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Junior, Miss L-E winners announced

February 06, 2012 | | Localife


FAC to hold auditions for Aladdin

Auditions for Aladdin, a collaboration with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aladdin will be co-directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre and Candace Fuller, who was assistant director of last fall's production of Zombie Prom. All children ages 6 to 18 are encouraged to come and participate. There is no audition fee.

February 06, 2012 | | Localife


The state of trees

(The Chronicle-Independent recently asked Liz Gillard, Camden urban forester, to share an update based on the state of trees in Camden when she came onboard nearly a year and a half ago and where things stand today.)

February 06, 2012 | | Camden


Silence in the garden

On Jan. 29, 2012, James R. Cothran, of Atlanta, died after a short illness. For many people, the garden is the perfection of man's beauty on earth. Nowhere is this more evident than in the South, where creating beautiful spaces is a time-honored tradition. James "Jim" Robert Cothran shared and exemplified this passion. This renowned landscape architect, horticulturalist, urban planner, garden historian, historic preservationist, author, educator, civic leader, businessman and mentor contributed significantly to preserving the beauty of the Southern landscape. A graduate of Clemson, with Master's degrees from the UGA and Georgia Tech, Jim served 42 years ...

February 06, 2012 | Judith Dill Camden | Letters


An essential limp

WASHINGTON -- When a friend was writing a novel, he was concerned that his protagonist was too perfect.

February 06, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Viva Price Ammons

Viva Price Ammons, age 77, passed away Feb. 5 at her residence after a courageous battle with MS. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bethune Baptist Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Dr. James Jordan will officiate. Visitation will be Monday 5 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Oversigning

We confess to be followers of big-time college athletics, but we acknowledge that it's out of hand in many ways. One of its sore points has been the practice of "oversigning" -- offering scholarships to more players than allowed by the NCAA, the governing body of college sports. In too many cases, schools over-offer grants-in-aid, which leaves them in the position of having to get rid of some players who have already been there for a year or two or three. Coaches are always able to rationalize this -- "bad attitude" is one reason they give -- but it's not an ...

February 03, 2012 | | Editorials


Baseball, softball sign-up accepted

Registration is underway for youth baseball and girls slow pitch and fast pitch.

February 03, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CES to rock into healthy living

More than 10 local businesses will participate in Camden Elementary School of the Creative Arts' (CESCA) "Party Rocking into Healthy Living" event Tuesday. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., CESCA will present fitness tips, demonstration classes, healthy meal planning and more to the Kershaw County community.

February 03, 2012 | | Education


Public forums on future rec needs slated

The Kershaw County Recreation Department will host public forums across the county this month to gain input into rec needs for the next five years.

February 03, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Betty Bradley

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty Jean Christmas McGee Bradley, 69, of Lugoff, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, February 3, 2012 from 6:00- 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bradley's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, W Columbia, SC 29169.

February 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gillyard Percival Monroe, Jr.

A funeral service for Gillyard Percival Monroe, Jr., 86, of Elgin, will be held at 3:00 o'clock Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Union Baptist Church, 1177 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, with The Reverend Jerry B. Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Joe Hudson, Tommy Noland and The Men's Sunday School Class are invited to serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 until 2:30 in the church gymnasium. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, P.O. Box 116 ...

February 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pets of the week -- Feb. 3, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Rocky, a 2-year-old male Labrador/husky mix dog, and a 1- to 2-year-old female gray calico cat. 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 ...

February 03, 2012 | | Pets


Man vs. reality TV

I gave up television several years ago when I bid farewell to Jack Bauer and the final season of "24." Not sure why I was drawn to the series about a fictional counter terrorist unit and its main protagonist, Jack Bauer; perhaps it was the excitement of watching the unit diffuse major terrorist attacks in merely one hour of real time in one very bad day. Other than sports, worthwhile news and the occasional "Office" episode, I've chosen to put the box on the back burner.

February 03, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School menus -- Feb. 3, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 6-10:

February 03, 2012 | | Education


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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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