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Politics and law enforcement don't mix

I, along with most other Kershaw County residents, was surprised and stunned by Kershaw County Council's recent idea to shift control of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office from the voters to themselves. I thought the idea alone was ridiculous. Then some councilmen raised the bar from ridiculous to ludicrous with explanations that their intent was to "…take the politics out of county law enforcement…" What?! Take the politics out of county law enforcement by having county politicians run it? And make no mistake, whatever is said now about control of the proposed county police department, it would be ...

May 23, 2012 | Joe Dorton Sr. Elgin | Letters


The CNG

We're glad to see that automakers in the United States are getting serious about producing vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), a fuel that is readily available in this country and much cheaper than gasoline. It's estimated that the U.S. has more than a 100-year supply of natural gas presently on hand, and prices have been falling, as opposed to the costs of gasoline. And, of course, running vehicles with a native fuel lessens dependence on the Middle East and its volatile politics. As we pointed out recently, we're enthusiastic about the fuel-efficient diesel-powered ...

May 23, 2012 | | Editorials


Latino politics

Historians will view this 2012 president's race as a watershed moment in the history of the Latino political community.

May 23, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


A visit from the top

American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong (center) paid a visit to the American Legion Department of S.C. on his annual visit. While in the Columbia area, American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff was the host post, taking the commander on a tour of the FN gun factory in Columbia. The group – which included (from left) Post 195 adjutant Bill Heil, Department of S.C. adjutant Jim Hawk, Bill Collins with Post 195 and Post 195 vice commander Jerry Schuler -- also toured the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, and the commander visited Dorn VA Hospital. Wong, who addressed the S ...

May 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CHS honor roll students named

Camden High School has reported its honor roll students for the third quarter.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


The likability sweeps

WASHINGTON -- A presidential race recently focused on high school has come to resemble a popularity contest of the same vintage.

May 23, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Cooper chosen to serve on CERRA Advisory Board

Camden Middle School teacher Lori Cooper is among a group of educators from across the Palmetto State who have been chosen to serve on the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement's (CERRA) Advisory Board.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


Yesteryear - May 23, 2012

Photo cutline -- 37 Years' Service -- Mrs. Inez G. Ogburn, chief clerk with the Kershaw County Department of Social Services (DSS), receives a certificate and pin for 37 years of service with the agency during ceremonies at the DSS District VI office in Sumter. Presenting the award to Mrs. Ogburn is District VI Adult Services Supervisor Horace C. Jackson, as Mrs. Katherine Baxley, county director of Kershaw DSS observes.

May 23, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Area students earn Dean’s List honors

Several Kershaw County students were named to the Furman University spring 2012 Dean's List.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


For the Record -- May 23, 2012

Real estate transactions

May 23, 2012 | | For the Record


Library to host legal forum

Have questions about your legal rights? On Thursday, May 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Elgin Branch of the Kershaw County Library will present a program on the services available to residents of the state from the South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS). This program is free and open to the public.

May 23, 2012 | | Localife


Reunion Weekend set for July

The Camden High School African American Alumni Association will hold a Reunion Weekend 2012 July 13 – 15 with the theme "Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future."

May 23, 2012 | | Localife


Rainiero wins fourth straight in High Hope feature

Augustin Stables' Rainiero extended his winning streak to four when he pulled away to a 14 1/4-length victory in the feature race of Sunday's 45th annual High Hope Steeplechase at Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park.

May 23, 2012 | | Equine


Post 195 to host flag disposal ceremony

Some are torn. Some are faded and need to be replaced. American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff will conduct its annual flag disposal ceremony of old and tattered flags Saturday.

May 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Johnnie B. Jones

A memorial service for Mrs. Johnnie B. Jones, of Columbia, was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Francis Burns United Methodist Church, 5616 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203 with the Rev. Dr. Thomas J Bowman, Sr. officiating.

May 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Top 15 states for education

It's already September. Time to go back to school.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

The earth is the third rock from the sun. Ireland and Scotland combined are 84 percent of that chunk. Visiting these grand lands confirms that notion. There are so many rocks in these Gaelic territories that everything is made from them. Walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles -- did I mention walls? -- abbeys and monasteries all are rock solid.

September 17, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National


The market power of pumpkin spice

Fall won't officially arrive until Sept. 23, but don't tell that to purveyors of pumpkin spice.

September 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


21 things seen in dating that could hurt your marriage

Single men and women make up roughly one-third of the United States population, a Match survey found.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Tips to get your kids to clean up after themselves

Banging your head against the wall and murmuring bad words under your breath is counterproductive. Kids are messy. They just are. They have better things to do than pick up their messes. It's all right there in their owner's manual -- in between learn to walk and never play with matches -- make messes.

September 17, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National


10 religious leaders you may not know about

Pope Francis has been America's darling for more than a year now.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


5 countries where attitudes about the economy are improving

A new 44 country survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project found that "a global median of 60 percent (of respondents) see their country's economy performing poorly."

September 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


List: the Bible and C.S. Lewis are so influential on Facebook

With the Ice Bucket Challenge's cool wave of influence slowing down, a new trend has emerged on Facebook. Friends have tagged users, asking them to name the most important books of their lives in their status updates.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Mom battling cancer determined to live for premature newborn, family

Just three weeks ago, Kathy Taylor received a devastating diagnosis. The mother of five, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was told she had an aggressive form of melanoma that had spread throughout her body.

September 17, 2014 | Ashley Kewish Deseret News | National


Marriage debate: why some feel it's no longer needed

Marriage is becoming a hot topic among sociologists, who debate if social policy should be encouraging the institution of marriage or focusing on bolstering relationship traits that seem to go along with marriage.

September 17, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


5 unusual places of worship

Spiritual experiences don't just happen in the pews.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Understanding asbestos and mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the lungs. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral fiber the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says was once "added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance."

September 17, 2014 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | National


Father raises over 100k for dice, playing card Kickstarters

A father raised thousands of dollars on Kickstarter with three successful projects, allowing him to not only fulfill a lifelong dream, but also to support his family during a period of unemployment.

September 17, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


Visiting Salt Lake City

If you're ever in Salt Lake City and want to go for a good hike, Rattlesnake Gulch is just a few minutes off I-80.

September 17, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | National


Robert Lamont Demary

Funeral service for Mr. Robert Lamont Demary, 33, of 2404 Salmond Street in Camden, will be held Thursday, September 18, 2104, 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Monroe Street in Camden with burial Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. He died Thursday, September 11, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements

September 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


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