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This is your brain on Christmas

Anton Armstrong looks forward to the holiday season all year long. It's not the passive sort of anticipation common among young children or "It's a Wonderful Life" fans; it's the active kind. He looks forward to December like his job depends on it. Because it does.

December 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Does Mexican Virgin Mary holiday matter to Americans?

On December 12, many Mexicans paid tribute to the Virgin Mary with the holiday Our Lady of Guadalupe, a day when Mexico unites to honor the woman who is often recognized as a symbol of the country, according to Fox News.

December 15, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


What to consider for master suite additions

There is no problem with simply sprucing up a master suite by upgrading the furniture, bedding and paint if the space is working well for you. However, we do not feel it is a good investment to put "lipstick on the pig" if you are lacking the space or layout required to actually qualify for a master suite.

December 15, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | National


The final season of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ is now on Blu-ray

With the release of the final season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" on Blu-ray, the entire series is available in high definition. Also, the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" is on home video this week.

December 15, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Pratt gives emotional speech on son's preemie birth

"Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Chris Pratt opened up about his son Jack's early arrival to the world in an emotional speech during the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Hollywood Luncheon last week, according to Us Magazine.

December 15, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


Family hardships inspired woman to change face of finance

Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.

December 15, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Still learning the lessons of the Sandy Hook shootings

Two years after the Dec. 14, 2012, school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 students and six staff members dead, the complete childhood educational and psychological profile of the disturbed 20-year old shooter, Adam Lanza, has been published by the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, the state agency that oversees child welfare.

December 15, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Second Look donates to five local organizations

Second Look on Broad Street donated money to five organizations Dec. 1. A total of $1,000 was given to the Weatherization and Repair Ministries, and $1000 was given to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the KershawHealth Oncology Clinic Art Cart Program. The West Wateree Community Playground Project received $2,500, and the Family Resource Center Teen program and Kershaw County Activity Center received $4,250 each. The total amount of money donated was $13,000.

December 15, 2014 | | People & Places


Santa visits the Kershaw County Library

December 15, 2014 | | People & Places


This week in KC sports

Monday: Gray Collegiate at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

December 15, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 15, 2014

• A tip of the C-I hat to Kershaw County Deputy Fred Tiah, a school resource officer at Stover Middle School in Elgin. Tiah, as we reported Friday, is from Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries in this year's Ebola crisis. Recognizing he has been welcomed to and is finding success in America, Tiah says he wants to help children in his native country who have been orphaned by the deadly disease. He's put his idea into action, raising money to help pay for the children's education and medical supplies. Tiah also wants to be a role model ...

December 15, 2014 | | Editorials


The loss of parents and their wisdom

There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

December 15, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Partnership drives investment in health

You may have read about the letter of intent to be agreed upon between KershawHealth and MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare. This agreement is about more than simply the leasing of real estate and ownership of property. Ultimately, it is about an investment of organizational and financial resources in this community and its healthcare needs. MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare will invest heavily in programs, facilities, and services at KershawHealth that will increase our patient volume and, in turn, increase revenue. From an organizational standpoint, it will provide access to best practices and strategies to improve the quality of care provided, enhance ...

December 15, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader appreciates Tucker follow-up story

I applaud the Chronicle-Independent for front page coverage of the dropping of charges against Mr. Sammie Tucker. All too often, especially in larger media markets, good news is relegated to the back pages, while sensational news makes the front page. I believe our community newspaper makes a concerted effort to report the news as it happens and, more importantly, reports good news.

December 15, 2014 | Donny Supplee Camden | Letters


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Column: Appreciation to the farmer

Several years ago, when my agent and I were pitching my second book, we made the round of New York publishers, hoping to find enough ...

February 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Going Hogg wild

WASHINGTON -- It was a profoundly poignant image: Thirty to 40 teens huddled together in a small dark room, their downturned faces illuminated by cellphones as ...

February 20, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The Alexander Young portrait

Well-known, long-time Camden resident William M. Shannon wrote a series of articles for the newspaper in 1876 that described Camden and its people of days ...

February 20, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: ‘So, what the hell do we do now?’

We live in a culture filled with violence in real life, in the movies, in video games and in posted YouTube videos. Fixing the breakdown ...

February 20, 2018 | Keith Richardson Columbia (former Camden resident) | Letters


Letter: Resist evil

So many men are so insecure, so pitiful, that they have to hold women or Muslims or blacks or Mexicans or LGBTQ people down so ...

February 20, 2018 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


KATHERINE BASS

Funeral service for Mary Katherine Bass, 43, will be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at New Direction Church of God, Camden with ...

February 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


BILLIE E. BOWERS

Funeral services for Billie E. Bowers, 90, of Kershaw, will be today, February 20, at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church, Camden. Burial ...

February 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


LEONARD MICKLE

Funeral service for Leonard Lee "Mick" Mickle, 82, will be held today, Feb. 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff ...

February 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA SCOTT

Funeral service for Virginia David Scott, 83, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in ...

February 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


Ann Rochelle

Ann Rochelle has lived an interesting life but even so, never expected to see parts of it documented in a book.

February 20, 2018 | | People & Places


L-EHS senior creates certified wildlife habitat at school

Jacob Whisenhunt, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), has successfully created a certified wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Garden for ...

February 20, 2018 | By Jenny Proctor, L-EHS Special to the C-I | Education


Historic Camden selected as ‘The Wall that Heals’ site

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will be the site for "The Wall That Heals," the traveling scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which will ...

February 20, 2018 | | Kershaw County


B-MPFD receives $4,428 grant for ventilation saws

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department has been awarded a $4,428 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The department will utilize this funding ...

February 20, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: Tennis center opens

The city of Camden's new tennis/pickleball complex is now open and operating -- and is already booking up for events.

February 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Small newspapers make big difference

Of the many factors that contribute to a community's quality of life, one that's often under-appreciated is the local newspaper.

February 16, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


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