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  More shocking news! A radio station is going to do a countdown of the 1000 best rock & roll records of all time. That sounds like a great thing, but I’m a little nervous about the … more
The heart is a fantastic thing! It appears in the embryo as a thump as early as five weeks, and it just starts seemingly on its own. By six weeks, the baby's heart – now beating 110 times a … more
Letter to the Editor, South Carolina legislators officially now have two paths forward with three options for how to address the $3.6 billion of debt owed by Santee Cooper and electric cooperative … more

Dear Editor,   I want to give a massive shout out to several first responders in our great county. Clarendon County Fire Department, Clarendon County Fire Rescue, and East Palmetto … more
Dear Editor, My family has been in Manning for generations. In fact, my Grandfather and Father ran the water department not for monetary gain but just to save the town monies. I can remember many … more
Single about ten years after my divorce when I gave my life over to the Lord. I was busy with life but longed for a mate that had the same convections as I. When I read the scriptures and noticed one … more
Well, I got to the break. It was time to stop. This year one of my secret projects had a scheduled break, which is a good thing. Just about every project needs a break to regroup and not burnout. … more

It's almost Christmas. You might think the time is flying by and you have so many things to do. There are drop-ins, parties, church services, and lots more shopping to complete. Where does the time … more
To view an illustrated picture record of most of this chapter, please obtain a copy of Dr. Sylvia Clark's publication "Shadows of the Past" and turn to pages 127 through 140. Also an exhibit of those … more
We have developed some great relationships after joining a local church a few years back. Then we dove in a little deeper and joined one of the Small Groups within the church. That's a place you can … more
It’s that time of year, New Year’s Resolutions, Bucket Lists, and planning for what is going to happen in the New Year. I meet with some guys several times throughout the year, and we … more

Dear Editor:   I am writing this and requesting that my name be withheld.  The reason for that request is that I would prefer that the people I am about to refer to consider this … more
One of my old classmates went on a trip to the South Pacific. When he was in the eighth grade, he had a teacher that had served in the South Pacific during World War II. The teacher had fallen in … more
Anyone that lives at the lake knows you have to own a boat. We had a 28-foot pontoon boat that came with the house, but John wanted a Bass boat that he could fish from — having just moved and … more
I absolutely love Christmas. I love every single thing about it; the crisp air, (if we are lucky), the family, the music, the gifts, the food, everything.  I have always taken this holiday … more

As of Oct. 15, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed 33 deaths among 1,479 lung injuries. The cases span every state but Alaska and the District of Columbia, with numerous cases reported in South and North Carolina. more
I heard a message in church yesterday morning that reminded me of a particular client when I lived in Texas. more
Nothing brings families in the Pee Dee together like the changing of seasons and the holidays. The woods have become not just tolerable but also inviting for passing time in a deer stand or watching the sunrise from a duck blind. more
My siblings and I grew up in the environment of a country store. I don’t know how my parents managed the long hours we were open for business. more

When I was a senior in high school, the seniors could have lunch off campus, what a treat. Four of us would pile into a friend’s VW bug and head to McDonalds. What could be better than a pack of French fries and a large orange drink? more
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