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Robert Ariail -- April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Unanimous support for online voter registration

According to a February 2012 report, "Inaccurate, Costly and Inefficient: Evidence that America's Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade," from the Pew Center on the States, indicates that one in eight registrations is inaccurate or out-of-date in some way. Nationwide, Pew reports that nearly 2 million deceased individuals are listed as voters, and approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.

April 23, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Vivian Powers

Graveside services for Vivian Gasken Powers were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ed Stokes officiated. Mrs. Powers, 92, of Camden, S.C., died Friday, April 20, 2012. She was the wife of the late Vinson Powers and the daughter of the late Ella Mae Graddick Gaskin and Walter S. Gaskin.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Power of faith and a mother’s love

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

April 23, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


The Camden Music Association presents annual Spring Instrumental Showcase

The Camden Music Association (CMA) will present its annual Spring Instrumental Showcase, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Tuesday's concert will feature a number of local students in a variety of musical disciplines from the North Central Band Ensemble, Doby's Mill Rockin' Recorders, and Strings in the Afternoon. 2012 Brevard Scholarship winner, Zack Truesdale, (marimba) will perform along with Junior Scholarship winner Kirkland Moranos (flute) and Senior Scholarship winner Bailey Dabbs (piano). Also joining the CMA will be Alexis Reid, Isabel Tarte, Jarismary Polo and Javier ...

April 23, 2012 | | Localife


City to host shred May 8

The city of Camden will host a community shred day from 2 to 6 p.m. May 8 in the parking lot to the left of Camden City Hall at the corner of Lyttleton Street and Roscoe Avenue.

April 23, 2012 | | Camden


Writer says editorial an inaccurate personal attack

The Chronicle attacked me personally in no uncertain terms for using vituperative, derogatory and insulting language to attack members of the City Council and City Manager Kevin Bronson.

April 20, 2012 | Herbert Farber Camden | Letters


Leading the way

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and the S.C. Department of Commerce recently recognized Karen Eckford, vice president and city executive for NBSC in Camden, as an ambassador for economic development from Kershaw County.

April 20, 2012 | | Business


It's not too late to register for Clinic Classic

Runners and walkers can sign up for the fifth annual Clinic Classic, which will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday (April 21) at 8:30 a.m., the day of the event.

April 20, 2012 | | Sports


Wilma Miller Sill Rhame

A graveside service celebrating the life of Wilma Miller Sill Rhame, 94, of Camden, SC, formerly of Charleston, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 20, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Born April 28, 1917 in Chester, SC, she was the daughter of the late John William Sill and Henrietta Hood Mobley. Educated in Chester County Schools, she graduated from Baron DeKalb High School (Kershaw County) as Salutatorian of the senior class. She continued her education in the nursing program at Camden Memorial Hospital where she was certified as a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Rhame was an ...

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tinnie Sweetenburg

Mrs. Tinnie Sweetenburg, 56, of 1696 Fort Dupont St., SE, Washington, DC, formallyof Bethune, SC, paassed on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturdaye April 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, SC with burial to follow at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


An 'Excellent' first year

The North Central High School (NCHS) Concert Band performed in the Carowinds Festival of Music April 13. With nine students, the band played Grade IV music and received an Excellent rating from the judges. NCHS Director of Bands Caitlin McMurtrie said the performance was a huge accomplishment for the students, since most other groups in the festival had at least 20 to 40 members and this was the NCHS Concert Band's first year in existence. "The students' success was a result of hard work and commitment, and North Central is very proud of them!" McMurtrie said. The band members ...

April 20, 2012 | | Education


National NAACP official to be local Freedom Fund guest

Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy/director, NAACP, Washington Bureau, will be the special guest speaker for the Camden-Kershaw County Branch-NAACP's Freedom Fund dinner May 5.

April 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- April 20, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 23-27:

April 20, 2012 | | Education


An eye for design

Two Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students -- Lugoff-Elgin High student Domminique Thomas-Hayes (third from left) and Leslie M. Stover Middle student Drew Blocker (second from right) -- were selected as the winners of the design for the 2012 Kershaw County Special Olympics T-shirt. More than 225 local athletes from 23 classes in schools across KCSD participated in the Special Olympics games April 13. Joining the students were (from left) Col. Eric Boland, Camden Military Academy headmaster; Debi Davis, KCSD director of special services; Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD superintendent; and Chief Joe Floyd, Camden Police Department.

April 20, 2012 | | Education


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Scandals hiding in plain sight

The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.

August 22, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Today’s workforce and God

Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.

August 22, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


How to grow grass under a tree

I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren't meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren't on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.

August 22, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The art of the hot dog

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is hosting its 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Carraway to serve as L-EHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County School Board selected a local native to serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

August 20, 2014 | | Education


For the Record - Aug. 20, 2014

Real estate transactions

August 20, 2014 | | For the Record


A case for Zemp

I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.

August 20, 2014 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Aug. 20, 2014

Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools

August 20, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Vote ‘no’ for taxes

While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.

August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.

August 20, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Workforce act doesn’t work

The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.

August 20, 2014 | | Editorials


Makari eyeing rare Saratoga double

Merriebelle Stable's Makari, who won Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial in his first U.S. start, has been entered for a shot at winning Thursday's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, a back-to-back Saratoga double that has not been achieved in 15 years.

August 20, 2014 | | Equine


Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady

Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady passed away peacefully on Friday August 15, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Anne Kea

Funeral Services for Betty Anne Kea, 66, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Timmonsville, S.C. The Rev. Richard Cameron, the Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Larry Newman will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Gideons International.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


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