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Frugal fall fashion for kids

Summer is over, kids are used to the school routine and cooler weather is upon us. It's time to break out the pants, sweaters and your wallet. Dressing kids can be an expensive affair. In my family, due to age and gender differences, I can't often pass clothes down. I've had to get creative to make our wardrobe needs match our clothing budget. Here are five tips to save money and keep the kids warm this fall.

September 26, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


5 religion-related items that went to the highest bidder

During his public appearances, Pope Francis regularly offers blessings, prays with visitors and even poses for selfies. Last week, he acquiesced to perhaps the strangest request yet, agreeing to trade his white skull cap for a newer, matching model.

September 26, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Family 'Kickstarts' for new Christmas tradition in Africa

What started as a simple Christmas gift from a neighbor has turned into a new family tradition. Inside the gift were several knitted snowballs.

September 26, 2014 | | National


Think tanks should think, not act as fundraisers

A recent front-page article in the New York Times revealed that many foreign governments now make large donations to U.S. think tanks, which in turn help those governments gain access to U.S. policymakers, largely by producing and disseminating research that is friendly to those governments.

September 26, 2014 | David Blankenhorn Deseret News | National


4 things you don't want your boss to know

There are some things you might want your boss to know about, like scientific research saying managers who have better relationships with their employees are less stressed. But there are some things that might be worth hiding from your boss. So mum's the word -- we've listed a few of them below.

September 26, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


The Clean Cut:

Two generations of pop-rock music collide in the new music video mash-up "Truly Brave," as Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper combine two of their biggest hits to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Hoda Kotb, a cancer survivor and anchor for NBC's TODAY, brought Bareilles and Lauper together with the vision of creating an anthem for children with cancer.

September 26, 2014 | | National


How TV influences ideas about adulthood

When asked to think of their favorite TV family, many viewers over age 30 might point to "The Waltons" or "The Cosby Show," where the parents were firm and fair authority figures.

September 26, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Halloween season arrives on the backs of 'The Boxtrolls'

If you're ready for Halloween, "The Boxtrolls" is a perfect movie to usher in the season.

September 26, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Confused 'Different Drummers' is playing out of its league

It's too bad the road to cinematic success isn't paved with good intentions.

September 26, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


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


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Knights upend AJ, 59-53; NC girls fall in overtime

Led by 14 points each from junior center Tyreek Jenkins and junior guard Markell Portee, North Central recorded a season sweep of neighboring rival Andrew ...

January 23, 2018 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden at Columbia (BB – 6 p.m.); Crestwood at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Laurence Manning Academy (BB – 6:30 ...

January 23, 2018 | | Sports


SCHSL puts out the call to get more high school officials

They don't make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don't make the all-star teams, but perhaps the ...

January 23, 2018 | By Bob Gardner and Jerome Singleton | Sports


Ariail - Jan. 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Above and beyond

We would like to offer our congratulations and thanks to the latest group of Kershaw County School District teachers -- 16 in all -- who recently attained ...

January 23, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Tips for local businesses

It's a new year and there's a lot going on! I am very excited about 2018 and looking forward to all that the ...

January 23, 2018 | By Amy Kinard, KC Chamber president C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The sore thumb

In the summers of late, summers where I and not Mama tell myself what to do, it is the sore thumb I miss the most.

January 23, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Thoughts on the new tax bill

President Trump can rightly be accused of some serious "whoppers" in 2017. He's in good company though with Nancy Pelosi. Her infamous declaration, "you ...

January 23, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: We’re seeking nominations

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but they share an electrifying passion to help others, even at their own risk of life. Beloved former ...

January 23, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Patient thankful for Bone & Joint Boot Camp

Recently I was a patient at KershawHealth. While there, I participated in their Bone and Joint Boot Camp and was introduced to the well-trained team ...

January 23, 2018 | Rebecca Touchberry Sumter | Letters


Letter: Souper Bowl of Caring a giving opportunity

Sunday, February 4 is fast approaching. While most folks will be thinking about the Super Bowl, many churches will make it a special collection day ...

January 23, 2018 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


RUSSELL SENTELL ALSTON

Funeral services for Russell Sentell Alston, 31, will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, with ...

January 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


ESTELLE SHIREN GOODWIN

A funeral service for Estelle Shiren Goodwin, 61, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Broom Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

January 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


GEORGE W. GREGORY JR.

George W. Gregory, Jr. passed away January 3, 2018 with his loving wife, Debbie, by his side. He was the son of the late George ...

January 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


JERRY MASSEY LEE

Funeral service for Mr. Jerry Massey Lee, 60, of 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden, will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2 p.m. at Sanders ...

January 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


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