Richland Springs pastor Steve Jones retires

Steve Jones retired from the pastorate of Richland Springs Baptist Church in Saluda, where he has served as pastor for almost 25 years. Jones served the Lord in ministry for over 45 years and was pastor of several churches in the area. He attended the University of South Carolina and Charleston Southern University. With Jones […]

Obituary: Howard Wimmer

Howard Allan Wimmer Jr., 80, of Greenville, died Nov. 14, 2022. Born in Pearisburg, Va., he was raised in Fort Mill. He was a graduate of Erskine College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of churches in North Carolina and South Carolina from 1966 until his retirement from Augusta Heights Baptist Church, […]

Obituary: Randy McCraw

Randall Reid “Randy” McCraw, 71, of Boiling Springs, died Nov. 5, 2022. A native of Mayo, he was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired as minister of Beaverdam Baptist Church and had served at Christian Heights and several other churches over the years. Survivors include two sons, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded […]

Obituary: Robert Frederick

Robert Kenneth Frederick, 84, of Blackville, died Oct. 19, 2022. A native of Williston, he served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He graduated from North Greenville Junior College (now North Greenville University) and was ordained into the ministry by Rosemary Baptist Church on March 25, 1962. For the next six decades, he would […]

Obituary: Freda Crews

Freda V. Crews, 86, of Lake Bowen and wife of the late Dr. William Crews, died Oct. 21, 2022. A native of Florida, she was a graduate of North American Baptist Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and served as director/dean of the International University for Graduate Studies School of Christian Counseling in St. Kitts. […]

Obituary: Tom Burns

Thomas “Tom” Esse Burns, 72, of Greer, died Oct. 31, 2022. A native of Greenville, he served in the U.S. Navy and later graduated from the University of South Carolina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served in various churches in South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina in such capacities as youth pastor, minister […]

Obituary: Clyde Allen Jr.

Clyde Calvin Allen Jr., 73, of Charleston, died Nov. 8, 2022. A native of Newberry, he grew up in western North Carolina, graduating from Appalachian State University. After beginning a teaching career, he joined the Marines, and after a medical discharge he spent eight years as Quartermaster First Class in the Naval Reserve. During this […]

Horse owner tells Barkley’s story

Barkley, an award-winning Champion Clydesdale who traveled all over the United States and Canada, was finally being retired after 10 years of competition. In “Hello, My Name Is Barkley,” his new owner, Wally Elliott, shares how Barkley comes to the Diamond E Farm, where he meets some new friends — nine Labrador retrievers, a coon […]

Anderson University reaches highest enrollment in 111-year history

Anderson University’s enrollment for the 2022-2023 academic year stands at 4,117 students, the largest student body since welcoming its first class in 1911, solidifying Anderson’s status as the largest private university in South Carolina. The record mark continues a trend of enrollment growth at the university. Anderson also saw its highest number of freshmen and […]