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Facilitating children's playtime and events

Recently, I had a couple of sweet granddaughters for a sleepover. It was long-anticipated and long overdue. They were so happy to see each other, one being six and the other seven. I wanted everything to be perfect. I planned the snacks, the games, the movies, the activities and everything down to a tee. The one thing I didn't factor in was their needs.

September 26, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National


How spouses can avoid arguing over faith and God

A mix of faiths, belief systems and values saturate the American cultural climate. It's been that way for a while, and it's something that people navigate every day.

September 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


PTHS 2nd graders create replica of Camden

Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.

September 26, 2014 | | People & Places


South Carolina State Guard and Red Cross host Hurricane Hike

The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.

September 26, 2014 | | People & Places


The nation turns its back on your Casters

If you have driven past the offices of the Chronicle-Independent over the past day or so, one thing you will not see is the portable studio of ESPN's College Gameday being set up on the property.

September 26, 2014 | | Sports


Murphy wins $50 first prize

Margaret Murphy was the only entrant to miss just one of the 14 games listed and won last weekend's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

September 26, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 | | Ariail


Term limits

The concept of term limits became popular a number of years ago, but has since waned. Limits were enacted in many states across the country and in many of those, were repealed either through legal challenges or political considerations. Of course, it's not a new idea; the 22nd amendment to the constitution, ratified in 1951, prescribes that no person can serve more than two terms as president. It was passed largely because Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times and much of this country felt such longevity wasn't good for the country -- too much power invested in one ...

September 26, 2014 | | Editorials


From the mailbag

• My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County tells me that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Palestine.

September 26, 2014 | | Columns


Reader urges city residents to vote

The election for two new members of the Camden City Council is on the ballot for Nov. 4. Voters should be reminded to vote for two of the three candidates. Two of the three candidates will be elected. Candidates for the office include Bob Williams, life-long resident of Camden and owner of Bob Williams Auto Body Repair; Deborah Davis, manager of the Habitat for Humanity Store; and Jeffrey Graham of Graham Realty and former mayor. The new council members will replace Walter Long and Willard Polk who have provided excellent service to the citizens for many years.

September 26, 2014 | James E. Parrish Jr. Camden | Letters


Cry, you’re on hidden camera

WASHINGTON -- Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

September 26, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Keith Thomas Carney

Mr. Keith Thomas Carney, 57, of 425 N. Kings Hwy. Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday September 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at 1st Kershaw Baptist Church in Kershaw SC. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mary Ann Davis Fetner

Funeral service for Mary Ann Davis Fetner, 76, will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ten at the Top

This week more than 800 movers and shakers from 10 Upstate counties gathered in Greenville. It was an amazing event because of (1) what they said, (2) what they did not say and (3) what it means for the rest of the state.

September 26, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher

Funeral service for Ms. Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher, 92, of 2115 Owen Road in Camden, will be held Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on South Broad with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Viewing will be held Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. with visitation from 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M at Collins Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Tennis Center of Camden to host junior team state championships

COLUMBIA -- The United States Tennis Association of South Carolina is excited to announce that its Junior Team Tennis State Championships will be held in Camden ...

November 21, 2017 | | Tennis


City tree lighting ceremony Nov. 30

All members of the greater Camden community are invited as the city of Camden kicks off the 2017 holiday season with its annual tree lighting.

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Community hero

Clifton Harryton Anderson was presented the first annual Clifton Harryton Anderson Community Hero Award at the Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Annual Candlelight Vigil. The organization ...

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Giving back to Camden High

Camden High School's (CHS) Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th reunion last month during Homecoming Week. As part of reunion activities, class members gave ...

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Nov. 21, 2017

November 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Holiday thoughts

It's that time of the year again -- time for gatherings with family and friends, holiday cheer, counting of the blessings, all that.

November 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Thanksgiving 2017

Last year marked the 25th anniversary that I have hosted Thanksgiving for family and friends. And, it's a really big deal for me.

November 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Nov. 21, 2017

Well, it's finally here; the last race of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season. Every year I complain about the length of the season ...

November 21, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The future is now!

I'm pretty darned proud of what our school district is able to accomplish with the resources available to us. While our funding is somewhere ...

November 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Writer expresses concerns about Republican tax plan

Do we want this?

November 21, 2017 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


HEYWARD BELTON

Mr. Heyward Belton, 83, of 242 Symrna Road in Elgin, died Monday, November 20, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHELBY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL

Miss Shelby Elizabeth Campbell, 38, of 1587 Beech Lane, Elgin, died Sunday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at ...

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


CYRUS STEVE CHAMBERS

Mr. Cyrus Steve Chambers, 71, of 1657 Black Hawk Lane, Rembert, died Sunday. Family and friends may call at the residence of his sister, Julia ...

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


HELEN S. HAWKINS

Graveside service for Helen Roberta Melissa Sutton Hawkins, 42, will be held on Wednesday at noon in Cedar Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday ...

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


MURRAY HAWTHORNE

Funeral service for Murray Lynn Truesdale Hawthorne, 56, was held on Monday at Antioch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family received ...

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


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