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Sheriff McCaskill honored

Retiring Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill was awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent by Gov. Mark Sanford for his service to the community and South Carolina. He was nominated for the award – the highest civilian honor for community service -- by S.C. Rep. Lester P. Branham, who represents Florence County. The award was presented by McCaskill's sister, Hope, at the sheriff's office holiday party. McCaskill, a life-long Kershaw County resident, joined the sheriff's office as a deputy in 1979. His first run for the office of sheriff in 1994 was successful, with his assuming the top ...

December 31, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - Dec. 31, 2010

Yoga relieves tension and improves physical and mental health.

December 31, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


After the holidays, let Christmas trees benefit fish and wildlife

Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.

December 31, 2010 | | Localife


Community pride

As we look back on 2010, one cannot but be proud of our wonderful community with all of its heritage, history and opportunities for the future. Two very important aspects of our community which set us apart from so many others are the number of community based organizations and the generous contributors who make up these organizations. One of these organizations, which made such significant contributions to our community over the past number of years, is the Camden Tree Foundation. The foundation, a non-profit corporation founded in 1982, is an all-volunteer organization which during its history has relied upon the ...

December 31, 2010 | X. Willard Polk President, Camden Tree Foundation | Letters


Area students earn degrees from NGU

Two Kershaw County students were members of the 2010 December graduating class at North Greenville University.

December 31, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


End of year re-cap with holiday Carols

'Tis the season to begin all columns with "'Tis the season." Even when the column is actually a collection of holiday songs recalling 2010 in all its splendor:

December 31, 2010 | By Lenore Skenazy | Dear Annie


Robert Ariail -- Dec. 31, 2010

December 31, 2010 | | Viewpoint


Waffle House fire

Around 9:40 p.m. Dec. 22, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was dispatched to a structural fire at the Waffle House restaurant on U.S. 601 in Lugoff. Ladder 10 and Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find a light smoke haze throughout the inside of the restaurant and all occupants evacuated, according to LFD Chief Dennis K. Ray. The incident commander was met by the store manager who was able to provide access to the room involved in the fire. The fire was quickly extinguished with minor damage to the restaurant office, Ray reported. The origin of ...

December 29, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Scrapbook - Dec. 29, 2010

A digital camera makes picture-taking easier and cheaper to do. We can look at the pictures while they are still in the camera. Then we can toss the ones we don't like and get the rest printed.

December 29, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Real Estate - Dec. 29, 2010

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

December 29, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


What wish do you hope comes true in 2011?

December 29, 2010 | | Sidewalk Survey


Best seat in the house

Cars begin to pile up on Boykin Mill Road in Rembert as spectators prepare for the 17th annual Boykin Christmas Parade held Dec. 19.

December 29, 2010 | Mark Houde Carolina Sports Photography | Localife


Robert Ariail -- Dec. 29, 2010

December 29, 2010 | | Viewpoint


Yesteryear -- Dec. 29, 2010

39 YEARS AGO -- Dec. 27-31, 1971

December 29, 2010 | | Yesteryear


Ben Collins

Funeral Services for Ben T. Collins, 67, of Elgin, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ken Jackson and Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

December 29, 2010 | | 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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