Many people see their pet as their own child, but what do you do when you find that your little one will soon be having children of their own? Knowing how to care for your pet during pregnancy and after childbirth is essential for any responsible pet owner.
Recent revelations that the government is carrying out secret domestic surveillance programs on businesses, coming on the heels of other snooping incidents by the Justice Department, are chilling and go to the very basic tenets of freedom in this country. The serious nature of this surveillance is highlighted by the fact that many members of both parties -- and they seldom seem to agree on anything -- are aghast ...
Time and again, I am moved to emotion at the goodness of Americans particularly in instants of unexpected and horrific circumstances - natural disasters, terrorism, and life-shattering violence. It can be difficult knowing how to talk to our children about the loss and the fear surrounding events like 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, the Boston Marathon, tornados in Oklahoma, among others. Unluckily, the majority of our kids have seen the disturbing images on television from ...
The Chronicle-Independent, courtesy of the S.C. News Exchange, will now periodically feature editorial cartoons by Walt Inabinet of the The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. According to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA), Inabinet recently placed second in the SCPA News Contest's All Daily Division Cartoon category. He has been a local television news anchor, owned and published a weekly newspaper in Bamberg County and is "semi-retired" from Inabinet Communications, the marketing and public relations firm he ...
A few days ago I had the honor of attending a memorial service for Marlene Tolleson, a quiet servant at the Kershaw County Council on Aging. For more than 20 years, she worked tirelessly on behalf of those who needed her most, our seniors. An advocate, a counselor and sometimes firm encourager, the folks she served knew that they had a friend and advocate in Marlene.
It was a kneejerk reaction to a kneejerk reaction. That's my assessment of Rep. Bobby Rush's incendiary assault on Sen. Mark Kirk's gang-fighting proposal.
Dear Annie: I have worked for many years at a small family-owned company.
Here are the sports campsto be held in Kershaw County for the week of June 10. Little Bulldog Baseball Camp: Learn the fundamentals of baseball or improve your skills in this camp. Daily training sessions will include hitting, base running, sliding and all aspects of defense. Campers will get one-on-one instruction. Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley, members of his coaching staff and Bulldog players will be instructing. Date: June 10-14 Location: American Legion Park ...
A Celebration of Life Service for Margaretha "Greta" Powers, 80, will be held Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kershaw Health Hospice.
Funeral service for Ms. Lois Outten, 76, of 1218 McRae Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Walter Elmer Hoover, Jr., 73, of Lugoff, will be held at a later date.
Funeral Services for James Preston "Foots" Hasty, 74, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Trent McLaghlin and The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nellie Watts Creed, 101, died June 1, 2013. Born May 23, 1912 in Lugoff, SC, she was the youngest child of George Franklin and Annie Rabon Watts. She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Smyrl Alvin Creed, her brother, George Bell Timmerman Watts of Great Falls, and her sister, Anna Kate Watts of Lugoff.
Keith Aikens passed away on May 26, 2013 in Camden, South Carolina. Keith was born on January 14, 1962 to Darevelyn (Inez) Aikens and to Freddie Aikens in Brooklyn, New York. Keith preceded in death by his father Freddie Aikens of Camden, South Carolina; grandparents, Ruth McFarland of Columbia, SC and Louis J. Moten, Brooklyn, NY. Keith survived his mother Darevelyn (Inez) Aikens of Columbia, SC; daughters, Latoya J. Aikens of Gulfport, MS. and Leonnie ...
As a Kershaw County teacher for twenty-seven years, I'm not sure I have ever properly thanked my very first teacher -- my father, Dave Spradley -- or told him how great of an impact he has had on my life and on my career. The most important lessons about literacy and education, I learned from him. Whether it was sitting on the couch, snuggled against him as he read aloud to me, or laughing ...
A service for Evelyn Ruth Hopkins "Polly" Johnson, 83, will be held at a later date in Murfreesboro, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, S.C. 29201.
A service to celebrate the life of Douglas Featherstone Pitts, 51, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Austin Hayes smacked a grand slam to ignite a seven-run eighth inning as visiting Kershaw County rallied for a 10-7 win over Hartsville in a League III American Legion baseball game played Friday night in Kelleytown.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calli, a 2-year-old spayed female Siamese cat and Caleb, a 12-week-old male Hound mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed ...
Dear Annie: My wife and I are going through a divorce after 23 years of marriage. We just grew apart.
When is a scandal not really a scandal? Many are shocked to hear that the government, in its pursuit of terrorists as relentlessly as Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner, is massively snooping into our phone records and popular social networks without search warrants.
Habitat for Humanity and United Way will be having a Warehouse Sale Saturday. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be located in the United Way parking lot at 110 East DeKalb St. in Camden. Items include furniture, household items, TVs and building supplies. Items are priced to sell.
Mr. Homer Leroy Stuckey, 73, of 164 Shivers Pond Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, June 14, 2013, 1 p.m., at Springhill united Methodist Church, Rembert, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Louise Wilson, 79, of 722 Fair Street, Camden, S.C., passed on Friday, June 7, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11 a.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Cedar Cemetery, Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.