Clear the platters from the buffet and turn off the porch light, I still pretend the party isn't over. When the host lets the yapping terrier out of the laundry room, I stand in the kitchen unmoved by its scrambling skid across the floor.
The next exhibit coming to the Museum will have a portion of it devoted to the 1996 Olympics. The first Olympic Torch Run originated with the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and during the 1996 torch run, the relay came through Thomson and Dearing.
When thinking of this final edition of The McDuffie Mirror, I went to the online archives and found my first column. It was the June 9, 2005, edition, and the headline was "A crash course in McDuffie County.
The seven-mile drive south on U.S. 421 changes everything. Between Medaryville and Francesville you leave the edge of the once endless swamp and enter the still endless prairie.
The towns, once proud rivals, now proudly share a high school.
I haven't been with The Mirror very long. I came in January after being unemployed for five months.
In the past, I wrote for a small weekly newspaper in North Augusta. I loved getting to know the people and telling their stories.
Rodeo Nights - an annual fundraiser for the Southeastern Firefighters' Burn Foundation - is scheduled for April 20-22 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The eighth annual event is sponsored by Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.