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Colson’s crusade

When Charles Colson, White House legal counsel under President Richard Nixon, went to prison in 1974 for obstruction of justice related to the Watergate scandal, few people could have predicted the path his life would take. Colson, in the vernacular of the day, got "jailhouse religion" and said he would dedicate his life to helping those behind bars. His conversion was met with a great deal of suspicion. Colson ended up surprising his critics by founding Prison Fellowship, an international evangelical Christian ministry, and spending the next 36 years working to spread his message in an attempt to help inmates ...

May 18, 2012 | | Editorials


Evans Kellogg Whiting

Evans Kellogg Whiting, 73, died early Sunday morning, May 6, after a fall from his roof in Kailua, HI. He had been photographing the full moon. EK was born September 8, 1938, in Asheville, NC, and moved to Camden in the fall of 1948. He graduated Camden High School with the class of 1957. After a year at Davidson College, he enlisted in the Army and later graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He entered the Air Force and flew B52s for two tours of duty in Vietnam. After the war he became a pilot for ...

May 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Homeowners recognized for 'old' new house

The award for New Construction within a Local Historic Neighborhood will be given to Albert and Sarah Reed Tuesday when the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission recognizes a historic property and owner for preserving Camden's heritage through historically in-keeping new construction of a structure or structures within a locally designated historic neighborhood.

May 18, 2012 | | Camden


Pets of the week -- May 18, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Topsy, a 3-month-old female Labrador retriever mix puppy, and Izzy, a 2-month-old female domestic long-haired kitten. 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 Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

May 18, 2012 | | Pets


Jessie Brazell

Graveside service for Jessie Albert Brazell, 93, Camden, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday 7-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

May 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


‘All the fools ain’t dead yet’

The asinine idea to replace the sheriff (Jim Matthews) with a county police chief brings memories of one of my mother's favorite sayings: "All the fools ain't dead yet."

May 18, 2012 | Marshall Watts Lugoff | Letters


Square Dancers to hold Sock Hop Saturday

The Camden Hi-Steppers' Square Dance Club will celebreate the club's 50th anniversary with a Sock Hop at the Kershaw County Recreation Department Saturday.

May 18, 2012 | | Localife


City could learn from county

What a stark difference between the county and city council when it comes to listening to the people who elected them.

May 18, 2012 | Mary Beth Schultz Camden | Letters


Obama’s gay marriage gamble

As a political issue, same-sex marriage is like playing 3-D chess: Opponents of the idea need to move quickly because the game board is tilting slowly but steadily in favor of the other side.

May 18, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Camden Lions barbecue sale to be Tuesday

Join the Camden Lions Club for its barbecue fund-raiser May 22, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Seafood Hut, 2538 Broad St., Camden.

May 18, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Just say amen

Leftovers that got the editing whack from recent columns:

May 18, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Robert Ariail -- May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012 | | Ariail


A plan -- a volunteer

As many of you have read, a group of interested citizens from Camden recently took a road trip. Dennis Stuber, First Citizens, and Karen Eckford, NBSC, organized and hosted a very educational and enlightening day. Thank you.

May 18, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec notes -- May 18, 2012

Saddle up with summer horse camp and lessons for all levels of instruction, as well as all levels of classes for group and individual lessons.

May 18, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


False report of armed robbery lands clerk in jail

A Kershaw County man's attempt to gain sympathy from his ex-girlfriend by claiming he was robbed and cut by an attacker has resulted in his own arrest by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

May 18, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

October 24, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 24, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

October 24, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


New Zealand airline releases 'Hobbit' safety video

What once was a simple video that detailed the safety rules on an airplane has now become a source for viral videos.

October 24, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


#ThrowbackThursday: Why do we love the '90s?

Websites are about to code it up like it's 1994.

October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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