Four Berkeley County wrestling teams top 10

The first high school wrestling polls for the 2023-24 season by have been released. In the preseason rankings Nov. 8, four Berkeley County School District programs were inside their classification’s top 10. Cane Bay, with six individual state qualifiers set to return, leads the way at No. 3 in Class 5A. The Cobras, coached by Aaron Hynick, are behind Summerville and second-ranked Fort Mill, … Continue reading Four Berkeley County wrestling teams top 10

Clarence William Atkinson

Obituary of Clarence William Atkinson Clarence William Atkinson, 73, of Sumter, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Born in Sumter, he was the son of the late Clarence James Atkinson and Dorothy Adams Atkinson and the husband of Jan B. Atkinson.  The family will receive friends from 5-7pm on Friday, November 10, 2023 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.  Memorial Services will be held at … Continue reading Clarence William Atkinson

James Michael Donevant

Obituary of James Michael Donevant James Michael Donevant, 67, of Bethune, passed on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Born in Conway, SC on December 13, 1955, he was the son of the late William Edward Donevant, Sr. and Mary Francis (Crosby) Donevant. Michael served in the US Navy as a Petty Officer 1st Class on the USS Dace and retired from Santee Cooper after 32 years of … Continue reading James Michael Donevant


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FLORENCE – Top-ranked South Florence’s offense needed a spark. And once again, SyRee Livingston provided it. This time, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior rushed for the Bruins’ first four touchdowns, and the Bruins won 42-0 over Lugoff-Elgin in Friday’s first round of the SCHSL Class 4A playoffs. Up next for coach Drew Marlowe’s defending state championship team is a second-round home game next Friday … Continue reading YES, SYREE!

How to eat gluten free in Columbia

“Do your fries have gluten in them?” my friend questioned the waitress as we caught up at a casual diner in New York City. On a quest to deal with lifelong stomach problems, my college roommate had cut out gluten — a protein found in wheat products like bread, certain pastries and even beer — since we graduated. The change, while making a substantial difference … Continue reading How to eat gluten free in Columbia

The State’s best: Meet the 2023 all-area high school girls golf team

A look at The State’s all-area girls golf team and players of the year from Midlands-area high schools for the 2023 season. Midlands Girls All-Area Golf Team « Player of the Year: Caroline Hawkins, So., Blythewood « Readers’ choice Player of the Year (fan vote): Merritt Barbrey, So., AC Flora ——All-Area Girls Golf Team—— Mia Andrade, Jr., Chapin: Junior had a 76 scoring average, was … Continue reading The State’s best: Meet the 2023 all-area high school girls golf team

Tonya Lee Roberts Jackson

1944 Tonya Lee Roberts was born about 1944 in South Carolina, USA as the first child of LTC Wagner Halselle Roberts and Virginia Malone Hall. 1950 Tonya L Roberts was counted in the census on 10 Apr 1950 in Florida City, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA, as a 6-year-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, Wagner H Roberts; her mother, Virginia M … Continue reading Tonya Lee Roberts Jackson