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Too many people who should not have guns do

On the day after the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., police in Newport Beach, Calif., took a man into custody for allegedly firing more than 50 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun in the parking lot of a shopping mall. He aimed into the air and no one was hit, though one person was hurt slightly while running away. Police say 42-year-old Marcos Gurrola was destitute and frustrated with his circumstances. Firing dozens of rounds at the sky was his way of venting.

December 31, 2012 | By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald | Columns

Things better left unsaid

WASHINGTON -- 'Tis the season when columnists write mea culpas, make predictions and list their resolutions.

December 31, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Second wife needs to release bitterness

Dear Annie: My husband and I lived with a very dysfunctional situation for several years. His children from a prior marriage were encouraged by their mother to tell falsehoods about our home life. She was planning to leave the state and needed full custody in order to take them, and she ultimately accomplished this.

December 31, 2012 | | Dear Annie

Noted and passed - Dec. 31, 2012

• If you plan to watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve, you'll probably catch a glimpse of One Times Square, an office building that is mostly vacant. But don't shed tears for the building's owners; according to The Wall Street Journal, the building will generate more than $23 million in revenue this year as a spot to hang billboards and other advertisements. Its clients include Anheuser-Busch, which will pony up $3.4 million to for beer signs, and Dunkin Donuts, which is paying $3.6 million to feature its goodies.

December 31, 2012 | | Editorials

Grace W. Nelson Young

Mrs. Grace W. Nelson Young, 72, of 2510 Winter Green Ave., District Heights, MD, formerly of Camden, SC passed on Thursday, December, 27, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 31, 2012 | | Obituaries

James T. O’Hara

James T. O'Hara, Age 91, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012.

December 31, 2012 | | Obituaries

Car crash kills one

A 55-year-old woman died at Kershaw Medical Center on Saturday evening after a single-car collision on U.S. 1 and Campbell Street in Camden. Michelle Ludy was trapped in the passenger side seat for an "extended amount of time" after her husband, Mike Ludy, ran their vehicle off the road and struck a tree near Rite Aid Pharmacy around 7:30 p.m., according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers. Mike Ludy was treated for injuries at Kershaw Medical Center and was transferred to Palmetto Richland Hospital, Fellers said. Ludy was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m.

December 31, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Ariail for Dec. 31, 2012

December 31, 2012 | | Ariail

Military Monday - Dec. 31, 2012

Dec. 12-18, 2012: we are wheels up on a 747 Airbus headed for Afghanistan!

December 31, 2012 | By LTC John Baird C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Spreading cheer

During the Christmas season, community volunteers from Target assisted in decorating the cottages of New Day on Mill. More than 15 people volunteered this year to go through decorations, untangle lights and press bows. Each cottage had a tree, lights and a door wreath and any other decorations they could find to make the homes festive. One resident said, "This is the first time I've ever had a Christmas tree in my home." Volunteers showed up on Dec. 13 and worked hard to make the homes look festive.

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places

Upcoming events at the library

Children's Programming

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places

Reach out and Read receives donations from L-EHS

Ms. Rabon's English classes at Lugoff-Elgin High School collected more than 1400 books to benefit the Reach Out and Read programs in Kershaw County. Heather Mueller, coordinator of the Reach Out and Read sites in Kershaw County is pictured second from the left. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read currently serves one-third of the most impoverished children in the U.S. The Reach Out and Read model is ...

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places

Feature photo: The dog days of December

December 31, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Camden resident honored for advancing chiropractic care

Camden resident Julie B. Hulteen was inducted into the Women's Auxiliary of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 in Columbia.

December 31, 2012 | | Healthcare

Willis C. Brooks

Willis C. Brooks, 73, of Eatonville, FL, formerly of Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, December 22, 2012.

December 28, 2012 | | Obituaries

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Editorial: Thankful

As the Thanksgiving holiday passes and we begin to turn our attention to Chanuka, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other winter festivities, we should ever be mindful ...

November 27, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: Cry havoc, followed by milk & cookies

WASHINGTON -- It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead ...

November 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

'Wood' you believe we get so much from trees?

The holidays are a good time to reflect on all of the blessings we receive and have as a nation and community. One of the ...

November 27, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-Ed: Let’s try for judicial independence

If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely ...

November 27, 2015 | By Cecilia Brown S.C. Policy Council | Columns

KH earns ‘top performer’ nod from Joint Commission

KershawHealth recently announced in a press release it has been recognized as a 2015 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Healthcare

Pets of the Week - Nov. 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel Meyer Pet Adoption Center are Turtle, a 1-year-old neutered male short hair domestic tabby cat who ...

November 27, 2015 | | Pets

Stover Middle lists honor roll

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

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Lugoff Fire-Rescue is in the community

Photo 1: Dr. Brian Spilker of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (center) recently purchased and donated pet oxygen mask kits for every fire pumper truck in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Dorothy W. Stearns

Mrs. Dorothy W Stearns, 66 years of age, died Monday, November 23, 2015. Mrs. Stearns was born in Orangeburg, a daughter of the late Evelyn ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Wooten and Prestage join in marriage

Madelyn Annette Wooten and Zachary William Prestage were united in marriage at half past four o'clock on Saturday, November 7, 2015 on Figure Eight ...

November 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Nov. 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Camden High

This is turning out to be a very difficult year for Camden High School (CHS), its students, teachers, staff and community.

November 24, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: Crazy is as crazy does

WASHINGTON -- One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?

November 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Heflin grateful for chance to serve

As I sit back and ponder the election results of several weeks ago, I feel overwhelmed. Many emotions go through my head. I can hear ...

November 24, 2015 | John Heflin Bethune Town Council | Letters

Rich: Thanksgiving 2015

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one ...

November 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

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