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The one year anniversary of the terrible shooting at the AME Church in Charleston is upon us. I think back on that day and the days following as being the saddest days in Charleston’ s history, as least during my 68 years as a Charlestonian. I have always loved Charleston. READ MORE >>

Memorial Day is always a time to remember those who have given their life so we could live in freedom. There are some old stories from the internet that are worthy of repeating on this Memorial Day.   Sometimes we all need a reminder. READ MORE >>

At a glance, the Chihuahuan desert does look barren but up close it is beautiful!   Our cactus education was inspiring and began in a cactus greenhouse just outside Fort Davis. The  greenhouse housed over 150 types of cacti!! A remarkable sight! READ MORE >>

Colleton County – Part 1 "We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage." - Teddy Roosevelt The drive from Charleston to Walterboro is a peaceful, green drive once you escape the hustle and bustle of the West Ashley area, which now is home to some of the most fantastically awful traffic in the Charleston area. READ MORE >>

A highlight of our Southwest Texas trip was seeing the Rio Grande, from up high, from riverside, and by way of a canoe trip. Not sure what I expected to find but the river is definitely not a formidable barrier on our Southern border! Some facts:  The Rio Grande is the 4th longest river in the USA at 1,896 miles. READ MORE >>

My Wife, Esther, and I recently spent 9 days in Southwest Texas, mostly in desert like areas. When driving from town to town in Southwest Texas, here are some thoughts that arose as we viewed the desert like landscapes.   Ø  It takes about an hour to drive the 60 to 70 miles between towns. READ MORE >>

On Good Friday, agency owner Henry Lowndes and his wife, Esther, visited some historic sites in Berkeley County. The first stop was at the ruins of the Biggin Church. The first Anglican church on the site was built in around 1710. These ruins are of the 4th church which burned in 1899 and are surrounded by an old cemetery. READ MORE >>

Almost 15 years ago in November of 2001, Lee Besse moved from Miami to Summerville to join his son, Jason, at C. T. Lowndes & Company. Lee came to our agency with an extensive insurance background and was hired as the agency’s first Human Resource Officer. READ MORE >>

It is time to turn your clocks forward one hour as Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13. And that means it is also a great opportunity to test your smoke alarms. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to check your smoke alarms at least once a month, by pushing the test button on the alarm. READ MORE >>

If you, like many millennials, do not have renter’s insurance, you are in the majority of renters. Over two thirds of renters are without renter’s insurance. So why don’t you have a renter’s homeowners insurance policy? READ MORE >>

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