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  • Forgiveness, hope mark community after tragedy

    by Butch Blume/South Carolina Baptist Courier, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Katie McLean/Independent Mail. Used by permission.
    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- When the alert sounded Sept. 28 from Kyle Caudell's scanner of an active shooter at Townville Elementary School, his first thought was that it must be a drill. Because his daughter is a fifth-grader at the school, he was aware that teachers and students had practiced for exactly such a scenario only a week before.

    Caudell, pastor of Double Springs Baptist Church in Townville, S.C., and a volunteer firefighter and fire department chaplain, jumped into his SUV and sped toward the school. When his phone lit up with a text from the Double Springs fire ... Read More