Monday, April 8, 2013
Service is Wednesday at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery.
Monday, April 8
Obituary by J. Henry Stuhr Margot Strauss Freudenberg of Charleston, South Carolina died April 8, 2013 at the age of 105 at her residence. Mrs. Freudenberg was born in Hannover, Germany August 8, 1907. The youngest daughter of Dr. Henry and Ella Strauss, she was a survivor of the Holocaust after leaving her native Germany in 1939. Staying a brief time in England, Mrs. Freudenberg, her son and husband emigrated to Charleston. She held South Carolina physical therapy license number five and for many years was the only physical therapist in Charleston. In addition to her professional duties, she was a tireless volunteer for community non-profits. It was through her diligence and leadership that the first American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, died Jan. 10 from injuries suffered during a firefight in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.
A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was killed Thursday in Afghanistan, according to a Fort Stewart press release. Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, a 2007 graduate of The Citadel, died from injuries suffered when his unit was attacked during a patrol in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. Wittman, a native of Chester, Va., was an infantryman assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in 2008 and arrived at Fort Stewart in February of 2012. His awards included the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, according to the release. This was Wittman's second deployment. Sgt. Wittman had previously been awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, according to The Citadel's website. The military college says …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Service to remember former superintendent.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A memorial service remembering Charleston County's former school district superintendent will be held on Friday at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Maria Goodloe-Johnson died on Dec. 5 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. The service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church at 7396 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to:
Monday, October 15, 2012
Senator's wife died Sunday at 77.
Rita Liddy "Peatsy" Hollings, 77, died Sunday after a long, private battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a report from The Post and Courier. Hollings was the wife of former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings. The couple had been married for 41 years. Democratic consultant Lachlan McIntosh remembered Peatsy Hollings as one half of a "real Capital Hill power couple." "Peatsy was a charming, strong, and effective advocate for our state," he told Patch. "As a former school teacher, she had a special passion for public education." The University of South Carolina library has a brief biography of Peatsy in a description of Fritz Hollings archived personal papers. "Mrs. Hollings, a teacher from Charleston, became interested in politics while …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Romney and Obama stand toe-to-toe after months of attacking each other.
For months, voters have been clamoring for a presidential race about issues rather than attack ads. On Wednesday evening, they got it. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shared a stage at the University of Denver for an hour and-a-half in the first of three presidential debates. Prior to the debate, both campaigns made a point of lowering expectations, but most observers thought Romney got the better of the President in round one. Being the challenger is usually thought to be a disadvantage, but one of the times it’s not is in a debate where the challenger can criticize the incumbent’s record. That’s precisely what Romney did, time and again faulting Obama for a sluggish economy, putting the president on the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
There's many a lesson to be learned from small town Sheriff Andy Taylor. What was your favorite moment?
Fans of "The Andy Griffith Show" had to say goodbye to the Mayberry's favorite sheriff once again on Tuesday. Andy Griffith, 86, died at 7 a.m. at his home on Roanoke Island, CNN Reported. Griffith, best known as small town Sheriff Andy Taylor, leaves quite a few memories for fans to choose from, but which moment is your favorite? Does Opie's difficult lesson about life, death and personal responsibility in "Opie The Birdman" still stick with you? How about Aunt Bee's struggle to get Opie's acceptance in the series' pilot, "The New Housekeeper?" Perhaps "Citizen's Arrest" still makes you chuckle, even after all these years. Take a look at some of our favorite "Andy Griffith Show" moments in these videos, and then let us know which ones …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Two other Guardsmen from Columbia and Easley also killed in Wednesday suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan's war-torn Khost Province.
Update: 6 p.m. -- In addition to Richland County's Ryan Rawl, the S.C. National Guard has named two other South Carolinians killed in Wednesday's suicide attack in Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, Jr, the state's Adjutant General, identified the other soldiers as Spc. John Meador II of Columbia, and Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Bradford "Brad" Thomas of Easley. Five guardsmen were also wounded in the attack, Livingston said. Wednesday’s attack took place in a marketplace in the city of Khost, near the Pakistani border and about 90 miles southeast of the Afghan capital, Kabul, said the Associated Press. The assailant approached on foot through the shops and taxi stands packed with people and then detonated his explosives as he approached…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Supreme Court ruling gives re-election to four incumbents.
Eight candidates in Charleston County races are off the ballots today after party leaders determined they did not file the proper financial disclosure paperwork. The removals come after the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled candidates who did not file financial disclosure paperwork must come off the ballot. Locally, Democrats are feeling the pinch most severely. Six local Dems were tossed from the ballot, according to party records. Only two Republican candidates in Charleston County were affected by the decision. Democrats off the ballot: See full statewide list. Master Bines (State Senate No. 42) Larry Carter Center (State House No. 114) Frederick Fielding (State Senate No. 42) John Polk (County Council No. 3) Anthony Mark Whisenant (…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Frederick "Fritz" Fielding is stepping out from previous behind the scenes roles in local campaigns to challenge Sen. Robert Ford for the Senate 42 seat
Hoping to follow in his father's footsteps, Frederick "Fritz" Fielding filed to run for the S.C. Senate District 42 seat on Friday. Fielding's father, Herbert Fielding, was one of the first African-Americans elected to the S.C. House of Representatives in the modern era and went on to also serve as the S.C. Senator for District 42. Fritz Fielding said he thinks he can do a better job than Sen. Robert Ford who now holds the seat. "I've been thinking about it and thinking about it and thinking about it, and right around the time that Mayor Riley won his election for the last term, I kind of decided that, you know, I think I can do better than the senator that's there now," Fielding said. "And believe you me, this is not an easy decision." …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Two-car wreck on Corral Drive leaves one dead
West Ashley resident Debra Jones 49, of Corral Drive, was killed Thursday night around 8:38 p.m. in a two-car collision on Corral Drive in the Ponderosa Subdivision, according to a statement released by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. Jones was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer on Corral Drive, and, according to the statement, crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a 1995 Chevy pick-up truck heading the other way. Jones was killed in the collision, though her exact cause of death has not been released yet. The driver of the pick-up was not injured, according to the statement.