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Living in the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m. I was just thinking about the old Tom T. Hall song “Spokane Motel Blues.” As you well know, if you read this blog a lot, I call on Tom T. for … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So, Hose

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:12 a.m. And you know the sun’s settin’ fast And just like they say nothing good ever lasts Well, go on now and kiss it goodbye but hold on to your lover ‘Cause … Continue reading

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The Occasional Chip Off the Old Block

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Mornings like this scare me because I remind myself of my old man. He’s been gone since 1993. I’ve outlived him. He lived on, this morning, when I had errands to … Continue reading

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A Kid’s Got to Start Somewhere

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 12, 2017, 9:15 a.m. Thomas Phillips is three. When he takes off his cap, he forgets to put it back on. He sees little use for his glove. He plays for the Sadler-Hughes Apothecary Astros, … Continue reading

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Atlanta on TV and in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2:17 p.m. I love Atlanta. I love Griffin, where I stayed in the Best Western for most of 20 years, and I love Hampton, where Atlanta Motor Speedway is, and where I used … Continue reading

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Oh, the Troubles that Poor Tree Has Seen

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:20 a.m. Mother Nature bared her teeth last night. I was minding my own business, watching the Truck race from Kentucky, and the wind started howling, the lightning started flashing, the thunder started … Continue reading

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Funny How Time Slips Away

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 7, 2016, 9:29 a.m. Here on the local front, it’s been a calm week. Dr. Joe Gettys, who was a calm man, died at age 109. At age 108, he attended most, if not all, … Continue reading

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Just Another Night in the House Ross E. Templeton Built

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 5:50 p.m. I’m looking live at Presbyterian College’s Ross E. Templeton Center, where, at halftime, the Gardner-Webb University Bulldogs hold a tenuous, 25-23 edge over the homestanding Blue Hose in Big South women’s … Continue reading

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Women Playing Basketball Artfully

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 24, 2016, 9:11 a.m. I make a lot of gametime decisions. A couple weeks ago, I couldn’t make up my mind between the basketball games at Clinton High School and Presbyterian College, so I watched … Continue reading

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For My Clemson Friends, Bound for Phoenix and Brimming with Dreams of Glory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 5, 2016, 10:06 a.m. Based on my social-media feed, I would estimate that approximately 10,000 people from here in town are going to watch Clemson play Alabama for the national college football championship in Glendale, … Continue reading

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