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Samuel Bacon (1782-1820) packed a lot into his 38 years. He is described in the History of the York County Academy, as “educator, lawyer, Marine, Episcopal clergyman and missionary.” In 1814, within two years after coming to York to teach at the academy, he married Anna Mary Barnitz, the daughter

Elaine Ryan/Sister Mary Clare St. Joseph’s Convent outside of Columbia is closing. The convent building has been sold, with plans to turn it into affordable housing for either single mothers or seniors. The Sisters there, members of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ community, must move to another building