Black Friday marks the start of the Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army. That means bell ringers will be stationed at 45 locations across the Midlands, but this year, you may not be seeing all 45. Friday, only 21 bell ringers were stationed, and the organization is actively recruiting more.
“We’re probably going to run out of trees in early December,” Bryan Price of Price’s Christmas Tree Farm said. Price owns the Lexington County farm and also serves as the president of the South Carolina Christmas Tree Association, which counts around 50 farms as members, and he said many of them will likely also quickly sell out of trees this season.
Health minister Joe Phaahla said the variant was linked to an “exponential rise” of cases in the last few days, although experts are still trying to determine if the new variant, named B.1.1.529 is actually responsible.
This Thanksgiving, families across the Midlands are gathering around the table, sharing blessings and turkey dinners. In Columbia, The Basilica of St. Peter and First Baptist Church teamed up to ensure hundreds of those in need of a hot meal got the same opportunity.
The family’s home is located in Watermark Place, near Riverbanks Zoo and Garden off Greystone Boulevard, and after the fire they are in need of clothing, food, shelter, and referrals for resources. The American Red Cross says the family includes three people.
While families across the states were filling up on turkey, tractor trailer drivers were filling up on fuel. Drivers say commerce doesn’t stop even on a holiday. Winkler actually volunteered to work Thanksgiving.
Each year, Americans collectively donate hundreds of billions of dollars to charity, with much of that giving during the holiday season, according to the National Philanthropic Trust.With the season of giving now underway, Secretary of State Mark Hammond is advising South Carolinians, “Give from the heart, but please give smart.”
When the suspects entered the store, deputies say the two men walked behind the desk, and one held his hand over the clerk’s mouth. Investigators say the other man stole cash from the register and the clerk’s purse. The men then exited on foot by the back door, according to deputies.
H. 4605, also known as “Freedom from ideological coercion and indoctrination,” would regulate what goes on at any entity that receives state funding, grants, or tax exemptions, including public and private schools, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, state contractors, and private businesses.