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Noted and passed - March 26, 2012

• We notice that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has, as some used to say with regularity, "done gone to quoting the Bible" in his attempt to win the White House. Gingrich told a recent audience that Proverbs warns that "without vision, people will perish." Time has proven that people often try hard to prove things by using statistics and the Bible, both of which can be manipulated. We'd prefer he stay away from the scriptures when it comes to touting his own candidacy.

March 26, 2012 | | Editorials


Good government?

Last week, it was reported that South Carolina ranked among the states most at risk for corruption. In a study conducted by State Integrity Investigation, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity, and Public Radio International, South Carolina received a grade of "F" and ranked 45th among the 50 states.

March 26, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Ham, Mr. Gray engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ham of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Danielle Vee Ham, formerly of Camden, now of Acworth Ga., to David Wayne Gray of Acworth, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gray of Kennesaw, Ga.

March 26, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Stroud, Mr. Proctor set date

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Stroud of Elgin announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Heather M. Stroud, to Jonathan Van Ness Proctor of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Derrick Proctor of Lugoff.

March 26, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Door of Hope welcomes Caldwell as associate pastor

The membership of Door of Hope Ministries in Camden welcomes Pastor Lomarie Caldwell as associate pastor to the church. Senior Pastor Gerald Brown stated, "Our leadership staff and congregation are excited to have Pastor Caldwell accept this position and look forward to many years under her leadership."

March 26, 2012 | | Localife


Elisha Grant Jr.

Mr. Elisha Grant Jr., 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, S.C. passed on Saturday, March 21, 2012. Location of service has been changed. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26 at the Composite Lodge, Masonic Temple, located on Broad Street in Camden. Burial will be at Gum Springs Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery in Camden.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Marie Jenkins Halley

Mrs. Marie Jenkins Halley, 93, of 1008 Segar Mills Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


John Thomas Haynes Jr.

Funeral services honoring the life of John Thomas Haynes, Jr., 78, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Bruce Hancock and Dr. Frankie Melton will officiate. The family received friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Haynes' memory to Heath Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Heath Springs, S.C. 29058 or Lottie Moon Offering, c/o First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden ...

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shades of success

Anyone who knows Ed Yount knows his blood is probably Carolina blue. But they also know his love for the UNC Tar Heels is nothing compared to his love for children.

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Closing the gap

Fifteen Kershaw County schools -- six more than last year -- were among 853 schools statewide recognized by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2011.

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Montessori teachers certified

Three faculty members with the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) have been certified at the Early Childhood level (ages 3-6). Meek Duren, Oscar Avila and Kenia Dayeh de Bermudez were recognized Feb. 24 at the annual conference of Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI), held at Litchfield Beach. MEPI is one of about eight professional societies in the United States that oversee Montessori teacher preparation. All three teachers studied under Mariyam Petiwala through the Institute for Guided Studies (IGS), located in Camden. IGS is one of only four programs in South Carolina accredited to train educators to work in Montessori classrooms ...

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Panthers trip up North Central, 5-1, in 5

Doing its damage early, McBee downed host North Central, 5-1, in a game shortened after five innings due to lightning.

March 26, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Ansley throws blanks at MC in 6-0 CHS win

Not even a break from baseball for football last fall failed to slow down Jake Ansley.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Sumter at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Governor's School (TEN– 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Buford (BSOC – 6 p.m.)

March 26, 2012 | | Sports


Dogs have little problem downing Falcons

Over the past few years, Darlington has given the Camden tennis team fits. Not so much this time around.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


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Pine Tree Hill Elementary and North Central Middle School students observe 9/11

North Central Middle School students read a script accounting the 9/11 events minute by minute. They read the exact time when the first plane crashed into the Twin Towers, the exact time when President George W. Bush was notified, the exact time that the second plane crashed into the towers, the exact time that the Pentagon was struck and more events that occured on that day. Pine Tree Hill students observed 9/11 by wearing red, white and blue, and they had special lessons about the importance of that day.

September 18, 2014 | | Localife


'Fat shaming' doesn't help people lose weight, study says

Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.

September 17, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National


MIT unleashes cheetah robot on campus

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Previously limited to sprinting on a treadmill, an untethered cheetah robot can be seen bounding across the MIT campus in a new video.

September 17, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


I didn't marry my soul mate, Part 2

About a year ago, I wrote an article titled, "I didn't marry my soul mate." I was very honest about a period of time in my marriage when both of us wondered if we had chosen incorrectly and even if we had settled. During those times I wondered what my life would have been like had I married "the other guy."

September 17, 2014 | Kate Rose Lee KSL | National


Hollywood slow to offer faith-based films, pastor-producer says

LOS ANGELES -- More than 80 percent of Americans profess a belief in God, but Hollywood has been slow to offer content that engages people of faith.

September 17, 2014 | Dave McCann KSL | National


Top 15 states for education

It's already September. Time to go back to school.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

The earth is the third rock from the sun. Ireland and Scotland combined are 84 percent of that chunk. Visiting these grand lands confirms that notion. There are so many rocks in these Gaelic territories that everything is made from them. Walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles -- did I mention walls? -- abbeys and monasteries all are rock solid.

September 17, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National


The market power of pumpkin spice

Fall won't officially arrive until Sept. 23, but don't tell that to purveyors of pumpkin spice.

September 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


21 things seen in dating that could hurt your marriage

Single men and women make up roughly one-third of the United States population, a Match survey found.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Tips to get your kids to clean up after themselves

Banging your head against the wall and murmuring bad words under your breath is counterproductive. Kids are messy. They just are. They have better things to do than pick up their messes. It's all right there in their owner's manual -- in between learn to walk and never play with matches -- make messes.

September 17, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National


10 religious leaders you may not know about

Pope Francis has been America's darling for more than a year now.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


5 countries where attitudes about the economy are improving

A new 44 country survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project found that "a global median of 60 percent (of respondents) see their country's economy performing poorly."

September 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


List: the Bible and C.S. Lewis are so influential on Facebook

With the Ice Bucket Challenge's cool wave of influence slowing down, a new trend has emerged on Facebook. Friends have tagged users, asking them to name the most important books of their lives in their status updates.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Mom battling cancer determined to live for premature newborn, family

Just three weeks ago, Kathy Taylor received a devastating diagnosis. The mother of five, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was told she had an aggressive form of melanoma that had spread throughout her body.

September 17, 2014 | Ashley Kewish Deseret News | National


Marriage debate: why some feel it's no longer needed

Marriage is becoming a hot topic among sociologists, who debate if social policy should be encouraging the institution of marriage or focusing on bolstering relationship traits that seem to go along with marriage.

September 17, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


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