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The trials of Saint Santorum

WASHINGTON -- You've likely heard by now that the presidential election may pivot on the unlikely "controversy" of birth control.

February 29, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Tax system reform

It's ironic that after years of declaring the United States' antiquated tax system needs overhauling, members of Congress now appear ready to effect substantive changes -- in the midst of the most partisan rancor that has been seen in Washington in years. President Obama has already proposed a cut in the corporate tax rate to make U.S. companies more competitive, offsetting some of the cuts with an elimination of specialized tax breaks that have been ludicrous over a number of years.

February 29, 2012 | | Editorials


FOI bill limiting charges deserves support by House

A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

February 29, 2012 | Trisha O'Connor Chair, S.C. Press Association FOI Committee | Columns


Roberta Ariail -- Feb. 29, 2012

February 29, 2012 | | Ariail


Sidewalk Survey -- Feb. 29, 2012

February 29, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Lila L. Kirkland

Funeral service for Lila LeGrand Kirkland, 85, Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Sturgeon and the Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church Building Fund.

February 29, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bertram E. Van Horn Jr.

Bertram E. Van Horn, Jr. 94, died February 24th, 2012 in Southern Pines, NC. He was the son of Bertram Earl and Mary K. Benner Van Horn. Born in Philadelphia, PA, June 8th, 1917, he graduated from Northeast High School and did further study at Temple University. When WWII broke out he served in Naval Intelligence.

February 29, 2012 | | Obituaries


For the Record -- Feb. 29, 2012

Real estate transfers

February 29, 2012 | | For the Record


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Winter Concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. Admission is free. Soloists Mike Clyburn and Robert Wertz will be featured in a duet of "With You I Am Born Again" -- a piece arranged by Wertz. This concert will feature some guest conductors, guest musicians and the hand bell choir from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Pictured is CCCB director Pat Wylie directing the band during a recent rehearsal.

February 29, 2012 | | Localife


King fires a no-no as Knights’ blank CMA, 8-0

There is getting off to a good start and then, there is what Grayson King did on a wet and chilly Monday evening.

February 29, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Winning tourism team

For the second consecutive year, the North Central High School (NCHS) Tourism Management team was declared the winner of the South Carolina Lodging Management Program Championship.

February 27, 2012 | | Education


Darlene Eve Alderman

The family of Darlene Eve Alderman, 56, of Elgin, will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Graveside service will be private.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


John Lawrence Carey

Funeral service for John Lawrence Carey, 83, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Fire Department.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


When ‘Linsanity’ turns insulting

It's OK to make fun of your own crowd, according to old wisdom, but nobody else's.

February 27, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


There’s a new sheriff’s office in town

Tuesday night I attended the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's community update in the West Wateree area. I want to echo what one of your readers expressed some time ago. We are indeed blessed to have Sheriff Matthews and his committed deputies protecting us. I have lived in Elgin for 13 years. Several of my neighbors and I have been victims of home invasions or car break-ins. Over the years, I have watched little, peaceful Elgin begin an evolution into the Wild, Wild West, but there is truly a new sheriff in town!

February 27, 2012 | Ericka Burroughs Elgin | Letters


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Betty Jean Asti

Betty Jean Alexander Asti of Newark, DE, passed from this life to glory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Haven and Anna Alexander on June 12, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Heavy rains, lightning cause flooding, fires

At least 3 inches of rain fell in Kershaw County on Tuesday as about an hour-long storm brought heavy rains and frequent lightning strikes. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said a rain gauge at the city's parking lot measured 3.2 inches of rain Tuesday.

August 15, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn, Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


A’s for everyone

WASHINGTON -- Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation!

August 15, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Fighting two diseases

Two horrific diseases have been brought into the spotlight recently -- ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which has caught the public eye through an "ice bucket challenge," and depression, brought into further consciousness through the tragic suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Attention in such matters is always beneficial, both in terms of raising money to fight the diseases and in making Americans more aware of the challenges of such maladies.

August 15, 2014 | | Editorials


Taming the wilderness

I jokingly call my backyard "the wilderness." My house, built in 1912, sits fairly close to my downtown street, as is the custom in the Historic District in Sumter. The Victorian cast iron fence and neat little patch of grass in my front yard belie what is happening behind my house. The deck at the back of my house overlooks a very deep backyard filled with towering oak and pecan trees. Just over the fence at the rear of the yard is a magnificent willow oak which is probably 100 years old. It rises majestically above all and makes a ...

August 15, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader upset over ‘massacred’ tree

Recently, a moron driving a green tractor, S.C. highway department, I suppose, mutiliated a beautiful tree in a couple's front yard while they were at work.

August 15, 2014 | Mary Moak Brown Elgin | Letters


Dealing with depression

There is help, there is healing. Many descriptions describe the downward plunge; the things that hold you down and the things that take you out. The common known things are drugs, alcohol -- addictions to things with chemical reactions that are bad for the body. The body is a chemical reaction chamber; all it needs is a catalyst and it's a brand new chemical which can put that nail in your coffin. The reactions or side effects are the worst. It's reaction and then interaction and reaction and maybe interaction again.

August 15, 2014 | Linda Sutton-Dutton Camden | Letters


These pets need a fur-ever home!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Maddie, a 8-month-old female cat; Cindy, a 4-year-old Hound mix; Cuddles, a one-year-old male cat who is very friendly and loving and Patch, a 3-month-old Terrier mix that is full of energy and loves to run and play. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The ...

August 15, 2014 | | Pets


Beulah M. Kibler

Ms. Beulah M. Kibler, 89, of 1288 Timber Creek Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sandra Lee Lemons

A graveside memorial service for Sandra Lee Lemons, 47, of Clinton, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, August, 16, 2014 in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery in Cassatt, SC. Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - Aug. 15, 2014

Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com

August 15, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Alan Harley Palmer, Sr.

Alan Harley Palmer, Sr., 80, of Dalzell, SC, widower of Jean Wheaton Palmer, died Monday, August 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to a charity of one's choice.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC's Williamson impresses at QB camps

Michael Williamson has yet to take a snap in a high school junior varsity or varsity football game. In fact, he has yet to enter the hallways of North Central High School for a class.

August 08, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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