Growing Up in the South

The Tragedy of Alice Flagg

A plain marble slab marks the final resting place in a historical cemetery in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The inscription on the marble top simply reads, “Alice.” Born to a prominent  family, Alice Flagg grew

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Vicksburg and the 4th of July

It was a necessary victory. General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Department of Tennessee had already made several attempts to reach the Breadbasket of the Confederacy, and with each defeat, refused to give up. 

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Ol’ Man River

Recently I purchased a book about Mark Twain written by a local author. For years I have enjoyed the collection of stories Mr. Twain has blessed us with, and his fascination with the Mississippi intrigues

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Catherine Moore Barry

In 1776, when war broke out, the Moore’s of Walnut Grove Plantation, were in imminent danger. Tensions were rising, and not just between the Americans and the British. The colonists were in an uproar—there was

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The Vidalia Onion

What makes the world famous Vidalia onion so unusually different? How is it that this succulent vegetable has such an ambrosial flavor? In late spring, 1931, in Toombs County Georgia, Moses Coleman made a disheartening

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