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Robert Ariail -- Jan. 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Social Security

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is one of the few lawmakers in Washington who's willing to forge compromises, and that sometimes lands him in hot water with hard-right conservatives in the Palmetto State. Now, with Graham realistically saying that in order to stem the horrific budget deficits the country is running that we must look at the possibility of changing the Social Security retirement age, he's also catching heat from the left.

January 26, 2011 | | Editorials


Spartans bounce back to stomp Providence

Playing for the first time in 12 days, the Camden Military Academy basketball team lost a 73-68 overtime heartbreaker against Heathwood Hall in a game played in Columbia on Wednesday night.

January 26, 2011 | | Camden Military


Montessori School of Camden to host Winter Gala

The Montessori School of Camden will hold its annual Winter Gala and fundraising event at the Robert Mills Court House from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. The event is sponsored by Sentinel Health Partners, South Carolina ENT, Louise and David Cutler, Farber Family Associates, Heritage Community Bank, McDonalds of Camden, Protective Technologies, Inc., and the Conder/Heaton Families.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Yesteryear -- Jan. 26, 2011

31 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 23, 1980

January 26, 2011 | | Yesteryear


National Wild Turkey Federation holds annual banquet on March 3

The Wateree Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation's Annual Sportsman's Banquet will be held on Thursday, March 3 at the Camden Shrine Club, located on Lake Shamokin, off Highway 521 North.

January 26, 2011 | | Sports


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 24, 2011

January 24, 2011 | | Viewpoint


County middle schools to participate in job shadowing

Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 4. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


TRAC report sidelined

With the passage of Act 81 of 2009, the General Assembly took an important step to confront the antiquated and faulty tax structure that has been cobbled together over the decades, and that is now breaking down in the modern economy. The legislature created the South Carolina Taxation Realignment Commission to conduct a "thorough assessment of the State's current tax structure to determine its 'adequacy, fairness, and efficiency' and to ensure that our State remains an 'optimum competitor in its efforts to attract business and individuals to locate, live, work, and invest' in South Carolina."

January 24, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Coach Culp will always have his day ‘on’ court

B.J. Culp holds a plaque with a photo of her late husband and former Camden High girls basketball coach and CHS history teacher, Mike Culp, after Friday night's ceremony renaming the basketball court at Camden High as the Coach Michael G. Culp Court. Surrounding Culp are her daughter-in-law and son, Ashley and Kevin Culp, along with her oldest son, Michael Culp. Pictured behind the Culp family is a permanent plaque, which will be affixed to the wall for fans to see as they enter the gym.

January 24, 2011 | | Sports


Victor Mays

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Victor Lee "Vic" Mays, of Camden, was held at 4:00 pm Sunday, Jan 23. 2011 at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff, S.C. Visitation and Refreshments for family and friends followed the service.

January 24, 2011 | | Obituaries


Even caregivers need a vacation to recharge batteries

Dear Annie: I have been caring for my disabled husband while working full time and raising two children. I haven't had time alone in 15 years.

January 24, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Muslim 'Cosby Show'? Couldn't hurt

CBS anchor Katie Couric startled some listeners when she suggested a Muslim "Cosby Show," but the idea has merit. It's hard for us to be afraid of the people we see on TV sitcoms every week.

January 24, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


BDK, Doby's Mill schools tapped for SIC Honor Roll

Baron DeKalb and Doby's Mill elementary schools are among 12 South Carolina public schools to be named to the S.C. School Improvement Council's (SC-SIC) 2011 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


History told

The book was a project of the historical society, for which Teal serves as publications committee chairman. The book, which made its official debut during a launch party/program Jan. 16 at Camden First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, spans Kershaw County's prehistoric to present times. The book may be purchased at the historical society headquarters, 811 Fair St., Camden, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays; Camden Archives and Museum; Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site; Elgin Town Hall; and various local vendors in the area. It may also be ordered from the University of South Carolina Press, Amazon, and ...

January 24, 2011 | | Kershaw County


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Walt Inabinet - August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Kids and guns

Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.

August 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.

August 29, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.

August 29, 2014 | | Business


Registration for blood drive at INVISTA Camden plant

As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.

August 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Knights open season with 3-1 win

If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.

August 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Tech firms’ poor record of diversity

Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.

August 29, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Jose goes all the way at the Spa

Always in contention, Rodman W. Moorhead III's All the Way Jose glided to the lead on the final run down Saratoga Race Course's homestretch, rocketed over the last fence, and drew away powerfully to a 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 29, 2014 | | Equine


The Fearless Forecast - our labor of love for you

While the rest of you slackers are busy preparing for your Labor Day weekend and trips to the lake, the beach or backyard barbecues, remember those of us here at the Fearless Forecast who do not have the luxury of a long weekend.

August 29, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


David R. Braught

David R. Braught, 58, of Columbia entered into rest on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at PalmettoHealth Parkridge.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Raymond William “Bo” Peake, Jr.

Mr. Raymond William "Bo" Peake, Jr., 60, of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 27, 20144. Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on May 9, 1954, he was the son of Barbara Shelley Peake and the late Raymond William Peake, Sr. A master automotive technician, he was co-owner of Peake Motors with his late father. Bo also worked with Clark Industrial and Southeast Industrial for many years as a shop foreman and forklift technician.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Davis Ray

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Davis Ray, 84, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ray's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Michael Scronce

Michael William Scronce, age 63, passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Memorials may be made in Michael's memory to United Way of Kershaw County, P O Box 737, Camden, SC 29020 or American Red Cross, P O Box 641, 632 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mae Bell Thomas

Ms. Mae Bell Thomas, 93, of 113-A Canterbury Lane in Camden died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


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