Early this evening we went to a workshop for the Greenville County Council regarding flooding issues in the Brushy Creek watershed. There were a few of the council members present, and the usual suspects from our other flood meetings, including Representative Gloria Haskins. Basically, these were the ones who are up for re-election this year. … Read More “The Idiots in Charge” »
We hadn’t noticed. It’s not like we hang out in bars on a regular basis. However, we were early for our dinner appointment at Italian Market, and decided to wait in the bar with a couple of glasses of wine. It took a few minutes for it to sink in – large bottles with pour … Read More “No more minibottles?” »
OK, I’m about sick of this. All week the Greenville Cage Liner has been spewing pages of Garnet and Orange ink for Saturday’s rivalry between Clemson and USC. If that were not bad enough, this morning’s paper sports not only a front page headline, but four, count ’em, four full pages in the sports section … Read More “Coverage Overkill” »
Congratulations to Haywood Beatty, fellow Greenville blogger, for winning The Best of the Beat’s Best Blog category. The Reedy River Review bills itself as A Satirical Look at the Sanctimonious of Upstate, SC and Beyond. His sharp wit is right on target. The honor is well-deserved, my friend. Keep up the good work!
Our illustrious Governor Mark Sanford, who also happens to be a former Furman classmate of mine, has once again found himself on the negative end of the news. Sanford is catching flack for not ordering state flags to half-mast in honor of Rosa Parks. Apparently Parks does not fall within that narrowly defined group of … Read More “Half-Assed Half Mast” »
I wish someone would talk to the Greenville School District about designing their schools. The new Wade Hampton High School looks like a huge, ugly box. The ugliest part faces the main highway. Go figure. And, of course, this will cause even more run-off into our already overloaded watershed.
My favorite weekly freebie, The Beat, was mercilessly run out of business several months ago while in its incarnation as MetroBeat. The culprit, of course, was the megalithic Gannett News Corporation, and it’s local shill, The Greenville News. The Greenville Cage Liner started it’s own weekly rag called, The Link, which went head to head … Read More “The Tyranny of Gannett” »
Last night we attended a writer’s symposium at Furman entitled "Writing Towards Home". The symposium featured Ashley Warlick, Tommy Hayes, Mindy Friddle, and George Singleton, all of whom have novels set in Upstate South Carolina. The symposium was well attended by the literazzi of Greenville – mostly writer wannabees and some eccentrics. It was almost … Read More “Writing Towards Home” »
What a motto. At least it’s better than some of the ones that got put up when I used to work here.
When I got back to the Deep South from spending a year in the Tucson desert, four things really struck me – the humidity how green everything is southern accents and the overabundance of radio evangelists. Upon my return I was driving around and scanning the radio stations when I came upon this jewel… … Read More “New Wingnut Entertainment in Town” »