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Stroll to the Polls – Election Day November 8

By Editor | October 30, 2022 |

Benedict College celebrates historic win streak, first season ever nationally ranked

By Editor | October 27, 2022 |

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Benedict College is celebrating a historic win streak as Homecoming week is underway. Thursday night six alumni athletes are being inducted into the Benedict College Hall of Fame during a banquet at the Doubletree by Hilton on Bush River Road. Organizers said this year’s Homecoming game against the Clark Atlanta Panthers…

Clinton College Announces New Members to Board of Trustees

By Editor | October 24, 2022 |

Rock Hill, SC – Clinton College announced seven new members have joined its Board of Trustees. The newest members of the College’s governing body are: Reverend Patrick Barrett II, a native of Lanham, MD, currently serves as the General Secretary-Treasurer of Christian Education in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He is a 2008 graduate…

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

By Editor | October 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Justice Barrett rejects group’s effort to block Biden’s student debt relief program from taking effect

By Zoë Richards and Kelly O’Donnell, 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…

Voorhees University, Inspiration 360, Black Liberation Fund hosting a drop the charges expungement event

By Editor | October 10, 2022 |

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University is joining local and statewide organizations (Inspiration 360 and Black Liberation Fund) to help citizens of South Carolina clear criminal records and get a new start in life. The non-partisan Drop the Charges Expungement event will be held on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Voorhees University School…

Remembering domestic violence victims in SC

By Editor | October 5, 2022 |

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on Tuesday, the 25th Annual Silent Witness ceremony was held at the South Carolina State Capitol to remember those who lost their lives in 2022. Family members placed 49 life-size silhouettes at the steps of the capitol as a bell was rung to represent…

Dawn Staley stands by decision to cancel South Carolina women’s basketball series with BYU

By Editor | September 29, 2022 |

Emily Adams, Greenville News – Yesterday 6:21 PM COLUMBIA — South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley stands by her decision to cancel the Gamecocks’ series with Brigham Young University after a BYU fan allegedly directed racial slurs at a Black Duke volleyball player in August. South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley reacts during the…