lois-keenan-awardLois Keenan, Firefighter from River Falls Fire Department, Marietta, SC, received the coveted Firefighter of the Year award from her Fire Chief, David Emory, at their Christmas Firefighter Dinner this past Saturday evening. She is only the second woman in the 26-year history of the fire department to receive this prestigious award.

She recounts the moment that led up to the award. “I was not sure it was me. When they called my name, I was beside myself. I had tears in my eyes, and I could not stop grinning. I danced up to David Emory and thanked him, “So many other firefighters deserve this award more than me.  I felt honored and proud that I was chosen to have received this award.”

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The Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention awarded Mr. Winn Freeman, founder of Wisdom in Living Life Ministry, with the 2012 E. A. McDowell Award. Wisdom in Living Life is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, addiction ministry that exists to educate, equip, and empower God’s people to effectively reach those individuals and families who are imprisoned by the sins of drug and alcohol addiction. He founded the ministry in 2000.

In 1988, Winn was living in California, a heroin addict and a drunk, headed for jail. Having gone through secular addiction programs, he remained addicted until coming to Christ in a police car.

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Generators, Blankets, Coats, Water Collected in Taylors

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Lions in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia have pooled their resources to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Thirty 4,000 watt generators were loaded aboard a UPS truck Friday in Taylors to complete the load in North Carolina with a destination of Melville, New York, to be distributed to storm victims by New York Lions.

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The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Pamela Durham on November 2, 2012, at the 2012 General Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, held in Richmond, Virginia. Meritorious Service Awards are presented by the UDC to veterans who are collateral descendants of Confederate Military personnel and who have given military service to our country in certain time frames.

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While praying to the Lord in September, Fred Maus was given direction to open a ministry to help returning military and their families while they search for housing. After the previous tenant left at the end of September, the Lord’s direction was not to rent it out again. Instead, Maus is opening the doors to a fully furnished home with staple food for up to two weeks for military returning from a tour of duty overseas, including their spouse and children.

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