“Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you.” — Stealers Wheel

BRADLEY — Lauren Noel Cutter of Greenwood, SC, and Justin Tyler White of Abbeville, SC, were recently united in marriage at four o’clock in the afternoon on February 22, 2020 at Cedar Ridge Plantation in Bradley, SC.

We’ve all experienced some rips and snags in the fabric of our lives these past few weeks, but a potential one has, I confess, filled me with a just a tiny bit of mean-girl satisfaction. Since it’s not a matter of life and death, maybe it’s okay to be just a little happy that, with hair salo…

When tragedy strikes, we often gain a renewed perspective on life. We see the world differently. In Mark 8, Jesus addresses the ability to see. The chapter begins with the story of Jesus feeding 4,000 people with only a few loaves and fish. Everyone had their fill. Some were probably amazed …

Per the old Chinese saying, “May you live in interesting times,” it may be that the most interesting of times are those when people do not want to hear the truth — as in the present, or so it would seem.

What a strange time in which we find ourselves living. I hardly have to tell you about it, because you, too, know it well: a mysterious virus, social distancing, lost jobs, and more change each and every day. Wasn’t it just yesterday we were stringing up Christmas lights, meeting a friend fo…

So, it’s happening. My kids are getting ready for online classes, and all extra assistance and tutoring will be done by yours truly. Along with the Abbeville Opera House director of entertainment, the host of my new “Mike on the Mic” radio show coming to WZLA 92.9, part-time comic, columnist…

Miss Langley Ann Minton and Mr. Larry Brantley Richardson, Jr. were united in marriage, in a private ceremony, on March 28, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, South Carolina. Reverend Doctor Kyle Hite of Greenwood officiated.

The COVID-19 pandemic is here. It is real and it is having an impact on this world, this country, this state and this community. This pandemic has disrupted our lives in every imaginable sector including work, school, play, sports, entertainment and politics. It is changing the way we social…

If you’re like me, you keep an emergency pandemic playlist always at the ready. And, unfortunately, there’s never been a more appropriate time to maintain social distancing while still finding solace in melody and lyrics. As you process the seriousness of our present situation, music can eas…

Just when enough time had passed for us to forget the disturbing images of Black Friday shoppers acting like demon-possessed barbarians, the panicky villagers are storming the gates of stores again with their torches and pitchforks to hoard toilet paper because of the Coronavirus scare.

Old Mount Zion Baptist Church (Epworth) will host Region Three of the South Carolina E&M Convention leadership workshop at 9 a.m. today. Workshop is open to all leaders of the church. Theme: Equipping the Church through Effective Leadership”.

Blaise Pascal (1623–62) said there is no idea so bizarre that a philosopher has not advanced it. These days, the philosophers in question are psychologists and the bizarre ideas are their explanations of human behavior. Said explanations are bizarre because (trust me on this, I am one) psych…

If you are like me, you have heard and seen more than enough about COVID-19 to last a lifetime; however, little of it has been religious in nature. So, let me share some thoughts from a Christian perspective. Maybe it will help inject a bit of hope and less despair into the conversation.

Rock Presbyterian Church will suspend all activities and gatherings until further notice. The church office will be open throughout the week. Conduct, do so via email or phone at 864-993-6804.

South Carolina Children’s Theatre Co-Artistic Directors Betsy Bisson and Matt Giles knew “Annie” would be the perfect show to open the 2020-21 Main Stage season. The 2020-21 season will be the first to be produced in its entirety at the theater’s new Theatre Arts and Education Center for Chi…

Benny and Carolyn Campbell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 1, 2020, with a reception given in their honor by their youngest son at Greenwood Christian School, Greenwood, SC. The couple was married on Feb. 13, 1970 in Greenwood, SC.

Dates and listings are subject to change. Some venues and performers might cancel or reschedule events in the coming days as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Please check for updates with the venue or at indexjournal.com.

Concert organist and organ builder Doug Marshall, one half of the Marshall and Ogletree digital organ-building duo, was scheduled to give a free recital on one of the pair’s newest digital organ installations March 22 at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Greenwood, but the event ha…

Be forewarned: at least one act in the April 4 Lip Sync Battle fundraiser for Beyond Abuse at Piedmont Technical College’s Medford Center includes copious amounts of glitter on stage and platform boots.

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