WASHINGTON -- Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: "The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does."
In Friday's Chronicle-Independent, Miciah Bennett's column entitled "Chick-Fil-A's stance on gay marriage not surprising" was very well thought-out, well expressed and accurate, in my opinion.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will implement substantial changes to its school meal programs starting with the 2012-13 school year as part of federal requirements to improve students' nutrition.
In our last installment, Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), shared suggestions for keeping cats and dogs safe from potentially toxic human foods. This week she discusses some common over-the-counter and prescription medications that are toxic to pets.
Laurie M. Parks officially announced her candidacy recently for Camden City Council. She is seeking election to one of the two open seats in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Photo cutline -- Bethune defenders bring down a Buford receiver in action from last year's Shrine Club Football Jamboree. The Wildcats will kick the evening off this year when they face North Central in the annual event.
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Eight teams, including host Lugoff-Elgin, will get their final tune-up for their regular season openers when they participate in the seventh annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium on Friday, Aug. 17.
Funeral service for Matthew Scott Thurm, 34, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Talk about a "post-racial" America when President Barack Obama was elected has pretty much gone away, for good reason. Even he didn't believe it.
Dan Cathy could have saved his company, Chick-fil-A, a lot of trouble. All he had to do was keep his views about family to himself.
Midway Elementary School recently reported its fourth marking period honor rolls.
Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently published its fourth quarter Honor Roll for the 2014-15 school year.
North Central Middle School (NCMS) recently announced its "All A" and "AB" honor rolls for the entire 2014-15 school year:
The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he will match it up to $5,000.
Any middle school or high school student -- both boys and girls -- entering seventh through12th grade interested in running cross country at Camden High School is reminded that the first practice for the 2015 season will be held on Monday, Aug. 3rd at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at the school's Wellness Center.
With the start of the school year just around the corner, there is one more youth summer sports camp on tap as sponsored by the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department.
The North Central High School athletic department is kicking off its 2015-16 "Be a Knight Supporter" drive by offering several sponsorship options at the school.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.
Using a one-point win over the Woodland Warriors in Sunday's finals, the Camden Country Club 10-and-under intermediate tennis team finished off a perfect weekend in capturing the USTA South Carolina Junior Team Tennis State Championship.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 26th annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Camden Country Club.
Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff will be representing South Carolina in the World's Miss Tourism Pageant. The pageant takes place Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2 in Clarksville, Tenn. Casey, a student at North Central High School, currently holds the title of World's Miss Teen South Carolina Tourism 2015. She will be competing against teens from all over the United States, as well as Canada and the Bahamas. Pageant competition categories include beauty, photogenic, interview and theme-wear representing the contestant's state.
Nine year old actress Mary-Grace Hill, a student at Wateree Elementary School and daughter of Moichelle Hill, was recently in a commercial with S.C. State Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis Jr. The commercial, which promotes the State Treasurer's Office's Future Scholars incentive, was filmed June 23. Mary-Grace and her twin brother, Blaize, also an actor, have appeared in several movies including "Unknown", "Ashby", "Far From an Altar Call", "Unspoken Words", and "The Imperfect Human", as well as participated in Celebrity Cancer Runway Showcases and appeared in a Citi Trends commercial.
Back to school season can be as expensive for parents as it is exciting for students. Once the initial letdown of the end of summer vacation wears off, many kids are excited to return to school, where they can see their friends, study their favorite subjects and participate in extracurricular activities.
INVISTA, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and fibers, is now hiring for more than 200 positions at its Camden plant in Lugoff. The bulk of the new INVISTA Camden roles will be transitioned from previous contractor positions, according to a press release issued Thursday.