Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.
During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.
Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."
WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.
Help the Chronicle-Independent solve a mystery! Can you identify this mystery tennis trophy cup, or explain how it ended up more than 2,700 miles away in Yakima, Wash.?
We offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:
Cub Scout Pack 303 held their holiday banquet, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The program started with Bill Beale leading the Scouts in Christmas carols. Pastor Steve Patterson had the benediction, Cub Master Norman Gullard had the opening ceremony and Jim Bradshaw welcomed guest and leaders. The Scouts had a surprise guest -- Mrs. Santa Claus! She gave each Scout a gift. The Scouts then held an impressive candle lighting ceremony to open the awards ceremony. The following Scouts received awards:
Christmas morning will be happier for hundreds of children in Kershaw County thanks to the efforts of the Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" campaign, KershawHealth employees and a host of local partners. More than 900 toys destined for local children were collected during the "Stuff an Ambulance" drive on December 7. The toys will be distributed by volunteers from the Marine Corps Reserves. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help them become responsible, productive andpatriotic citizens.
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A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin girls in Y.C. Winborn Classic at Rock Hill (BB - TBA)
Funeral services for John Mack Reynolds, 97, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Saturday, December 21, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Memorials may be made in his memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.
The famed "Angel of Marye's Heights," Richard Rowland Kirkland of Camden and Kershaw County and his historic deed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 was 151 years ago this December and is still remembered and honored in both Camden and Fredericksburg, Va.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.
Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.
Today is a milestone day in the city of Camden as Camden City Council officially breaks ground on the new tennis complex.
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WASHINGTON -- In a week that felt like a month, Americans got a clear view of Donald Trump's governing style and also of his fabled ...
Jim Tatum's March 21 column was entertaining as well as informative. It certainly brought to light the need for qualified home repair professionals. This ...
I have received complaints from constituents regarding The State newspaper's delivery of The Extra, which is a circular periodically distributed via door-to-door delivery to ...
Several years ago, an obituary in the Atlanta paper caught my eye and I clipped it out. I ran across it recently and, again as ...
"It takes a village" to save unwanted pets in our community and there are large and small roles available for everyone. Disabled army veteran Elizabeth ...
Michelle Gilchrist, a student at Lugoff-Elgin High School, was recently awarded the C.E. Savedge Scholarship.
Trainer Ricky Hendriks launched the National Steeplechase Association's spring season by sweeping both divisions of Aiken Spring's $25,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup and ...
Lugoff-Elgin's goal of taking the Region 6-4AAA baseball championship now rest on winning their final four conference games and hoping either Crestwood or, Darlington ...
Camden took first and second places in last Thursday's home track meet with Manning, Brookland-Cayce and the Camden Military Academy.
Since opening their season with a win over Richland Northeast, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team fell on hard times in dropping their next six matches.
Monday: Hammond, Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Ridge View at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Richland Northeast at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5 p.m ...
The Camden High baseball program will honor future high school baseball players and Bulldog players of the past at Wednesday and Friday night games at ...