Stories by Susanne M. Schafer

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

SC Honor Flight seeks World War II vets for May flight to DC monuments

COLUMBIA - World War II and Korean War veteran Edward Purcell Jr. says he knows he's blessed to enjoy good health and a robust spirit, given his 89 years and the fact that he was shot down twice ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Deaths of 2 young women spur proposals on waterway safety

COLUMBIA - The parents of two young women killed in separate watercraft accidents last year are hoping South Carolina lawmakers take steps to improve water safety and spare others their grief.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Voters to consider 2 constitutional questions on ballot

COLUMBIA - There are two questions on Tuesday's ballot about changing South Carolina's Constitution.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Museum lets students scan stars

COLUMBIA - Students and teachers across South Carolina will be able to peer into space and view images of the sun, moon and stars using a remotely controlled telescope next month at the State Museum.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Guard unit turns wrenches with Colombian army

COLUMBIA - Making use of smartphone apps and technical journals, soldiers from the South Carolina National Guard spent last month helping members of the Colombian army learn to care for and repair ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Sunday, May 11, 2014

SC adjutant general has to hit campaign trail

Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston has had to swap his uniform for a civilian's coat and tie to campaign for a second term as the state's adjutant general.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Veterans rally at SC Statehouse to seek benefits

COLUMBIA - Dozens of South Carolina veterans gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to press lawmakers to boost benefits for those who served in the military and their families.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

SC archeologists race to uncover Civil War prison

COLUMBIA - Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Army chaplain beats cancer, runs SC marathon

Army Chaplain Jeremiah Catlin beat cancer and recently ran a marathon in Darlington.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

SC pecan crop having problems

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - If you haven't gotten pecans for the holidays, you had best get cracking.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

S.C. fall foliage great this year

Fall foliage experts in North and South Carolina say the weather during the past several months has paved the way for great leaf viewing in the coming days.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Black scholar's post-Civil War diploma survives

COLUMBIA - Hailed Tuesday as a "man of courage," the first black man to become a University of South Carolina professor in 1873 taught during the school's fleeting era of post-Civil War ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Army wife holds showers for military mothers-to-be

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina Army wife has been busy this year organizing baby showers in honor of pregnant military wives whose husbands are deployed.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Holder of lucky Powerball ticket a mystery in SC

The lucky ticket was one of 356 sold Wednesday afternoon at Murphy Express, nestled just off 1-20 west of Columbia.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Friday, Aug 30, 2013

Hindu encyclopedia is complete

After a 25-year effort, the Encyclopedia of Hinduism was unveiled Monday at the University of South Carolina.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013

SC Air Force base helps new dads cope with kids

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - Air Force officials and several dads in uniform at Shaw Air Force Base are trying to help other fathers with a class that teaches them about the mysteries of mixing ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fort Jackson general relieved of command

COLUMBIA - The Army has removed from the command of its largest training post the one-star general suspended in May over charges of adultery and involvement in a physical altercation.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

S.C. Guard troops home from Kosovo

About 400 men and women deployed last August with the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and worked as part of a multinational security force to help keep the peace in the Balkan nation of Kosovo.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Nursing moms get own room on base

The high-tech 3rd Army headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base is one of the rare U.S. military installations at which a lactation room has been exclusively set aside.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Thursday, April 18, 2013

USC launches online college

Students whose lives went on but their college studies couldn't now can finish a four-year degree online from the University of South Carolina.
By Susanne M. Schafer
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