Open adoptions problematic with teens

Q:Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his birth mother. She was completely out of the picture until a couple of years ago when she suddenly showed up, tell ...

RELIGION DIGEST: Feb. 25

-- Old Mount Zion Baptist Church, Epworth, Performing Arts Ministries presents “He Brought us from a Mighty Long Way,” 3 p.m. Saturday at Brewer Recreation Center. Admission is free. Youth ...

God offers the best protection

‘No, Bailey, the nice chicken doesn’t like it when you put her head in your mouth.” Welcome to my world, as I try to teach a puppy that chickens aren’t chew toys. It’s no ...

Early warm weather means early veggies

Our continued warm winter has warmed the fire of vegetable gardeners. I noticed several recently tilled garden spots this past weekend in preparation for planting. It is time to start seeds or transpl ...

It doesn't get more real than this

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby. That’s what Marvin Gaye told Tammi Terrell in their upbeat R&B single released in 1968. Sure, he was talking about love, but that little line h ...

Ketchup and covered bridges

QUESTION: Is that tomato stuff we eat on hamburgers “ketchup” or “catsup”? REPLY: Well, it tastes the same regardless of how you spell it, but it is ketchup. English sailors br ...

Painting where Nason sees herself gaining ground

Greenwood artist Elizabeth Nason is a private person who is passionate about her art. "There's rarely a day when I'm not up at 3:30 a.m., making art in my studio," Nason said, noting she does three-d ...

Something to sleep on

There must be some relationship between aging and the “You’ve got to be kidding me!” response, if I am any indication, that is. What was once occasional has become almost daily. My l ...

RELIGION DIGEST: Feb. 18

-- Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Abbeville, Celebration of Black History in Music and Song begins 2 p.m. Saturday. Prize giveaway at intermission. -- Mount Zion AME Church, 845 Gilgal Church Road, Hod ...

The sun and the rain

Jesus said “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on ...

Austin Landers: He has the music in him

Earlier this week, I caught up with Austin Landers for a little Q&A. If you haven’t heard Austin play music, then maybe you recognize his name from one of his other gigs. This cool cat host ...

Rescheduled Make-A-Wish benefit concert is March 2

The rescheduled Nashville Songwriters Make-A-Wish South Carolina benefit concert is March 2 at Greenwood Community Theatre. Local musicians and Nashville talent are performing. Keller Ridgeway and Sta ...

Five Song Playlist Project

The idea came out of a class I am currently teaching at Lander University. My Media 312/Honors 390 course is titled “Advanced Radio Production – The Art of the Podcast.” For one of ...

Art, jazz fuse at Arts Center

The 11th annual Black History Exhibition at the Arts Center of Greenwood is a fusion of art and jazz, exploring jazz traditions during February. Highlighting jazz themes and connections between art in ...

'Sister Act' at GCT full of music and laughs

A disco diva goes into witness protection as a nun in Greenwood Community Theatre's musical comedy production of "Sister Act." The stage play is based on the hit 1992 film comedy of the same name, but ...

Collection of curiosities

QUESTION:Why do we say someone is crying crocodile tears? REPLY: When someone cries “crocodile tears,” it means they are faking sadness or the reason for crying. When crocodiles eat a big ...