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January 22, 2014 | | Ariail


Changing change

The change jangling around in your pocket might be looking different soon, as the U.S. Mint is exploring ways to change the composition of metals it uses to make quarters, dimes and nickels. It now costs almost a dime to make a nickel -- that's in metal costs alone -- and combined with the excessive cost of the penny, it's costing the mint more than $100 million each year. Changing the mix of metals has drawn protests from vending machine operators, who say the new coins could foul their machines, but mint officials are said to be working with ...

January 22, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear - Jan. 22, 2014

DuPont's plan

January 22, 2014 | | Yesteryear


The pot-smokers’ confessional

WASHINGTON -- Everybody's doing it -- confessing their youthful, pot-smoking ways -- so here goes.

January 22, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The ‘education’ of Gov. Nikki Haley

Gov. Nikki Haley last week announced her much-anticipated plan to improve education. And, as always in these matters, there is good news and there is bad news.

January 22, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Divine Fortune gives Sheppard 13th Eclipse Award winner

Bill Pape and Jonathan Sheppard's Divine Fortune, dominant winner of the $250,000 Grand National at the Far Hills Races last October, was honored Saturday evening with the 2013 Eclipse Award as Thoroughbred racing's champion steeplechase horse.

January 22, 2014 | | Equine


Top 5 Pet New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

The New Year is upon us. It's time to reflect upon the past year and determine what we want to achieve, change or do better in 2014. This applies to all aspects of our lives -- including our pets. TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they've made for 2014 pertaining to their pets.

January 22, 2014 | Provided by TripsWithPets.com | Pets


Would it be a good law?

How do you feel about the proposed South Carolina law that would allow people with Concealed Weapon Carry permits to take their weapons into places that serve alcohol?

January 22, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


‘Boykin’ to open Thursday at Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its next exhibition in conjunction with the first chamber music concert of the season on Thursday. "Boykin," featuring the works of sisters and local artists Lisa Boykin Adams and Marti Boykin Wallace, will open their upcoming exhibition with a catered reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. The exhibition is sponsored by First Community Bank. Catering is provided by Carolina Café, and will be followed by a chamber music concert featuring Decoda with Claire Bryant. The exhibition runs through March 5.

January 22, 2014 | | Arts


Mae Allen Croft

Mrs. Mae Allen Croft, 86, was called home, Friday, January 10, 2014.

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Walter John Slocum

Beloved husband of Suzanne Powell Slocum departed this earth to be with his maker on October 17th, 2013 in Portland Maine. Walter was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts spent most of his life in Massachusetts and adored New England. Walter leaves behind his wife, Suzanne of Camden, S.C. her son Travis of Brooklyn, N.Y., two sons Damien and Derek in California, and a brother Ed in Missouri.

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert "Bobby" Holland Hammond

Graveside services for Robert "Bobby" Holland Hammond, 79, of Mayesville, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery, 820 Beulah Church Road in Camden, SC. Rev. Brian Peake, minister of Mayesville Presbyterian Church will officiate. Memorials may be made in his memory to Mayesville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 141, Mayesville, SC 29104 or Beulah United Methodist Church, 1410 Black River Road, Camden, SC 29020.

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jack Benny Cobb

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack Benny Cobb, 75, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC. Rev. Jack Cobb, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cassatt. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jack's memory to Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, c/o 2071 Old Georgetown Road East, Bethune, SC 29009 or ...

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kerry Alexis Wilson

Mr. Kerry Alexis Wilson, the son of Annie Bell McCants Wilson and Henry Wilson, Jr. entered eternal rest on January 15, 2014 at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother, 662 Lower Lee School Road, Mayesville. Besides his parents, Kerry is survived by a brother, Michael (Jessalyn) Wilson and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on January 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on January 22, 2014 ...

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Julius Thomas

Mr. Julius Thomas, husband of Mrs. Loretta McFadden Thomas, entered eternal rest on January 11, 2014 at the McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 309 Bradley Avenue, Bishopville. Visitations will be held on January 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on January 21, 2014 at the Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 55 Dove Lane, Bishopville, Rev. Dr. Jerome Douglas, pastor and Rev. Richard Addison, eulogist. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Memorial Gardens, Elliott, SC ...

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Ariail - March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 | | Ariail


Go Cocks!

What a great time to be a University of South Carolina sports fan -- particularly a basketball fan.

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Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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March 24, 2017 | Evelyn S. Russell Camden | Letters


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