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Reader applauds Drakeford’s support of Marketplace Fairness Act

I wish to applaud Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford for her letter "Urges support for Marketplace Fairness Act." I agree wholeheartedly with everything she said. Ever since the state started requesting the total amount of out-of-state purchases be added to the state tax return, I have compiled and included this on my return. I keep a list of the out-of-state businesses and amount I spent during the year so the total will be given to the CPA who prepares my taxes.

December 24, 2014 | Mary Lynn West Camden | Letters


Reader upset with ‘State House employees’

Here in South Carolina, the era of economy is not working for most of the working class. No one should be satisfied with the pace of our state's progress.

December 24, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Jingle Bell Run proceeds benefit local schools

Once again, the proceeds of the local Jingle Bell Run are being used to benefit local schools. Now in its seventh year, the 5K run/walk sponsored by the Fitness Zone took place Dec. 5. This year, five Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools are receiving $1,500 to be used for health and physical education projects.

December 24, 2014 | | Education


For the Record - Dec. 24, 2014

Real estate transactions

December 24, 2014 | | For the Record


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


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County point-in-time homeless count is Jan. 24

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless count will take place in Kershaw County January 24 through 28 ...

January 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Art and Geometry

Recently Pam Horton's Honors Geometry classes had two special guests: Mrs. Donna Royson and Ms.Cindy Bundrick. These ladies helped students make a real-life ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Area students achieve academic honors

Southern Wesleyan University announced dean's list for the fall 2017 semester. The following students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Probate process workshop Feb. 2

The Kershaw County Probate Court will host a Probate Process Workshop on Friday, Feb. 2, at 9 a.m. in the council chambers of the ...

January 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County


KCSD teacher career fair scheduled for Jan. 27

Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 27, 2018, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8 ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


PERRY REDDICK

Funeral service for Perry Donald Reddick, 60, was held on Sunday at Powers Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Cemetery. Minister Kimberly Tillman officiated.

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN CHARLES SIMMONS

A service to celebrate the life of John Charles Simmons, 56, will be held today, January 16, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Powers ...

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


ELLA CATHERINE TEAL

Funeral services for Ella Catherine Teal, 88, of Columbia, S.C. will be held 11 o'clock, Tuesday, January 16th, in Boyce Chapel, at First ...

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


Lawson, Gators hand Demons a 66-49 setback

Before his team traveled to meet Lakewood on Friday night, Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball head coach Garrett Knight said the host Gators' size and athleticism concerned ...

January 16, 2018 | | Sports


KCMA music competition Feb. 10

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA), an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its annual music scholarship competition ...

January 16, 2018 | | People & Places


Looking to the future, remembering the past

As I am about to start the second semester of my senior year, I have come to the realization that time is truly flying. So ...

January 16, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


My freshman to senior years at CMA

High school is tough; boarding school is tough; but a military school is even tougher, especially if you're going in as a freshman and ...

January 16, 2018 | By Matthew Rush, Camden Military Academy C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Ariail - Jan. 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Dog problems

Readers will notice a story on today's front page regarding problems some Elgin area residents have been having with feral dogs.

January 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Gratitude in 2018

Hello 2018! A new year is upon us, and I am so excited about all the great things in store for our beautiful city! I ...

January 16, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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