The Giving Young

Cancer drives Helen’s Hugs and KICK (Kids Inspired by Cancer Kampaign)

Helen, a junior at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, has raised $38,000 to make and deliver more than 1,450 teddy bears to brighten the lives of hospitalized children through “Helen’s Hugs,” an organization she founded in late 2009. When Helen was 11, she was diagnosed with cancer and underwent a nine-hour life-saving surgery. “Hard days and nights at the hospital, intense […]

Girl Scout raises awareness about hunger and homelessness

Columbia resident, Rachel Bryson, was recently recognized for earning the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. A total of 32 high-achieving Girl Scouts were honored at Presbyterian College Sunday, May 5, 2012. The honorees represented 23 troops from across the council’s 22- county region. Of the 46 total girls who earned this award, 32 were able to attend the reception, including […]

Eagle Scout makes learning easier for children

Artist returns to his middle school to share career

South Carolina artist Steven Whetstone visited the eighth grade honors art class at Fulmer Middle School April 30. He presented his artwork and discussed with the art students how his education from Lexington District Two, the S.C. Governors School for the Arts, and his degree in art studio from the University of South Carolina helped prepare him for his career […]

We want more of Caroline Judson’s memories

This note is to tell you how much I enjoy your newspaper when I can get it. I particularly like Caroline Judson’s pieces. The “Do you remember” article was great! Now, I am looking forward to the next group of her memories next week. I have showed the May 4 issue to my friends and they have the same reaction […]

Tell your family, friends, and co-workers

There is a syndicate of criminals presenting themselves as sales promoters who are giving free keyrings holders at gas stations or parking lots. The key ring has a tracking device chip which allows them to follow you. Please, please don’t accept them. They select their seemingly well-to-do potential victims, and if you accept, then you will be in for their […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tFernwood Road: A man called police at 11 p.m. Sunday after he said his wife was “in a furor” and destroying their home. When officers arrived, they found a mess that included medicine containers strewn about the home and a broken computer keyboard with the keys scattered across the bedroom floor. The 67-year-old wife told them that she […]

Volunteers clean the grounds of Country Wood Nursing Center

For the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fourth annual Day of Service, members from the Hopkins congregation cleaned the grounds, planted flowers with residents, landscaped, and organized storage areas at Country Wood Nursing Center in Hopkins.

Political Cartoon

Dog sitting cured me

I’m just saying...

I have been toying with the idea of getting a puppy. Certain events have totally convinced that I am a “cat person.” Recently, a friend of mine was going out of town for the night, and I volunteered to take care of her two dogs. One is the cutest little toy poodle ever, and the other is an equally cute […]