This Week in History

Annual revival, celebration of Rev. Dr. Latta Thomas

L to R: Deacon Catoe, current pastor Rev. Wells and Dr. Thomas.

Second Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1110 Mason Rd., Columbia, SC, is preparing to celebrate three great events on Sunday, October 9, 2011. First, this date marks the beginning of the church’s annual revival, which will follow the theme, “Create in me a clean heart, oh God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Second, in conjunction with the beginning of the revival, during the 11:00 a.m. worship service, the congregation will honor Dr. and Mrs. Latta R. Thomas (former pastor and first lady) for their many years of dedicated service to Second Calvary Baptist Church.

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Scream Tour: NXG coming to Township

The boys of Mindless Behavior: Princeton,

Columbia, SC – Over 1 million screaming fans have been a part of it; it has an undeniable track record of selling out shows from coast to coast. It has put on display some of the most elaborate, breath taking sets and stage productions ever and it has been able to assemble on stages across the country, some of the world’s biggest musical superstars of the day; including, Bow Wow, Ne-Yo, T.I., Chris Brown, Omarion, B2K, Trey Songz, Ciara, T-Pain, Lloyd and Nick Cannon. It has also featured special surprise guest appearances by mega stars like Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Diddy, Lil’ Wayne, Wyclef Jean, R. Kelly, Nelly, Common and Swizz Beatz throughout its run. It is THE SCREAM TOUR.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Priority, Philosophy and Hypocrisy

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been in the news lately for a $127,000 trip to Paris for businesses recruitment – a trip that included luxury accommodations and amenities for her entourage and that has not yet yielded any positive results. She’s argued that the trip was necessary to cultivate a positive business climate and bring new jobs to our state. Many of her supporters have also rightfully noted that every Governor since the late Carroll Campbell has made similar trips.

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Debilitating Poverty is Corrosive

The fall of the Roman Empire is best captured in the phrase that “Nero fiddled while Rome burned”. Set on pursuing his own pleasures and indulgences, Nero could not see the walls crumbling around him. Similarly, our leaders seem oblivious to the walls crashing in on us, bickering about the way that relief on our employment situation should be structured, while poverty rates are soaring.

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The Okra(less) Strut & Viva La Vista

After years of hearing about it, I finally made my way over to Irmo for the Okra Strut. Now, I’m not a fan of okra. I don’t eat them at all… it feels like a mouth full of little balls rolling around. But I couldn’t let that minor fact discourage me from checking out the annual neighborhood festival.

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Parenting Solo: Five Job Mama

Shhhh, don’t tell anybody but a few nights ago I sank into my favorite green chair and closed my eyes, taking a rare moment to relax. In a nano second something work related snuck in the backdoor of my mind. “Man I can’t sit for two minutes without thinking about work” I scolded myself. Of course, it figures I would, since I have five jobs. Yeah you read it right, the number between four and six. Despite the evidence I wasn’t born with an extra work gene. But what effect would all that work have on my child?

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Woody in, Conner out, as BC officials express hope for significant change in football program

COLUMBIA – Hope for improvement are once again apparently the watchwords of top Benedict College (BC) administrators, as they relate to the sport of football.

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Game Bulldogs put it all together in blowout MEAC win versus Del State Hornets

ORANGEBURG – On the heels of a three-game showing that had produced a 1-2 worksheet, the players of South Carolina State; notwithstanding their winless record against two Football Bowl Series (FBS) opponents, believed it was time to put it all together, as they tested Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) foe Delaware State in their home opener Sat. (Sept. 24) afternoon.

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