Keyed by will, skilled Serena completes comeback with noteworthy win at Wimbledon

From thinking that she would never play tennis again, to making it happen on arguably the greatest stage in professional tennis, Serena Williams, with will and skill conquered Wimbledon once again, when she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 Sat. (Jul. 7), to win the women’s final, at the All England Tennis Club.

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This Week in History

State Museum Exhibit Examines Heroic Civil War Escape

Columbia, S.C. – The life of a South Carolinian who was born in slavery and eventually became a United States Congressman is examined in a new exhibit opening July 7 at the South Carolina State Museum.

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Head Start Program currently accepting applications

The Orangeburg-Calhoun-Allendale-Bamberg (OCAB) Community Action Agency, Head Start Program is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 program year. Head Start serves economically disadvantaged three and four year olds, including those with disabilities, in programs in Orangeburg, Neeses, Santee, Saint Matthews, Elloree, Eutawville, Denmark, Bowman, Bamberg and Allendale.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

GOP Snake Oil, Health Care and the Supremes

The Supremes have delivered their verdict on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s chief legislative achievement: the Affordable Care Act. And in a fortunate though unpredicted twist of fate, Obama won.

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The Chief Justice reigns supreme

“The highest court in the land has now spoken. We will continue to implement this law and we’ll work together to improve on it where we can.” – President Barack Obama

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What age is appropriate for children to get their own cell phones?

Thirteen-year-old Malia Obama has had a cell phone since she was 12, but mom and dad have imposed a number of rules about technology that some might find Tiger Mom-ish in this day and age. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are standing firm on their “no phone until at least 12 years old” rule, so their 11-year-old daughter Sasha has another year before she even has the pleasure of trying to bat her eyelashes into bent rules. (Every daddy’s girl knows how to do this.)

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Parenting Solo: It Must Be Me

When I started writing this column I vowed to always be honest. Over the years I have poured wit, advice and wisdom (mostly from other people) onto the blank paper in front of me. At times I have been passionate, angry, mortified and amused by this journey known as parenting. All along I have known that this trip was as much about me as it was about my daughter.

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Hyman decides to leave AD post at USC for similar one at Texas A&M

Rumored recently as a candidate for the job of athletics director at a number of institutions of higher learning, including his alma mater North Carolina, Eric Hyman turned the then unconfirmed report into a definite thing, when he stepped down as AD at South Carolina.

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