Make worship an integral part of the holiday season

The hustle and bustle of the often hectic holiday season can make it easy to overlook religion during this special time of year. Come the holidays, adherents of Judaism celebrate Chanukah while many Christians celebrate Christmas. Though different, the two holidays share some similarities. In celebration of Chanukah, families gather for an eight-day commemoration to honor the rededication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and a...

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Girl Scouts hold Pizza and Programming Workshop

Darlington County Institute of Technology and Girl Scouts Troop 423 are sponsoring Pizza and Programming (a computer programming workshop) on December 7 at the Darlington County Institute of Technology from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow. Girls do not have to be current Girl Scout to participate. We are looking to expose girls to coding during Hour of Code, which is recognized during the week of December 4-8. The information...

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Strategies to avoid holiday weight gain

Staying fit during the holiday season can be quite challenging, even for the most ardent fitness enthusiasts and disciplined calorie-counters. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many people are offered a wide assortment of foods, beverages and other indulgences — typically in mass quantities. According to researchers at Stanford University, although the average person only gains around one pound during the holiday season, quite...

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Attorney General Alan Wilson announces new program to help veterans, active duty, and reserves

COLUMBIA – Attorney General Alan Wilson has announced a new program to help veterans, active duty military, and members of the Reserves get free legal help. The program is called V.A.L.O.R., which stands for Veterans, Active/Reserve Legal OutReach. “The legal profession has always recognized it has a moral obligation to support those who defend the freedoms we treasure,” said Attorney General Alan Wilson, who’s also a Colonel in the...

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Former Darlington Clerk of Court indicted on embezzlement charge

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the Darlington County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Darlington woman in connection with the embezzlement of over $10,000 from the City of Darlington. April M. Bailey, of Darlington, SC, was indicted Thursday, November 30, 2017, on one count of Embezzlement of Public Funds, Value $10,000 or more under S.C. Code Section 16-13-210. The indictment alleges that while...

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