James Gregory returns to GCT

A native of rural Georgia, comedian James Gregory has been entertaining audiences of all ages with his humorous observations about everyday life. Gregory is performing from 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Gree ...

Not kid stuff

Crowding shelves at bookstores, craft and art supply stores and even discount retailers are coloring books for adults. This trend is billed as a great way for grown-ups to de-stress and get creative. ...

Blue veins and red blood

QUESTION: Blood is red, so why do veins in your arm look blue? (Asked by a curious elementary school student.) REPLY: This is an old one. Yes, blood is red, but how red depends on where you find it. L ...

'You can't be serious'

Over the passing of time, words have a tendency to change meaning. Take the word “gay.” I recall the day when this word denoted a person who was “happy, merry and light-spirited.R ...

Handling vaping teens

Q: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son’s room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it. He is very susceptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in with the “coo ...

RELIGION DIGEST: Jan. 21

-- St. Luke Pentecostal Church, 512 Butler St., hosts Girl Talk 11 a.m.-noon Saturday. For all young girls, teens, and older ladies. Call Andrea Martin, 864-993-8418. New Year Revival is 7:30 p.m. Jan ...

We are family

There's a music tradition in my family, an important one that I like to think exists among families everywhere, in which an older family member forces a younger family member to listen to their favori ...

'Harvey' opens Feb. 3 at Abbeville Opera House

One of the longest-running comedies in Broadway and West End history -- “Harvey” -- makes its way to Abbeville Opera House at 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Additional evening performances are Feb. 4, 10, ...

Everything is story-worthy for Gonzalez's art

Dana Gonzalez of Greenwood has loved art since childhood. She's experimented with everything from quilting and embroidery to jewelry and basket-making. For more than a decade now, she has been painti ...

Transportation provided by song lyrics

I call them “audio vacations.” Have you ever been listening to the radio or one of your favorite playlists when you hear a song that mentions a destination in either the title or through t ...

Insight on how money circulates

QUESTION: How is money put into circulation, and is the amount of money in circulation constant? (Asked by a curious money-changer.) REPLY: Well, money is an interesting topic, but it is not the root ...

James Gregory live at GCT

Comedian James Gregory is live on stage at Greenwood Community Theatre from 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 2, 110 Main St. All seats are $32. A cash bar and concessions will be available. For tickets, call the GCT ...

Fundraiser going Vegas-style

Staff Reports Hearts for the Arts, a fundraiser for Arts Center of Greenwood, has a Las Vegas theme for 2017. The event is 7-10:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Arts Center of Greenwood, 120 Main St. For ...

How to parent pot-smoking teen

Q: We recently discovered our 16-year-old son has been smoking marijuana on a regular basis. At first, we intended to begin using an over-the-counter drug test but then learned teens have figured out ...

Hopes and fears are met in Jesus

Christmas is over, but I seem to have one particular carol stuck in my head. It’s a fine song and all, but it’s mid-January, for crying out loud. Let me say I certainly don’t assume ...

Mass choir celebrates King's legacy

The Greenwood Area Martin Luther King Jr. Mass Choir is nearly 40-members strong and approaching its 25th anniversary as a formally organized community choir. However, the choir’s origins go ba ...

RELIGION DIGEST: Jan. 14

-- Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Church St., Abbeville, Sunday services will be moved while restoration construction takes place. The congregation will worship 11 a.m. Sundays at Sacred Heart Catholic ...

On family rogues and fashion modesty

My lovely wife, in her fashion sense, hits the sweet spot between modesty and style, fully feminine and yet restrained in epidermal exposure. I sometimes find myself issuing compliments to adult women ...

New Year's resolution No. 1 -- lawn

Many of us who made New Year’s resolutions have by now completed all those related to eating better, getting more exercise or losing pounds, so now we can move on to items such as getting our la ...

A good start to new year

When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, I’d imagine the sheer determination of their spirits was all that really let them survive the stingi ...