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I’m in the mood for longer days

I took a few minutes Googling sayings that centered on the word “mood.” Needless to say, there were thousands of quotes regarding moods. Good moods, bad moods, blah moods, upbeat moods — the list just went on and on.

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It’s time to get on my soapbox

If you missed my column last week, I admitted that I had become boring in my writing. That said, I rambled on about conversations I had with a pileated woodpecker and an owl. Since then, I have received e-mails and phone calls all asking me the same question: “What drug were you on when you wrote that?”

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Swap the rakes and chainsaws for some fun

I don’t know about you but, boy, am I ready to forget about raking up debris, chainsawing trees and all the other chores Hurricane Matthew left on my to-do list. Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t walk up to me and ask, “How is the fishing?” or, “Are the shrimp still around?”

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More tarpon tales — with a pig in the mix

My column last week where I talked about my love for tarpon fishing brought in a flood of emails — mostly where and how to catch them, but one particular email asking for more tarpon stories had me laughing so hard I came close to soiling myself.

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It’s hard to break a tarpon fishing addiction

Did you know we have broken the all-time record for consecutive days over 90 degrees? As of today, that number stands at 57! But being an avid weather freak, on Wednesday I noticed the first faint hint of fall. The air was clear, the cloud formations were different and even though it was still hot, I decided to get on the water and chase one of my all-time favorite fish: the mighty tarpon.

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'Feels like yesterday', mother says as she remembers her slain son

Janice Steve sits with her daughter, Angel, in their Varnville, S.C., home, as they recall their slain son and brother Ver'mon Steve, after playing Mark Schultz's "A Different Kind of Christmas" on her smartphone. Ver'mon's remains were found on St. Helena Island although the cause and manner of his death have not yet been determined. Janice Steve believes her son was shot.
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'Feels like yesterday', mother says as she remembers her slain son 0:53

'Feels like yesterday', mother says as she remembers her slain son

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The real Greene Street

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Zion Williamson dunks during semi-final game

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This puppy survived being hogtied, and thrown from a car window