6-9:30 p.m. Through Dec. 31, Drive-through only Christmas lights on for viewing: at the main campus of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood. Visit: www.conniemaxwell.com.

“In those days and at that time, I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. (Jeremiah 33:15 NIV)

I was recently reading an article about how our sense of smell is strongly intertwined with our memories and emotions. This isn’t big news to most of us and it’s the reason I’ve consistently worn the same perfume for years. I want the people in my life to remember me every time they catch of…

7 p.m. today (Saturday), Newberry Opera House: Mike Super: Magic and Illusion. Tickets: $65 (students half-price). Purchase tickets at newberryoperahouse.com or 803-276-6264. Reduced capacity seating. Fees apply at checkout. All sales final.

Miami Vice, Murder She Wrote, Purple Rain, The Cosby Show, Nightmare on Elm Street, Night Court, Highway to Heaven, Van Halen 1984, Sixteen Candles, Punky Brewster, E/R, Muppet Babies, the personal Apple Computer, Springsteen’s Born in the USA Album and Gremlins.

As the holiday season approaches, what’s on the menu is in focus more than what’s in the garden. However, indoor plants and gifts can brighten the season and keep gardeners’ thumbs green. If you cannot be with loved ones this year, one plant that ships exceptionally well and provides cheerfu…

Q: We sent our daughter a recent article of yours hoping it might cause her to rethink her approach to raising our grandson. It was not well-received and she is no longer speaking to us. The child, age 4, is quite ill-behaved. Our daughter makes one excuse after another for him: he was prema…

Cicero, a Roman philosopher who lived in the first century B.C., stated that gratitude is not only the greatest virtue but also the source from which all other virtues flow. Being that Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner for those of us who live in the United States, it is probably ap…

Today, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House: Tupelo Honey: A Van Morrison Celebration. Tickets: $65. Purchase tickets at: newberryoperahouse.com or 803-276-6264. Reduced capacity seating. Fees apply at checkout. All sales final.

The minds behind reviving “Touring Greenwood County”— a compilation of motor tours written more than a century ago — say putting the newspaper series in a book form is a way to preserve “a primary source and local history.”

One of the most under-appreciated services of Clemson Extension is the laboratory testing services for soil testing. Not to be confused with “dirt,” soil is a complex structure of particles, nutrients, air, water and living organisms. The success of any growing endeavor starts in the soil. F…

Perfecting Baptist Church, 111 Cross Creek Connector, will celebrate Founders Day and senior pastor G. Curtis Patterson’s birthday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot.

I think that everyone would agree that we have been through and continue to journey through a brutal political season as a nation. We are divided by Red, Blue, Republican, Democrat, Conservative and Liberal. People are on edge as they believe the future of our nation rests on the policies of…

It’s funny, sort of, the things some parents want to believe. An example concerns children who’ve developed full-blown “eating disorders” by age 3.

The Rev. Deloris Henderson and the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church family will dedicate the church center to honor the late Rev. Willie S. Harrison from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, with a drop-in.