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Faces and Places

  • SMH honors employees during national event

    from Springs Memorial Hospital
    A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope.
    From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.
    That’s the message Springs Memorial Hospital hopes to convey through its celebration of National Hospital Week 2013.

  • Overcoming Extreme Obstacles

    Mother’s Day is today, May 12, a holiday recognized nationally, thanks to a joint resolution signed by President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914. That resolution designated the second Sunday in May as a day to celebrate mothers and their tireless dedication to their children and families. For one Lancaster mom, this Mother’s Day will probably have much more meaning than it used to.
    Patty Penegar has two children, Wylie Penegar Jr., 20, and Brooke Penegar, 16. Wylie Jr. helps her run Extreme Automotive on Lynwood Drive. Brooke is an junior at Lancaster High School.

  • ‘Stoney’ may get second chance

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Two years ago, a piece of history was uncovered in Great Falls.
    “Stoney Lonesome,” the old town jail, was unearthed. But now the brick building sits abandoned with weeds and bushes growing up around it.
    Great Falls Mayor Don Camp says he has not abandoned the historical project. He said the weather has prevented plans to spruce up the area and make the piece of history a place people would want to visit.

  • 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.

  • Follow the Blooms embraces history

    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.

    The Garden Clubs of South Carolina (GCSC) will host the third annual Follow the Blooms Tour on Saturday, April 13.

  • Robinson celebrates the big 100

    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.

    That’s exactly what happened at Morningside of Lancaster on March 16. Around 300 guests showed up to celebrate Ted Robinson’s 100th birthday at a party held in the parking lot on the Morningside campus.

  • Easter Services

    Today, March 24

  • Memories aren't all good times

    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.

  • The Kirkleys: 72 years and counting

    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.

    George and Lola Kirkley met each other in 1937 in Jefferson when she was 16 and he was 17.

    Lola, who lived in the Angelus community, was greeted by George in front of Long Branch Baptist Church in Jefferson before revival services.

  • 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.