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Optimist Club awards scholarship

Andrew Taylor of Lugoff-Elgin High School was awarded the Irene Gettys Scholarship from the Lugoff Optimist Club. The scholarship is worth $1,000. Taylor plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in computer science. Standing with Taylor (from left) are his mother, Julie Taylor of Lugoff, scholarship chairman Charles Baxley and Lugoff Optimist Club President Henry Powers.

June 08, 2011 | | Localife


Food for the Soul Passes the Plate

Food for the Soul, a Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and homeless in Kershaw County, will kick off its Pass the Plate! fundraising campaign on Sunday, when several area churches will collect special offerings to support the charitable organization. The campaign, which will conclude Sunday, August 14, will focus on "passing the plate" in local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county.

June 08, 2011 | | Localife


Sidewalk Survey for June 8, 2011

June 08, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


Local soldiers complete basic training

U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. James T. Buff and U.SA. Army Pvt. Elizabeth A. McKenzie have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson.

June 08, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mary Truesdell

Mrs. Mary Ethel Melton Truesdell, of Bethune, died June 3, 2011, at Mountain View Community Living Center in Clayton, GA. A daughter of the late Ervin Toland and Ethel Thomas Melton, Mrs. Truesdell was born April 22, 1914, in Wagram, NC. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest Zachary Truesdell, Jr., and her brother, Ervin Toland Melton, Jr.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


The danger in 140 characters

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell says that he'd own up if it were his. Jon Stewart says that he doesn't remember his old friend being quite all that!

June 08, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Writers Group | Columns


Two KCSD teachers heading to science center

Two Kershaw County School District teachers have been selected to attend a summer science institute at Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.

June 08, 2011 | | Education


John Edwards

We don't want to make it seem as if we're piling on someone when he's down, but frankly, we always thought John Edwards was a bit sleazy -- and we've said that before. Even prior to revelations about his affair and child with videographer Rielle Hunter, Edwards always seemed just a little too slick, a tad too holier-than-thou. He was, to sum it up in a word, smarmy.

June 08, 2011 | | Editorials


You go, girls!

On Saturday, April 30, Team DME, consisting of several You Go, Girls; faculty members; and school friends took to the streets in the Providence Women's Heart and Sole race in Columbia to help raise awareness for women's heart disease, the number one killer of females in South Carolina. Some of them completed the five mile walk or run, while others opted for the 3 mile walk or run. No matter the distance, though, one thing is for sure... all had a fantastic time completing this heart-healthy event in our community. In the picture, You Go, Girl team members ...

June 08, 2011 | | Education




Larry Boykin

Mr. Larry Boykin, 57, of 678 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Edward Louis Ingram

Edward Louis Ingram, 79, of Reidsville, GA., passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA. surrounded by his loving family.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sara Eunice Sullivan Pracht

Sara Eunice Sullivan Pracht of Anderson and Greenville, was born in Anderson South Carolina on October 21, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Jacob Wannamaker Sullivan, Sr. and Eunice Glenn Sullivan. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by brothers Jake W. Sullivan, Jr., and Henry Glenn Sullivan. She is survived by one son, J. Chris Pracht, IV and one grandson J. Christopher Pracht, V. She is also survived by loving care givers, J.B. and Gay Watts, Ms. Pauline Stephenson and Shirley Lance, as well as many members of Buncombe St. United Methodist Church.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rosa McQuillar

On Saturday evening June 4, 2011 at Kershaw Memorial Hospital God came and quietly took his faithful servant Mrs. Rosa Henry McQuillar home.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden Rotary Club awards scholarships

The Camden Rotary Club awarded six scholarships to local seniors. Four students received $1,000 each and two students received $500 each for having the two highest SAT/ACT scores at Camden High School. Scholarship Chair Beth Watson (far left) stands with students (from left) Brittany Bradley, Mary Hay Gantt, India Robinson and Ashleigh Hough, all from CHS. Brad Diefendorf (far right) attends Camden Military Academy. Absent from photo is Jarrod Hughes from CHS.

June 08, 2011 | | Localife


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How to be a billionaire

Since last year, the world's billionaire population has grown by 7.1 percent, according to the "Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014."

September 30, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Five pieces of garbage you should throw out of your life

It seems like everyone is in a race to be the best -- the best parent, the best spouse, the best neighbor, the best PTA president. To become the best, people often lose sight of the things that really matter. Unfortunately, I've even seen this in my own life. As my husband worked toward a law degree, I pushed forward, day after day, trying my best to be a supportive wife -- the best homemaker, the best mom, the best neighbor, etc. But I often found myself burned out and discouraged. At times, I just couldn't do it.

September 30, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


'Anatomy of a Misfit' explores the insecurities, triumphs of adolescence

"ANATOMY OF A MISFIT," by Andrea Portes, HarperTeen, $17.99, 336 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

September 30, 2014 | Angela Carter Deseret News | National


'The Jewel' is the start of a surrogate's story and romance

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September 30, 2014 | Sharon Haddock Deseret News | National


'Blackbird' is well-done, tense thriller

"BLACKBIRD," by Ann Carey, HarperTeen, $17.99, 247 pages (f) (ages 16 and up)

September 30, 2014 | Tara Creel Deseret News | National


‘State Trooper,’ ‘Scandal’ lead TV on DVD

A "modern-day" Western and the latest season of "Scandal" lead these TV shows on DVD released this week.

September 30, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


'Sanctum' is a thrilling YA horror novel full of suspense

"SANCTUM: An Asylum Novel," by Madeleine Roux, HarperCollins, $17.99, 343 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

September 30, 2014 | Boanerges Lewis Deseret News | National


'Canyon Sacrifice' is an intriguing archaeology mystery

"CANYON SACRIFICE," by Scott Graham, Torrey House Press, $14.95, 245 pages (f)

September 30, 2014 | Hilarye Fuller Deseret News | National


‘Loopy De Loop’ leads vintage titles on DVD

The 1960s "Loopy De Loop" cartoons make their DVD debut this week and the New York-to-Paris race car farce "The Great Race" gets a Blu-ray upgrade.

September 30, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


'Hook's Revenge' is a new swashbuckling tale from Neverland

"HOOK'S REVENGE," by Heidi Schulz, illustrations by John Hendrix, Disney-Hyperion, $16.99, 290 pages (f) (ages 8-12)

September 30, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News | National


Robison Wells' 'Dead Zone' explores superpowers, terrorism and war

If Robison Wells could have any one superpower, it would be perfect recall.

September 30, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | National


Four reasons why adoption is a great option

If you are a childless couple yearning to be parents, adoption may be the perfect plan "B" for you. My husband and I were such a couple. From the beginning, our plan "A" included bringing children into the world. We were each raised in families that provided us with siblings, so we not only wanted a child, we wanted siblings for our children. As children, we loved our brothers and sisters. As adults, we love them even more.

September 30, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | National


How to choose a good family doctor

Finding a doctor can be hard work when there are hundreds to choose from. A good family doctor, one you will see more than any other, is especially hard to find. He will see you for flu shots, yearly check-ups and all things in-between that arise. He is the one who will refer you to specialists and advise you on your overall health. Finding just the right doctor to fit your family's needs is extremely important. You need to feel comfortable with him, trust him and feel safe taking your health concerns to him. It took me a lot ...

September 30, 2014 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National


Jewish kosher laws enjoy heightened status among the young and hip

Judaism may be getting a boost from a very worldly phenomenon: hipster culture.

September 30, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


New congressional bill boosts child-care support for low-income family

Low-income families depending on federal child-care support got a boost last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill requiring better quality control and more clear eligibility guidelines.

September 30, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


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