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Counseling, education for Sumter women facing unplanned pregnancies

SUMTER—Volunteers are doing what they can to help women facing crisis pregnancy. Members of St. Anne and St. Jude churches serve as regular volunteers at the Sumter Advocacy Center. Founded in 2007 by executive director Pam Hudson, the center’s goal is to provide counseling, education, material and spiritual help to women dealing with unplanned pregnancy. […]

Will Dantzler becomes a ‘Jeopardy! Teen Tournament’ semi-finalist

MOUNT PLEASANT—Will Dantzler, a senior at Bishop England High School, has scored big on the “Jeopardy! Teen Tournament” so far, and he isn’t finished yet. The semi-finals of the tournament will air tonight, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. on WCBD-TV, Ch. 2, with Will competing for a place in the finals on Nov. 13. His […]

2009 Turkey Day Run, Knights of Columbus, Charleston, Marion Square
Knights’ Turkey Day Run will have new features for 2009 event

CHARLESTON—Knights of Columbus Council 704 will hold its 32nd annual Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble at 9 a.m. Nov. 26. Organizers report the event has become one of the premier races in the southeast. Last year, more than 4,800 people registered for the 5K run and walk, and this year the Knights expect 5,000 […]

Planning for death is a matter for the living

TAYLORS—Close to 200 people received advice last week on a subject many avoid. Msgr. Steven L. Brovey led a two-hour discussion on death, dying and end-of-life issues held at Prince of Peace Church in Croghan Hall. Joining him in the discussion was Franciscan Father Ray Selker, of St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, along with representatives […]

Sacraments, sacrament of Baptism, Catholic
Baptism, ‘The beginning of a Catholic life’

As the first of the seven sacraments, baptism is the one that opens the door to a life of faith in the church. Pastors in the Diocese of Charleston encourage parents to take baptism as the serious commitment to follow Jesus that it is meant to be instead of being something they think they are […]

Melissa Drummond and her sons, Isaac, left, and Alexander, stand in front of their home, which is part of the Laurens Electric cooperative’s “Help My House” program. The family won $10,000 in home upgrades for energy efficiency.
‘Help My House’ winner receives an energy makeover for Upstate home

WOODRUFF—Winter makes its official return to the Upstate next month and Melissa Drummond and her family believe they are ready for what some forecasters say will be a cold, wet season. The Drummonds’ home located off Switzer-Greenpond Road just north of Woodruff recently received a major energy makeover through a program from Laurens Electric Cooperative […]

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia, Father Richard Harris
St. Joseph Church shows faith in its future with renovation

COLUMBIA—When people walked through the doors of St. Joseph Church for Mass on the first weekend in October, they had a lot of surprises in store. The church, which was built in 1948, went through a massive renovation during the summer months. Masses and other church celebrations were held in the parish gymnasium while workers […]

Church of the Infant Jesus Mission, Marion, Father Marcian Thet Kyaw
Marion mission breaks ground on new Marian garden

MARION—Church of the Infant Jesus Mission will soon have its own outdoor space dedicated to Mary. Groundbreaking for the mission’s new rosary garden was held Sept. 14 and work should be completed by the first week of December. Members hope to have the garden formally dedicated in January. Father Marcian Thet Kyaw, who is administrator […]

Cardinal Newman School, Columbia, Richland County, new school, campus, building
Cardinal Newman School to expand campus in Richland County

COLUMBIA—Cardinal Newman School now has an official site for construction of a new and larger facility. On Oct. 29, the school closed on the purchase of 49.12 acres from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The property is near Alpine Road in Richland County and is close to Interstates 77 and 20. “It has […]

Members of the College of Charleston Catholic Student Association celebrate after the blessing of their new meeting space in Father Egbert J. Figaro Hall Nov. 1.
Catholic College students move to new space

CHARLESTON—The College of Charleston’s campus ministry program finally has a place they can call home. On Nov. 1, members of the Catholic Student Association attended Mass at St. Patrick Church and a special blessing of their new space, known as the “Upper Room” of Father Egbert J. Figaro Hall. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone concelebrated Mass […]

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