Southern Snaps

Pat Bates: A Good and Gracious Life

In many and varied ways, Pat Bates personifies all that is good and gracious in life, a woman who finds beauty in both the ordinary and the extraordinary: the benediction of a Murrells Inlet sunset, the exhilaration of a hard-fought tennis match, the instant transformation of new paint on an old wall, the enduring and […]

The Honorable Kaye Hearn: South Carolina Supreme Court Justice-Elect

Those who know Kaye Gorenflo Hearn will tell you that the word honorable is more than just a title before her name: it is a way of life. The Conway resident’s recent election as the second woman to sit on the South Carolina Supreme Court caps a distinguished legal career which began in 1977. A […]

Saving Starfish

By Leslie Moore

Saving Starfish

There’s a popular story that tells of a woman walking along the beach and throwing stranded starfish back into the water. When asked why she was doing this when it was impossible to save the thousands of starfish washed up on the beach, the rescuer replied that was certainly very important to the ones she […]

Dottie Dixon’s Wonderful Life

Tucked away on a quiet street in Litchfield Country Club, Dottie Dixon and her husband, John, live a quiet and satisfying life. Dottie is a well-known local artist who has won numerous awards and is exhibited in several local galleries. Her work has appeared on the cover of Sasee twice in the past few years. […]

On June 24, 2006, a tiny grey-haired lady in a bright blue cap and gown came forward to commence the dedication ceremony of the newly restored Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Education Center. Raising her arms toward the sky, Mary Canty exclaimed, “To God be the glory. Great things He has done!” All […]

When the Sasee staff decided to highlight CASA (Citizens Against Spouse Abuse) in our April issue, I was excited. I knew what CASA did and felt this organization was important to our community. I called JoAnne Patterson, director of the Horry/Georgetown CASA district, and learned a lot in that brief phone call. What I was […]

Twenty miles west of Georgetown, on the outskirts of the once thriving village of Andrews, a small miracle is taking place. In an abandoned knitting mill, twenty talented and experienced sewing machine operators are working again, doing what they love to do in an uncanny reversal of fate. These workers, whose jobs were outsourced to […]

With a hard hat covering her stylish blond hair, Tammy Pahel is as at home on the construction site at she is in her office, or on the job designing and managing some of the finest spas in the world. Her company, Spa Management Solutions, designed, built, and now manages the new Cinzia The Spa […]

It is the end of a perfect fall day. The setting sun casts an iridescent glow on the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, a 40 foot fiberglass boat, and its 22 paddlers, working in sync to the tom-tom beat of a leather drum. The occasional clack of paddles in a High Five is followed by […]

The Things We Crave

By Leslie Moore

There are certain pleasures in life that we, as women, know are special – a piece of delicious chocolate, a glass of good wine and, of course, who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes! To celebrate our Cravings issue, we are pleased to introduce you to three local women who bring us some of […]

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