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Letter to Mitt

WASHINGTON -- Dear Mitt: Consider me a neighbor leaning over the picket fence. You have a picket fence, don't you? An ivy-covered wall? Fine, I'll get a ladder.

March 09, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


'Heartbeat' of journalism

Localism is trending today in the realms of food and finance. The institution of the local community newspaper is also popular, but it wasn't blogged into being - it was born long before videos started going viral. Major-metropolitan newspapers may be a slowly dying breed, but community newspapers prove that American journalism is alive, well and living in the rural areas, small towns and suburbs of our land.

March 09, 2012 | Bradley J. Furnish Access Advertising LLC | Columns


The Camden Garden Club to host March meeting

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Peggy Mays. There will be no program this month because of an election of new officers for the next term.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


CHS open with consecutive losses

So much for opening your season with cupcake opponents.

March 09, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Crappie USA to make tournament stop at Lake Wateree Saturday, March 17

Crappie USA will host a fishing tournament on Lake Wateree out of Clearwater Cove Marina on Saturday, March 17.

March 09, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Historic Camden to host Family Fun hour Saturday

Historic Camden will hold a Family Fun Hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children ages 6 to 12, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend. The fun begins in the Film Room at Historic Camden at 2 p.m.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


Correction/clarification

In the March 2 edition of the Chronicle-Independent, Harold V. Pickrel III was identified as the developer of Bridlewood Farms on Springdale Drive. It should be clarified that Pickrel is the managing partner of BWF LLC, which is developing the property. It should further be clarified that a figure of "$1 million each" for the original number of 16 lots was based on 2008 information where the lots would sell for between $200,000 to $300,000 and the end value of each property, including homes, could come to $1 million.

March 07, 2012 | | Camden


Ready readers

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at North Central Middle School who love to read share their interest through reading clubs. The boys club is sponsored by library media specialist Cindy Sparks and Ryan Anderson, school resource officer and a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy. The boys club includes (from left, seated) Dennis Shumate, Calvin Dash, Isaiah Fowler, Robert Hilton, Bryce Bell, (standing) Chance Mangum, adviser Anderson, Christian Gooding and adviser Sparks. The boys read "Storm Runners" by Roland Smith during the first semester. Sparks, sixth-grade English teacher Terri Bowers and assistant librarian Jennifer Gibson are advisers for the girls club ...

March 07, 2012 | | Education


Sellers finishes Navy basic training

U.S. Navy Seaman Recruit Darius O. Sellers, son of Joy L. and Willie R. Oliver of Cassatt, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

March 07, 2012 | | Military


Carolina Cup parking spaces selling quickly

With less than three weeks left before the Carolina Cup Races, reserved parking spaces are, once again, moving at a brisk pace.

March 07, 2012 | | Equine


Race not a factor in sports facility debate

I have been neutral in the YMCA debate and I'm trying to stay that way. There are merits on both sides (we think), but when a member of Camden City Council pulls the race card, I will not be quiet. This planned or unplanned sports complex has nothing to do with race. It is insulting that a member of city council could even bring race into the debate.

March 07, 2012 | Dave Baker Camden | Letters


Irene Furman

Mrs. Irene Furman, 74, of Indian Trail, NC, formally of Cassatt, SC, passed on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, March, 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, Cassat.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie "Bill" Davis

Mr. Willie "Bill" Davis, 65, Camden, of 1120 Chestnut Ferry Road, M & B Trailer Park, Lot 16, died Monday, March 5, 2012. Friends may call at 1297 Collins Circle, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be annoced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Davis Family.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pete Ray

Funeral services for Pete Ray, 77, Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church, with burial to follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden Coin Club to host spring show March 17

The Camden Coin Club's annual spring coin show is slated for March 17 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

March 07, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Book signing

Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker's husband, Sampson, signs a copy of "Unthinkable Choice" at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson's decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his "hobby farm" in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.

October 22, 2014 | | Business


Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

For some, Halloween means dressing up as a witch, zombie or vampire. For others, especially this year, Halloween means dressing up to contain Ebola.

October 21, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It's been 12 years since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind with a beaming Ted Kennedy by his side. According to the terms of the law itself, every public school was now supposed to be adequate.

October 21, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.

October 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.

October 21, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.

October 21, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world's wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year's Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.

October 21, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys 'R' Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad."

October 21, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement

A new debate over same-sex marriage in Idaho may come down to a single point: whether ordained Christian pastors can only be protected when they perform marriage ceremonies in a church.

October 21, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

"ILLUSIONS OF FATE," by Kiersten White, HarperTeen, $17.99, 275 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

October 21, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | National


Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.

October 20, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.

October 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus?

Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD KSL | National


Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America's coal industry.

October 20, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


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