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D. C. Moody

Position: Staff writer
E-Mail Address: dmoody@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 864-855-0355


About D. C. Moody

David, a native of Anderson, is a graduate of Lander University with a bachelor of arts degree in English. A twice published novelist, David is also a professional copywriter with professional experience in media advertising. A father of two boys, he enjoys spending his time with family and friends. He can be reached at 864-855-0355, on his cell phone at 980-241-2282 or by email at dmoody@civitasmedia.com

Latest Stories by D. C. Moody

Let me begin by making the following disclaimer: Just like the rest of you, I DO NOT WANT any new taxes.
Now, having said that, what you read from this point on may give you a different impression, and when you're convinced I am a tax and spend liberal, in what passes for present day nomenclature, please refer back to the opening lines of this col

Only one way to eat an elephant — one bite at a time

Let me begin by making the following disclaimer: Just like the rest of you, I DO NOT WANT any new taxes. Now, having said that, what you read from this point on may give you a different impression, and when you're convinced I am a tax and spend liberal, in what passes for present day nomenclature, please refer back to the opening lines of this col

Let me begin by making the following disclaimer: Just like the rest of you, I DO NOT WANT any new taxes.
Now, having said that, what you read from this point on may give you a different impression, and when you're convinced I am a tax and spend liberal, in what passes for present day nomenclature, please refer back to the opening lines of this col

Only one way to eat an elephant — one bite at a time

Let me begin by making the following disclaimer: Just like the rest of you, I DO NOT WANT any new taxes. Now, having said that, what you read from this point on may give you a different impression, and when you're convinced I am a tax and spend liberal, in what passes for present day nomenclature, please refer back to the opening lines of this col

EASLEY — A Jan. 26 fire at Colony Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley has been ruled an accident by Easley Fire Department personnel with no injuries resulting from the blaze.
According to a statement issued by the EFD, the fire was in the kitchen area of Apartment A8 with a 911 report coming at 1:49 p.m. First responders were able

Apartment fire ruled accidental

EASLEY — A Jan. 26 fire at Colony Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley has been ruled an accident by Easley Fire Department personnel with no injuries resulting from the blaze. According to a statement issued by the EFD, the fire was in the kitchen area of Apartment A8 with a 911 report coming at 1:49 p.m. First responders were able

Pickens High names new head football coach

PICKENS — The Pickens High School Blue Flame has announced the newest head coach in Blue Flame football history with the announcement of John Boggs as the team's new head coach. Boggs, a member of the Blue Flame staff, served as an assistant last year and is also a math teacher at Pickens High School. He seems anxious to get to work. ̶

Pickens High names new head football coach

PICKENS — The Pickens High School Blue Flame has announced the newest head coach in Blue Flame football history with the announcement of John Boggs as the team's new head coach. Boggs, a member of the Blue Flame staff, served as an assistant last year and is also a math teacher at Pickens High School. He seems anxious to get to work. ̶

OCONEE COUNTY — Oconee State Park was the site of the Area Six Orienteering Championships and the Easley High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps easily finished atop a strong field in the competition, claiming the title.
Twenty-two NJROTC units from across North Carolina and the Palmetto State met Jan. 10 for the competition

Easley NJROTC 'plots' way to championship

OCONEE COUNTY — Oconee State Park was the site of the Area Six Orienteering Championships and the Easley High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps easily finished atop a strong field in the competition, claiming the title. Twenty-two NJROTC units from across North Carolina and the Palmetto State met Jan. 10 for the competition

EASLEY — A resident of Country Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley spotted smoke coming from a nearby apartment at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday and acted quickly, alerting 911 and assisting the apartment's resident to safety.
“I was working on my car and smelled smoke and I thought it had something to do with that,” th

Fire causes damage at Crestview Road Apartments

EASLEY — A resident of Country Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley spotted smoke coming from a nearby apartment at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday and acted quickly, alerting 911 and assisting the apartment's resident to safety. “I was working on my car and smelled smoke and I thought it had something to do with that,” th

EASLEY — A resident of Country Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley spotted smoke coming from a nearby apartment at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday and acted quickly, alerting 911 and assisting the apartment's resident to safety.
“I was working on my car and smelled smoke and I thought it had something to do with that,” th

Fire causes damage at Crestview Road Apartments

EASLEY — A resident of Country Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley spotted smoke coming from a nearby apartment at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday and acted quickly, alerting 911 and assisting the apartment's resident to safety. “I was working on my car and smelled smoke and I thought it had something to do with that,” th

EASLEY — A 15-year-old Easley High School student arrested by Easley Police Department officials Jan. 23 on the campus of Easley High School faces multiple charges.
According to information from the School District of Pickens County and EPD, the arrest and resulting charges were the culmination of a series of events that had begun “a c

EHS student charged in incident at school

EASLEY — A 15-year-old Easley High School student arrested by Easley Police Department officials Jan. 23 on the campus of Easley High School faces multiple charges. According to information from the School District of Pickens County and EPD, the arrest and resulting charges were the culmination of a series of events that had begun “a c

EASLEY — A 15-year-old Easley High School student arrested by Easley Police Department officials Jan. 23 on the campus of Easley High School faces multiple charges.
According to information from the School District of Pickens County and EPD, the arrest and resulting charges were the culmination of a series of events that had begun “a c

EHS student charged in incident at school

EASLEY — A 15-year-old Easley High School student arrested by Easley Police Department officials Jan. 23 on the campus of Easley High School faces multiple charges. According to information from the School District of Pickens County and EPD, the arrest and resulting charges were the culmination of a series of events that had begun “a c

PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees and district officials have responded to a petition drive by the Conservatives of the Upstate and the Pickens Taxpayers Association to curb any new tax increase being considered.
The petition is specifically asking for signatures to be presented to the b

School district, board chair respond to petition

PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees and district officials have responded to a petition drive by the Conservatives of the Upstate and the Pickens Taxpayers Association to curb any new tax increase being considered. The petition is specifically asking for signatures to be presented to the b

PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees and district officials have responded to a petition drive by the Conservatives of the Upstate and the Pickens Taxpayers Association to curb any new tax increase being considered.
The petition is specifically asking for signatures to be presented to the b

SDPC, board chair respond to 'no taxes' petition

PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees and district officials have responded to a petition drive by the Conservatives of the Upstate and the Pickens Taxpayers Association to curb any new tax increase being considered. The petition is specifically asking for signatures to be presented to the b

State's roads are costly — financially and in lives

PICKENS COUNTY — TRIP, a national transportation research group, released findings concerning South Carolina's roadways and although the news wasn't good, considering the comments out of the state capitol, it wasn't unexpected either. In a meeting held in Spartanburg, TRIP Executive Director Will Wilkins addressed the conditions of South Car

Groups support Martin's push for CDV law changes

PICKENS COUNTY — Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, has been involved in changing state legislation concerning criminal domestic violence though the submission of Senate Bill 3 and at least two major groups are in the senator's corner. Real M. A. D., an acronym for Real Men Against Domestic violence, has issu

PICKENS COUNTY — With debate heating up over possible tax hikes to fund the School District of Pickens County and a vote expected in the spring, two conservative groups have started a petition drive to thwart any tax increase by SDPC's board of trustees.
According to a release issued by Conservatives of the Upstate, the organization has part

Just say no to taxes

PICKENS COUNTY — With debate heating up over possible tax hikes to fund the School District of Pickens County and a vote expected in the spring, two conservative groups have started a petition drive to thwart any tax increase by SDPC's board of trustees. According to a release issued by Conservatives of the Upstate, the organization has part

PICKENS COUNTY— A collapsed floor in an ongoing construction project in northern Pickens County sent at least one worker to the hospital for medical care with three total injuries on Tuesday.
The accident is being investigated by the Holly Springs Fire Department, as well as other Pickens County agencies.
The construction project, part of a

Floor collapse injures three

PICKENS COUNTY— A collapsed floor in an ongoing construction project in northern Pickens County sent at least one worker to the hospital for medical care with three total injuries on Tuesday. The accident is being investigated by the Holly Springs Fire Department, as well as other Pickens County agencies. The construction project, part of a

EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the Economy Luncheon at Tri-County Technical College's Easley campus and the news was a mixed bag.
Dr. Scott Baier was the keynote speaker, bringing an impressive set of credentials to the table including stints with Clemson University and Notre Dame, as well as servi

Economist brings lukewarm news to local business owners

EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the Economy Luncheon at Tri-County Technical College's Easley campus and the news was a mixed bag. Dr. Scott Baier was the keynote speaker, bringing an impressive set of credentials to the table including stints with Clemson University and Notre Dame, as well as servi

I had a sort of epiphany recently, and I'm almost ashamed to actually call it an epiphany because when someone says that, it usually means there was some sort of life changing realization, leading to an improvement in someone's life. This is absolutely nothing like that.
Having a three-day weekend, in theory, I was trolling television over the wee

Reality isn't really reality on TV

I had a sort of epiphany recently, and I'm almost ashamed to actually call it an epiphany because when someone says that, it usually means there was some sort of life changing realization, leading to an improvement in someone's life. This is absolutely nothing like that. Having a three-day weekend, in theory, I was trolling television over the wee

Groups support Martin's push for CDV law changes

PICKENS COUNTY — Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, has been involved in changing state legislation concerning criminal domestic violence though the submission of Senate Bill 3 and at least two major groups are in the senator's corner. Real M. A. D., an acronym for Real Men Against Domestic violence, has issu

Groups back CDV law changes

PICKENS COUNTY — Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, has been involved in changing state legislation concerning criminal domestic violence though the submission of Senate Bill 3 and at least two major groups are in the senator's corner. Real M. A. D., an acronym for Real Men Against Domestic violence, has issu





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