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Priester comes to aid of travelers in distress

Some people deserve recognition for going "above and beyond" and Al Priester, who runs AAA Towing in Lugoff, is one of them. My family and I were traveling from North Carolina to Georgia on Memorial Day when the transmission burned up in our car. We were on I-20 in Lugoff and Al was there a few minutes after calling roadside assistance. We weren't able to get a rental car so he took us to a hotel and said to call him if we needed anything. That meant a lot to us, being in a new place without a car.

July 22, 2011 | Sharon McKeithan Bogart, Ga. | Letters


Fannie and Freddie: bad tenants

Want to improve the housing market? Evict Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

July 22, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Student reading

Author Chris Crutcher says he's shocked -- shocked! -- that his book "Angry Management" has been removed from Kershaw County School District libraries and from the district's summer reading list. Imagine that.

July 22, 2011 | | Editorials


Fisher kicks off Saratoga meet by saddling pair of winners

Steeplechase racing inaugurated the Saratoga Race Course season last Sunday at the annual Saratoga Open House, and four new winners were created in an action-packed program at the popular community event.

July 22, 2011 | | Equine


Henry Bass Jr.

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Henry Bass, Jr., 82, of Camden will be held Friday, July 22, 2011 at 12:00 Noon in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Bass's memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


When politics stop working

Former first lady Betty Ford's funeral reminded many of us of how great she was. She also left some timely reminders of how great we could be, too.

July 22, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ariail -- July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011 | | Ariail


Libby Hough

A graveside memorial service celebrating the life of Cara Elizabeth "Libby" Gaskin Hough, 89, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 22, 2011at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Ed Stokes will officiate. In lieu of flowers, make memorials to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 2039 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Wayne Scaffe

Robert Wayne Scaffe, 28, of Cassatt, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Kershaw County Medical Center.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Wright

Willie Wright, 97, of Alston Road, Horatio, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wayne D. Davis

Wayne D. Davis, of Astor, Fla., passed away at home surrounded by his three daughters. Mr. Davis was born on Nov 29 1936 in Camden S.C to the parents of Clennie and Zada Davis. He served in the United States Army for 25 yrs, retiring as a Sgt Major. Upon his retirement he moved from Gainesville, Fl. relocating to Micanopy, Fl. in 1981. He became founder of The Pearl Of Micanopy Inc., in 1986 until 2002 at which time he retired to Astor, Fl.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Colonel (Ret.) Joel Thomas Cassidy

Funeral services with full military rites to celebrate the life of Colonel (Ret) Joel Thomas Cassidy, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 20 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family received friends on Tuesday July 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cassidy's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or National Kidney Foundation, SC Chapter, 500 Taylor St., Suite 101, Columbia, SC ...

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Juanita Branham

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Juanita Nelson Branham, 84, of Elgin, will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ken Jackson and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Branham's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078, the American Heart Association of SC Memorials & Tributes, P. O ...

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


School registration next week

The new school year is in sight with registration for Kershaw County School District students next week.

July 20, 2011 | | Education


Allstate agency owners earn service designation

Allstate exclusive agency owners Dennis Arledge (Elgin) and Kyle Cassidy (Camden and Lugoff) have been designated Allstate Premier Service Agents for 2011. Both of Cassidy's offices received this designation.

July 20, 2011 | | Business


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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


Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.

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


Films with women leads are scarce

This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


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