Oldest known map of stars obtained by Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible has detailed the provenance and acquisition of the oldest known map of the constellations, a previously lost writing based on the notes from second century B.C. Greek astronomer Hipparchus’ “Star Catalogue.” The notes had been written in the fifth century on vellum leaves that were recycled perhaps five or six […]

Obituary: Bill Reames

William Lake “Bill” Reames, 89, of Charlotte, N.C., died Oct. 11, 2022. A native of Johnston, S.C., he graduated from Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served as pastor of the following South Carolina Baptist churches: Mt. Gallagher, Ware Shoals; Westminster; Northgate, Greenville; and Orangeburg First. Survivors include his wife, Frances Horne […]

Obituary: Derrill Smith

J. Derrill Smith, 70, of Seneca, died Sept. 30, 2022, from complications caused by Lewy body dementia. A native of Seneca, he attended Anderson College, Central Wesleyan College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Erskine Theological Seminary. His first pastorate was at College Street Baptist Church, Walhalla, and after graduation from Southern Seminary he was called […]

Obituary: Evelyn Griffith Tollison

Evelyn Griffith Tollison, 98, of Easley, wife of the late Grady Tollison, died Oct. 1, 2022. Born in Anderson County, she served 50 years alongside her husband in churches he pastored and volunteered with Palmetto Baptist Hospital for 21 years. She was a longtime member of Easley First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, three […]

Horton, Bray on 2023 SBC Pastors Conference program

The speakers for the 2023 SBC Pastors Conference in New Orleans were announced recently. The event is set for June 11-12, 2023. “While distinct in their personalities, our preachers share a common belief that expository preaching is a theological outgrowth based on a high view of Scripture,” said Daniel Dickard, conference president. Dickard says he […]

‘Princess Blossom’ is a tale of love and acceptance, author says

Courier Publishing is pleased to introduce “Princess Blossom and the Miraculous Cape” (42 pages, hardcover, $19.95), written by Mayna Cosby and illustrated by Shaina Manuel. Princess Blossom, although deeply loved by her father, the king, is lonely after the death of her mother. She finds solace and companionship in a golden hare, a silver fox […]

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 […]

Encourage Your Pastor During October

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is a month set aside to honor and show appreciation to those who serve as pastors and ministers in the local church. As a child, I fervently remember the adults in our local congregation making sure they honored the pastor daily and not only one month out of the […]

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 […]