From fusing together ideas inspired by two different shows, to putting their all into class assignments, students with works in Lander University’s 2020 Juried Art Exhibit are showcasing sculpture, ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, painting, photography and more.

I recently had the opportunity to join a near-capacity crowd at the Abbeville Opera House to experience the second annual Homegrown Songwriter’s Showcase. The event featured more than 30 local and regional artists performing original songs in a variety of genres and musical stylings.

You’re probably familiar with the bedtime rhyme, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.” Well, I would’ve been quite content to live out the rest of my days never fully understanding that little ditty, but unfortunately, I completely get it now.

In Luke 11:1, Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. They saw His prayer life and they wanted to know how to pray with intimacy like He did. Jesus answered their request by giving them a model prayer. That model prayer is not something to recite as much as it is an outline for our…

Q: Your recent series on punishment was thought-provoking. I agree children should have consequences when they misbehave. Nonetheless, would you please clarify when punishment becomes excessive? What is the line between reasonable and too much? When I was young, I was spanked with a belt on …

All presidents or a representative of each local missionary are asked to meet at the LRMBA Complex from 10 a.m.-noon today to make your report.

The 18 musicians who are part of the SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble are kicking off their second season with a 7:30 p.m. concert at Harbison Theatre in Columbia on Saturday.

It’s January, and I hope that all of my faithful readers have enjoyed a joyous holiday season. Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve have passed us by. Heck, we even have passed the two week period where most of us have already failed on our New Year’s resolutions.

In physics, we have a bunch of laws: Newton’s laws of motion, the law of reflection, and so on. However, a few more practical laws came across my screen the other day. I don’t know the source, but these are definitely by someone who knows a thing or two about life.

Q: Our 10-year-old granddaughter lives with us. We have custody of her but her father, our son, is now asking us for visitation privileges. I probably don’t need to tell you he and his ex-wife were not up to parental responsibilities. He says he’s cleaned up his act and wants a relationship …

As you read this column, I suspect you share my feeling of having settled into the new year. Work has resumed a more typical rhythm (as compared to the holidays), the kids are back in school, and we are no longer greeting one another with “Happy New Year!” — that seems belated at this point.…

Walker Chapel Baptist Church will have Ordination Services for Sabrie Oliver and Dorenda Sprowl at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at Jacob Chapel Baptist Church, 324 Woodlawn Road.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Eugene Minton, of Greenwood, SC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Langley Ann Minton of Greenwood, SC, to Larry Brantley Richardson Jr., of Greenwood, SC.

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