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McDonald seeks new term as clerk of court

Joyce McDonald is seeking re-election for another term of office as Kershaw County Clerk of Court.

March 14, 2012 | | Politics


Everette Coates

Everette Coates died March 10, 2012 at White Oak Manor in Lancaster; SC. Born April 10, 1922, he was the second child of the late Mamie Robinson Coates and Dexter Hardin Coates. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Jewett (Mike) of Lancaster and a sister Robbie Coates Gardner, of Columbia. He was predeceased by his sister, Juanita Gordon, his wife of 68 years, Myra Huntley Coates, and a brother who died in infancy.

March 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


The picture of peace

Abel Gonzalez, flanked by his parents, Gracie and Armodo, was the winner of the North Central Middle School Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Bethune Lions Club. The theme was "Children Know Peace." Abel's entry was then submitted to the Lions 32-C competition which featured winners from other clubs in the district. Abel won the 32C contest, and he was presented with a $100 check and certificate. His mother was presented with a photo which appeared in an earlier Chronicle-Independent issue. Officials with the Bethune Lions Club thanked Abel and his parents, along with North Central Middle Art Director ...

March 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Truck stop

March 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stover Middle reports student honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 14, 2012 | | Education


L-E opens with wins over RNE, Bulldogs

What a way to kick off the season.

March 14, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Larry Davis

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Larry Eugene Davis, 58, of Bethune will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Bethune Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jackie Knight will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Davis' memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o of Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Focused Bulldogs do not suffer letdown against Gamecocks

There had been times in the past when a Camden tennis team would play a lesser opponent, not take the match serious enough and battle their way through to a victory.

March 14, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs christen new digs in style

For the first time in school history, the Camden High School track teams hosted a meet on their home track.

March 14, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

March 12 - 17

March 12, 2012 | | Sports


L-E girls rally for 8-7 victory over LHS

Saving their best for last, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team spotted host Lexington a 7-0 lead after three innings before the Lady Demons scored the final eight runs of the night, including the winning tally in the top of the ninth for an 8-7 win.

March 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS netters rebound to top A.C. Flora, 4-2

It may not rank anywhere close to being one of the biggest of his 560 tennis coaching victories at Camden High, but Thursday's 4-2 win over visiting A.C. Flora was one which Roger Smoak cherished, nonetheless.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs lose lead, game to Hartsville

Call this the one that got away.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Service to the board

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Carol Thompson (left) and Kim DuRant (right) were recognized by the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA) with special lapel pins for reaching milestones in their years of service on the board. School Board Chairperson Mara Jones (center) presented the pins to Thompson and DuRant at the Feb. 7 school board meeting. Thompson, who has the longest tenure of any current school board member, was recognized for 15 years of service. She serves as the board's chaplain and has also been the vice chairperson in the past. DuRant was recognized for 10 ...

March 12, 2012 | | Education


James L. Branham

Funeral service for James LeGrande Branham, 65, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


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House approves early childhood education funding

In a rare bipartisan compromise, the House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program Monday. The Senate passed its version in March, and the compromise means President Barack Obama will see the final bill before the end of the session.

September 18, 2014 | | National


Infertility testing and treatment

How many times have you heard if you just … "go on vacation, lift your legs above your head, adopt, relax -- you'll get pregnant." Those suggestions are hard enough to get out of your head, but how do you know when you're ready to get off the treatment merry-go-round and move to third-party reproduction, change paths to adoption, or live child free?

September 18, 2014 | Whitney Barrell KSL | National


Character counts, but politics, gender and age all impact what kids are taught

While parents take seriously the task of teaching children values, a new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday shows a gulf between how conservatives and liberals, women and men, young and old and different races order the values they believe children should be taught.

September 18, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


4 true stories from women who left abusive relationships

Much discussion has been raised in recent weeks about why those suffering from domestic violence both stay and leave their spouses and loved ones despite (or because of) the darker nature of their relationships. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women experience domestic violence during their lives. And there are people who suffer from domestic abuse but may not even realize it.

September 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


5 steps to a better relationship with your teen

After his parents' divorce, a 17-year-old boy goes to live with his father. The father informs his son that he will treat the boy like an adult, which thrills the boy. But after school and football practice, the son often comes home to a quiet house. No warm dinner or conversation awaits him. His dad usually works or is out with friends. No tabs are kept on the son's whereabouts. The boy stops going home after practice. He starts staying out late with friends which makes him too tired for football. He quits the team. Soon, he stops waking ...

September 18, 2014 | Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | National


New life milestones for young people

Ah, young people. What an intriguing life they're living.

September 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Stay open hearted in a world with so much turmoil

The world can sometimes be a scary place in which to live and raise our families. There's no shortage of war, violence, poverty and disease out there. But responding to that turmoil by shutting down and pulling away, rather than by reaching out, only adds to the existing problem. Rather than fearing the dark, we can be the light that penetrates the darkness, driven by our sense of faith and optimism. We can remain open hearted in the face of turmoil.

September 18, 2014 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | National


Olasky preaches journalism through the lens of scripture, faith

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Marvin Olasky sits at a table on the screened-in porch of his modest home here, speaking calmly, but with conviction, about topics close to his heart: faith, freedom, and the role of journalism in America.

September 18, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


7 Steps to Better Cooking

Tired of the same old thing for dinner every night? Well, have you ever thought that she might be tired of you, too? Joking aside, we've culled the latest food journals and websites to bring you 7 of the best ways to make each meal at home a memorable event. These are meals you won't forget, or forgive, for a long time:

September 18, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National


8 benefits of having a sibling

Oh, siblings. You've got to love them.

September 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Pine Tree Hill Elementary and North Central Middle School students observe 9/11

North Central Middle School students read a script accounting the 9/11 events minute by minute. They read the exact time when the first plane crashed into the Twin Towers, the exact time when President George W. Bush was notified, the exact time that the second plane crashed into the towers, the exact time that the Pentagon was struck and more events that occured on that day. Pine Tree Hill students observed 9/11 by wearing red, white and blue, and they had special lessons about the importance of that day.

September 18, 2014 | | Localife


'Fat shaming' doesn't help people lose weight, study says

Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.

September 17, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National


MIT unleashes cheetah robot on campus

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Previously limited to sprinting on a treadmill, an untethered cheetah robot can be seen bounding across the MIT campus in a new video.

September 17, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


I didn't marry my soul mate, Part 2

About a year ago, I wrote an article titled, "I didn't marry my soul mate." I was very honest about a period of time in my marriage when both of us wondered if we had chosen incorrectly and even if we had settled. During those times I wondered what my life would have been like had I married "the other guy."

September 17, 2014 | Kate Rose Lee KSL | National


Hollywood slow to offer faith-based films, pastor-producer says

LOS ANGELES -- More than 80 percent of Americans profess a belief in God, but Hollywood has been slow to offer content that engages people of faith.

September 17, 2014 | Dave McCann KSL | National


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