Post Tagged with: "George Graf"

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Very official-looking room

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Very official-looking room

Hanahan photographer Chuck Boyd sent along this very official-looking local mystery.  But what and where is it?  Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Virginia sleuth solves tough mystery
Last week’s mystery was one of the toughest ever.  It sought the location of a portrait of retired Democratic U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings of Isle of Palms was one of the toughest in a long time. 

Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant  got a half mark for knowing that the portrait was moved from what was the Hollings Judicial Center before it was renamed for the late federal judge Waties Waring.  Upon the renaming, which was requested by Hollings (the only time a federal building has been renamed like this), the portrait was moved to Columbia.

But only one Currents reader — George Graf of Palmyra, Va., — knew that the portrait is now in a room in a new part of the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina that is named in honor of Hollings. 

by · 12/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY PHOTO: Large bronze statue

MYSTERY PHOTO: Large bronze statue

Here’s a large bronze statue, but where is it and who is it?  Bonus points:  Why sculpted it?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.” Photo sleuth George Graf of Palmyra, Va., proved his mettle and deserves a medal or something better […]

by · 11/27/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
FEEDBACK:   Memories from 100 years ago and more on evacuation readiness

FEEDBACK:   Memories from 100 years ago and more on evacuation readiness

P.C. Coker, Charleston: “As Theodore White said in the Making of the President 1960, three things were the center of American discourse after World War II, civil rights, television, and the bomb. To that I would add for the South, air conditioning. ” Click to read more thoughts, including a letter from George Graf.

by · 09/25/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Twin towers

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Twin towers

This just might be too easy for many of our sleuths, but we liked this reminder of a great place submitted by a reader.  Where could it be?  And why are there two towers?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.  Please also write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

by · 07/31/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this flower growing?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this flower growing?

There should be enough clues in this photo that  you can figure out where this flower is growing.  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Italianate palace outside of the Carolinas

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Italianate palace outside of the Carolinas

Photo sleuth George Graf of Palmyra, Va., (the state might be a clue) sent in this photo of an Italianate mansion for readers to identify.  Give it your best shot.  (We had never heard of the place.)  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

FEEDBACK:  On gas tax proposal and mentorship program

FEEDBACK: On gas tax proposal and mentorship program

Fred Sales, James Island: “On the gas tax for roads: The proposal is a start, but given 30 years of the same gas tax, plus inflation, we need a real kick start. At minimum, an increase of 10 cents and additional hikes until it gets in line.” Also, a letter from George Graf on mentoring.

by · 02/06/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
MYSTERY:  Coastal puzzler

MYSTERY: Coastal puzzler

Drive a few hours south and you might have seen this building, recently photographed by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard. Where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 01/23/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
FEEDBACK: On books for kids, President Obama

FEEDBACK: On books for kids, President Obama

George Graf: What a fabulous program. Getting children to enter pre-school or kindergarten on a much more level playing field is key to helping the early disadvantaged to keep up with their peers. Pouring money into school “catch up” programs for the lives of the disadvantaged students only seems to make a small dent in closing their peer gap.

by · 01/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
MYSTERY:  Look familiar?

MYSTERY: Look familiar?

Veteran photo sleuth George Graf of Palmyra, Va., sent along this mystery photo that looks like it could be in Charleston, but is it? (Hint: Probably not.) But where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 01/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos