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Husband refuses to work, wife at wits end

Dear Annie: I married "Theo" three years ago. The marriage started out OK, but then I discovered he had a drug addiction. After a great deal of pushing from me, Theo finally got clean two years ago. The problem is, he has not held down a job since he moved in with me six years ago, while I have worked a full-time third shift to support my children and household. It's not enough to make ends meet.

May 11, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Laverne N. Lynch Sr.

Funeral service for Laverne Nelson Lynch, Sr., 68, of Cassatt, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, Camden. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Curtis David Speights

Funeral service for Curtis David Speights, 63, of Charlotte, North Carolina and formerly of Camden, will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Life In The Word Outreach Ministry.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Doris E. Williams

Funeral service for Doris Elaine Williams, 63, will be held Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to SCOA Cares Foundation, PO Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


CHS girls host Cobras tonight in soccer tourney opener

Putting the wraps on a third consecutive undefeated Region 6-AAA championship with a 9-0 road win over Darlington last Tuesday, the Camden High girls soccer team heads into tonight's AAA state tournament opener with a full head of steam.

May 09, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden in AAA Lower State golf tournament at Darlington Country Club (9 a.m.); Cane Bay at Camden in first round of girls' AAA state soccer playoffs (6:30 p.m.)

May 09, 2011 | | Sports


Ms. Jackson, Mr. Luther plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Jackson of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Whitney Leigh Jackson of Lugoff, to Mr. William Michael Luther of Cheraw. He is the son of Mrs. Bunny and the late Dale Luther of Cheraw.

May 09, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Boswell Earl Hunter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23, 2011 at a party with their family. Earl and Doris were married on May 2,1961. They have three children, Richard Hunter (Myrtle) and Donna Maiden (Todd) of Lugoff and Chris Hunter (Michelle) of Goose Creek. They are proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

May 09, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Elementary School wins $500 in the Clinic Classic Challenge

The Community Medical Clinic issued a challenge to kids 12 and under in Kershaw County schools to enter the largest team in the Clinic Classic 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run. More than 85 students, teachers and family members participated on April 16. George Sensor (far left), owner/operator of McDonald's and lead sponsor of the Clinic Classic, presented the Camden Elementary team with a check for $500, which will be used to purchase physical education equipment. Assistant Principal, Metia Goodwin (far left), thanked McDonald's and the Clinic and promised to compete again in the Clinic Classic Challenge ...

May 09, 2011 | | Localife


Helping teenagers learn the consequences of reckless driving

Dear Annie: You recently printed a "Contract for Drivers," by John Violette. It requires teenage drivers to maintain decent grades, follow all traffic laws and never drive impaired or get in the car with a driver who is. It reminded me of the essay "Dead at 17," which relates what happens when kids don't follow those rules. Every year there are new teenage drivers who haven't seen it. Maybe if parents attach it to the contract, the need to drive safely will have a greater impact. Please print it again. -- Chicago Mom of Three

May 09, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Welcome to Paybackistan

It was a bit startling to watch crowds of mostly college-aged youths raucously celebrating in front of the White House after President Barack Obama reported the death of Osama bin Laden.

May 09, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Bill Couthen

Bill Couthen, 57, of Wells Road, Camden, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Earl Kersey

Funeral services honoring the life of Earl Merle Kersey, 91, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Bishop Foy Connell and Wayne Joyner will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Jerry, David, Brian and Christopher Kersey, Bobby Peebles and Ray Bare. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday, May 9, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Kersey's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 ...

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr.

Mr. Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr., 63, of 1039 Kelly Bridge Road, Bishopville, died Friday. Friends may call at 428 Shady Grove Road, Cassatt.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margaret Reeder

Funeral services for Margaret Henrietta Marsh Reeder, 83, of Lexington, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Oakwood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodridge Memorial park. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Richard Wilson and Rev. Dr. Larry Scott. Serving as pallbearers will be the Deacons of the Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Book signing

Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker's husband, Sampson, signs a copy of "Unthinkable Choice" at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson's decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his "hobby farm" in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.

October 22, 2014 | | Business


Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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