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Crisis of faith in government

WASHINGTON -- It is reassuring that in the midst of so much government dysfunction, the IRS has resolved the question of when and whether to tax tanning beds under the Affordable Care Act. Do not be concerned about that giddiness you feel. You are not having a nervous breakdown but are suffering a symptom commonly associated with recognition that the absurd has become the accepted norm -- and that you are, in fact, alone. Indeed, the IRS' tanning ruling comes in the nick of time. Amid incessantly breaking news -- NSA surveillance, IRS political targeting, DOJ seizing, and CIA shrugging -- Americans were beginning ...

June 17, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


KCSD has had a one terrific school year

The end of the school is a veritable kaleidoscope of activities and excitement, with happiness and even a little relief thrown in for good measure. For me, it's also a time to reflect on the school district's many accomplishments over the past year. To say the least, it's been one terrific year! This month, I wanted to review just a few of the many highlights of 2012-13:

June 17, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Fun at the Farm

June 17, 2013 | | Education


Emily Elizabeth Aycock and Matthew Pace Hipp united in marriage

Emily Elizabeth Aycock and Matthew Pace Hipp, both of Columbia, S.C. were married Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Islamorada, Fla.

June 17, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 50th Anniversary!

J.W. and Elizabeth Barrett celebrated their 50th anniversary at a drop-in hosted by their sons and daughter-in-law Johnny Barrett and Paul and Hope Barrett, on Sunday, May 19 at St. John United Methodist Church Fellowshipp Hall at Springhill in Lee County.

June 17, 2013 | | People & Places


Woman concerned about husband’s faithfulness

Dear Annie: I have been married to the love of my life for several years.

June 17, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Camden resident Tingen selected for fellowship

Dr. Martha S. Tingen , a native of Camden and Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been selected to participate in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

June 17, 2013 | | Camden


Bethune mayor addresses PD, budget rumors

At a public hearing and regular Bethune Town Council meeting Thursday, council invited citizens to voice their thoughts and opinions regarding its proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget. During the public hearing, Mayor Carlisle Davis said that the budget had been available to the public the week before but that "not a single person" obtained a copy.

June 17, 2013 | By Fraser Speaks and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Kershaw County


A Father's Day submission

As a Kershaw County teacher for twenty-seven years, I'm not sure I have ever properly thanked my very first teacher -- my father, Dave Spradley -- or told him how great of an impact he has had on my life and on my career. The most important lessons about literacy and education, I learned from him. Whether it was sitting on the couch, snuggled against him as he read aloud to me, or laughing at the silly poetry he recited, I remember how warm and comfortable being immersed in language and literature felt as a young child. I fell in love ...

June 17, 2013 | By Lisa Spradley Stockdale | People & Places


Evelyn Johnson

A service for Evelyn Ruth Hopkins "Polly" Johnson, 83, will be held at a later date in Murfreesboro, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, S.C. 29201.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Douglas F. Pitts

A service to celebrate the life of Douglas Featherstone Pitts, 51, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013 | | Ariail


Inabinet for June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013 | | Inabinet


Calli and Caleb need homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calli, a 2-year-old spayed female Siamese cat and Caleb, a 12-week-old male Hound mix. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet ...

June 14, 2013 | | Pets


Man seeks advice regarding marital assets between him and his ex-wife

Dear Annie: My wife and I are going through a divorce after 23 years of marriage. We just grew apart.

June 14, 2013 | | Dear Annie


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ESTHER W. WHITLEY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A loving and devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Esther Waters Whitley of Camden, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after a long illness.

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wil-Moore Farms to be featured in Ag + Art Tour June 18, 19

Wil-Moore Farms of 2173 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff will be the second of six farms featured next month during the huge Agri-tourism event taking place ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


SCSSAR to host ceremony honoring Washington

In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Blaney Elementary archery team continues on path to success

The Blaney Elementary School Wildcat archery team qualified and traveled to compete in the National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., again last week.

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons' title dreams come to an end

In a season of wins and championships --- both in-season tournaments and the Region 4-4A title --- the Lugoff-Elgin softball team had one nemesis; a stumbling block ...

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pierce vaults his way to a state title

Well before it was his turn to grab the pole and make his way to the track to compete in Friday evening's AAA state ...

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


P-17ers in hurry-up mode as season opener beckons

After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...

May 20, 2016 | | Sports


Kershaw County players shine in Camden junior tennis event

While young tennis players from throughout the state converged on Camden for The Camden "Classically Carolina" Junior Tennis Championships sponsored by Kershaw Health and the ...

May 20, 2016 | | Tennis


Horton earns all-state honors with top-5 finish

A year away from high school tennis did little to hurt Hunter Horton's game.

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 106th annual meeting, awards ceremony and "Sweet Celebration" Gala on May 13. Executive Director Liz Horton said ...

May 20, 2016 | | Business


Reclaiming a redoubt

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) worked to reclaim a redoubt -- a temporary or supplementary fortification -- at Historic Camden ...

May 20, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - May 20, 2016

Real estate transactions

May 20, 2016 | | For the Record


KENNETH E. CLARKE - Camden

Kenneth Edward Clarke, 93, of Camden, SC, died May 15, 2016. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL FRANZ FALLS - Camden

CAMDEN – Graveside service for Michael Franz Falls, 69, will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


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