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Wise Words from Williams: It is the season to be goodly, not just jolly

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The excitement of Christmas is at its zenith as I write. In just about a week Christmas day will be here.

Bennett, Singleton named as Santee Cooper officers

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved two new officers Dec. 7.

St. Stephen View: Merritt earns service award

Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It is a great pleasure and an honor to report this event to my public readers. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, South Carolina Division held their 119th Annual Convention at the Columbia Marriott in downtown Columbia, SC. This event took place Oct. 1-3.

Ravenell graduates basic training

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:19 a.m.

U.S. Air Force Airman Giovonni D. Ravenell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Wallace: Who is part of Jesus’ family tree?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:19 a.m.

If you were able to design your family tree for the express purpose of accomplishing a certain goal, what type of people would you look for? I imagine you’d look for mature, responsible, high-character people.God, however, in building the family tree for Jesus Christ, chose many different kinds of people. Let’s take a look at a few …

Dear Santa: Children write letters to Santa Claus

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:34 a.m.

Goose Creek Recreation Center is collecting letters to Santa Claus before Christmas. The Independent ran several last week. Here are a few more of …

Macedonia Newsline: Congratulations to spelling bee winners

For the Berkeley Independant

Friday, December 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School conducted its spelling bee Dec. 8. The winners, Haley Thompson, Kieran Sumpter and Jasmine Benekin, will represent MMS in the …

St. Stephen View: Former St. Stephen Native Receives Service Award

Friday, December 18, 2015 3:48 p.m.

Former St. Stephen Native Receives Service Award

Trilogy: Friends, family gather to celebrate Wiggins’ 90th birthday

For the Berkeley Independant

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:33 p.m.

On a beautiful warm day in November, family members and friends gathered at the Redeemer Reformed Episcopal Church, Highway 45 in Pineville to …

Wise Words: Wake - up America

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:27 p.m.

“14 killed in San Bernardino, California attack.”

Summerville family helps stamp out hunger

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:23 p.m.

One Summerville family’s frontline work in the war on hunger earned them a special honor this fall.

Macedonia Newsline: Students collect food for those in need

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:46 p.m.

The food drive at Bonner Elementary School has collected a 2,728 non-perishable food items.

Cane Bay alumni graduates basic infrantry training

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:21 p.m.

A 2015 graduate of Cane Bay High School has graduated from basic infrantry training at Fort Jackson. U.S. Army Pvt. Carlton W. Mazyck is the son of Shirlene and Thaddis Mazyck of Moncks Corner.

Moncks Corner family flies out for holiday with Navy son

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:46 p.m.

A 2013 graduate of Cane Bay High School in Summerville and a Moncks Corner native serving in the U.S. Navy was selected to participate in a special event that reunited service members stationed in Norfolk, Va., with their families for Thanksgiving.

Mazyck graduates basic training

Saturday, December 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

U.S. Army Pvt. Carlton W. Mazyck has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson.

Macedonia Newsline: Macedonia Churches have Busy Schedules

Friday, December 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The craft/bake sale at Hoods Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 21 was very successful. The ladies had worked hard for months making all kinds of crafts. They were steadily making hot dogs that day. It was a busy time but a joyful one. Everyone was laughing and having a good time. It was very nice to see so many people coming in that we hadn’t seen …

Wise Words from Williams: A Merry but thoughtful Christmas holiday

Thursday, December 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

By the time this newspaper gets into your hands and you read this column Thanksgiving 2015 would have already been a memory, families would have returned home; there would have been the Black Friday face-off and fight to get the most sought after bargains, and most people are back to work.

Christmas community gatherings in St. Stephen

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:10 p.m.

You are invited on Friday to participate in the annual Town of St. Stephen Christmas Parade and Tree Walk 2015. The applications are available at Town Hall. The cost per tree is $60. The Christmas Tree Walk will be lit after the Town Parade and the Town Christmas Tree lighting.

Monarchs, Milkweed and a Mission UPDATED

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:09 p.m.

Got milkweed?

Cane Bay graduate serving in U.S. Navy receives special Thanksgiving family reunion

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A Moncks Corner native and 2013 graduate of Cane Bay High School serving in the U.S. Navy was selected to participate in a special event which reunited service members stationed in Norfolk, Va., with their families for Thanksgiving.

Cross alumni graduates basic infantry training

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:07 p.m.

A 2015 Cross High graduate has begun her career in the U.S. Army.

Cross/Santee Cooper Lakes KOA honored

Saturday, November 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Cross/Santee Cooper Lakes KOA has earned the prestigious 2016 KOA President’s Award from Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest system of family-friendly, open-to-the-public campgrounds.

Holiday happenings and terrific kids

Friday, November 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School band and First Priority Club will be performing at Celebrate the Season at the Santee Canal Park on Friday, Dec. 4. They will be selling hot chocolate, coffee, baked goods, and s’mores from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and their students will be performing from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Also their Christmas band concert will be coming up on …

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

As we approach the Thanksgiving season we do so with mixed emotions. On one hand we are excited to be with family and friends and to celebrate together. It’s one of those times of the year we look forward to and many people cherish. But while we in …

Mystery plant: A fungus among us

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:03 a.m.

Every now and then the Mystery Plant column features something that isn’t exactly a plant. Like this time.

Johnson graduates basic training

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:09 a.m.

U.S. Army Pvt. Tichina K. Johnson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson.

2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:07 a.m.

Sara Guess Gramling & Joshua Wade Craven wed

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:11 a.m.

Sara Guess Gramling and Joshua Wade Craven were married on October 31, 2015 at the Moncks Corner United Methodist Church with a reception at …

Cross Elem 2K Smile Run/Walk UPDATED

Monday, November 23, 2015 10:33 a.m.

CES held it's first 2K Smile Run/Walk on Friday.Fifth grade students Demetrius Dickerson and Tyler Askins designed the logo for t-shirts/water …

Barnes lead Timberland parade as grand marshals UPDATED

Friday, November 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Rev. and Mrs. Julius Barnes were the Grand Marshals for the Timberland High Homecoming Parade in St. Stephen on Oct. 23. Rev. Barnes represents …

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