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Cool in the Pool!

According to Ted, my very spoiled hound dog, the “dog days” of summer are upon us.  If you’re like most people, you’ve heard that expression all your life without really knowing what it means, so here’s a little lesson in … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Is Here, and the Time Is Right…

We’re back… This seems to happen every year. The Sumter Iris Festival comes and goes—and with about 75,000 visitors, the 2013 event was far busier and more successful than anyone could have anticipated—and then it’s time to start working on … Continue reading

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March Madness: Baseball Season Is in Full Swing!

We’re past the midway point of March now, and that means a couple of things:  March Madness has started, and local baseball is in full swing. When I moved to Sumter back in August of 2004, I quickly learned that this … Continue reading

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What a Weekend!

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to take a compliment.  Really—what are you supposed to say when someone shakes your hand and says warmly, “You’re a wonderful cow”?  Now, let me back up for a minute and explain.  As a … Continue reading

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A 5K Series That You Can’t Refuse

Growing up in Anderson, I was always active with soccer, basketball and running. So I had no problem always being in shape. I could decide to run a 5k at the drop of a hat, and there would be no … Continue reading

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From Palmetto Pro Open to Grand Slam

In May 2008, as a sports writer for The Item newspaper here in Sumter, I was covering the first Palmetto Pro Open – the City of Sumter’s $10,000 USTA women’s circuit event— at the Palmetto Tennis Center.  I don’t profess to … Continue reading

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Don’t Gain a Pound This Christmas–Gain a Competitive Edge Instead!

For  many people, it starts at Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s Eve…the urge to raise one’s hands and back away from the scale…very slowly.  On average, Americans claim to gain three to five pounds during this season of celebration.  … Continue reading

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