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Erin Shaw, USC School of Journalism

SNAP benefits should promote health

Susan Singleton admits to tearing up whenever she goes to the grocery store.

Instead of lean proteins like fish or chicken, she goes for the meat that’s about to expire because it’s what she can afford.

Instead of brand-name products, she fills her cart with knock-off items or whatever she has coupons for. The mother of three from Columbia  worries about what she is feeding her family.

“When I go to the store, I cannot buy healthy. I buy cheap,” Singleton said.


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Follow the Blooms embraces history

By Sherry Archie

With a touch of spring in the air, the shrubs, trees, and bulbs locally and across our state remind us of their beauty as they awaken from a long winter’s rest. To enjoy the beauty of season as well as learn a little more about the history of our state, you don’t have to travel far.


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Robinson celebrates the big 100

By Michele Roberts

There are many events that can be categorized as milestones in life – turning 16 or 21, getting married, having a baby or reaching a 50th wedding anniversary. But turning 100 years old is a milestone that warrants a large party, a party that draws hundreds of people.


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Area churces celebrate Holy Week

Easter Services

Today, March 24


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Remember when?

Memories aren't all good times

By Bill Evans

There was a time in my military life when some assignments were better than others. That’s just how it works with Uncle Sam.

Just about everybody knows the government sends a GI to some awful places. It’s a given there are some duty stations where the likelihood of getting shot ain’t nearly as bad as others. But soldiers don’t set policy, they follow orders. You go where you are sent.

It had been almost four years since my last overseas assignment.


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Jefferson couple shares secret to a long, happy marriage

The Kirkleys: 72 years and counting

By Laura Caskey

With the not-so-happy outcomes of many modern marriages, it’s welcoming news to hear of a marriage that has stood the tests of time.


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Recent sleep study shows an interesting correlation between sleep and exercise

Exercise is the key to a good night’s sleep

Chester Regional Medical Center release

Exercise can affect your sleep.

The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation began surveying American sleep health and behaviors in 1991.
NSF releases the poll findings as part of its 16th annual National Sleep Awareness Week campaign, held March 3-10, that culminates with the change to Daylight Saving Time on March 10.


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2013 concert series promises family entertainment

GlennMark brings music to Lancaster

By Michele Roberts

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a dream come true, especially when it offers many different benefits to a community and brings joy to all involved.


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Jones honored by S.C. Democrats; Sowell to speak at City of Light

Women in the News

Jones honored by Democratic Party
Clara Jones, Lancaster County Democratic Party chairwoman, was one of 50 people across South Carolina recently honored by the S.C. Democratic Party.


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Pregnancy Care Center director, Julie Walters, follows her calling

'Right where I'm supposed to be'

By Michele Roberts

When Julie Walters interviewed for the job of executive director at the Pregnancy Care Center last year, she felt hesitant and a little unsure that she was in the right place, in terms of her purpose in life. After just two days on the job, however, Walters would encounter a situation that provided all the confirmation she needed to know that she was right where she was supposed to be.


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