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Stop believing lies, follow the truth

In John 1: 4, John writes to a friend in church and says: I could have no greater joy than to hear that our people and children are following the truth.
Our own people are not looking or following the truth today.
Letter writer Sheila Bickford claims civil rights as a Democrat supported policy.
The DNC website in its “Our Party Our History” section also starts out with a lie by saying, “For more than 200 years our party has led the fight for civil rights...”


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Indian Land track reflects Kersey’s spirit

When Wayne Kersey greets students and athletes, who knew his late son, Indian Land High School wrestling coach and Indian Land Elementary teacher Mike Kersey, he says he can see his son’s spirit.
Coach Kersey, who died last fall as a result of an ATV accident at his home, continues to have a lasting impact on his students and athletes.
Often Kersey’s familiar words – “Don’t pace yourself, push yourself,” were an inspiration to those he guided in class or the arena.


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Remember Dad on his special day

Dads, credit Sonora Smart Dodd for that tie you always wanted, hand-drawn, crayon-colored greeting card and all the attention lavished on you today. Why? Because Dodd was an equal opportunist daughter.
While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909 at Central Methodist Episcopal Church in Spokane, Wash., Dodd got to thinking that fathers deserved special recognition, too.


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Be sure to honor mother today

No doubt you know what today is – Mother’s Day. The day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the ones who brought you into the world and tried to keep you on the right track.


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Starnes a tough act to follow in Kershaw

Kershaw Town Council has a major task ahead.
The council is in the process of finding a new town administrator with the resignation of Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
Starnes, after careful consideration, said he made his decision to resign a few weeks ago.
Starnes’ announcement was stunning to Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes, who was assured by Starnes he was just ready to “move on.”
Starnes, 62, said he might want to do something else or just spend quality time with his family.


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Today symbolizes our hope for future

Easter is about hope – hope for ourselves, each other and the future. Today, Christians worldwide will celebrate that hope.
The parallel between Easter and hope is obvious. For followers of Jesus Christ, it was a hopeless period when their tortured leader drew his last breath on a crude cross and his body placed in a tomb. Some hid in fear as they mourned his death. There was doubt – even among the disciples who were with him everyday. Was Jesus’ message real? What’s next?


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Smith one constant in state titles

John Smith never sets his sights on winning region titles or state championships. Rather, he simply aims for his team to get better. Somehow, though, his Great Falls Red Devils continue to win plenty of both.
On March 3, Great Falls defeated Johnsonville for the Class A state title. Smith won another state title that he didn’t plan for or expect, even though he returned five of his top seven players from last year’s state title team, including the Class A Player of the Year.


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Donations continues Kersey’s legacy

Mike  Kersey is gone, but certainly not forgotten.
The emotional wrestling coach and elementary school physical education teacher had that type of impact on students, no matter their age.
He knew how to motivate the heavyweight wrestler to reach his potential on the mat, and at the same time had the knack for making exercise fun for the most reluctant elementary school student.
Kersey, who died last fall, was that type person. Across the county and state, in wrestling circles, Kersey is regarded as an icon.


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We want better access not worse

A pair of bills being debated in the S.C. House illustrate the ongoing tension between those who would open government up for all to see and those who seek to close its doors to pesky outsiders.
The first would outrageously clamp the door firmly shut on a wide swath of law enforcement records. The second would helpfully ease the path for citizens who seek to learn more about their government.


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2012 chamber awards reflect county’s pride

We are Lancaster! pride was prevalent at the annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s recent annual meeting.
The evening was a festive occasion, with the highlight, a source of pride in our community, the annual awards.
A host of honorees reflect the “we care” attitude in Lancaster County.
The Chamber’s coveted Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Tommy Cauthen, of Cauthen Motors.
Cauthen is a fixture at community events often working behind the scenes, but his tireless effort is to make the event a success.


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