Articles by SCMFG/Staff

Teachers get much-deserved recognition during STEM Education Month

  Tracy Elmore said that when COVID-19 was spreading across South Carolina, she didn’t see how she would be able to sanitize the many metal pieces her students use to build robots, so she found an alternative. Elmore, a STEM teacher at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School in Kershaw…



Where do you make your money?

The question may seem obvious to most people. For example, I decide I want to buy a new pickle ball paddle. I go to my local sporting goods store, make a selection and pay for it. The store received a payment from me hopefully at a value…





My Cousin, Liberace

Now, I don’t want to come off too cosmopolitan and potentially frighten away readers who have come to love and appreciate my down-home charm, BUT… Liberace is my cousin. Let me explain. I have written previously in “Southern Stories” about my grandma, Nellie, who was a tiny…



Should you use a specialist or a generalist?

Recently, I visited my family doctor for my annual physical. We covered the normal, routine small talk, reviewed the results of my lab work, and overall, I was given a clean bill of health. I have been dealing with some annoying chronic issues for years. Each annual…


Capturing Data Digitally: Has something been lost?

Before the digital revolution and Industry 4.0, it was emphasized that engagement in problem solving increased when associates tracked data and followed trends by hand.  This tactile engagement helped associates to see problems and their root causes more readily.  This eventually led them to become more creative…