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Robert Ariail -- April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011 | | Viewpoint


The future of PBS and NPR

We don't always agree with everything that Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina says. We like his conservative principles but sometimes think he's a little dogged, in that compromise is necessary to accomplish much in Washington. But there's one issue on which we're in total agreement with DeMint: it's time for public funding of the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio to end.

April 29, 2011 | | Editorials


A bad connection

This started out to be a feel-good story, one of those you read and then say to yourself, "Well I'll be doggone. What about that?"

April 29, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Medicare love chills Tea Party fever

Surprise, surprise! Faced with the prospect of Medicare cuts, even Tea Party folks find griping about "big government" to be a lot more fun than actually shrinking it.

April 29, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Let's go shopping

Most women love to hear that phrase. I, on the other hand cringe inwardly. I really do dislike shopping. I am also the remote control freak at our house too. So, I guess I am not your typical female. Although, I must say, I have never met a "typical" female. I have always found us ladies to be a unique creation. Can I get an a-men here? Oh well, I digress, let's get back to the chore at hand, shopping.

April 29, 2011 | Robin and Keith Willoughby Lugoff | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 29, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a short-haired calico kitten and Monty, a 2-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix dog. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. 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@camden.net. The shelter's ...

April 29, 2011 | | Pets


Sign-up for aquatic center programs begins next week

Get a head start on summer with registration for swim lessons at the Kershaw County Aquatic Center.

April 29, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Farnum awarded fellowship at JHU

Byron Farnum, son of Donna H. Farnum of Camden and Peter F. Farnum of Elgin, has earned a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at JHU.

April 29, 2011 | | Education


FMU presents student life awards

Francis Marion University's Division of Student Affairs presented Student Life Awards to outstanding students and campus organizations during a ceremony recently.

April 29, 2011 | | Education


Storm alert

April 29, 2011 | | Camden


Business sense

DemonCo., Derek Berry's fourth-block marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), will host the school's first concert, DemonStock, Saturday in the football stadium. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets may be purchased in advance for $5 and at the gate for $7. Concessions will be sold. Acts will perform a variety of music from country and rap to rock and other genres. Featured bands include RC Polar, HERE-O, Bridge North, Bran Flakes, Lower Education, K-Flum, Marry Me Joanna and Clayton Summerton. "DemonStock is going to be an event that no one wants to miss ...

April 29, 2011 | | Education


Audree Adamson Clark

Funeral service for Audree Adamson Clark, 91, of U.S. North 1, in Cassatt, will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at Hyco Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

April 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Raymond Confer

Services for Robert Raymond Confer, 63, of Camden, will be private.

April 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


‘A Warrior’s Stance’ fundraiser held May 5

A fundraiser for "A Warrior's Stance," a community outreach program created to change the lives of Kershaw County youth through arts, drama and dramatic dance, will be held May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Passages, located at 607 Rutledge St. A Warrior's Stance was founded by Marney L. Wooldridge with the hope of influencing Kershaw County youth to live healthy, active lives. Wooldridge's pilaties/massage therapy studio, Passages, is sponsoring the program. For more information, call Wooldridge at 803-735-6039.

April 29, 2011 | | Localife


Lisa Wheeler Roach

Lisa Wheeler Roach, 45, of Fairfax Drive, Camden, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

April 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


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A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellna Marie Porter

Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


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


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