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Carter says FMU in good fiscal health, poised for future

FLORENCE, S.C. - Francis Marion University President Fred Carter told the university's trustees Thursday that the school's fiscal health has "never been better," and that it is well-positioned for the future. Carter's remarks came at the board's quarterly meeting on the FMU campus. "We've never real


THOM ANDERSON: Mrs. Jenkins and the British colonel

We've all had some moments in social situations that were a little uncomfortable for one reason or another. But if you look at Mrs. Jenkins and her toast, your moments of discomfort might look insignificant. It was during our 18th-century revolution that this incident occurred, and W.W. Sellers desc

SCNOW - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

3 Gallivants Ferry men plead guilty to a federal charge of distributing cocaine

Three men from Galivants Ferry pleaded guilty to drugs and gun charges in a Florence federal courtroom Friday, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Beth Drake. Ephifanio Castillo-Pacheco, 44, Isidro Camacho-Castillo, 20, and Samuel Zepeda-Gonzalez, 60, all pleaded guilty to possession with inte


Two meals for the needy planned for this week

FLORENCE, S.C. - The House of Hope calls this "A Time for Thanks, A Time For Giving." The local nonprofit will join hands this week with a local business and a local nonprofit ministry to serve Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Signature Wealth Strategies, a financial planning firm, and Helping H

SCNOW - 2017-11-19 20:55:00

Turkey Shootout about more than winning

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Now that the preseason basketball tournaments are in full swing, area coaches use this to find out what works and what doesn't. When the eighth annual Gatorade Turkey Shootout begins Monday at West Florence and Lamar high schools, as well as Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate, this trend wi

SCNOW - 2017-11-18 22:38:00

TONY MELTON: Remember to be thankful

I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving. Where has the year gone? In this fast-paced world we all need to "whoa, stop, think, and be thankful." My wife tells me I can't sing, but I can write. "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the s

SCNOW - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

JIM BERTRAM: The case against Sanctuary Cities

The name "Sanctuary City" has flavors of kindness and righteousness, and it tastes like doing well to others. It sounds like a refuge from life's injustice and oppression, a haven from persecution and oppression, and the embodiment of kindness to everyone. It seems to have the value system of all th


Florence Symphony Orchestra concert will spotlight Beethoven tonight

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Florence Symphony Orchestra will present an all-Ludwig van Beethoven program at 7:30 p.m. today at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. Entitled "The Bs Have It," the program will feature former FSO conductor and pianist Benjamin Woods. The program will consist

SCNOW - 2017-11-19 21:10:00

Aitkin Writers Night is one for the books

Age columnist Terry Mejdrich recommended joining the newspaper staff to those looking to make a living in the writing industry. Emcee and Aitkin Writers Group member Dan Kouper suggested writing down ideas as you think of them. "If you think you don't have anything to write about, just start," he

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-20 13:00:00

Northland Foundation helps CARE expand and grow

Aitkin County CARE, which provides 16 different services and programs to senior citizens and disabled adults in Aitkin County, has announced receipt of two grants from the Northland Foundation. "I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to grow CARE through the generous grants provided by the North

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-20 13:00:00

12,500 children adopted in last 20 years

Numbers can say a lot. Minnesota families have adopted 12,500 children from the state's foster care system in the past 20 years. With more children in our system in 2016, families adopted more foster children - 868 - than any other year over the last two decades. Adoption is cause for celebration, n

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-20 13:00:00

Aitkin High School grads excel in college sports

For most high school athletes, graduation generally means the end of competitive sports. For those athletes who do compete at the college level, it's the love for a sport and the competition that it offers that convinces an athlete to participate. While for others, it's the lure of an athletic schol

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

Koinonia Faith, hope and love

Some of you may recognize the words in the title as being part of the Apostle Paul's description of true love from I Corinthians 13. He concludes this portion of the letter by saying that faith, hope and love remain, but the greatest of these is love. I would like to explore the relationship between

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-19 14:00:00

It's not too cold for critters on the hoof

We may be able to put all of the right clothes together for warmth and protection but outdoors, things will deep freeze in a hurry. Last week the light snow didn't last long as it melted into puddles but now the geese are treading on thin ice. The critters, like us, need to be making plans to adapt

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

Knights of Columbus collects coats for kids

The Knights of Columbus Cuyuna Range Council 3473, together with donations of others in the community, provided 180 new coats and 40 pairs of snow pants to local elementary schools. On Nov. 6, these coats were distributed to Rippleside Elementary School in Aitkin and Cuyuna Range Elementary School i

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

Births - 171115 - MessAge Media: Births

Grandparents are Greg and Mary Handt, Aitkin; Galen Tveit Jr., Palisade; and Joleen Lamson, Aitkin.Nevin Maher A boy, Nevin Scott, weighing 7 lbs., was born Nov. 3, 2017, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin to Angela Halverson and Scott Maher, Aitkin. Grandparents are Mike and Kathy Minarich, C

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

Jennifer 'Taylor' Lane & Jared Coody

FARGO - Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Lane of Fargo, Ga., and Ms. Jennifer Joyner Lane of Tifton, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer "Taylor" Lane of Homerville, to Jared Coody, of Lake Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Coody of Lake Park. The wedding will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, 2017

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-11-19 14:00:00

As he showered, they kicked in the door. Now the man who shot him has been convicted

A Dinuba man was convicted Friday of attempted murder for his part in an attempted home invasion robbery where a man was shot, the Tulare County District Attorney's Office said. Enrique Carrizales, 29, was convicted on one count of attempted murder, one count of conspiracy to commit home invasion ro

FRESNO BEE - 2017-11-19 00:40:00

Two men arrested in Visalia shooting

Two 18-year-olds were arrested after police said they opened fire in northwest Visalia early Sunday morning. Witnesses called police just after 1 a.m. to the intersection at Mooney Boulevard and Houston Avenue. Gunfire was heard in the area. When officers arrived, they found Francisco Andrade and

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2017-11-20 02:07:40

Shopping for a live Christmas tree? Here's a list of places

Once the turkey is devoured, the search for the perfect Christmas tree - at an affordable price - begins. Most Fresno-area lots with pre-cut trees and farms where you can cut your own will open Friday and Saturday. Retailers like FoodMaxx, Home Depot, Lowe's, Orchard Supply Hardware and Save Mart w

FRESNO BEE - 2017-11-19 14:00:00