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Former Owner of Landon House Was Mayor of Mobtown

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Samuel Hinks (1815-1887) is buried at Mount Olivet cemetery, MSA SC 3520-12475.

By Chris Haugh This article is excerpted from one in a series, “Stories in Stone,” written by Mount Olivet historian—and one might say detective—Chris Haugh. For more “Stories in Stone,” visit or “Like” the Facebook page “Stories in…

Shop Talk

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Locally owned, Camp Tall Timbers in Highview, West Virginia, is an award-winning summer camp for kids ages 7 to 16.

By Jennifer Martinez New Market Plains Vineyard Hidden Treasure A mere 20 minutes from Urbana at 11111 West Baldwin Road in Monrovia, the New Market Plains Vineyard is hidden at the end of a lovely wooded road near Adventure Park.…

Hawks Postseason Roundup

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Girls’ lacrosse played the region’s perennial powers this season, and proved that they can play with anyone.

By Jennifer Beekman Boys’ Lacrosse Season Ends in Regional Championship It’s quite difficult—virtually impossible—to win a lacrosse game with limited possession of the ball. And, contending with one of the state’s best face-off specialists in Howard High School senior and…