Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
A new study sponsored by the Department of Defense is shedding light on the divorce rate among military families, and the numbers are not encouraging.
The Rand Corporation tracked the marital status of about 500,000 soldiers over a nine year period to find these results.
Probably the most disturbing statistic produced from this study is their determination that couples are 28 percent more likely to get a divorce if one or both of the spouses are deployed overseas for one year or more.
One of the authors of the study believes this is due to the length of time these couples spend apart, but also because of the stressful conditions both are placed in. But local experts are not convinced that the answer for military couples is to avoid or put off their marriages either.
"I don't think it would make a difference, myself personally, because you don't really know what the challenges are until you walk the walk. And so, to predetermine, or prophesy or predict: 'Oh, well I won't marry you now. You go on and do your journey in the war, go have your tour, and then come back and we'll see how things are.' Either way, the challenges are going to be there," said Angelina Fontanez, LPC.
Fontanez specializes in working with families from Fort Benning and she stresses the importance of staying in constant communication with your spouse. She encourages couples to seek counseling to keep their marriage on track.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>