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Mother and son at odds over religious tradition

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.

December 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Champe, Ray, Brazell are LFD Firefighters of the Year

During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.

December 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Morgan gets 4 percent raise

Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."

December 24, 2013 | | Education


A bum year in Washington

WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.

December 24, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Mystery cup

Help the Chronicle-Independent solve a mystery! Can you identify this mystery tennis trophy cup, or explain how it ended up more than 2,700 miles away in Yakima, Wash.?

December 24, 2013 | | Viewpoint


Timeless classic

We offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:

December 24, 2013 | | Editorials


Cub Scouts receive ‘Arrow of Light’ award

Cub Scout Pack 303 held their holiday banquet, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The program started with Bill Beale leading the Scouts in Christmas carols. Pastor Steve Patterson had the benediction, Cub Master Norman Gullard had the opening ceremony and Jim Bradshaw welcomed guest and leaders. The Scouts had a surprise guest -- Mrs. Santa Claus! She gave each Scout a gift. The Scouts then held an impressive candle lighting ceremony to open the awards ceremony. The following Scouts received awards:

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


Marine Corps, KershawHealth’s Toys for Tots campaign a success

Christmas morning will be happier for hundreds of children in Kershaw County thanks to the efforts of the Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" campaign, KershawHealth employees and a host of local partners. More than 900 toys destined for local children were collected during the "Stuff an Ambulance" drive on December 7. The toys will be distributed by volunteers from the Marine Corps Reserves. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help them become responsible, productive andpatriotic citizens.

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


For the Record - Dec. 25, 2013

Real estate transactions

December 24, 2013 | | For the Record


AJ girls upend Lady Knights

A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.

December 23, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin girls in Y.C. Winborn Classic at Rock Hill (BB - TBA)

December 23, 2013 | | Sports


John Reynolds

Funeral services for John Mack Reynolds, 97, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Saturday, December 21, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Memorials may be made in his memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Richard Kirkland’s historic, heroic deed reaches 151 years

The famed "Angel of Marye's Heights," Richard Rowland Kirkland of Camden and Kershaw County and his historic deed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 was 151 years ago this December and is still remembered and honored in both Camden and Fredericksburg, Va.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary hosts Lights of Love campaign

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Christmas tree memories

Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.

December 23, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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LEROY BRAZELL

Funeral service for Leroy Brazell, 75, will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with ...

March 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


MAE MCCKAY CASTILLE

Mae McKay Castille, 81 of Crestview, Fla. passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born ...

March 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


JANICE EDWARDS DENNIS

Mrs. Janice Edwards Dennis, 57, of 205 Louis Circle, Rembert, SC, passed on Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m ...

March 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN DEAN ENSIGN

John Dean Ensign, 87, of Camden, died Sunday, March 26, 2017. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 ...

March 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARIE MAJOR

Mrs. Marie Major, 84, of 1112 Smyrl Circle, Camden, SC, passed on Monday, March 27, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at ...

March 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


LOLA STUCKEY ROBINSON

Mrs. Lola Stuckey Robinson, 93, of 759 St. Matthews Road, Camden, passed on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

March 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


Tenth annual Clinic Classic to run April 29

The tenth annual Clinic Classic will take place Saturday, April 29. This event promotes physical activity for both youth and adults, as well as benefits ...

March 28, 2017 | | Camden


DMES announces third quarter honor rolls

First grade

March 28, 2017 | | Education


For the Record - March 28, 2017

Real estate transactions

March 28, 2017 | | For the Record


Special champs

Lugoff-Elgin High School Be A Fan Club members celebrate being recognized by Special Olympics South Carolina for their efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities ...

March 28, 2017 | | Education


Shop locally

At its March 21 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees adopted a resolution to support shopping locally and to encourage its employees to ...

March 28, 2017 | | Education


NCHS announces third quarter honor rolls

9th Grade

March 28, 2017 | | Education


Main Street public meetings April 17-18

The city of Camden will hold community input meetings for residents and businesses in Camden to participate in the planning process for Downtown Camden's ...

March 28, 2017 | | Camden


Fourth annual Rotary Wild Game Dinner is May 6

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club's fourth annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at Old ...

March 28, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Boykin Spaniel Week will be held April 3-9

The city of Camden will celebrate the week of April 3-9 as 2017 Boykin Spaniel Week to bring attention to South Carolina's official state ...

March 28, 2017 | | Camden


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