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By Fifi Rodriguez — 1. FOOD & DRINK: What is another name for the filbert nut? 2. TELEVISION: What was Chandler’s last name on the comedy series “Friends”? 3. ARCHITECTURE: Who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.? 4. LANGUAGE: Where did the term “the blind leading the blind” originate? 5. MYTHOLOGY: In one of Hercules’ fabled labors, he had to slay a beast that kept sprouting new heads. What was its name?

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Couch Theater BY SAM STRUCKHOFF

EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column are available in stores the week of Dec. 12, 2016.

PICKS OF THE WEEK

Top 10 Blu-ray, DVD Sales Top 10Party Video On7. Legend Demand 1. Sausage (R) of Tarzan (PG-13)

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gaggle of super-villains are rounded up to form a special team that bickers its way through waves of underdeveloped enemies in a no-holds-barred assault on Marvel's domination over super-ensemble movies. The titular squad includes assassin Deadshot (Will Smith); Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the Joker's steady girlfriend; some boomerang guy (Jai Courtney); a special-forces guy (Joel Kinnaman); and a host of other hastily introduced characters you'll struggle to like. Viola Davis plays the government official responsible for sending this motley bunch against the Enchantress (Cara Delevigne), an evil super-witch. First off, this ain't The Avengers. These heroes are anti-heros. Also, Jared Leto's much-hyped version of the Joker makes an appearance — and that's it, an appearance. You'll be grateful it's brief, because it's hard to imagine listening to that strained voice for much longer.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (PG13) — Jake (Asa Butterfield), a teenage boy raised on his grandfather's tall tales, finds himself in a little corner of time and space where he gets to see how real the fantastic stories are. After a bit of time travel, Jake finds himself on a Welsh

2. Trek Hateful Beyond (PG-13) 8. X-Men: Apocalypse 1.Star The Eight ................. (R) 3. Bad Moms (R) (PG-13) Samuel L. Jackson 4. Independence Day: 9. Outlander: Season 2 2. Daddy’s Home ............... (PG-13) Resurgence (PG-13) (TV-MA) Will Ferrell(PG-13) 10. Captain America: 5. Ghostbusters 3.IceThe Hunger Games: 6. Age: Collision Civil War (PG-13) Course (PG) Mockingjay, Part 2 ........... (PG-13)

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Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins.

island where Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) looks after a class of children with bizarre abilities — a floating girl, an invisible boy and so on. The inhabitants are threatened by non-peculiar human society that fears them, and another group called the Hollows (led by Samuel L. Jackson) that wants them for nefarious purposes. Adapted from a youngadult novel series of the same name, the movie toys with how to properly pace itself. The first act really limps along. When things really get rolling, director Tim Burton finds some surreal imagery to indulge in like he likes to do. The plot eventually starts whirring so fast that it's difficult to keep track of all the timeloops, dread beasts and peculiarities.

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13) — OK, no more

superpowers. This one has a woman who lacks a special talent (singing), and still manages to be inspiring and filled with life. Florence (Meryl Streep) has always been in love with music and dreamed of being a celebrated opera singer. She's an awful singer, but she's also a wealthy New York elite, and her husband (Hugh Grant) is determined to make her dream come true before she loses her battle with syphilis. Also, it's the 1940s and people really need entertainment. Streep's performance is charming, but you can't help but see her smiling at herself on the inside with each mangled note.

Ben-Hur (2016) (R) — A

Judean prince (Jack Huston) is betrayed and enslaved in the Roman Empire. His quest for "Gladiator"-style revenge, however, is thrown off-course by a coincidental encounter with Jesus of

Nazareth (Rodrigo Santoro), who inspires our protagonist to practice mercy and forgiveness. This epic journey tries to match the theatre-shaking thunder of its predecessors with wild computer-generated sequences, including the big chariot race at the end. Unfortunately, director Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer) doesn't have much to add to this dusty story.

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DOCKET NUMBER 2016-DR-3202280X NOTICE FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS SCDSS V. CHRISTINA JORDAN AND VICTOR GOMEZ ALVAREZ TO: VICTOR GOMEZ ALVAREZ You are hereby notified that an action for termination of parental rights in and to the above named Defendants has been filed in Lexington County Family Court, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 205 E. Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072, involving the following minor child: Male child born in 2013 Place of Birth: Lexington County, South Caro-

PUBLIC HEARING The City of Cayce Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing on December 19, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. at Cayce City Hall, 1800 Twelfth Street Extension. The purpose of this hearing is to receive public input and comment on the following; Appeal No. 001-16 The property owner is appealing the decision of the Zoning Official, relative to the interpretation of Zoning Ordinance Section 5.6 Accessory Buildings and Uses, to define a carport as an accessory building/use and deny a permit for placement of a carport anywhere other than the rear yard setback. The property is located at 2300 Charleston Hwy and Congaree Drive (TMS #005757-02-007 and 005761-01-002). Variance Request No. 003-16 The property owner is requesting a variance of 15 feet to reduce the required 25 feet front yard setback in an RS-3 zoning district to 10 feet. The properties are located at 362 Tufton Court and 382 Tufton Court (TMS #005716-01-216 and 005716-01-217). The City of Cayce Planning Commission will conduct Public Hearing on December 19, 2016, at 6:30 P.M. at Cayce City Hall, 1800 Twelfth Street Extension. The purpose of this hearing is to receive public input and comment on the following; Map Amendment No. 007-16 A request by the owner for a zoning change from Single Family Residential (RS-2) to Light Industrial (M-1). The property is located at 1741 Airport Blvd (TMS#005743-01-001, 005743-01-002, and 005743-01-013(P)). The Planning Commission is a recommending body only and final action is by City Council. The general public and other interested parties are encouraged to attend these public hearings. Questions regarding these matters and/or review of documents relating to them are available for public inspection in the office of Planning and Development, City of Cayce. Shaun M. Greenwood Assistant City Manager 12-1

lina Race of Child: Hispanic YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED: That within thirty (30) days after receiving this notice you shall respond by filing in writing your reason(s) to contest or intervene in this action to the Plaintiff at the address given below or otherwise respond with the Clerk of Court for the Family Court of Lexington County, 205 E. Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072. That Lexington County Family Court must be informed of your current address and of any change in address during the termination of parental rights proceedings; and That your failure to file a response to this Notice within thirty (30) days after receiving this notice constitutes you giving your consent to having your parental rights terminated and the forfeiture of all your rights and obligations that you may have with respect to the above named minor child. Ann Marie Ugarte USC School of Law Clinics Department 701 Main Street Columbia, SC 29208 PHONE: (803) 777-8904 FAX: (803) 777-3401 Attorney for Plaintiff 12-1 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF LEXINGTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

C/A NO. 2016-CP-32-03175 SUMMONS AND NOTICE Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Jasmine Renea Leaphart a/k/a Jasmine R. Leaphart, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT(S) Jasmine Renea Leaphart a/k/a Jasmine R. Leaphart: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above action, a copy which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at their offices, 2838 Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29205, within thirty (30) days after service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and, if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in this action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Lexington County on September 9, 2016. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you have a right to be considered for Foreclosure Intervention. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been commenced and is now pending or is about to be commenced in the Circuit Court upon the complaint of the above named Plaintiff against the above named Defendant for the purpose of foreclosing a certain mortgage of real estate heretofore given by Jasmine Renea Leaphart to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. bearing date of January 26, 2012 and recorded February 14, 2012 in Mortgage Book 15335 at Page 167 in the Register of Mesne Conveyances/Register of Deeds/Clerk of Court for Lexington County, in the original principal sum of Forty One Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty Eight and 80/100 Dollars ($41,938.80), and that the premises effected by said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof are situated in the County of Lexington, State of South Carolina, and is described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, with improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying, and being near Gilbert, in the County of Lexington, State of

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Marine veteran who enlisted at 16 recalls service, friends lost BY ROB COTTINGHAM cottinghamrob@yahoo.com

No one appreciates Veteran’s Day more than those who answered the call. Serving is an honor. Taking a day to recognize those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those alive to tell the tales is what Americans can do. “Veteran’s Day is sacred to me,” said Harper “Judd” Mangum, a Marine Corps veteran, “because of all my friends who went before me. It’s not just another day; it’s a day to remember.”

Starting young Mangum’s journey began when he joined the Corps at the age of 16, the youngest rtecruit on Parris Island during World War 2. “I always wanted to be in the United States Marine Corps,” he said. “And I got in.” Mangum said his determination silenced any anxiety he had about joining. “My parents knew what I was doing,” he said. “They supported my decision. I told them I was taking a Greyhound bus to Parris Island to join. They said, ‘Call us when you get there. Just be careful.’”

ABOVE: Marine Corps veteran Harper “Judd” Mangum holds up a photo taken during his enlistment at Parris Island, S.C., when he was only 16 years old. Mangum claims to have been the youngest person on post, perhaps one of the youngest to ever serve. He said his determination to serve as a Marine overwhelmed any sense of fear.

We didn’t sleep Mangum spent three and a half years in the Marines, serving primarily as a military policeman all over the Pacific. “Uncle Sam sent me,” he said. “I had to go.” Mangum said he enjoyed being a Marine, but he wouldn’t go back to the Pacific. One memory in particular sticks out in his mind. “We were near an island when a stray mine nearly hit the ship,” he said. “We turned hard to the starboard side, and we just missed it. We didn’t sleep much that night, not with those things floating around us.”

LEFT: Mangum is seen partaking in a ceremony on Parris Island at the age of 13. When asked if he lied about his age so he could enlist, Mangum just smiled.

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Perhaps the most tragic story Mangum shared involved his closest scrape with death — and his greatest reason to be grateful. He and many of his friends assisted with the retaking of Bougainville Island in the South Pacific. The operation was perilous from the start. “The initial landing was hell,” Mangum said, recalling the skirmishes in the mine fields. “I was one of the lucky ones to survive.” Shortly after, his company helped break the Japanese

supply line known as the Numa Numa Trail, which ran across the island. “Two of my friends and I were coming down the mountain path after a mission,” he said. “They had enough points to come home. The three of us stopped for a moment.

Then there was mortar fire. Both of them died, but I somehow came out unharmed.” Mangum rarely stopped smiling as he told his story, often reciting famous Marine lines such as, “Corpsman, come on,” “I can’t hear you,” and “Once a Marine,

always a Marine.” He said he visits Parris Island as often as he can. But it’s stories like his Numa

Numa experience, he said, that make Veteran’s Day special. “It reminds me of all my

buddies I lost out there,” Mangum said. “I had some close calls, but I’m here. Thank God.”

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5 Chronicle Country teams remain BY THOMAS GRANT JR. chroniclesports@yahoo.com

It’s now down to the Fab Five in Chronicle Country. Dutch Fork, White Knoll, Chapin, Brookland-Cayce and BatesburgLeesville stand within two wins of reaching Championship Weekend in the S.C. High School League. At least one is guaranteed a berth in one of next week’s Lower State finals. The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes and White Knoll Timberwolves will compete for one of the Final Four berths in Class 5A in Irmo Friday. And the road to the Class 4A final in the Lower State continues to go through Cecil Woolbright Field. A year after losing to Union County in the third round at home, the Chapin Eagles get a chance at redemption this week against North Myrtle Beach. Both the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats and Batesburg-Leesville Panthers will head outside of Chronicle Country to earn places in the Classes 3A and 2A Lower State finals. Fresh off setting a new school record for victories, B-C heads to top-ranked and undefeated Bluffton. Batesburg-Leesville heads to more familiar surroundings. For the second time this season, the Panthers pay a visit to Leon Maxwell Stadium to face Bamberg-Ehrhardt. Batesburg-Leesville handed Bamberg-Ehrhardt its lone loss of the season, 41-20 on Oct. 14. They are 3-0 all-time in the series. Along with Barnwell, there are three teams remaining from Region 5-2A. Stay tuned to see which teams are left standing. Players on teams that are eliminated will have an opportunity to play in either the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North-South All-Star Game or Shrine Bowl in the coming weeks.

TEAM OF THE WEEK Batesburg-Leesville The Panthers continued to play the role of “Road Warriors” with a 42-7 victory over Andrews. It was the second straight post-season road win.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK Rasheed Jones (Brookland-Cayce) The Bearcats’ running back rushed for 177 yards and three third-quarter touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Georgetown.

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The White Knoll High School Timberwolves make their entrance before their Nov. 25 play-

GRIDIRON GIANTS Playoff Edition II Jamir Robinson (Airport) – 203

rushing yards, TD Tyreek Tolen (Batesburg-Leesville) – 165 rushing yards, 3 TDs Marquis McCoy (Brookland-Cayce) – passing TD; receiving TD Cooper Bemis (Chapin) – 236 passing yards, 2 TDS; 2 rushing TDs Trad Beatty (Chapin) – 116 passing yards, 2 TDs Mac Eason (Chapin) – 11 tackles Ron Hoff (Dutch Fork) – 136 rushing yards, TD Bobby Irby (Dutch Fork) – 5 receptions, 150 yards, TD Dutch Fork defense – allowed 67 passing yards Batesburg-Leesville defense – 5 forced turnovers. Catriez Cook (Gilbert) – 157 rushing yards, 2 TDs; receiving TD Josh Strickland (Gilbert) – 123 pass-

off game against the Lexington High Wildcats. When the dust settled, the Timberwolves

ing yards, 2 TDs Chase Crouch (Lexington) – 177 passing yards, TD Gunnar Kennedy (Lexington) – 3 punts, 49 per kick average Maurice Jones (White Knoll) – 135 rushing yards, 2 TDs White Knoll special teams – 3 touchbacks, 2 blocked punts (one returned for TD by Justin Riley) and an onside kick recovery. Joe Beckett (White Knoll) – 19 tackles, sack Brandon Serio (White Knoll) – 17 tackles, sack Shaheem Haltiwanger (White Knoll) – 10 tackles

THE ‘10’ SPOT Chapin became the fifth Lexington County team to win 10 games this season. The Eagles join Dutch Fork, W.W. King Academy, Brookland-Cayce and Gilbert.

RULERS OF THE ‘NEST’ Chapin High School improved to 20-9-1 all-time against teams who are also nicknamed ‘Eagles.’ They are 2-0 this season.

FIRST-TIME MEETINGS Chapin will play host to North Myrtle Beach and Brookland-Cayce travels to Bluffton. It’s the first time the schools have faced each other.

FAMILY TIES North Myrtle Beach was previously coached by current Batesburg-Leesville head coach Perry Woolbright. The field Chapin plays on is named after his grandfather, Cecil Woolbright.

ALL-STAR ADDITIONS White Knoll defensive lineman Shaheem Haltiwanger and Airport quarterback Brett Burnett were recently added to the South Carolina

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stood victorious, winning 28-21. White Knoll will face Dutch Fork on Dec. 2.

Shrine Bowl rosters for the Dec. 17 game in Spartanburg.

BY THE NUMBERS Brookland-Cayce set a school record with its 11th victory…Gilbert running back Catriez Cook finished with 1,755 rushing yards and 22 TDs…Chapin’s Mac Eason has 101 tackles this season...Dutch Fork is 122 all-time against White Knoll and has won the last 6 meetings…Batesburg-Leesville is 3-0 all-time against Bamberg-Ehrhardt…White Knoll has already won as many playoff games (2) this year than its entire history.

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Famous Indian fighter takes Indian wives food was undoubtedly far better than he cooked for himself as a scout, trapper and mountain man. Carson was a 19-year-old adventurer when he set off on an expedition to the Rocky MounDime novels were the TV tains in 1829. shows, movies, computer Like other rugged moungames and Facebook posts of tain men, Carson sought acthe early West. tion. He probably killed and They glamorized the extook the scalp of his first Inploits of famous lawmen such dian as a teenager. as Wyatt Earp, outlaws like Although he was illiterBilly the Kid and Jesse ate, Carson dictated his James and legendary Memoirs to an unfigures Buffalo Bill known writer with Cody, Wild Bill stories about his Hickock and Kit hostile Indian Carson. encounters. The exThe manuploits of the script was latter were shipped to dramatic. a publisher But the but was lost dime novel until 1905 writers felt when it was compelled found in a to embeltrunk in Parlish them to is. excite their In one story, readers. Crow warriors Carson’s fame stole nine horsspread in the East es from his camp. in newspaper acCarson and two othcounts and word of er men retaliated, atmouth. tacked the Crow camp, killDeWitt Peters published a ing almost everyone there. supposedly factual biography Carson’s feelings about in 1859 but has been critiIndians softened over the cized for inaccuracies and ex- years. He urged the governaggerations itself. ment to set aside lands for Larger-than-life accounts of them. As an Indian agent, Carson became the object of he saw to it that they were juvenile fiction not just in this treated with honesty, faircountry but in France, Gerness and clothed and fed. many, Portugal, Japan and Historians credit his first the Middle East. wife, an Arapaho woman The adventurer named Singing Grass. This northern New Mexico Fremont expeditions tourist mecca was home to In 1842, Carson joined John Carson for many years. C. Frémont’s expedition into We could see why. the West as a guide at $100 a The climate is great, the month. It was the best-paying scenery magnificent and the job of his life. MacLeod and Jerry Bellune love spending their children’s inheritance in their travels together. This is an account of their travels to the Southwest and back on our blue highways, not interstates. Taos, N.M.

Frémont described him as “a man of medium height, broadshouldered and deep-chested, with a clear steady blue eye and frank speech, quiet and unassuming.” Carson guided Frémont across the Oregon Trail to South Pass, Wyoming, to produce a guidebook, maps, and other material for westwardbound settlers, spurring hundreds of them westward to Oregon. Carson led Fremont’s party on two illegal expeditions into California, which was still Mexican territory. He took them also to the Mojave Desert and the Great Salt Lake in Utah, using rubber rafts. In the desert, they found two Mexicans who told them they had been ambushed by Indians who killed the men and staked the women to the ground, sexually mutilated and killed them and took all their horses. Carson and a friend went after them and in two days found them. They rushed their camp, killing and scalping the murderers and returning the stolen horses to the Mexicans. This brought Carson even greater fame and confirmed his status as a western hero in the eyes of Americans. But this Western hero was deceptive in appearance. When Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, the man whose troops burned Lexington and Columbia in 1865, met Carson, he wrote: “His fame was then at its height and I was anxious to see a man who had achieved such feats. “I cannot express my surprise at beholding such a small, stoop-shouldered man, with reddish hair,

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who wasn’t Native American. The two lived together in Taos for 25 years.

birth to their eighth child, he was emotionally crushed and died a month later at age 58 on May 23, 1868, in the surgeon’s quarters

of Fort Lyon, Colorado. His resting place is in Taos. Next: Did we see Doc Martin’s ghost at the Taos Inn?

MES crossing guard receives outstanding service award Deerfield Elementary teacher debuts 1st book BY RACHEL HAM Lex 1 Communications Manager

A newly published author, Deerfield Elementary Teacher Lauren Dasher recently drew from her experiences to teach students about perseverance and the process to create a children’s book. Dasher’s first book, “Freddy Frog and His Adventure,” hit shelves in October. The first-grade teacher says the concept for the book started when she was just 13 years old.

Dasher took her original idea and rewrote the story to include important topics such as not talking to strangers and the dangers of greed. Last year, she learned the book was accepted for publication by Tate Publishing. Deerfield Elementary students were among the first to read “Freddy Frog and His Adventure.” Just before Thanksgiving, Dasher unveiled the book and spoke to students about the writing, editing and publishing process.

BY RACHEL HAM Lex 1 Communications Manager

Often the first person some students and parents see on a typical school day, crossing guards help keep students safe every day. In appreciation, the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School sponsors S.C. Crossing Guard Appreciation Week. Schools can nominate a crossing guard for the Safe Routes to School Outstanding Crossing Guard award, and Midway Elementary nominated one of Lexington County School District One’s crossing guards, Bryan Winns. Midway Elementary’s cross-

ing guard and head custodian, Winns is one of this year’s three honorees. He received the Outstanding Crossing Guard award during S.C. Crossing Guard Appreciation Week. The weeklong celebration, which takes place during the third week of November, honors those who ensure students arrive at school safely, whether they walk, bike or ride with parents. “As crossing guard, he greets with a smile and a big red stop sign,” MES Principal Jan Fickling said. “Even in rain, wind and cold, Mr. Winns never complains and even rushes to assist cars that break down as traffic duties end.”

Winns says he simply enjoys making sure all students are safe when they arrive at school. An employee of Lexington District One since 2012, Winns worked at Pelion Elementary before joining MES in 2013. “He is known for his easy smile and positive attitude,” Fickling said. Each year, three crossing guards, one each from the Upstate, Midlands and Lowcountry, receive the Outstanding Crossing Guard award. Schools nominate crossing guards for going above and beyond to keep students safe and for demonstrating good safety habits to students.


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exington County Chronicle and Lake Murray Fish Wrapper readers can read Tom Poland’s stories in “Down South” starting today. In this interview with Chronicle Editor Emeritus Jerry Bellune, he talks about growing up Southern and writing about what he loves.

Q. What made you want to do something as thankless as writing for a living? A. I never enjoyed working for others. My grandfather and father both worked for themselves and I wanted to do the same. Independence is in my blood. Writing was a natural choice as it may be the only thing I’m decent at. As I gained experience, I found that writing was rewarding for my spirit and bank account. Writing is one of those careers where the older you get, the better you get, and the more in demand you are. Publishers come to me with book projects, not what many writers face. Thanks to my columns, I was asked to write a play for Georgia’s official folk life drama. That was a good payday. If you are no good at writing, you will soon know it and turn to another career. Teaching comes to mind. I never veered off course and today writing is paying off in many ways. In the last year I have spoken at 88 events, so that is a writing sideline. I talk to a lot of people. Six of 10 want to write for a living or have a book in their heads. Writing is a much-admired calling. Q. Why did you decide to tackle the South as continuing subject matter? A. Because I am a southerner and see a lot of the South that I grew up with disappearing. My website banner states, “May my words preserve this land, the South, its people, and way of life,” and that has become a large part of my body of work—a record of how things used to be. What we are losing includes country stores, small family farms, stores closing at noon on Wednesdays and tenant homes, reminders of how life used to be tied to the land. Something as fundamental as outhouses are disappearing. Life as it once was is changing fast. We are at risk of losing touch with the land and forgetting how those before us lived without technology. When was the last time you saw a butter churn? My

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grandmother used one all the time. Look at kids today. They don’t play in the woods. They like their electronic tablets and pads. A reader wrote me something I could not forget because it rings with unadulterated truth: “Today’s kids know how to text and tweet and Facebook and chat on their cellphones for hours, but they don’t know a sweetgum from a hickory.”

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what to write? A. Readers email or call me and ask me to write about a subject. My mother used to give me a lot of good ideas. When she passed away in March 2015, I lost that great well of ideas. Many columns result from just doing a lot of thinking and remembering. When I travel through the country I take photographs of places and things I want to write about. For instance, I find fake rocks that serve as well pump covers a bit comical. I wrote a column about them.

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I grew up in rural Georgia and I spent a lot of time on my granddad’s farm. Those boyhood years drive a lot of my stories. My years as managing editor at SC Wildlife magazine provided a base for writing about hunting, fishing, and nature. I write about what readers connect with emotionally.

Q. Where do you find intriguing characters and subjects? A. I travel the back roads. If you want to see inspiring, sometimes depressing, sights, that’s where they

are. I see crumbling farms, abandoned country stores, lonely chimneys that stand where a home burned, and small family burial plots. I make mental notes to write about such sights. Characters are plentiful. I was on a graveled road (the best roads by far) and encountered two men picking what old folks called “poke” salad, and that led to a long feature, “Down A Graveled Road” that covered the country and how people still practice the old ways there … hanging up gourds for purple martins and so forth.

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Q. What advice would you give to aspiring writers about perfecting their craft? A. First, be sure you have talent. Second, be willing to sacrifice in the early years. Spend a lot of time alone. Writing is a sentence to solitary confinement. Write everyday. Never cut corners. Meet deadlines. As you accumulate experience, devote more time to subjects you love. Write about what you know. Don’t be afraid

to write like a writer. That is, be literary. Develop your voice. Have a style others recognize. One other bit of advice. Be careful when taking writing courses. Don’t let a bad teacher ruin you. In one of the great ironies, the worst writers I’ve crossed paths with are professors. They murder language and get away with it. The “academic” style should be bottled and sold as a sleep aid.

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his beautiful brooch was made near 1800. It is crafted of silver with a gold leaf finish. This miniature work of art is comprised of many tiny pieces of silver that have been fashioned into the many different flowers that decorate it’s surface. Each petal, stem, stamen or leaf is a separate piece of gilded silver. One assembled, the brooch was then adorned with different gems. Each of these gems appears in it’s natural color without any enhancement. We see coral, lapis , amethyst as well as additional color applied on the surface through an early enameling process known as champlevé. This broom becomes even more wonderful when you see the basket form that has been achieved by the weaving of hair thin strands of silver wire to craft a fully dimensional and realistic basket form. the handle Of the basket is attached to the base with a single silver wire holding it safely in place. This brooch was made in China of Chinese

Export Silver. It bears the signature of the maker as well as the unique silver content of the country of origin. Those of you who are collector of Chinese porcelain would notice the colors of this brooch are in keeping with highly prized Chinese porcelain also made near 1800. The natural dyes on thesurfaces of highly desired porcelain pieces are the same dyes used in the process of champlevé. these cOlOrs were crafted during a time when Persian rugs were very popular due to their extreme beauty, complexity and use of bright color. It is easy to see the influence of this period of time on the colorful and complex surface of this early mille fleur brooch.

Google’s Waze is a nifty maps application that allows multiple users to collaborate in creating an active observation of traffic flow, including road hazards and wrecks.

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1. South Carolina’s smallest county is McCormick at 360 square miles while the largest county is Horry at 1,134 square miles

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2. Sumter has the largest Gingko farm in the world. 3. The Board of Public Works in Gaffney built an elevated water storage tank in the shape of a peach in 1981.

or used Waze, it is a nifty little maps application. It uses your location and your cell phone GPS to map how fast you are going, if you’ve encountered traffic, and keeps a log of it. The next driver going through that area will know where the traffic jams will be. Users can also put in accidents, road hazards, and even weather alerts themselves. Google has taken the Waze idea to the next level. This holiday season you can find out popular times for your local businesses. Whether it’s a store, a restaurant or anything in between Google will let you know what the traffic flow is to that business.

How to use it It’s pretty simple to use. Most people already have

CATFISH: Good. Captain Chris Simpson (864-9922352) reports that fishing continues to improve for both channels and blue catfish, and drifting cut herring is the best way to catch fish right now. CRAPPIE: Fair to good. Captain Brad Taylor (803-

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although the pattern should change very soon. BASS: Slow. Captain Doug Lown reports that fishing has gotten even tougher, and anglers are really struggling to catch fish. Once the turnover is completed fishing should get better.


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Parker’s weird homage to Lincoln’s killer BY J. MARK POWELL jmp.press@gmail.com

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ne day in June 1921, the editor of the Herald newspaper in Troy, Alabama, finally had

enough. On his desk lay a clipping from the previous Sunday’s Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle. “An Assassin’s Monument,” the headline said. It had been reprinted in papers from coast to coast. The editor angrily banged out his reply to the Eagle on a manual typewriter. “The people of our city to do not appreciate the publicity we are getting out of this thing,” he fumed. You couldn’t blame them. After all, for 15 years the tiny town of Troy, tucked in the southeast corner of Alabama, had been stuck with a notoriety not of its own making.

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It was home to the only monument honoring a presidential assassin. And not just any president-killer, either, but the most despised villain of them all: John Wilkes Booth. What the heck? How did that happen? Blame it on Pink Parker. Before we launch into his story, it’s important to understand something at the outset. Pink was not some hick backwoods redneck. He was educated, a police officer, a devout Christian, a loving husband and father, a man well-liked by his neighbors. With one huge exception. He had a burning hatred of Abraham Lincoln that grew into a psychotic obsession because he simply was unable to let go of the terrible things that had happened to his family. His story began quietly enough. Joseph Pinkney Parker was born into a respectable family in Coffee County, Alabama, in 1839. They were prosperous enough to send him to Spring Hill Academy. Parker had just wrapped up his studies when the War Between the States broke out. Pink put on a gray uniform and marched off with the Confederate Army. Returning home in 1865, he was trapped in the nightmare that was Reconstruction. He found the family farm overrun by weeds, its livestock gone, most of his personal property stolen, and his sister deeply embittered by the treatment she had received from Union soldiers. In a short time, the county took the place for unpaid taxes. He tried being a school teacher, but had to give it up when his pupils’ parents couldn’t scrape up enough pennies to pay him. He got a job as a railroad “walker,”

Confederate Army veteran Pinkney Parker’s was so consumed by his hatred for former President Abraham Lincoln that he erected a small monument in honor of Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

a guy who walked the tracks each day carrying a sledgehammer and bag of iron spikes to keep the rails in running order. It was grueling, exhausting, low-paying work. Pink Parker gradually pulled himself up off the ground. He married and started a family. (Relatives remembered he never called wife anything but “Darling.”) He was a dedicated member of the Baptist

Church. He became a police officer and eventually built a comfortable home in Troy. But somewhere in his heart was a hurt too painful to ever heal, a cut so deep no scar could ever cover it. Pink Parker simply never got over what the Yankees had done to his home, his family, his future. And in his mind, the blame lay entirely at one man’s feet: Abraham Lincoln. This otherwise friendly, likable man would erupt in a volcano of hatred whenever Lincoln’s name was mentioned. In fact, the only time he ever swore was when he heard Lincoln’s name, and the torrent of obscenity was so profane he was eventually kicked out of the Baptist Church because of it. His family and neighbors tried to overlook this single glaring flaw in an otherwise fine character. But as the years grew on, that became harder and harder to do. Every year on April 15, the day Lincoln died, Pink would make an oversize paper sign commemorating the murder, pin it to his lapel, and wear it around town for everyone to see. Then, in 1906, he devised an even bigger scheme. He would put up a marker honoring the very man who took Lincoln’s life … assassin John Wilkes Booth. The people of Troy were horrified one day when Pink displayed a four foot tall stone marker proudly inscribed, “Erected by PINK PARKER in honor of John Wilks (sic) Booth for killing Old Abe Lincoln.” Pink tried to present it to the citizens of Troy, offering to set it up on the courthouse lawn or in a city park. But nobody touched it with the

proverbial ten foot pole. So Pink placed it in his own front yard. He even sent a postcard to President Theodore Roosevelt, inviting him to come down and see the monument for himself. (There was no reply from the White House.) Pink’s house was in a quiet residential neighborhood, so not a lot of people saw the marker. Every so often a newspaper reporter in a northern state heard about the monument and would write a story about it, causing great mortification to the people of Troy. But it had been bought with private money and placed on private property, so there wasn’t much they could do about it. By the time 1921 rolled around, Lincoln had been dead for 56 years, and to many people the Civil War seemed as remote as the Korean War seems to us today. Pink was 82 then, nearly blind and in rapidly failing health. That October, a group of boys tipped over the Booth monument as a Halloween prank. Pink’s family didn’t put it back up. It was still lying in the dirt when Pink died that December. A few months later, his sons hauled the monument to the local stone works. The writing was wiped away, replaced by Pink’s name and the dates of his birth and death. What had started out as tribute to a murderer was turned into his tombstone. And so it stands to this very day in a quiet corner of Oakwood Cemetery, listing to one side like the leaning Tower of Pisa. Seemingly just another innocent headstone from a century before. No trace remains of the words that once reminded the world of Pink Parker’s inability to forgive and forget, to heal and move on.

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to do. The baby sitter told her that her daughter was getting worse. She said, “You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.” The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been thrown down on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time or other had locked their keys in their car. Then she looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t know how to use this.” So she bowed her head and asked God to send her some help. Within five minutes an old rusty car pulled up, with

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She hugged the man and through her tears she said, “Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man.” The man replied, “Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison today. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for about an hour.” The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud, “Oh, Thank you God! You even sent me a Professional!”

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YOUR WEEKLY GUIDE TO AREA EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS: BURNING DEBRIS: Prior to general

debris burning in areas outside of cities and towns in Lexington County, read Lexington County’s rules and regulations and get a permit from the SC Forestry Commission by calling 1-800-705-8613.

LEXINGTON COUNTY CONVENIENCE STATION HOURS: Mon-

day, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sundays 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Closed. Closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Inclement weather or other emergency situations may result in temporary closings of some or all collection and recycling centers on a per incident basis. Every effort will be made to notify the public if such closings are required.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS AUTHORS FOR LITERACY: A book

signing just in time for your holiday gifting. A dozen local authors will personalize your purchases Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Flight Deck Restaurant, 109-A Old Chapin Rd., Lexington. Books are just $10 and $20 with proceeds benefitting Turning Pages, which teaches adults to read. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Dec. 17, 8–11 a.m., Join Historic Columbia for a holiday treat to remember! Enjoy a continental breakfast in the cozy Robert Mills Carriage House while listening to seasonal music. After the meal, view the decorated halls of the Hampton-Preston Mansion, see a Victorian Christmas tree, make holiday crafts to take home, and take a picture with Santa! Breakfast with Santa is $15/ adults and $7/youth for members, $18/adults and $9/youth for nonmembers and free for kids 3 and under. Space is limited so purchase tickets in advance at historiccolumbia.org, (803)-252-1770 x 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org. CHRISTMAS AT RED BANK: Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., Red Bank UMC, 2909 Old Barnwell Rd, Lexington, free concert of Christmas music by local performers. Donations accepted or LICS. Info: www.rbumc. com CHRISTMAS SAMPLER: Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lexington Leisure Center, 108 Park Rd., Lexington. Artisans show and sell their items. Free but canned domation suggested. CHRISTMAS PEDDLER: Dec. 10, Tri-City Leisure Center, 485 Brooks Ave., West Columbia. Artisans

On This Day in History

December 1 The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000. 1862: President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress. 1863: Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington. 1881: Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz. 1900: Kaiser Wilhelm II refuses to meet with Boer leader Paul Kruger in Berlin. 1905: Twenty officers and 230 guards are arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the revolt at the Winter Palace. 1918: An American army of occupation enters Germany. 1933: Nazi storm troops become an official organ of the Reich. 1934: Josef Stalin’s aide, Sergei Kirov, is assassinated in Leningrad. 1941: Japan’s Tojo rejects U.S. proposals for a Pacific settlement as fantastic and unrealistic. 1941: Great Britain declares a state of emergency in Malaya following reports of Japanese attacks. 1941: The first Civil Air Patrol is organized in the United States. 1942: National gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States. 1861:

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show and sell their items. Free but canned domation suggested. COOKIES WITH SANTA: Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Chapin American Legion Post 193, 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. $10 per child or $24 for family with more than 2 children. Inclues digital photo, visit with Santa, decorate cookies, coloring station, and enjoy the movie “Frozen” while you wait. Drinks available. Proceeds benefit Beteran programs in the area. Info: Carmen Goulet, 803-556-3653 or cgoulet08@gmail.com Sponsored by Auxiliary Unit 193. Nov. 18 – Dec. 31. TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding St., Columbia, and Tuesday-Saturday. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hampton-Preston Mansion. Free for members, nonmembers $8 adults, $5 youth. See a variety of holiday decorations and experience traditions. Tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Purchase tickets at the  Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE RIVER:

Through Dec. 31, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Rd., Columbia. The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! More than a million sparkling lights in over 400 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park! Ed-Nose Express hayride, Santa’s choo-choo, winter wonder slide, walking trail laser light show. Admiission $15/car; $25/15-passenger van; $40/bus HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Murray Country Visitors Center, 2184 N. Lake Drive, Columbia. Free. Decorated in 1840 period of The Historic Lorick Plantation House. Vendors will be at the event selling food and gifts for the holiday season. HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS:

Cayce-West Columbia’s lighted Christmas parade is Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at the corner of Hwy. 1 & 12th Street in West Columbia and proceeds down 12th Street ending in front of the Cayce Municipal Complex.

LEXINGTON CHRISTMAS PARADE: December 4, 3:30 p.m.

on Main Street, followed by Songs of the Season concert at Icehouse Amphitheater. LEXINGTON TREE LIGHTING: Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m., Concert and Carnival in the Square, corner of E. Main St. and S. Lake Dr. Hot Choclate and S’mores with tree lighting at 8 p.m. MOVIES IN THE SQUARE: Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m.,Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 W. Main St., Lexington. Movie starts 5:30 with Mickey’s Christmas Carol and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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HISTORIC HOLIDAY TOURS:

EVENTS MUSEUM CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: Dec. 11, 1-4 p.m, Lexing-

ton County Museum, 231 Fox St., Lexington, offers Christmas traditions of the past featuring live music, free refreshments, a cooking demonstration, and a blacksmithing demonstration. Many of the museum’s 30 historic structures will be open and will feature period Christmas decorations. Free. Christmas decorations will remain through Dec. 21.

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dlelight Concert, Dec. 4, 6 p.m., St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Lexington. Featuring Advent, Christmas and classical works by composers such as J.S. Bach, Diane Bish and Virgil Fox, and The Hallelujah Chorus. Admission is free. A freewill offering is accepted. RED BANK TREE LIGHTING: Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m., Red Bank Arena, Nazareth at Buck Corley roads. Free event with light refreshments, singing. Bring an ornament to hang on the tree. Donations accepted to help a family in the community for the holidays. Info: Susan Backman at warriortlb@aol.com or 803513-3944 SALEM CHURCH BAZAAR: Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 1321 Salem Church Rd., Irmo. Vendors selling scented candles, home-made soaps, jewelry, home-made wooden bowls, aprons, Christmas décor, wreaths & ornaments, knitted baby items, Sprouts Boutique for children, Usbourne  flavorings, cheese straws, crochet items, and much much more! There will also be many varieties of homemade soups for lunch (eat in or take out) that the youth is selling to raise money for a mission trip. SONGS OF THE SEASON: December 10, 6 p.m., Midlands Christian Church, 1312 W. Main St., Lexington. Don Parker, an award-winning local singer and composer, will perform a concert of Songs of the Season. Admission is free with an offering taken in support of the

FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY:

Dec. 3, 3 p.m., Palmetto HealthAmphitheater, Irmo Community Park off Church St. Boy Scout Troop 410 will retire worn, ron or badly soiled U.S. Flags, state flags and military unit flags. Info, 803315-8532 or cgrantjackson@aol. com

HITE-DOOLEY FUNDRAISING EVENT: On Dec. 3, a fundraising

event will be held to benefit the Hite-Dooley Building Fund. Come enjoy some old-fashioned chicken stew for $8 a quart or $8 a plate with side items. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will feature several local vendors and craftsmen selling their wares and goods. The fundraiser will be held at the Hite/Dooley Reunion Building, 825 Two Notch Road in Lexington. For more information, call Stan Hite at (803) 546-2063 or M. Dooley at (803) 606-4452. CRAFTY FEAST: Dec. 11, noon-6 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia. Midlands’ largest inside craft fair features nearly 100 makers of handcrafted and repurposed goods. Snacks; local, craft and domestic beer; wine and mimosas available. Adults $3, children under 10 free. LICS TRUNK SHOW: Dec. 8, 5–8 p.m., Old Mill Brew Pub, 711 E. Main St., Lexington. Benefit for Lexington Interfaith Community Services features designer clothing, handbags, accessories, shoes, jewelry, home decor, and more!  Both new and gently used items will be sold. Beverages and munchies available for purchase. Admission is five canned goods or a $5 donation at the door. WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA:

Dec. 17, noon, Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road,  Columbia , Wreaths to be placed on the 4200 grave sites by High School JrROTC units, Civil Air Patrol and Sea Scout units, Boy and Girl Scouts, and Veterans and Civic organizations from across the Midlands. Parking will be at the Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot

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District One offers day and evening GED classes and free computer classes. Info: 803-821-2950. GRIEFSHARE: Sundays, January 8-April 2, 2-4 p.m., Welcome Center at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. A confidential, Christianbased 13-week grief and loss support group. The video program features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Meet other people who understand what you are going through. Register by December 30 at (803) 359-7770 ext 63.

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masters offers the way to learn and grow. 7:15 a.m. every Thursday except holidays, 2nd floor conference room, Lexington Medical Center, 811 W Main St, Lexington. For details, contact Leslie Slaughter at leslieannslaughter@gmail.com or 803-665-1256.

LEXINGTON GENEALOGICAL ASSN: 2nd Sunday each month, 3

p.m., downstairs conference room, Lexington Main Library on Augusta Road. Everyone welcome.

MUSEUMS EDVENTURE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: A learning experience

for children 12 and under, Mon.Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, Children and Adults:

$11.50; Seniors: $10.50; Military (with ID): $10.50; Members & Children under one: Free. Info: 803779-3100 RIVERBANKS ZOO & GARDENS:

500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia. Adults $13.95, children $11.50, under 2 free. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Visit riverbanks.org for information and ticket discounts.

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4:45 p.m., at 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia. SC STATE MUSEUM: 301 Gervais St., Columbia. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Four floors of permanent exhibits on history, art, natural history and science and technology, plus planetarium, 4D theater, and changing exhibits. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter. Ticket prices begin at $8.95 for adults, $6.95 for children. Additional cost for planetarium, 4D Theater and Blockbuster Exhibit. Info: scmuseum.org.

MUSIC & DANCE THE NUTCRACKER: Dec. 10-11

and 17-18, Koger Center, 1051 Greene St., Columbia. Columbia City Ballet presents the magical story of dancing toys, mischievous mice and frolicking snowflakes dancing to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score. Performances at 3 p.m. And 7:#p p.m. Dec. 10 and 17, and at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18. Tickets: visit www.kogercenterforthearts.com,, at the box office, or call 803-251-2222.

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