Money-saving tips to combat the cold

Posted by | January 7, 2018 12:35 am

· The thermostat can be the biggest contributor of high winter bills. Select the lowest comfortable setting on your thermostat when you’re home, then lower the temperature a degree or two when you leave. · Change air filters regularly. A dirty air filter makes a heating system work harder, which uses more energy. · Inefficient heating can also add to monthly power bills during colder temperatures. Regular service calls from a licensed technician will help to properly maintain your heating and cooling system. · The ceiling fan is a great way to enhance your home’s warmth in the winter. Simply… Read the rest

Today in History: Sunday, Jan. 7

Posted by | January 7, 2018 12:00 am

1131 – Canute Lavard was murdered at Haraldsted, Denmark by his cousin, Magnus I of Sweden. 1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 – French troops, led by Francis, Duke of Guise, take Calais, the last continental possession of England. 1566 – Pope Pius V is elected. 1608 – Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia. 1610 – Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day. 1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.… Read the rest

Snow Day: Friends

Posted by | January 6, 2018 11:49 pm

This photo taken at the home of Marion and Ashley DuBose shows, from right to left, Sarah Ruth Cothran, Anna Kate DuBose, Carol An Briggs, M.E. DuBose, Bethea Lewis and Rob Briggs. (MISSEY WOODARD / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES)

Ralph Singleton Jackson

Posted by | January 6, 2018 8:49 pm

GABLE – Ralph Singleton Jackson, 88, widower of Olivia McFaddin Jackson, died on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at NHC Healthcare in Sumter. Born on March 17, 1929, in Manning, he was a son of the late Moultrie Reid Jackson and Anna Singleton Jackson. He was a 1950 graduate of Clemson University, where he was a company commander for his senior platoon. He was a sharp shooter instructor for the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 149 for 66 years and farmed in the Clarendon County community. He was a… Read the rest

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