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Washington voters will be asked in November to lower school class sizes, following a pathway forged by Florida voters in 2002. The push comes in the midst of education funding chaos in Washington, which currently has the fourth largest average class sizes in the country.

September 09, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Criteria for addiction assessment

Many of us picture addicts as druggies in dark alleyways, and that kind of stereotyping is exactly why the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) released its latest revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) this year. The DSM-V is the universal manual for diagnosing mental and behavioral health issues, and this newest revision eliminates the addiction categories and replaces it with a new category for substance use related disorders.

September 09, 2014 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | National


Aren't they grand

Most grandparenting research looks at grandparents who live with their grandchildren or the frail elderly who live in long-term care or assisted settings. That misses most of the 64 million-plus grandparents, including a large group of "midlife" grandparents as young as 40 years old, according to a portrait of grandparenting just released by Bowling Green State University.

September 09, 2014 | | National


A child's prayer gave Gwen Stefani a baby

Gwen Stefani was once a Hollaback girl.

September 09, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Ariail for September 8, 2014

September 08, 2014 | | Ariail


A long, hard winter

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away or rather frosting its way into autumn, I took to noticing signs that our mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

September 08, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Lowcountry board members show guts

Three school board members in the Lowcountry took a courageous step recently when they refused to attend an executive session they felt was illegal.

September 08, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


Noted and passed - Sept. 8, 2014

• On the opposite page, you will see a column from S.C. Press Association (SCPA) Executive Director Bill Rogers on how two Lowcountry school board members left a meeting early and another one decided to not attend at all because of what they felt was an improper and possibly illegal executive session to discuss proposals to renovate an old school into district offices. We applaud those Jasper County school board members as well. However, we are also concerned with other recent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violations. For example, and also from the Lowcountry: Beaufort City Council failed ...

September 08, 2014 | | Editorials


Construction and changes benefit customer satisfaction

In general, these columns are devoted to broad topics like the changing environment of healthcare or our recent Core Measures success and what that means to patient quality and safety. These are matters that can apply to hospitals in virtually any community, and are certainly excellent choices for discussion. However, this time, I'd like to address something anyone who has visited the Medical Center in Camden recently is certain to have noticed -- the renovations taking place, particularly in the emergency room entrance and the main lobby. They're bringing big changes to the hospital, inside and out.

September 08, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Brown earns CPPO certification

Jo Marie Brown, CPPB, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's procurement manager, recently earned Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).

September 08, 2014 | | Business


Feature photo: Ninja Turtle power

Landon Santos (third from right in blue mask) celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 23 by dressing up and equipped -- along with six of his friends -- as Ninja Turtles. Into all the action were (from left) Carson Owens, Catherine Owens, Ethan Spitler, Max Ford, Landon, Carson Sowell and Cayce Stribling. The party ended with a trip to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in Camden.

September 08, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Rozella Miles Treanor

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Rozella Miles Treanor of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will speak to friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rozella's memory to the Walter M. Crow Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Earline Halley Graham

Mrs. Earline Halley Graham, 74, of 8430 St. John Road, Rembert, South Carolina passed on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM, at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC, with burial in Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert, SC. Viewing will begin at 1:00 PM at the Pine Grove AME Church.

September 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lady Knights stomp Rams

It used to be that Chesterfield and North Central would hook up in some long and tense volleyball matches.

September 08, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Camden at Darlington (TEN – 4:30 p.m.)

September 08, 2014 | | Sports


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JOYCE E. MATTHEWS

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Joyce Elliotte Eurey Matthews, 89, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May ...

May 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTINE MARIE WILLIAMS

Miss. Christine Marie Williams, 67, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 20, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be ...

May 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


GEORGE E. WILLIAMS

Mr. George E. Williams, 79, of 1620 James West Road in Cassatt died Sunday, May 21, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


Working for healthcare

Dr. Andrew Piaseckia, who serves as president of the S.C. Orthopedic Association, recently went to Washington, D.C. with a group of orthopedists from ...

May 23, 2017 | | Business


Colleges honor area students

Jeffrey Cobble of Lugoff has been named to the Chancellor's List at Troy University for the spring semester/Term 4 of the 2016/2017 ...

May 23, 2017 | | Education


Three KC seniors receive Leadership Scholarships

Anne-Marie Branham, Hannah Collier and Brooke Galdeen recently received the 2017 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. The S.C. General Assembly Women's Caucus awards ...

May 23, 2017 | | Education


Lugoff, Camden fire explorers compete, win

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Explorer Team 1 came out on top, winning first place at the first-ever Fire Escape Firefighter Explorer Competition on May 6 at ...

May 23, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Talking health

LiveWell Kershaw, along with parents and students from North Central Middle and High Schools, recently met in a focus group session with facilitator Holly Hayes ...

May 23, 2017 | | Healthcare


Smoak wins tennis title on familiar court

For more than four decades, the Smoak family has been the most prominent name in Camden tennis. Make that, four decades and counting.

May 19, 2017 | | Tennis


Ariail - May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 | | Ariail


Camden Post Office

We are pleased to see so much effort from so many quarters to improve and enhance the beauty and unique character of Camden. The city ...

May 19, 2017 | | Editorials


FOIA reform

It's been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.

May 19, 2017 | By S.C. Press Executive Director Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


The future of Camden

Former elected officials, namely me, probably have no business writing columns about the city, but many people continue to imagine I can still address what ...

May 19, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


The forgotten fort

Camden is proud of her Revolutionary War heritage. The Battle of Camden and the Battle of Hobkirk Hill play pivotal roles in the history of ...

May 19, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FLOSSIE VIRGINIA BREWSTER

Funeral service for Mrs. Flossie Virginia Brewster, 90, of 512 Saddle Drive in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 A.M ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


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