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News August 31, 2011

Rejuvenated softball field a symbol of renewal at Liberty UMC

By Jessie Morgan. When the Rev. Brian Arant came to Liberty United Methodist Church a year ago, he heard many stories about the fun and fellowship the congregation once had on the softball field behind the church. But Arant found it hard to believe that space was once a thriving gathering place.

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Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods
Photo courtesy of Dr. Kim Strong. Trinity UMC, Conway, flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The water is still rising, said Marion District Superintendent Tim Rogers.
No Comments   Sep 18, 2018

Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods

By Jessica Brodie. The worst is yet to come. Days after Hurricane Florence battered the coastal Carolinas, devastating communities and claiming 32 lives as of the Advocate’s press time, that’s the consensus among disaster response leaders as they prepare for when, not if. While the downgraded storm didn’t do as much tree and wind damage in this state as many had feared, the deluge of water caused flash- and much localized flooding throughout the Pee Dee area. As of press time Sept. 18, disaster response leaders were prayerfully on pause—watching, waiting, staged and ready to respond. Six have died in South Carolina because of the storm: two from carbon monoxide poisoning and several drivers from flood waters or trees.
Shining a light on mental illness
3 Comments   Aug 24, 2018

Shining a light on mental illness

By Jessica Brodie. Mental illness runs in my family. Like some families have a genetic predisposition to diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, my family members sometimes struggle with chemical imbalances in the brain.

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