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Krystyn Winch, USC School of Journalism

Spending time in nature boosts brain health

Quantifiable data shows that reducing stress and brain fatigue is as simple as taking a walk in the park.


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Military News

Coleman finishes basic training


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The Bailes' hard yardwork pays off

From thorns to flowers: March Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Back in April 2007 when Mike and Mashalle Bailesfirst purchased their home at 930 Sherwood Circle, they realized the house and yard needed a little attention. With the windows of the house almost covered in overgrown hollies, English ivy and the thorny spikes of ileagnes throughout the yard, the Bailes had to make a few choices.


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Four Great Falls Middle School girls raise money for concert tickets

Girls on a mission

By Nancy Parsons

GREAT FALLS – They want to go to a One Direction concert.


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Erin Shaw, USC School of Journalism

Holding on to Hope: Apparent HIV cure encouraging for highly infected South Carolina

News of a Mississippi newborn supposedly cured of an HIV infection has HIV advocates and researchers in South Carolina hopeful as well as skeptical.


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Tree Talk with Joanna Angle

Chocoholic? Just thank a cacao tree

Following Valentine’s Day and the shelves piled high with those heart-shaped boxes of candy, I have been thinking about the pleasure cacao trees have given the world.

The fruit of the cacao tree are large football-shaped pods, each containing up to100 seeds. Cacao seeds are the basis of all chocolate. The seeds, or beans, are very bitter, but the pulp that surrounds them is sweet and when it is allowed to ferment, the bitterness of the beans is reduced and they develop a heady chocolaty aroma.


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February Yard of the Month

Free therapy, no doctor required

By Sherry Archie

Back in 1999 when Michael Burgess first began working at Hartley Funeral Home, little did he know one day he would end up owning and operating the business.


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Tree Talk with Joanna Angle

Surprise Snow Storm

“Snow snow on the ground
Sun is sinking down down down
Trees trees covered in white
People gasp at the sight.”
— Miranda Will,
“A Snowy Sunset”

Saturday , Feb. 16 we stood by the kitchen windows gasping and gaping as a surprise snowstorm swirled around us.

By 5 p.m. it seemed that we were in the middle of a blizzard with near white-out conditions.


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Community joins in Buford Battleground clean-up

Not from around here

By Greg Summers

By late Saturday afternoon, Feb. 9, the 20-yard metal dumpster between the Daughters of the American Revolution monument at Buford Battleground and the monument placed there during the 226th anniversary was full of brush and yard debris for the second time.


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The 18th annual LCCA gala

Art & Soul

By Sherry Archie

Would you like to spend an elegant evening in support of the arts?


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