 7:41 a.m.

I was all set to publish the On Solid Ground 2014 Year In Review, then the day after Christmas, like many South Carolinians, I was stunned and saddened to hear that Gov. James B. Edwards had died. Needless to say, that was not the way I wanted the year to end.

2014 brought a lot of top products in electronics UPDATED

By Tim Bullard

Special to the Moultrie News

Monday, December 29, 2014 10:57 a.m.

The year 2014 brought a lot of top products in electronics, and from Turtle Beach came the Earforce XP400 which is engineered for Xbox 360 also …

Step-by-step guide to successful transplanting

Sunday, December 28, 2014 8:05 a.m.

We have had a few frosts, so now is a great time of year to transplant and plant new plants. Many people are asking me the best way to transplant shrubs and trees. Here are some guidelines for successfully transplanting plants or trees:

How to get the most out of your tablet

Friday, December 26, 2014 10:33 a.m.

Have you been in the stores lately? The holiday rush is definitely here. Many people will get a new electronic device this year, including smartphones, tablets, 2-in-1s or Chromebooks.

Tis the season for peace and consideration

Thursday, December 25, 2014 12:33 p.m.

I often hear people say, “Are you ready for Christmas?” The usual meaning is “Have you done your shopping, decorating, baking, cards, wrapping, etc.?”

Charleston Listens - Reflectively responding

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Special to the Moultrie News

Staying one step ahead of weeds

Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:59 a.m.

Do you want to control dollarweed and other weeds this winter? Dollarweed seems to be a hot topic recently.

Taming the climate debate

Friday, December 19, 2014 9:34 a.m.

The climate controversy is one of the world’s most important discussions. At stake are billions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if U.N. climate negotiators are right, the fate of the global environment itself. We need leaders in science, engineering, economics and public policy to contribute to the debate without fear of retribution.

Holiday inspiration found in card aisle

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:00 a.m.

I tell this story every year. It's not about me, but it is a way to share a gift that was given to me that I will never forget.

Origins of the Phillips Community

Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:03 a.m.

This African-American community along Highway 41, now squeezed between Rivertowne and Dunes West, was established by freedmen in the 1870s on what …

And the beat goes on

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:14 a.m.

The winter holidays have arrived. It’s a busy time of the year where everyone seems to have a list of to-dos with little time to do them. These lists are in addition to our normal everyday tasks at work, spending time with family, and volunteer responsibilities. It can be overwhelming. Christmas is a time of celebration about the birth of our …

Christmas brought peace during World War I

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:00 a.m.

World War I broke out in Europe in 1914. It was a war like no other because of all the new technology and airplanes that were used for the first time in battle.

On Vacation

On Vacation – Seabrook Island

Wednesday, January 21, 8:50 a.m.

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