Religion

Local Military News

Retired 4-star general, fighter pilot, headlines African-American History Month program

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton, a Ridgeland native, will be the keynote speaker Sunday at First Euhaw Baptist Church’s annual African-American History Month program.

Religion

Bluffton’s Church of the Cross plans expansion, new Jasper County location

Bluffton’s Church of the Cross — which occupies one of Old Town Bluffton’s most recognizable and photographed buildings and the Cross Schools and worship center on Buckwalter Parkway — is rapidly approaching maximum capacity. A $15 million capital fundraiser is underway to expand the Buckwalter facility and possibly buy land in Jasper County for a new church and school.

Education

Hilton Head Christian Academy moving to Bluffton

Hilton Head Christian Academy, a private evangelical institution founded in 1979, plans to build a new campus on 26-acre property in Bluffton near the corner of Bluffton Parkway and Masters Way. School leaders say they hope to relocate to the new 93,000-square-foot facility by 2019.

Local

Bluffton man met 'magnificent' MLK several times

Bluffton resident Jacob Martin was born and raised just down the street from Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, where we spoke with him Jan. 15, 2017. But for a large portion of Martin's life, he worked as a police officer in other cities, including Detroit, where in 1950 he met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while working security for a visit by the global icon.

Videos

SC Gov. Henry McMaster talks to pastors

Jamie Self jself@thestate.com
SC Gov. Henry McMaster talks to pastors 5:41

SC Gov. Henry McMaster talks to pastors

Cross Schools expansion plans include improved athletic programs 1:14

Cross Schools expansion plans include improved athletic programs

Bluffton man met 'magnificent' MLK several times 1:00

Bluffton man met 'magnificent' MLK several times

Gullah prayer of thanks 2:18

Gullah prayer of thanks