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Voorhees University celebrates alumni at hall of fame ceremony

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will induct four new members into the hall of fame during the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. The gala is part of the 2022 homecoming week, Nov. 6 through Nov. 13. The theme is “Remember the Times.” Voorhees alumni…

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Voorhees University’s 2022 Homecoming is a time for reflection and celebration

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will celebrate its 2022 Homecoming with the theme, “Remember the Times,” selected by students, alumni, faculty and staff. Homecoming includes a week filled with activities for the entire community from Nov. 6 through Nov. 13 and reunites current students with alumni to celebrate the university. There will be a gospel…

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“Don’t Cry for Me” author to speak at Voorhees University

Denmark, S.C. – Award-winning author Daniel Black, Ph.D., will be the Lyceum Series speaker in November at Voorhees University. The successful writer of seven books will talk on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall. The first 125 people in attendance will receive free copies of “Don’t Cry for Me,” courtesy of the Wright…

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Benedict College Receives a $525,000 Grant From the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of the “Build To Scale” Program

Columbia, SC, October 10, 2022 –  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced recently that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding 51 “Build to Scale” grants – totaling $47 million – to organizations that support technology entrepreneurs, catalyze innovation and fuel economic growth. Benedict College received $525,000 to help organize, launch, and operate a state-wide investment…

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Approval given to demolish Shamrock Hotel

Alexandra Whitbeck, The People Sentinel – Mayor Ronnie Pernell is determined to revitalize Blackville; a point he ran his campaign on and a phrase he frequently uses in monthly Blackville Town Council meetings. A step in doing so is demolishing the Shamrock Hotel, which has stood since its construction in 1912. A $170,000 bid was…

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Justice Barrett rejects group’s effort to block Biden’s student debt relief program from taking effect

By Zoë Richards and Kelly O’Donnell, NBC.com Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday denied a request by a Wisconsin taxpayers group to halt the implementation of President Joe Biden’s federal student loan forgiveness program. Barrett, who is responsible for emergency applications from Wisconsin, rejected the Brown County Taxpayers Association request to block the program just days…

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City of Columbia accepting applications for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarships

  COLUMBIA, S.C. Jessica Mejia (WOLO) — Nominations are being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. The scholarship is awarded to applicants who display unselfish service, political empowerment, and social responsibility, amongst other View postcriteria. To be eligible for this reward, applicants must be age 18 or younger and…

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