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Think tanks should think, not act as fundraisers

A recent front-page article in the New York Times revealed that many foreign governments now make large donations to U.S. think tanks, which in turn help those governments gain access to U.S. policymakers, largely by producing and disseminating research that is friendly to those governments.

September 26, 2014 | David Blankenhorn Deseret News | National


4 things you don't want your boss to know

There are some things you might want your boss to know about, like scientific research saying managers who have better relationships with their employees are less stressed. But there are some things that might be worth hiding from your boss. So mum's the word -- we've listed a few of them below.

September 26, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


The Clean Cut:

Two generations of pop-rock music collide in the new music video mash-up "Truly Brave," as Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper combine two of their biggest hits to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Hoda Kotb, a cancer survivor and anchor for NBC's TODAY, brought Bareilles and Lauper together with the vision of creating an anthem for children with cancer.

September 26, 2014 | | National


How TV influences ideas about adulthood

When asked to think of their favorite TV family, many viewers over age 30 might point to "The Waltons" or "The Cosby Show," where the parents were firm and fair authority figures.

September 26, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Halloween season arrives on the backs of 'The Boxtrolls'

If you're ready for Halloween, "The Boxtrolls" is a perfect movie to usher in the season.

September 26, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Confused 'Different Drummers' is playing out of its league

It's too bad the road to cinematic success isn't paved with good intentions.

September 26, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Facilitating children's playtime and events

Recently, I had a couple of sweet granddaughters for a sleepover. It was long-anticipated and long overdue. They were so happy to see each other, one being six and the other seven. I wanted everything to be perfect. I planned the snacks, the games, the movies, the activities and everything down to a tee. The one thing I didn't factor in was their needs.

September 26, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National


How spouses can avoid arguing over faith and God

A mix of faiths, belief systems and values saturate the American cultural climate. It's been that way for a while, and it's something that people navigate every day.

September 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


PTHS 2nd graders create replica of Camden

Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.

September 26, 2014 | | People & Places


South Carolina State Guard and Red Cross host Hurricane Hike

The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.

September 26, 2014 | | People & Places


The nation turns its back on your Casters

If you have driven past the offices of the Chronicle-Independent over the past day or so, one thing you will not see is the portable studio of ESPN's College Gameday being set up on the property.

September 26, 2014 | | Sports


Murphy wins $50 first prize

Margaret Murphy was the only entrant to miss just one of the 14 games listed and won last weekend's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

September 26, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 | | Ariail


Term limits

The concept of term limits became popular a number of years ago, but has since waned. Limits were enacted in many states across the country and in many of those, were repealed either through legal challenges or political considerations. Of course, it's not a new idea; the 22nd amendment to the constitution, ratified in 1951, prescribes that no person can serve more than two terms as president. It was passed largely because Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times and much of this country felt such longevity wasn't good for the country -- too much power invested in one ...

September 26, 2014 | | Editorials


From the mailbag

• My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County tells me that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Palestine.

September 26, 2014 | | Columns


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Yesteryear Pictures - Aug. 22, 2017

TheAndre Glenn, a 1995 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, has been selected as recipient of the Jackson High School Alumni Scholarship.

August 22, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Kershaw County's Got Talent is Saturday

The United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) Hand in Hand Mentoring Program will host its second annual Kershaw County's Got Talent event at ...

August 22, 2017 | | People & Places


FAC annual meeting is Sept. 7

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold a very special annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in the ...

August 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Back to school!

A number of Kershaw County School district schools sent in first day of school pictures for us to share. From a kindergartener celebrating her birthday ...

August 22, 2017 | | Education


Camden Military Academy cross country schedule

Aug.: 30 – at Camden (5:30 p.m.)

August 21, 2017 | | Camden Military


Show Court eyes Turf Writers

A top-shelf group of 14, including 2017 Carolina Cup champion Show Court along with two representing overseas interests, has been nominated to the $150,000 ...

August 18, 2017 | | Equine


THE SWAMP LOG Artisans Gallery opens in Bishopville

Located in an old building in downtown Bishopville, THE SWAMP LOG is part gift shop, part furniture store, part local history museum and part art ...

August 18, 2017 | | Arts


KershawHealth Auxiliary Golf Tournament Sept. 7

The Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 28th annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Camden Country Club.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 102nd Birthday

Margaret Williams, pictured with her great-grandson Sawyer Smith, celebrated her 102nd birthday August 14.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Planning underway for 50th reunion of CHS Class of 1967

Planning for a 50th reunion for Camden High School's class of 1967 is underway, and class members need help in locating fellow class members.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Aug. 18, 2017

August 18, 2017 | | Ariail


Your local paper

Readers may have noticed a few changes in the C-I of late, particularly on our editorial pages.

August 18, 2017 | | Editorials


Summer intern program successful

During the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to partner with multiple organizations in our community to work on projects that are ...

August 18, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Busting a few myths about the landmarks commission

As the oldest inland city in South Carolina, Camden is home to many historic properties. In an effort to help preserve the historic nature of ...

August 18, 2017 | By Shawn Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


In search of Joseph Kershaw’s plantations

Perhaps the most visible symbol representing Col. Joseph Kershaw, Camden's founding father, is the replica of his town house built in 1977 on the ...

August 18, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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