With liberty and justice for all: This short and ever-so-popular phrase is a reminder of a vision cast by our founding fathers as they strove to ensure life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for all the people of this nation.

This month marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Mixed emotions fill the air – sadness for summer’s end, excitement for the opportunity to buy new school supplies, eagerness to learn what classes and teachers the kids will get.

FLORENCE, S.C. – In keeping with the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” members of the Florence community are joining forces to show younger African American males support as they venture into adulthood.

I hate Asher Wallace. And I think he hates me. Ash, for those of you who do not know him, is my personal trainer.

FLORENCE, S.C. – Open Door Baptist Church in Florence will host a worship service to honor the Rev. Michelle Law-Gordon for a decade of pastoral ministry. Law-Gordon is the first woman to be installed as a pastor of a Pee Dee Baptist Association member church in its more than 100-year history, according to an announcement.

Have you ever gotten lost following the direction of someone who claimed to know where they were going?

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Rev. Dr. Reginald E. Lee has written a new curriculum about Christian leadership that will be used during the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School next week.

As I was thinking back on memories and thinking ahead on future memories, the term “bucket list” appeared in my mind out of nowhere.

FLORENCE, S.C. – The second annual WinShape Camp for Communities will be held Monday through Friday, hosted by Helping Florence Flourish, along with Chick-fil-A.

FLORENCE, S.C. – Central United Methodist Church is taking its service on the road for eight weeks this summer while crews work to repair, restore and otherwise fix the sanctuary to withstand another 100-plus years of services.

Sunday is Father’s Day. Although not a religious holiday, like Mother’s Day it has roots in the Methodist Church. Both holidays were celebrated in the early 1900s in local Methodist churches and then began to move to a larger audience.

Though some personality types thrive on spontaneity, novelty and change, it seems most folks do not.

My friends, it is important for Americans to take time to remember the sacrifices that bought our freedom.

he coming together of the peoples of the world in a harmonious relationship is the most crucial need of today.

This Sunday, millions of people across American will celebrate Mother’s Day, which is perhaps one of the most beloved and celebrated holidays of the entire year.

I recently went on two spring break trips with my children: one with my college daughter last month and one with my middle school son last week.

There is a song titled “Do Something” by Matthew West that is simply awesome. The entire song will really reach out and grab you, but one part in particular will really make you stop and rethink what your life is all about.

It was just before sunrise. The old man walked along the rocky beach. He absent-mindedly picked up a small, smooth rock, one that filled his hand, sat down on a larger boulder and stared to the east.

Incredibly, acts of compassion are commanded by Christ. For our enemies? Oh, yeah, we have heard that verse many times – and it bounces off into the darkness.

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Mead, or honey wine, is likely the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage. From ancient Greeks to Nordic Vikings, mead was a preferred drink across cultures for centuries. Even today, there are dozens of variations of mead produced and consumed all around the globe. For instance, melomel is mead made with honey and fruit, and metheglin is mead made from honey and spices.

Last week, we talked about the two white-flowered night-blooming plants known as moon flowers, in honor of the first moonwalk. One of them, devil’s trumpet ( Datura metel ), is closely related to today’s gardening column subject, the angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia species).

With liberty and justice for all: This short and ever-so-popular phrase is a reminder of a vision cast by our founding fathers as they strove to ensure life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for all the people of this nation.

This month marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Mixed emotions fill the air – sadness for summer’s end, excitement for the opportunity to buy new school supplies, eagerness to learn what classes and teachers the kids will get.

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or A-Fib, is one of the most common irregular heart rhythms. An abnormality of the electrical system of the heart, atrial fibrillation is a rapid beating of the upper chambers of the heart, which prevents the heart from pumping blood adequately to the lower chambers.

As the summer comes to an end and the school routines resume, it’s a good time to look at the pantry and think about what foods to have on hand for quick, easy and healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks.

FLORENCE, S.C. – Dr. Virginia Clyburn-Ipock, a radiation oncologist at McLeod Cancer Center, spoke Monday to the Florence Rotary Club at Victors about the role radiation plays in treating cancer patients.

Mead, or honey wine, is likely the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage. From ancient Greeks to Nordic Vikings, mead was a preferred drink across cultures for centuries. Even today, there are dozens of variations of mead produced and consumed all around the globe. For instance, melomel is mead made with honey and fruit, and metheglin is mead made from honey and spices.

Last week, we talked about the two white-flowered night-blooming plants known as moon flowers, in honor of the first moonwalk. One of them, devil’s trumpet ( Datura metel ), is closely related to today’s gardening column subject, the angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia species).