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Beyond sound bites

At the end of the most recent KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting, I was approached by a television news reporter with a number of questions. I couldn't answer his questions at that time because they do not lend themselves to sound-bite answers, so I'd like to take this column to present a reasoned response to the questions.

August 12, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pet talk - Aug. 12, 2013

Whether they want it to bark, purr, slither or squawk, there comes a time when a pet appears on nearly every child's birthday wish list. For most parents, this decision can be a bit daunting. Is your child ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet? Will the new animal negatively affect his or her health? Though your child may think your wary attitude is unnecessary, these are valid questions for every parent to ask themselves and their family before welcoming a new pet into their home.

August 12, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Ariail for August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Aug. 12, 2013

• Former president George W. Bush, one of the most active chief executives the country's ever had, was diagnosed recently with a blocked artery and had a stent inserted to correct the problem. We've stated before that Bush might not have been a great president but is a fine man, and he has never said critical things about President Obama despite Obama's constant blaming of Bush for the country's ongoing economic problems. We found it interesting that when a reporter asked Obama spokesman Jay Carney if the president had contacted Bush to wish him well after his ...

August 12, 2013 | | Editorials


Josephine Brown

Mrs. Josephine Jackson Hardy Brown, 76 of Upper Marlboro, Md., formerly of Camden, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced later. The online guestbook may be viewed/signed at www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com.

August 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Night moves

August 09, 2013 | | Sports


Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


GOP searches for its missing white voters

Remember how Republican leaders vowed to improve their outreach to minorities after Mitt Romney's demographic disaster in November? Well, not so fast, amigos. A lot of folks in the Grand Old Party's conservative wing prefer to tap another group that let them down: the "missing white voters."

August 09, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Are you tough enough?

Throw together a ridiculous amount of mud and water, hundreds of live wires, several ice water-filled dumpsters, cargo nets, 15-foot walls, and the product that remains is a sustained trend in America -- one of endurance events. Also known as obstacle races, this adrenaline-fueled sport has exploded in popularity. More than 1 million people this year are expected to enter races of this nature in the United States. Who knew mud, sweat and barbed wire could bring as much allure as it does misery. We are not talking about a fitness trend, but what Running USA calls the "Second Running Boom ...

August 09, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Eloise Bourgette

Funeral services for Mary Eloise Robinson Bourgette, 86, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Deborah Tucker Osborne

Mrs. Deborah Tucker "Carrie Ann" Osborne, 51, of Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary Jean Lever McCaskill

Jean Lever McCaskill, widow of John Stephen (Billy) McCaskill, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ollie Oliver Hagins

Mrs. Ollie Oliver Hagins, 74, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Gibbs Oliver. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora Lee Johnson, 1327 James West Lane, Cassatt. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Hagins family.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation buys SCLEOA memberships for deputies

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation recently purchased S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA) memberships for every sworn officer at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). While each membership costs only $30, the benefits are substantial, according to a KCSO press release. Members receive a $5,000 line-of-duty death benefit, free legal representation for officers facing litigation stemming from line-of-duty incidents, scholarship opportunities for children of officers and discounts at motels and attractions.

August 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Danish String Quartet performs Feb. 14

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will present the last concert of the 2015-16 Chamber Music Series on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


UDC hosts annual Lee-Jackson Luncheon

On January 23, 2016, the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy held a luncheon at the Kershaw House to honor Generals Robert ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


NAACP Humanitarian Award

Former county educator, state transportation commissioner and hospital trustee Bobby Jones speaks after accepting the Camden-Kershaw County Branch NAACP's MLK Humanitarian of the Year ...

February 09, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Sheriff Matthews is Elks’ 2016 Camarena award winner

The S.C. Elks Association (SCEA) presented its 2016 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews at its recent South Carolina Winter ...

February 09, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Feb. 9, 2016

February 09, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Go to the polls

OK, Kershaw County Council District 1 residents, it's time to get serious: today marks the primaries for the special election to fill the seat ...

February 09, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Hillary’s golden tongue

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1 ...

February 09, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Hollywood gets it wrong again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...

February 09, 2016 | | Columns


Yesteryear - Feb. 9, 2016

More than 20 students from Lugoff-Elgin High School and L-E Middle School attended the 1995 Eastern Region Band Clinic at Myrtle Beach last weekend. Those ...

February 09, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Wateree Elementary School announces honor roll

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the Second Nine Week Period.

February 09, 2016 | | Education


CCTC joins new minority male collaborative

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color. According to a CCTC ...

February 09, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - Feb. 9, 2016

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February 09, 2016 | | For the Record


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