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Why a Y now?

I, like many others, have listened, watched and read about this YMCA/sports complex. It all started with a real estate listing on 1/7/2011, a contract on 2/7/2011 and a closing date later in March. Wow! That was a fast real estate transaction. Discontent and suspicions started then and have continued. Shortly after the closing, there was talk of a possible YMCA partnering with Columbia. Now I am not here to oppose a Y. My children learned to swim at the Y, my husband was president of the board and was even instrumental in obtaining the ...

September 30, 2011 | Virginia Isler Camden | Letters


Historic Camden to host 7th annual Tour de Camden

Time to stretch your legs and get on your bike! Are you an avid cyclist or are you more likely to go on a leisurely weekend ride with the kids? Whatever your preference, you may want to consider signing up for the 7th annual Tour de Camden bicycle ride.

September 30, 2011 | | Localife


CHS Homecoming

Camden High School held its Homecoming Ceremony Sept. 23. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Mary Kohn, first runner-up escorted by Kevin Collins; Tyler Smith, Homecoming Queen escorted by Javaris Crim; Richanda Heriot, second runner-up escorted by Jalen Loney.

September 30, 2011 | | Localife


Businesses, jobs should come first

In the past year, my wife and I visited, toured and stayed in the towns of Aiken, Mount Pleasant and Greenville in South Carolina and Asheville, Blowing Rock and Highlands in North Carolina.

September 30, 2011 | Bob Clithero Camden | Letters


Braves out

The many thousands of Atlanta Braves fans here in Kershaw County are no doubt hanging their heads in despair after the team blew a 10-and-a-half game wild-card lead in little more than a month to end up missing the National League playoffs. Ironically, the Boston Red Sox had a similar run of futility, failing to hang on to a nine-game wild-card lead they held Sept. 4. The Braves and the Red Sox share one common thread: they're both regional franchises, with Atlanta commanding huge hoards of fans in the South and the Red Sox the favorite of nearly every ...

September 30, 2011 | | Editorials


Lady Knights thump AAA Hartsville, 3-0

ay's home match against North Central was two more letters.

September 28, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Camden’s got the Blues

Get ready for one of South Carolina's favorite festivals -- the 15th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival. With 44 performances, featuring 21 performers in 15 different venues, music lovers will enjoy this annual festival. Scheduled for Oct. 6-8, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

September 28, 2011 | | Localife


Mother/Daughter banquet to be held Saturday

God's Helpers will celebrate its 10th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet, Saturday, at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. A love donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age is requested. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tiffany Knowlin (left) of College Place United Methodist Church, Columbia. For tickets or additional information, contact Mary E. Smith at 425-7883 or Viola Engram at 713-0928.

September 28, 2011 | | Localife


Local literacy benefits from CreateAthon services

The Kershaw County Literacy Association was one of 10 South Carolina non-profit organizations recently chosen as the beneficiary of free marketing and creative services. The services were provided by Riggs Partners of Columbia, during its 14th annual CreateAthon event.

September 28, 2011 | | Localife


Shotgun wedding notice for the Boykin Christmas Parade

The most unforgettable wedding of the year will take place at the 18th annual Boykin Christmas Parade! Get married in the largest country Christmas parade in the South!

September 28, 2011 | | Localife


Alada Geretta Carlos

Mass service for Alada Geretta Carlos, 102 years old, of Knights Hill Road, Camden, will be held Saturday at noon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Camden, with burial at a later date in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mary Eva Gilchrist

Mary Eva Johnson Gilchrist, 95, widow of Wilson Chandler Gilchrist, of Sumter, died Monday, September 26, 2011 at a local nursing home.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Norma De Howitt

A memorial Mass for Norma De Howitt, of Camden, will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Polo Rd. in Columbia. Father Sandy McDonald will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at St. John Neumann Social Hall. Mrs. De Howitt died Friday, September 23rd. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association – Mid State – SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ida Bell Patterson

Ida Bell Patterson, 72, of Elkwood Lane, Camden, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Myesha Jasmine Richardson

Myesha Jasmine Richardson, 20, of Vineyard Drive, Camden, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.

September 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


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FAC to host annual ALPHA Center Hispanic Event

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the ALPHA Center invite the public to the third annual "Un Día de Campo entre Amigos" -- A Celebration of the Hispanic Culture. The event will be held Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. on the FAC grounds. The festival is free of charge and will include a celebration of culture with fun, great food, and the showing of the feature presentation "Huapango," a view of the Hispanic culture.

September 23, 2014 | | Localife


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival returns to Camden October 2 through 4

The 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, presented by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is just around the corner.

September 23, 2014 | | Localife


5 movies so bad they're good

Everyone has a guilty pleasure when it comes to movies. Maybe it's a soft spot for romantic comedies or nostalgia for old childhood favorites, but for many it's for movies that are just plain bad. Here's five that are the best of the worst.

September 23, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


3 big stories in the religious music world last week

A Christian rapper appeared on late-night TV. The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, who is a Muslim, is bringing the peace train back to North America. And, the music in American worship services is sounding a little different these days.

September 23, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Study: evangelical women face leaderhip hurdles

ATLANTA -- Evangelical Christians may hold to a theology of equality between the sexes before God, but a study released Friday, Sept. 19, revealed colleges and nonprofits in the evangelical realm lag significantly behind secular nonprofits in placing women in leadership positions and on their boards of directors.

September 23, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


‘Kung Fu Panda’ director to helm animated Noah film

Another version of the story of Noah is headed to the big screen from Unified Pictures, and while it's unclear whether it will be any more faithful to the biblical source material than the recent sci-fi/fantasy-inflected version by Oscar-nominated auteur Darren Aronofsky, it's nabbed a director that should go down better with family audiences.

September 23, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Latest 'Disney Infinity' introduces Marvel superheroes

Disney Interactive is set to release the latest version of its "Infinity" video game franchise, this time featuring Iron Man, Hulk and other superheroes.

September 23, 2014 | Amber Clayson Deseret News | National


Why do we love bad movies?

As a film student in the 1970s, producer David Latt reveled in the work of Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.

September 23, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


A bucket list for believers

You only live once.

September 23, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Why I don't let my kids beat me in board games

My family loves to play games together. It is a tradition in my husband's extended family to spend a lot of time playing games. We've continued this tradition in our own family, spending weekend nights and vacation time playing party, card and board games. My husband and I host regular games nights, and my teenager has started having her friends over for games too.

September 23, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


Making light of a mess

Life is messy. As a parent, that day will come when you walk into a giant mess created by your "angelic" children. When you see the mess, your first reaction is to yell and get upset. But, in many situations your children don't even realize they are doing anything wrong. Whether you have frosting all over the couch or flour all over the floor, you have to do something about the situation at hand. Here are a few ideas of what to do when you don't really know what to do.

September 23, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


7 ways to not be ruled by lists

Lists can rule over us like dictators who sport perfectly coiffed hair, pterodactyl brooches and high heels. Many of us know what it's like to be governed by our own to-do lists, driving some of us to become "anti-list-ivists" who refuse to write anything down. This scenario, however, can be just as counterproductive as the other.

September 23, 2014 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | National


Solution to world hunger isn't food

World hunger.

September 23, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | National


How much of your paycheck do you take home?

Ten percent of middle-aged Americans have their wages slashed by debtors, NPR reported last week, and over $50 billion in consumer credit card debt will likely be added to America's existing debt in 2014, according to a recent study by CardHub.

September 23, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Fun fall activities for your family

Autumn just may be the most beautiful time of the year. With colorful leaves turning, scarves and boots being pulled out of the closet and delicious spiced beverages becoming available at your favorite cafes, there's something enchanting about this season.

September 23, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


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