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Lena Dunham’s bare, naked truth

WASHINGTON -- Lena Dunham, creator of the sensational HBO series "Girls" -- and now the object of overwrought child abuse accusations by boys on the right -- seems the perfect antidote to election fatigue.

November 07, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


What is The ALPHA Center?

So many people have told me that they don't know what The ALPHA Center, is that I decided to write a column about it. The ALPHA Center, an acronym for "All Life's Problems Have Answers," offers an important response to local citizens wrestling with substance abuse; addictions to alcohol, drugs and tobacco; anger management problems; and a familiar raft of behavioral issues.

November 07, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Betty Jean Gardner Pate

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty Jean Gardner Pate, 80, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:30 PM, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

November 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Murphy Stover

Mr. Murphy Stover, 79, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mildred James Sumter

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred James Sumter, age 92, will be held on Saturday, November 8, 12:00 Noon at Gaines Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. She was born in Camden, SC to the late Shedrick James and Carrie Salmond James. In New Jersey, she was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, Paterson. She was married to the late Rev. Jesse Sumter. She is survived by daughter, Ilene Wright, Camden, SC; sons: Tyrone Mance, Paterson, NJ, Leon Sumter, Roselle, NJ, Ministers Larry and Renee Presley, Red Lion, PA and Pastor Jerome (Evangelist Patricia) Sumter, Sumter ...

November 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


William H. Symrl

William H. Symrl, 63, of Lugoff, passed away Thursday, November 06, 2014. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.

November 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lottie W. Williams

Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie W. Williams, 88, of 721 Cross Lane in Camden, will be held Monday, November 10, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Viewing will be held Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 11:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

November 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sheheen loses second try at governor’s mansion

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen indicated he might not seek another run for governor four years from now during a concession speech congratulating Gov. Nikki Haley on her reelection Tuesday night.

November 07, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Politics


Camden Elementary School Reports Honor Rolls

First Grade

November 07, 2014 | | Education


Johnson & Johnson take football contest prize money

The Johnson boys closed the month of October and kicked off November by going back-to-back in winning the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekends of Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

November 07, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


The Caster plays the Feud

For the past few weeks, Glenn "Eat My Dust" Tucker has gotten a little too smug for the rest of us as he occupies the pole position atop the Fearless Forecast.

November 07, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Obama calls for preschool spending boost

Speaking on making women equal partners in the economy, President Barack Obama made a statement last week that has some advocates for stay-at-home mothers up in arms.

November 05, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Over half of higher ed is vocational

Suppose your child wants to become a medical assistant in Michigan, one of the people who keeps the office moving, administers tests, draws blood and manages paperwork.

November 05, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Religious leaders to gather at Vatican

An extraordinary gathering of world religious leaders -- Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist -- will assemble at the Vatican in mid-November to affirm the complementary roles of men and women in marriage.

November 05, 2014 | Tad Walch and Mark A Kellner Deseret News | National


What "I hope you like your baby" means

At Christmas close to a year ago in a secure juvenile detention center, a group of volunteers had the residents/offenders assemble newborn packages for new moms. There was a beautiful baby blanket, clothing for an infant and an assortment of simple personal items in each package. Besides putting the various parts into a plastic bag for transport and distribution, the boys were asked to write in their first language, Spanish, some words for the mother. The volunteers provided no script or guidance on what to say. After completion, the packets and the notes were put aside.

November 05, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National


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Lugoff Garden Club welcomes Camden Floral owners

Rick and Tina Deonise, owners of Camden Floral, were hosts for the Lugoff Garden Club's Nov. 17 meeting at their shop on Goodall Avenue. The social hour began at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker's hour began at 7 p.m.

November 21, 2014 | | Localife


Bethune Garden Club to host Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony

For the eigth consecutive year, the Bethune Garden Club is hosting the Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Bethune Memorial Park on Hwy 1.

November 21, 2014 | | Localife


PTH 3rd graders get dictionary donation

The Camden Rotary Club visited Pine Tree Hill Elementary Monday with a donation of new dictionaries for every student in the third grade. This is a continuation of a project that the rotary has been doing for some time.

November 21, 2014 | | Localife


Thawing and preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving

Thawing: Three ways are safe-in the refrigerator, in cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in a microwave oven. Do not thaw a turkey at room temperature. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before cooking.

November 21, 2014 | | Localife


'Fire is catching,' so catch up with Katniss

Fans of The Hunger Games series will be jumping back into the world of Panem with the Nov. 21 theatrical release of "Mockingjay -- Part 1."

November 21, 2014 | Amber Clayson Deseret News | National


Study: kids rarely eat school lunch veggies

NEW YORK -- Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying "no" to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.

November 21, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National


'VeggieTales' spin-off debuts Wednesday on Netflix

After 21 years, Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are leaving the kitchen counter to explore the rest of the house in the spin-off series "VeggieTales in the House," which will premiere Wednesday on Netflix.

November 21, 2014 | Ginny Romney Deseret News | National


Helping kids put the thanks in Thanksgiving

It's not hard to tell when the Christmas shopping season is officially in full swing because my children's cartoons become shorter along with the days. Instead of regular programming, their 30-minute show is crammed with 20 minutes of commercials telling my kids why they absolutely can't live without and must have a stuffed animal that magically transforms into a backpack or a bed or a three-bedroom ranch with optional den.

November 21, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | National


The making of a peace activist

On a recent fall afternoon, a crowd of Arabs and Jews gathered in front of the concrete wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian territories, holding signs reading, "Revenge is not a political plan" and "Stop the violence! Yes to coexistence!"

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News | National


Faith leaders leave Vatican with high hopes

VATICAN CITY -- As an unprecedented Vatican interfaith conference on marriage closed Wednesday, a spirited leader of the Black Church in America roused participants with revivalist soul-searching.

November 21, 2014 | Paul Edwards, Tad Walch Deseret News | National


Simple gratitude leads to big changes

It's been said that gratitude is the beginning of all virtues, and there's a reason. With a grateful heart we open our souls to what is and what can be, and embrace the best of what has been. But surprisingly, even small changes can create significant life shifts.

November 21, 2014 | Connie Sokol KSL | National


In tribute to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been called the "American holiday." It was born out of gratitude in times of deep adversity but boundless opportunity.

November 21, 2014 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News | National


Meet some animals who need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Prissy, an 8-week-old Calico domestic medium haired kitten and Spice, a 3-year-old female Manchester Terrier. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

November 21, 2014 | | Pets


Joann Stockman Peake

Joann Stockman Peake, 69, passed to her heavenly home on November 19th, 2014 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace to be with the Lord.

November 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


John H. Salmond

Mr. John H. Salmond, 64, of 2526 Salmond Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


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