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The excellence of love

Life-altering events have a way of generating new birth.

Crossroads and crashes: Some intersections are more dangerous than others in Bamberg, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties

The intersection of Columbia Road and Chestnut Street in Orangeburg is notorious.

Soon-to-be-defunct Orangeburg school boards spend thousands on conferences, training trips

Orangeburg County's three school districts are justifying spending thousands of dollars for trustee travel this academic year even though their boards are in their last year of existence and will be dissolved under consolidation July 1.


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'The worst dog bite he has ever seen': Bamberg man airlifted after pit bull incident

Bamberg County resident Norris Steedley's eyes fill with tears as he thinks about the pain he is going through after being bitten by a pit bull at his home April 11.

A vision realized: Tisdale builds 'America's best kept secret'

Dr. Henry Tisdale returned to his alma mater of Claflin College in Orangeburg as its president in 1994 with the vision of transforming it into one of the premier liberal arts institutions in the Southeastern United States.

Let’s get back to the basics

My shower and bathtub are separate fixtures. Noticed one day that the shower was not heating up as it had been, frustrating me. I tolerated a tepid shower but got out shivering. Just one of those things, I thought.

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