• Suspected thieves got away Sunday morning after car break-ins at two area churches.

    Two vehicles were broken into in the parking lot of Elko Baptist on Hwy. 37 on Sunday, Nov. 22, between 10 and 10:50 a.m. while another was broken into at 11:19 a.m. at Ashleigh Baptist on Hwy. 3, according to Sheriff Ed Carroll.

    The unidentified thieves made off with purses, debit cards and cash, he said.

Sports »

Something had to give in Friday’s second round class A playoff game between the Calhoun County Saints and the Allendale-Fairfax High Tigers.

The undefeated Saints came into the contest averaging 48 points a game, including an impressive opening round 65-point outing against Hannah-Pamplico High.

Meanwhile, the once-beaten Tigers bolstered one of the best defenses in the state, allowing just 8.2 points per game with three shutouts.

Opinion »

“Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God has done!”

Those words from the 1897 hymn perfectly sum up the message and spirit of Thanksgiving.

Sometimes it’s difficult to be thankful as life throws challenges and curveballs at us. However, no matter what we are going through, it’s important to count our blessings and be thankful for the good things. In recent years, many folks have taken a 30-day challenge to post daily one thing they are thankful for on Facebook.