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Rodin: Wesley AME plans 40th annual homecoming celebration

Friday, June 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Wesley AME has announced plans for its 40th Homecoming Celebration.

Association stages 20th Annual Deacon’s Banquet

Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The 20th Annual Deacon’s Fellowship Banquet of the Antioch Baptist Association Deacon’s Auxiliary was conducted at 2 p.m. May 21 in the …

It’s time to remember and reflect on the triumph of love and forgiveness

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:23 a.m.

I suspect that many of the readers of this column might not be of the twitter and Facebook generation. Therefore, the comments I get via social media are very small. This is an assumption on my part, but one thing I know for certain is that many of our readers are thoughtful thinkers when it comes to the issues that matter to them and impact their …

Wallace: Do not seek to impress your fellow man with your piety

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Believers in Jesus Christ are called to have a desire to bring glory to God more than bringing glory to themselves. This idea, however, is counter intuitive. Growing in this way includes much grace from Jesus and our reliance on the Holy Spirit to help us change our thoughts and actions.

St. Stephen View: Come out for community lunch

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 11:15 a.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. The menu will consist of pork loin roast, seasoned rice, steamed cabbage, dessert and more.

Wise Words: What comes after summer?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When this column reaches you another Memorial Day with its multiplicity of celebrations would have just slipped past you. Public schools have closed for another school year, and we have set our sights on summer. I hope this will be a safe and enjoyable one for you. …

Trilogy: Community invited to spring revival services at Day Dawn Baptist Church

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Rev. Joshua Prioleau, officers and the entire Day Dawn Baptist Church family has invited the community to revival services 7 p.m. nightly, June 1-3 on Highway 45 in Pineville.

Be encouraging when sharing gospel with others

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:01 a.m.

A dear church member went to be the Lord a few weeks ago. As I was preparing to preach his funeral, the word that came to my mind that described him was the word, “encourager.” I believe that Scripture shows us that encouraging others is a sign of one’s true faith in Christ. Today I want to show you a few ways God’s …

Macedonia Newsline: Bonner Elementary students celebrate end of year

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Providence Baptist Church will have a special singing service by Peggy Sineath, at 11 a.m. May 29. There will be a covered-dish dinner following the service.

Williams: You don’t have to be a victim of circumstance

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:41 p.m.

The gentlemen were exchanging pleasantries. They laughed, they told stories, and they seemed to have been having a genuinely good time. Suddenly one of them got a little more serious. You could see the change in his demeanor and hear the concern in his voice. “So, how are you doing?” he asked. The other gentleman did not miss a beat …

Macedonia Newsline: Help send a youth to Summer Camp

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School will have its drama performance, “Good Cop, Bad Cop” at 1:15 p.m. May 25 in the multipurpose room. The performance is free to the public.

Republican Women’s Tea

Republican Women’s Tea
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women had their annual membership tea at the lovely home of Betty and Keith Gourdin in Pineville.

Macedonia Newsline: Come out for MCAP meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church has scheduled its VBS date and time. “Encounter the God of the Universe” at its “To the Edge VBS” this summer.

Teachers are our great unsung heroes

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I might be a little late but it’s always “better to be late than never,” as the saying goes. Last week, Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th was teacher appreciation week this year; and if there was ever a group of people in our society that deserves special accolades for what they do it is our teachers. …

Moore recognized with auditorium dedication

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:04 p.m.

Community residents, members of the Berkeley County Board of Trustees, and district superintendent, Cross High School officials and staff, various …

Mental health awareness walk brings providers together for a common cause

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:02 p.m.

The truth about mental health is that in America virtually every family has a relative whose life’s story is told through the lens of someone battling mental health issues.

Town of St. Stephen plans community lunch

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:02 p.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open on 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The menu will include barbecue chicken, baked beans, slaw and more.

Aetna dental to provide free care

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:03 p.m.

All South Carolinians will have the opportunity to download a free Aetna Dental Access card this week. This special offer was launched to help celebrate Rx Awareness Week. South Carolina Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that was launched in 2009.

Williams: Things and times have changed

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:05 a.m.

I have often heard people older than I am say things and times have changed. But the reference was usually to the positive advances of technology, the impact of science on all phases of life, the advances in medicine and the consequent changes those and other things have brought about in our lives.

Let us a imitate God in all we do

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:02 a.m.

When I was a child I remember my mother telling me, “Now Charlie…you don’t have to speak every thought that comes into your mind…” I had a habit of speaking out loud what I was thinking. As a parent, I have one child who has “inherited” that trait from me. I often find myself telling her the same, …

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church plans for 50th anniversary

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:03 a.m.

The initial planning meeting for the 50th Anniversary Celebrating St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Moncks Corner, was April 5 at the parish office. …

Macedonia Newsline: H. Bonner Elementary students Recognized

Macedonia Newsline: H. Bonner Elementary students Recognized

For the Independent

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:33 a.m.

Students demonstrating the March character trait of Perseverance are as followed: Gracen Thomas, Emma Casselman, Michael LaSalle, Dylan Pipkin, …

46th Annual Hell Hole Swamp Festival runs through May 7

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:32 a.m.

Be sure to put the 46th Annual Hell Hole Swamp Festival, which runs through May 7 in Jamestown, on your calendar now.

Small Town Restoration Golf Tournament planned for June

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:29 a.m.

The Small Town Restoration Inc., will conduct its annual golf tournament, at 10 a.m., June 11 at the Walker Creek Golf Course, St. Stephen.

Williams: The weather changes and so does life

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Warm weather is approaching us again. This time to stay. I hope. We are past the middle of April and it is about time for the weather to settle down. I have heard people blame the weather for a number of different illnesses. The explanation is that the weather changes so often and quickly you never really know how to dress. Which leads me to a …

Work to build loving relationships

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Today I want to give you three ways that loving relationships are built in the church. First, they are built in unity. These traits are found in the first part of Ephesians 4.

Macedonia Newsline: The Young and Old Have been Busy UPDATED

Macedonia Newsline: The Young and Old Have been Busy

For the Independent

Monday, April 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Hood’s Chapel UM Church on Friday, April 8 was very successful. Thanks to everyone that helped with the …

Zeta Amicae of Moncks Corner recognized at state conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:58 a.m.

The Zeta Amicae of Moncks Corner, an auxiliary of the Moncks Corner Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Zeta Chapter, won first place among similar auxiliary chapters for the work done in its communities. The group garnered the title of State Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of the Year, during the recent state leadership conference conducted in …

Williams: The choices we make have lasting consequences

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:59 a.m.

I remember the question that the gentleman asked me that day. It was not a question I could answer in specifics, only generalities. But I believe it was more a rhetorical question born out of the desperation of the moment, rather than a question he thought I could really answer.

St. Stephen Elementary School has winners

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:59 a.m.

Congratulations to Vickie Chen, a fifth-grade student at St. Stephen Elementary School for winning the South Carolina Economics Poster Contest. We …

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