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Upstate Outdoors
April 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Phillip Gentry Imagine for a minute that a restaurant in town opened up and gave away free food. A No waiting, all-you-can-eat restaurant, that was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People would eat there, a lot. That scenario is essentially what you have occurring in most of the lakes and...
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Upstate Outdoors
April 12, 2019 - 9:29 am
Phillip Gentry The state of South Carolina is home to a variety of lakes, rivers, and impoundments that hold abundant numbers of crappie. While a debate over the best crappie locations in the state could rage on for hours, there would be a very small number of people who would put Lake Keowee at...
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Upstate Outdoors
April 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Phillip Gentry All the focus this week-end is on bass fishing as the Bassmaster Elite tour makes another stop at Lake Hartwell. This tournament is a regular tour stop, unlike the Bassmaster Classics that were held on the lake in 2015 and again in 2018. If bass fishing is more your thing over bass...
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Upstate Outdoors
March 29, 2019 - 4:36 pm
Phillip Gentry The Bassmaster Elite Series and MLF Bass Pro Tour don’t have anything on bass anglers who fish from plastic boats thanks in large part to two national organizations who have organized national, regional and local bass fishing tournaments that provide that competitive outlet for kayak...
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Upstate Outdoors
March 22, 2019 - 4:10 pm
Phillip Gentry Hunting season for Easter Wild Turkey opened last Wednesday, but this week-end represents the first turkey hunting outing of the year for many Upstate hunters. With dwindling numbers of birds being reported by state wildlife biologists and hunter participation remaining at high...
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Upstate Outdoors
March 08, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Located in the northwest corner of South Carolina, beautiful, pristine Lake Joccassee offers anglers a variety of fishing adventures that are found nowhere else in the state. The 7,500 acre mountain lake is the deepest in the state, measuring depths of nearly 300 feet. The lake is fed by four...
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Upstate Outdoors
March 01, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Phillip Gentry The majority of anglers across the Upstate are looking forward to spring time fishing while at the same time wondering when the rain is finally going to let up. The above average rainfall has made most area lakes a mess with flooding muddy water that looks more like tomato soup than...
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February 27, 2019 - 12:39 pm
Ask Ken Coleman Zero in on your passion Q : I’m 23, and I currently work at a community college as a student liaison where I help incoming students acclimate to college life. My dream job is to work specifically with first generation Hispanic students in the same sort of capacity, but instead of...
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Dave Ramsey
February 26, 2019 - 11:45 am
Dear Dave, I’m single and a firefighter, and we have a pension plus a 457(b) retirement plan. I’m not contributing to the 457(b) right now, because I’m following your plan and in Baby Step 2, which is paying off debt. Our retirement plan is managed by a big life insurance company, but I know you...
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February 20, 2019 - 5:05 pm
By Christy Wright Did you know that by the middle of February, 80 percent of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions? As a certified business coach and best-selling author, I’ve worked with thousands of women who struggle to stay motivated past the January high—especially when things get...
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