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AB Podcast #3: Columbia’s Comedienne, Jenn Snyder

  Editor Meeghan Kane and Feature Editor Brittany Braddock join comedienne Jenn Snyder in the AB podcast studio. Snyder talks about life on the road, building confidence and community, creating momentum here at home, and the fact that some ladies just have low voices. She’s chasing her dreams, and we’re just happy we got to … [Read more…]

6 Real Symbols of South Carolina’s Southern Pride

Photo Taken By Jenni Brennison

6 Real Symbols of South Carolina’s Southern Pride  The Confederate battle flag was an antiquated symbol for a way of life no longer relevant or desirable for most present-day South Carolinians. So, where can you look to find symbols that more accurately reflect who we are as a people? I have a few suggestions. 6. Our … [Read more…]

The Fabulous Moolah


Off Percival Road, close to the intersection of Interstates 20 and 77, is Moolah Drive. The house at the end of the road has been the home to many women over the past five decades, but its most famous denizen was its owner, Mary Ellison. Born in 1923, Ellison was a native of the almost … [Read more…]

Southern Women in the Pines

Caroline Dorman
Photo credit: Image credit: Cammie G. Henry Research Center, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

On this day in 1888, conservationist Caroline Dorman was born in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. She grew up in nearby Briarwood and later studied literature and art at Judson College in Marion, Alabama. She taught school for a few years before returning to her childhood hometown. There, she developed a life-changing and lasting interest in botany … [Read more…]