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 […]

Legislative Update: S.C. Senate votes to ‘insist’

More than 12O people, many carrying signs that simply read “recede,” gathered at the Statehouse in Columbia on Oct. 18 to encourage the Senate to pass the House version of the Human Life Protection Act (H5399). Since late August, the Senate and House have been passing H5399 back and forth, with neither chamber willing to […]

Bray names 2023 SCBC Committee on Committees

In accordance with the South Carolina Baptist Convention Bylaws, convention president Wayne Bray has selected the 2023 Committee on Committees. The committee consists of at least one person from churches with 500 in worship or more, at least three from churches with 200 to 499 in worship; at least three from churches with fewer than […]

SCBC Sexual Abuse Task Force chair shares insights into work

The South Carolina Baptist Sexual Abuse Task Force has completed nearly a year of research, prayer, and work. Their report, after approval from the Executive Board, will be presented at this year’s annual meeting Nov. 13-14 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo. The Courier sat down with D.J. Horton, lead pastor at Church at […]

North Greenville University mourns death of baseball player

A North Greenville University baseball player’s death in his off-campus apartment came about from natural causes, according to the initial indications of an ongoing investigation. Davis Heller, a 6’8” first baseman, died Oct. 5. “Our baseball program is heartbroken over the loss of an amazing human being and brother in Christ,” NGU coach Landon Powell […]

CSU enrolls more than 1,000 new students

Charleston Southern University welcomed its largest incoming freshman class since 2016 — beating both enrollment and housing goals. In addition to over 1,000 new traditional undergraduate students, CSU’s total enrollment increased 5 percent since last year, at 3,537 students in its undergraduate, graduate and online programs. Notable stats from this year’s class include: • 1,052 […]

State camps seeing kids return, make life-changing decisions

Summer camps hosted by the South Carolina Baptist Convention and its three universities — in spite of having to overcome the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — are seeing thousands of kids returning for fun and hearing the gospel each week. At Anderson University, Crossroads Camp, coordinated by Clayton King, saw 2,300 students and […]