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Local churches come together for fifth Sunday services

Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate Fifth Sunday Service on July 31 and its sister churches Berea United Methodist and Eccles United Methodist will join it.

Women counseled to stand always on the truth

For the Independent

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:19 p.m.

The Day Dawn Baptist Church Missionary Auxiliaries conducted its annual Women Day Program on July 24 during regular service in Pineville.

We are all on the same side – the right side

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:20 p.m.

Thanks to all those people who either sent me feedback on the fire prevention series of articles or spoke to me in person.

Local chiropractor encouraging donations of instruments

Local chiropractor encouraging donations of instruments
Monday, July 25, 2016 11:27 a.m.

Dr. Drew K. McPhail teamed up this past season to support and encourage the donation of used or new instruments to the North Charleston POPS! for its …

God’s servants recharged after vacation UPDATED

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

I’d like to thank the management of the Independent who graciously allowed me to take a few weeks off from writing this column while I was out of town on a two-week vacation. As many of you know, the pastorate has many physical, emotional and spiritual demands. Therefore, time off is always welcome, appreciated, and needed.

Freedom in U.S. deserves respect UPDATED

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

There has been no shortage of conflict in our nation since the presidential campaigns began and even before. It seems as if a climate of intolerance has developed that has led people to rather extreme and cruel behavior. The situation is that hostility and hatred is somewhat like drinking and driving. When you engage in it you think it is a …

Home fires often started by smoking carelessly

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In my last column I left you with this question: what is the leading cause of deaths resulting from residential fires?

Community Room and Cafe ready for lunch in St. Stephen

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The menu will consist of baked lasagna, tossed garden salad, Texas toast, dessert and more.

Alvin’s oldest resident going strong

Alvin’s oldest resident going strong
Monday, July 11, 2016 11:55 p.m.

Sweltering temperatures didn’t deter Addison “Jack” Greene from braving the heat to ride in The Alvin Community Festival parade …

Head Start outlines application process for new year

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

The Berkeley-Dorchester Head Start Program has provided guidance for parents wishing to have their children enrolled for the 2016-17 school year.

Reduce the danger of kitchen fires in homes

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

As a follow up to last week’s column, I would like to share with you some of the recommendations of the fire department to prevent or minimize fire damage in your home.

Hood’s Chapel UM Church welcomes new Reverend

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

On June 26, Hood’s Chapel welcomed its new pastor, The Rev. Karen Dowell-Wells from Goose Creek. She has for the last year served at Berea United Methodist Church in Bethera and Eccles UM in Huger.

Two join Moncks Corner office of Jarrard, Nowell & Russell

Two join Moncks Corner office of Jarrard, Nowell & Russell
Monday, July 4, 2016 11:12 a.m.

Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC (JNR), a Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm, has named Kristi Rudd as office manager and Trey …

Barnes: 128th annual Baptist Women’s Conference presented

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:50 p.m.

The 128th annual session of the Women’s Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, Dr. Audrey Neal, President, was conducted June 13-17 in Florence. The membership convened at the Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Effingham with Dr. Ralph Canty.

Hood’s Chapel UM Church says Farewell and Welcome to Their Reverends

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:51 p.m.

On June 18 the congregation at Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church had a very nice farewell dinner for Rev. Janice Mabey. There was lots of food, fellowship and a time of tears as the next day was her last day at Hood’s Chapel.

Keep you and your family safe from fires at home

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:51 p.m.

It’s hot out there, but the hottest temperature you will ever experience on this side of life is the one you will feel if your house should ever catch fire.

Women of the Year honored

Women of the Year honored
Friday, June 24, 2016 10:33 a.m.

For two consecutive years, the Upper Berkeley branch of the NAACP in St. Stephen has turned out winners for fundraising efforts at the Alvin Center. …

Join local congregation to learn about Divine Mercy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

Deacon Jerry will present a PowerPoint and video presentation on Divine Mercy at 7 p.m., June 22, and 9 p.m. on June 25 in the Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church hall, 1404 Old Highway 52 South, Moncks Corner.

Ministerial Alliance issues statement on Orlando tragedy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

By this time everyone has heard about the tragedy of the lives lost in Orlando. It is another occasion for us as Americans to weep and wonder what is happening. It seems as if violence of one form or the other is always only a step behind us.

It’s busy time for churches in Macedonia community

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church had six high school graduates:

Farmers Roadside Market App supports healthy eating and local growers

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has launched the new S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App, a free, interactive map that makes it easier to find and buy fresh produce locally.

Sleep disorders may increase risk of heart events after procedure to open blocked arteries

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:25 p.m.

People with sleep disorders may have a higher risk of death, heart failure and stroke after having a procedure to open blocked heart arteries, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Cinnamon berry shortcake that isn’t at all short on flavor UPDATED

Associated Press

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:22 p.m.

Strawberry shortcake has always been a favorite dessert of mine — it reminds me of the carefree days of summer at my grandparent’s …

DELK: Golf tournament raising money for student scholarships

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:21 p.m.

The Herbie Orvin Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sunday, June 26 at the Berkeley Country Club in Moncks Corner.

Women of the Year honored

Women of the Year honored
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

For two consecutive years, the Upper Berkeley branch of the NAACP in St. Stephen has turned out winners for fundraising efforts at the Alvin Center. …

Cape Romain NWR lighthouse tour set for June 26

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:13 a.m.

Take a tour in time to Cape Romain’s historic Lighthouse Island on Sunday, June 26th, 2016.

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 …

African American Leadership Council donates books to St. Stephen students for summer reading

African American Leadership Council donates books to St. Stephen students for summer reading
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:22 a.m.

At rural St. Stephen Elementary School in Berkeley County, the correlation between poverty and reading level is clear.

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