‘Right to Succeed’ Honors Hattiesburg Man

In his modest, and unassuming way, Dr. Ron Keller a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg, Miss., has helped form and guide the development of several noteworthy nonprofit community homes, situated in four different areas. As a founding board member of Right to Succeed Inc., Keller was prompted by the challenge to provide a... Continue Reading

Criminal Charges possible for South Carolina Governor

The State Ethics Commission has charged Gov. Mark Sanford with breaking state ethics laws 37 times, including using state planes for family trips, spending campaign funds on a hunting trip and flying first class, instead of coach, while on state travel. The commission, which last week wrapped up its preliminary, three-month-long investigation into allegations against... Continue Reading

PCA Elder helps students to succeed

Richard H. Powell’s parents divorced when he was a young boy. “My mother, Virlee (Grimes) Powell, raised me and my two sisters,” he said. “I gained experience later through military training, and developed a love for education.” He attained his doctorate and spent more than 40 years as a professional educator. He worked with students,... Continue Reading

Sarah Palin visits the Graham family, seeks guidance

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came Sunday, Nov 22, to Buncombe County to meet with the Rev. Billy Graham and his son Franklin Graham to express appreciation and seek guidance on how to spread a positive message. Palin, the former GOP vice presidential candidate, said she wanted to discuss at dinner with the Montreat-based evangelists... Continue Reading

Who Was Nels Konnerup?

America honors its deceased presidents, its fallen troops, its late senators, and even its musicians and movie stars. But what about its veterinarians? Well, there’s one veterinarian who deserves pause for recognition. His name was Nels Konnerup. He recently passed away at age 92. Born in Everett, Washington on December 4, 1916, Konnerup was shaped... Continue Reading

Cecil Williamson – a life of careers and criticism

Cecil Williamson, a Minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, has had four careers — religion, politics, law and education — and those who know him wonder how he’s found the time to do so much, often at the same time. Most people try to master one profession or trade, but Williamson is different —... Continue Reading

Lead Us Not Into Debt

by Megan McArdle Dave Ramsey looks nothing like a televangelist. He’s a little on the short side, neither fat nor thin, and he wears jeans and a sports jacket, not a shiny suit and an oily smile. With his goatee and what’s left of his graying hair trimmed close to his head, he looks mostly... Continue Reading

Student contestants display knowledge of chapter and verse at first National Bible Bee

Under the bright stage lights, Daniel Staddon, 18, a home-schooler from Salem, W.Va., squeezed his eyes shut as he recited verse after verse from the Bible at the inaugural National Bible Bee. He recited the first 20 verses of the fifth chapter of Ephesians and the 21 verses of Psalm 145 in the tie-breaker round,... Continue Reading

Beaver County Christian School Gets New Principal

The weather was not a factor in Mary Lou Capan’s return to Western Pennsylvania. The former head of Robinson Township Christian School, Mrs. Capan was warm and happy leading Summit Academy in Fort Myers, Fla. “It had a campus on Sanibel Island,” she said — the island being a resort getaway off the Gulf Coast.... Continue Reading

Patrick Kennedy vs. the Church

When it comes to America’s most famous Catholic family, no true compass guides the Roman Catholic Church. After Ted Kennedy’s death, that’s clearer than ever. Cardinal Sean O’Malley presided over the funeral of the world-famous US senator, who also happened to be an abortion rights advocate. When challenged by conservative Catholics, O’Malley defended his participation... Continue Reading