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Entitlement spending

With spending deficits that can't be sustained without driving this country to financial ruin, lawmakers in Washington have lots of choices before them. So far they seem to be ignoring them. But their job isn't easy, and this week's New York House of Representatives race, in which a Democrat captured a seat in a traditionally Republican district, became a referendum on cutting Medicare benefits, and voters said they didn't like that.

May 27, 2011 | | Editorials


Vet office donates $1,600 to animal shelter

The Wateree Animal Hospital in Elgin held a fundraiser, Bow Wow Backyard Sale, to raise money for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. The Wateree Animal Hospital was able to make a $1,600 donation after the sale. The Bow Wow Backyard sale was made possible by donations from community members. The event also featured a k9 exhibition. Organizers plan to have a second sale in the fall.

May 27, 2011 | | Localife


Honorary Girl Scout Troop formed to include S.C. House of Representative’s ladies

Women from the House of Representatives came together on May 11 to form the first-ever South Carolina Honorary Girl Scout Troop. Given the troop number 1912, in recognition of the year Girl Scouts was founded, the membership is made up of all 16 women in the House of Representatives. The two Girl Scout councils in the state, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands, hosted the late afternoon tea across the street from the State Capitol at the Capital City Club.

May 27, 2011 | | Localife


A farewell to high school

As my senior year draws to a close, I've come to the realization that no matter where you go, you will always have someone in a position of authority over you. Being a student for 12 years means that I have been under the authority of many teachers- some wonderful and some not quite so.

May 27, 2011 | Christina Stokes CHS Columnist | High School Columns


Jackson School newsletter honored

The South Carolina Chapter of National School Public Relations Association celebrated the effectiveness of 93 programs and projects from across the state including one from Jackson School at its annual Rewards for Excellence awards ceremony May 6 in Columbia.

May 27, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Taking 'bullying' to an extreme

This teenage girl, you see, was thinking of having her oversized ears pinned back against her head in a surgical procedure.

May 27, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


What next, Camden?

I thought the hospitality tax was to be used to bring in tourists. How will the YMCA do this? Who will be willing to travel to Camden just to work out, or to take a swim? Are the people just outside the city limits the tourists the city is counting on? Those of us who don't live in the city limits still pay the hospitality tax because we have no choice; if we want to enjoy the local businesses there, we have to just go along.

May 27, 2011 | Ronnie Hinson Camden | Letters


YMCA can be new resource for young, old

Today was the last "Lunch and Learn" at the Health Resource Center. For so many in our community, it was a sad day. The center was a valuable asset to Kershaw County and will be dearly missed. A big thank-you to the wonderful staff.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Johnson Cassatt | Letters


Let the sports fun begin!

Give the young athlete in your home a special treat this summer with Sports Fun Camp.

May 27, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


County adds budget work sessions

Not much work was done on the upcoming fiscal year's budget during Kershaw County Council's meeting on Tuesday as council members decided to use later work sessions and meetings to hash out budget details before the end of the fiscal year on July 1.

May 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer C-I staff reporter | Kershaw County


'Help End Hunger'

During the month of May, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) and Lugoff Dollar General location teamed up through a "Help End Hunger" campaign to collect and distribute food items within the Lugoff community. Members of the Lugoff community and the surrounding areas were asked to drop off unopened non-perishable food items at the Lugoff Dollar General. These food items will be collected at the store and picked up by LFD firefighters to be distributed to needy families in the Lugoff area. The food collection will continue through Tuesday at the store, located at 15 Roseborough Road off U.S. 1 ...

May 27, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Lessons from a failed doom

Harold Camping, the religious broadcaster who said Judgment Day would come last weekend, now says he doesn't want to talk about that anymore. I'm sure he doesn't. But I don't believe he has received enough ridicule.

May 27, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Not realizing until it hits close to home

I am compelled to write this letter after reading the letter that was written by Officer Christopher Phillips in the Chronicle-Independent on Friday, May 20, 2011. He was writing from the standpoint of being a member of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office staff. I'm writing from a citizen of Kershaw County's view. This has been a hard week for a lot of people, especially our law enforcement officers. I was really grateful, happy and sad after reading his letter.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Y. Abercrumbie Camden | Letters


Post 17 junior squad kicks off season tonight in Turbeville

The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion Junior baseball team kicks off its 16-game regular season schedule tonight when head coach Craig Smith takes his squad on the road to meet Turbeville in a 7 p.m. start at East Clarendon High School.

May 27, 2011 | | Sports


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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


Walkable communities can help old and young alike thrive

When Dan Biederman was 9, his uncle and his dad took their sons for a walk through Manhattan. While the men talked business, the youngsters stared in awe at bustling scenes unlike those of the suburban communities where they lived.

September 30, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Health care system can make dying difficult for families

Death may be the only thing we know we'll have in common with those around us. Crafting a "good death" is not easy and success is never guaranteed. But a New York Times Room for Debate suggests that society can step up and do much better.

September 30, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


'Charter schools need to live up to original deal,' Bill Clinton says

While former President Bill Clinton is one of the founding figures in the Democratic Party's centrist club, he finds himself now to the left of President Obama in a sharp critique of charter schools in a speech delivered in New York this week.

September 30, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Interracial marriages on the rise

Love may be blind, but many Americans aren't blind to who's in love -- which can be a problem for interracial couples.

September 30, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


ATEC agriculture class to hold fall plant sale

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture class will hold a fall plant sale Monday through Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school's greenhouse on campus.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Library to host SC blues talk

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk by Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator at the McKissick Museum (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Arts Commission, on the history of the Blues in South Carolina. The talk, which will focus on the musicians, culture, and style of music known as the "Piedmont Blues," will be held at the Camden Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Yount and Mr. Getman announce engagement

Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Rain garden workshop will kick off Oct. 30

The Kershaw Conservation District, United Way of Kershaw County and the City of Camden Planning Division are sponsoring a rain garden workshop Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Way of Kershaw County.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Slave Dwelling Project comes to Kershaw County

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at West Florence (VB – 5:30 p.m.)

September 29, 2014 | | Sports


Walt Inabinet - September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


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