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Enjoy God’s calming creation | Faith

Posted on May 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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This Mother’s Day was my first one without my dear mother, the Rev. Dr. Evelyn Gelzer Stevens.
Last year on this special day, after church, I went to Pruitt Healthcare to visit and spend this special time with her. The … Read the rest


Fire Ants: The spawn of Satan | Column

Posted on May 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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I try not to harbor hate in my heart; life’s too short. But I do despise something to the depths of my soul: fire ants. Those gray, powdery hills house the spawn of Satan. I would waterboard fire ants, after … Read the rest



Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Posted on May 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Questions about new business at local airport
Dear Editor:
I have read the press release and subsequent news article where Lowcountry Aviation finally announced that it is launching operations at the Lowcountry Regional Airport; both indicated that the company is … Read the rest


A Mother’s Love: Never take it for granted

Posted on May 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Mitch Albom, an internationally acclaimed American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician contends, “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” What a profound, true … Read the rest



Smith Says | On snoring, gall and mothballs

Posted on May 5, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

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Friends, we’ve talked before about Widdle’s snoring. I adore this man, but I have homicide in my heart.

The only thing more fun than night sweats is night sweats with a side of snoring. I lie there in a puddle, … Read the rest





When loved ones die young | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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When a loved one dies, no matter the age, we suffer grief and pain, sometimes uncontrollably, but that is the flesh in us. In the words to a popular song by Boyz to Men, “It’s so Hard to say Goodbye … Read the rest


Marriage is … | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Remember the newspaper cartoon “love is…”? It featured a bashful, big-eyed woman and her equally bashful, big-eyed boyfriend, with sweet captions like “Love is… being kind,” illustrated by the boyfriend presenting her with a daisy. “Love is… give and take,”showed … Read the rest


Letter to the Editor | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Thanks for the
reporting of school
incidents
Dear Editor:
A quick thank you to the staff of The Press and Standard on the reporting of school incidents within Colleton County School District.
The district should not be judged by the … Read the rest





You can’t make this stuff up | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A friend of mine says the same phrase after yet another stunning headline or bizarre news story: “You can’t make this stuff up,” delivered with a slow, cynical head shake.
You really can’t. Here are just a few examples:
Only … Read the rest





Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Bullying: What’s
the answer?
Dear Editor:
Last year I was asked to serve on a citizen task force to design long range planning for Colleton County schools. The goal was developing world-class education in Colleton County so that students from … Read the rest



I hate it when he’s right | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 31, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Last week this time, I was hopping everywhere on one foot. It was less fun than it sounds.
I had plantar fasciitis, which is common among people who run, or stand a lot, or breathe. In case you’re unfamiliar, PF … Read the rest


God accepts me ‘Just as I Am’ | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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“Just as I Am” is another one of my favorite hymns. I first heard it growing up in Wesley United Methodist Church here in Walterboro. Then in later years, when my maternal grandmother, the late Lela Daniels Gelzer, and my … Read the rest


Marriage is … | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Remember the newspaper cartoon “love is…”? It featured a bashful, big-eyed woman and her equally bashful, big-eyed boyfriend, with sweet captions like “Love is… being kind,” illustrated by the boyfriend presenting her with a daisy. “Love is… give and take,”showed … Read the rest



Why I “Relay” for Life | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 12, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

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People always ask me why I “Relay” For Life. I’ve been involved with the American Cancer Society of Relay For Life off and on now for 10 years.
So, when people ask me why I “Relay” I grab my wallet … Read the rest



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