One thing that I love about music is that you can dip your toe in the water sometimes and get a glimpse or a snapshot of songs, albums, or genres that other people are extremely passionate about.

Henry Hoyt Fuller and Evelyn Jean Crumpton Fuller were married on Friday, September 18, 1970 at East Side Baptist Church, Greenwood, SC, with Jean’s Daddy, James W. Crumpton, officiating.

A grandmother in Arkansas says her adult children have great difficulty telling their children what to do. They turn instructions — more accurately, what they think are instructions — into questions and then wonder why their kids don’t seem to appreciate their timidity.

In the past few months, we have been reminded in painful ways that we still have work to do — prayer work and practical work — in the area of racial justice and equity. In the past few months, we have been consumed by a pandemic which has brought sickness, death, fear, and isolation. During …

We hear a lot these days about being “woke,” which a trendy online dictionary defines as “the act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue.” Now, class, let’s use “woke” in a sentence: “Most people don’t care about how climate change is affecting musk oxen in Gr…

Some foods and drinks are labeled “naturally flavored” and others “artificially flavored.” What’s the difference? (Asked by a curious culinary reader.) Reply: First, a little flavorful background. Flavor is a sensory impression of a food or other substance that is determined by the chemical …

Though you wouldn’t know it from my Polish maiden name, I am half Italian. And as most Italians do, I love garlic. I guess you could say it’s in my blood! Well, fall is an excellent time to plant garlic. You’ll need full sun and a fertile, loamy soil. If your soil is too compacted, it can hi…

As just about everyone who has lived with a child for more than two years knows, the most potentially dangerous thing one can say to a toddler is “no.” That single syllable strikes deep into the core of the reptilian portion of the toddler brain, arousing a reaction that dwarfs Godzilla’s mo…

If you’re like me, opening social media in September of 2020, especially Twitter, can feel a bit like when you open up that pressure packed cannister of Pillsbury crescent rolls. You know, the one that explodes once you poke it a little bit. Terse partisan political rage, blatant racism, hat…

Despite all of the disruptions of 2020, many of us gained an appreciation for time with family and the simpler things. We looked around our homes and yard and dug in, figuratively and literally. Even if you didn’t join in the garden rush, many Americans did. Tough times often spur on seed sa…

One of the first statements made by the professor of my seminary preaching class, you know the class meant to shape us all into the next generation of Billy Grahams, was that the average person seated in the congregation will only hear one out of every three words a pastor says.

When I was in college, I brought a group of friends home to Greenwood to spend a night in the Emerald City over one of my Christmas breaks. My little sister, Catherine, was about 8 years old at the time, and she was thoroughly enamored with the concept of magic.

Daniel (Dan) Lee Grubbs and Allie (LaNelle) Dow Grubbs were married on Aug. 22, 1970 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 22, 2020, at Harris Baptist Church with a celebration hosted by their children.

COLUMBIA – Catherine Tatum Watson and John Patrick Bradley, both of Columbia, were united in marriage at six o’clock in the evening on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at an intimate family ceremony at Shandon United Methodist Church in Columbia. The Reverend Clarence Earl Kanipe, Jr. officiated at …

Sheyene Marki Randolph of Ware Shoals, SC, and Robert Walter Johnson of Greenwood, SC, were united in marriage by Sheyene’s uncle, Reverend Mark T. Strickland, at Cokesbury College in Hodges, SC, on August 22, 2020.

Q: We have a 5-year-old who obsesses about dying. This has been going on for six months, ever since a child in the neighborhood died of a congenital genetic condition. Our son knew the boy and has been fearful of dying ever since. This is causing him lots of anxiety during the day and he is …

New pastor Mount Lebanon and Kinard United Methodist churches welcome their newly appointed pastor, the Rev. Arthur L. Gamble, and his wife, Zenovia. Gamble is a graduate of Hood Seminary, with a Master of Divinity degree. The Gambles are contributing to the music ministry of these two churches.

I have more than 4,400 Facebook friends. Being in the entertainment industry, I get friend requests from entertainers, fans, attendees at my shows and the friends of friends that send me requests for no reason other than our common acquaintances.

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