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Open government

The word "transparency" has become a popular one for politicians to use. After all, how many citizens are there here in Kershaw County -- or across South Carolina and the United States, for that matter -- who aren't in favor of a more open government? Not many. Indeed, transparency was one of the key platforms of Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign, and the issue no doubt contributed to her victory. A little squabble is now kicking up between her and State Treasurer Curtis Loftis over which is more committed to transparency and openness. Along with being amusing, it's also interesting.

March 30, 2011 | | Editorials


Remember when... -- March 30, 2011

"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Midget basketball team won the state championship in the state tournament played at Myrtle Beach in March 1954. Celebrating the win are (first row, from left) Harold Robinson, Jimmie Roller, Jimmie Haynes, Charles Davenport, (second row) coach Clyde Jahnke, Lindsay Pierce, Bobby Johnson, Larry Foster, Lee McCaskill, Bobby Robinson, coach Giles Huggins and city recreation director Bob Allen. Not pictured is Marion Sheheen. In the championship game, Camden defeated Myrtle Beach 25 to 21.

March 30, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Yesteryear -- March 30, 2011

46 YEARS AGO -- March 29-31, 1965

March 30, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Real Estate - March 30, 2011

Real estate transactions

March 30, 2011 | | For the Record


Dogs overcome eight errors, rally for six in seventh to top Gators, 10-6

When you are suffering through a three-game slide, any win is appreciated, right?

March 30, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Gambling story one-sided, 'uninspired'

When I read the headline in last Wednesday's paper, "Local skepticism, opposition greet gambling bill" I eagerly read Trevor Baratko's article to find out what the greater community was thinking.

March 30, 2011 | Arch Kingsley Camden | Letters


Kershaw County’s Got Talent holds auditions in April

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning on April 25 the FAC will hold three nights of auditions for the first-ever Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. If you sing, dance, juggle or just have an amazing talent, then this competition is for you! See if you can move forward to the final competition scheduled for April 28 at the FAC. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by WPUB KOOL 102.7 FM and Startime 1590 AM.

March 30, 2011 | | Localife


City needs to put brakes on spending

Wake up, citizens of Camden! Do you have any clue what Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council are doing? Probably not, we would all be at the council meetings protesting.

March 30, 2011 | Mary Beth Schultz Camden | Letters


Lyttleton Street Methodist Church holds scout Sunday service

On Feb. 13, Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop 303 from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (UMC) participated in the Sunday morning services.

March 30, 2011 | | Localife


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Funeral service for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 66, of 2002 DeKalb School Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011, 2:00 P.M. at Bingham Chapel AME Zion Church with burial in Dry Branch Cemetery in Westville, SC. Friends may visit at the home of his niece and nephew-in-law, Rev. David and Annette Stratford, 1945 DeKalb School Road in Camden. Masonic rites will be conducted between 7:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M. at the funeral home on Wednesday. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 30, 2011 | | Obituaries


NCMS holds Miss Patriot Pageant

On Friday, Feb. 25, under the direction of Rebecca Greenway and Jodie Kahler, North Central Middle School held its annual Miss Patriot Pageant. This year's theme was Under the Sea. Each contestant was judged and scored in three areas:

March 30, 2011 | | Localife


Daisy Haynes

Funeral service for Daisy Lee Lovett Haynes, 75, of Elgin, will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

March 30, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Jones Jr.

Funeral services with full military honors for MSGT. US Air Force (Ret.) Robert Lee "Bob" Jones, Jr., 86, of Camden will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 20, 2011 from 6:00 -8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Jones's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 30, 2011 | | Obituaries


Day Before the Cup Bake Sale

The United Methodist Women of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church will hold it's annual Day Before the Cup Bake Sale on Friday, April 1. Homemade cakes, pies, breads, cookies and cupcakes of all kinds will be some of the delicious items for sale from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will take place at the Family Life Center behind the main building at 1206 Lyttleton St. These ladies above are showing off some of the goodies available at the 2010 sale. Pictured from left are Shirley Knickel, Rev. Sheila Rogers, Doris Holden, Phyllis Defani, Willie Beckham, Sharon Albritton ...

March 30, 2011 | | Localife


Dale St. Louis

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dale Lyle St. Louis, 68, of Lugoff, will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Lake Wateree Presbyterian Church, 3257 Old Windmill Road, Ridgeway, SC 29130. Rev. Dr. Fran Bragan will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. St. Louis memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden SC 29020.

March 30, 2011 | | Obituaries


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House approves early childhood education funding

In a rare bipartisan compromise, the House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program Monday. The Senate passed its version in March, and the compromise means President Barack Obama will see the final bill before the end of the session.

September 18, 2014 | | National


Infertility testing and treatment

How many times have you heard if you just … "go on vacation, lift your legs above your head, adopt, relax -- you'll get pregnant." Those suggestions are hard enough to get out of your head, but how do you know when you're ready to get off the treatment merry-go-round and move to third-party reproduction, change paths to adoption, or live child free?

September 18, 2014 | Whitney Barrell KSL | National


Character counts, but politics, gender and age all impact what kids are taught

While parents take seriously the task of teaching children values, a new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday shows a gulf between how conservatives and liberals, women and men, young and old and different races order the values they believe children should be taught.

September 18, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


4 true stories from women who left abusive relationships

Much discussion has been raised in recent weeks about why those suffering from domestic violence both stay and leave their spouses and loved ones despite (or because of) the darker nature of their relationships. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women experience domestic violence during their lives. And there are people who suffer from domestic abuse but may not even realize it.

September 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


5 steps to a better relationship with your teen

After his parents' divorce, a 17-year-old boy goes to live with his father. The father informs his son that he will treat the boy like an adult, which thrills the boy. But after school and football practice, the son often comes home to a quiet house. No warm dinner or conversation awaits him. His dad usually works or is out with friends. No tabs are kept on the son's whereabouts. The boy stops going home after practice. He starts staying out late with friends which makes him too tired for football. He quits the team. Soon, he stops waking ...

September 18, 2014 | Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | National


New life milestones for young people

Ah, young people. What an intriguing life they're living.

September 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Stay open hearted in a world with so much turmoil

The world can sometimes be a scary place in which to live and raise our families. There's no shortage of war, violence, poverty and disease out there. But responding to that turmoil by shutting down and pulling away, rather than by reaching out, only adds to the existing problem. Rather than fearing the dark, we can be the light that penetrates the darkness, driven by our sense of faith and optimism. We can remain open hearted in the face of turmoil.

September 18, 2014 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | National


Olasky preaches journalism through the lens of scripture, faith

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Marvin Olasky sits at a table on the screened-in porch of his modest home here, speaking calmly, but with conviction, about topics close to his heart: faith, freedom, and the role of journalism in America.

September 18, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


7 Steps to Better Cooking

Tired of the same old thing for dinner every night? Well, have you ever thought that she might be tired of you, too? Joking aside, we've culled the latest food journals and websites to bring you 7 of the best ways to make each meal at home a memorable event. These are meals you won't forget, or forgive, for a long time:

September 18, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National


8 benefits of having a sibling

Oh, siblings. You've got to love them.

September 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Pine Tree Hill Elementary and North Central Middle School students observe 9/11

North Central Middle School students read a script accounting the 9/11 events minute by minute. They read the exact time when the first plane crashed into the Twin Towers, the exact time when President George W. Bush was notified, the exact time that the second plane crashed into the towers, the exact time that the Pentagon was struck and more events that occured on that day. Pine Tree Hill students observed 9/11 by wearing red, white and blue, and they had special lessons about the importance of that day.

September 18, 2014 | | Localife


'Fat shaming' doesn't help people lose weight, study says

Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.

September 17, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National


MIT unleashes cheetah robot on campus

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Previously limited to sprinting on a treadmill, an untethered cheetah robot can be seen bounding across the MIT campus in a new video.

September 17, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


I didn't marry my soul mate, Part 2

About a year ago, I wrote an article titled, "I didn't marry my soul mate." I was very honest about a period of time in my marriage when both of us wondered if we had chosen incorrectly and even if we had settled. During those times I wondered what my life would have been like had I married "the other guy."

September 17, 2014 | Kate Rose Lee KSL | National


Hollywood slow to offer faith-based films, pastor-producer says

LOS ANGELES -- More than 80 percent of Americans profess a belief in God, but Hollywood has been slow to offer content that engages people of faith.

September 17, 2014 | Dave McCann KSL | National


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