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Leopards cruise past two foes; improve to 8-1

With their 60-match win streak having been brought to an end with a loss to Sullivan Middle School last weekend, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team is starting a new string of victories.

December 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for Dec. 12, 2014

December 12, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: KershawHealth deal

If people in Kershaw County had their druthers, they'd probably prefer that KershawHealth, the facility that grew out of the old Kershaw County Memorial Hospital, would be locally owned. But in a day when consolidation and economies of scale are bywords, it finally became impossible, and KershawHealth trustees voted unanimously Monday night to sell the hospital to a company partnered by Capella Healthcare of Tennessee and the Medical University of South Carolina. A caveat: some might argue with the word "sell," since the transaction is a complicated arrangement, but in essence, that's what it is.

December 12, 2014 | | Editorials


Rampell: The cycle of the taxi wars

WASHINGTON -- Deregulating the taxi industry? Been there, done that.

December 12, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Reader praises local ministry

During this past Thanksgiving season, I had the honor and pleasure of working with Rev. Johnnie Smith's ministry, which, year-round, feeds, clothes and gives shelter to those in need.

December 12, 2014 | Mary Ann Branham Lugoff | Letters


Rose awarded for truck driver research at Winthrop

Shalace Rose, a McNair Scholar and Winthrop University senior Research from Camden, may help to give businesses and government regulators insight into beginner trucker drivers' sleep and dietary habits. She has won an award for her research.

December 12, 2014 | | Education


Danielle Montgomery

Miss. Danielle Montgomery, 33, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of Anna Wright Montgomery and the late Richard Montgomery. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, December 12, 2014 at Two p.m., at Community Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Miss. Montgomery will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Montgomery family.

December 12, 2014 | | Obituaries




LES students and parents make gingerbread houses

December 10, 2014 | | Localife


NCHS wrestling team places second

December 10, 2014 | | Localife


Camden ART Exhibition to Open at Bassett Gallery

Camden ART will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Thursday with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. before the opening night of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 16, 2015.

December 10, 2014 | | Localife


John D. Kennedy Chapter of UDC unveils grave marker

On Oct. 25, members of the John D. Kennedy Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Joseph Kershaw Confederate Veterans, as well as other friends and family members of UDC member Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, gathered at the Jeter Family Cemetery in Carlisle for the unveiling of her Daughter of the Confederacy grave marker. Hough was made an honorary member because of her service as histographer for more than 30 years.

December 10, 2014 | | Localife


Mark Harris

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Donald Marcus "Mark" Harris, 44, of Camden will be held Thursday, December, 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mark's memory to Food for the Soul, 110 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Demons finish 19th in Southern Slam

Facing some of the best teams in the southeast, Lugoff-Elgin finished 19th in the two-day Southern Slam hosted by Eastside High School last Friday and Saturday in Taylors.

December 10, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EMS win streak snapped at 60; CMS second in Leopard Duals

After piling up 60 consecutive dual match victories, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team saw that run come to an end in the second match of pool play in Saturday's Leopard Duals.

December 10, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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Household chemicals may harm child's IQ

Two chemicals found in various American household products may harm fetal development and possibly lower a child's IQ, according to new research.

December 22, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


Unemployed men suffer more than women

Weak growth, foreign competition and technological change have caused many Americans to be out of work, but men are handling unemployment harder than women, according to a new survey.

December 22, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | National


Push for preschool too late for some kids

While President Obama launched a $1 billion dollar public/private push to expand early childhood education this week, some are arguing that better preschool, however helpful, may be too little too late for many kids.

December 22, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Talk to, instead of punish, children when they lie

One lie, two lies, three lies. If your children are lying more after you have punished them for being dishonest, one problem may be that you need to talk to them instead.

December 22, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


Number of students held back plunges

The numbers of students being "held back" a grade, known as "grade retention," have tumbled in recent years, according to a new study by the American Educational Research Association.

December 22, 2014 | | National


Five signs your teen needs help

Parents everywhere wish there was some type of manual to help them raise their kids. The best strategy most have is their own upbringing or even advice from others. While this can be useful it has its limits because kids and our relationships with them are so varied.

December 22, 2014 | David Simonsen FamilyShare | National


Gossip: Why words hurt more than sticks or stones

Let's be honest. When was the last time you gossiped about someone? When was the last time you felt the sting of gossip from others?

December 22, 2014 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National


Ariail for Dec. 22, 2014

December 22, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 22, 2014

• Beverly Hope Melton's murder on Dec. 26 three years ago shocked Kershaw and Chesterfield counties. Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 26, continues to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) after he reportedly confessed to abducting Melton in Chesterfield County, repeatedly raping her and then beating her death with a baseball bat in Kershaw County. Miller even led authorities to Melton's body. Despite his reported confession, Miller has yet to work out a plea deal or face a jury. And he won't, as we reported Friday, until Feb. 9, 2016, more than four years after his arrest ...

December 22, 2014 | | Editorials


Letters: Young reader recounts ‘best toy’

It would be very difficult to name all of my favorite toys of my past, but the ones that really stick out upon the rest are the ones that didn't come from Walmart, Target or any other store.

December 22, 2014 | Holly Herndon, 12 Lugoff | Letters


Rich: Oh, Christmas tree

It was late in the summer of my parents' lives that I was born into a family with three children well on their way to being grown and done with home.

December 22, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


S.C. Noble: Republicans have an attitude problem

When I was a school boy, there was a kid down the street named Rodney who had an "attitude problem," or at least that's what the adults called it. To me and my friends, Rodney was just a jerk.

December 22, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Sanders Stoney Post 203 Christmas celebration

December 22, 2014 | | Military


I-20 ramp accident

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) personnel work to extricate two passengers from this car around 1 p.m. Thursday, which apparently rolled over several times after having gone up an embankment on the eastbound I-20 ramp at Camden Exit 98. Dispatchers initially told the LF-R the accident took place on I-20 itself, but Lugoff Rescue 10, Service 10 and Battalion 1 soon found the accident was on the ramp. LF-R crews stabilized the vehicle and successfully extricated both patients with rescue tools. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said KershawHealth EMS transported both patients to Palmetto Richland for possible trauma, with a LF-R firefighter ...

December 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Belle Brooks Williams

Funeral service for Mrs. Belle Brookes Williams, 94, of 110 Railroad Avenue in Camden, will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Friends may visit at 1840 Lovett Road in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


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