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Mother and son at odds over religious tradition

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.

December 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie

Champe, Ray, Brazell are LFD Firefighters of the Year

During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.

December 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Morgan gets 4 percent raise

Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."

December 24, 2013 | | Education

A bum year in Washington

WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.

December 24, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Mystery cup

Help the Chronicle-Independent solve a mystery! Can you identify this mystery tennis trophy cup, or explain how it ended up more than 2,700 miles away in Yakima, Wash.?

December 24, 2013 | | Viewpoint

Timeless classic

We offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:

December 24, 2013 | | Editorials

Cub Scouts receive ‘Arrow of Light’ award

Cub Scout Pack 303 held their holiday banquet, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The program started with Bill Beale leading the Scouts in Christmas carols. Pastor Steve Patterson had the benediction, Cub Master Norman Gullard had the opening ceremony and Jim Bradshaw welcomed guest and leaders. The Scouts had a surprise guest -- Mrs. Santa Claus! She gave each Scout a gift. The Scouts then held an impressive candle lighting ceremony to open the awards ceremony. The following Scouts received awards:

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places

Marine Corps, KershawHealth’s Toys for Tots campaign a success

Christmas morning will be happier for hundreds of children in Kershaw County thanks to the efforts of the Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" campaign, KershawHealth employees and a host of local partners. More than 900 toys destined for local children were collected during the "Stuff an Ambulance" drive on December 7. The toys will be distributed by volunteers from the Marine Corps Reserves. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help them become responsible, productive andpatriotic citizens.

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places

For the Record - Dec. 25, 2013

Real estate transactions

December 24, 2013 | | For the Record

AJ girls upend Lady Knights

A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.

December 23, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle

This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin girls in Y.C. Winborn Classic at Rock Hill (BB - TBA)

December 23, 2013 | | Sports

John Reynolds

Funeral services for John Mack Reynolds, 97, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Saturday, December 21, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Memorials may be made in his memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries

Richard Kirkland’s historic, heroic deed reaches 151 years

The famed "Angel of Marye's Heights," Richard Rowland Kirkland of Camden and Kershaw County and his historic deed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 was 151 years ago this December and is still remembered and honored in both Camden and Fredericksburg, Va.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places

KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary hosts Lights of Love campaign

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places

Christmas tree memories

Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.

December 23, 2013 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

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All Aboard

The day you "graduate" fifth grade, you never think of going back. Never do we have to walk through those doors again, or in the ...

October 14, 2016 | Emily Seay | High School Columns

Political submissions

By now many readers should be aware of the C-I's policy regarding political submissions during the election cycle. Basically, our policy is to handle ...

October 14, 2016 | | Editorials

Let the wickedness begin

I wish I could scribe this column piece so eloquently that it would send chills down your spine. I wish I could write this piece ...

October 14, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns

Who's the worst person in the world?

WASHINGTON -- It should surprise no one that this presidential election -- the first ever to involve a female nominee from a major party in the top ...

October 14, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Thanks to all for a successful Blues Festival

Thanks to a huge effort by our community, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's 20th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival was an enormous ...

October 14, 2016 | | Letters

KCC thanks first responders, honors educators

Hurricane matters, a smoking ban and the purchase of a new piece of heavy equipment were among the items before Kershaw County Council during its ...

October 14, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County

KCSO arrests 5th car break-in suspect

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has arrested a fifth suspect in connection with a string of car break-ins that occurred in August.

October 14, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire

David Larry Outlaw

A funeral service to celebrate the life of David Larry Outlaw, 66, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Jessie C. Jordan

JEFFERSON -- Mr. Jessie Carroll "Hoss" Jordan, age 67, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A Celebration of Life Service will be 12:00 PM Saturday, October ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Isalee Hunter

Ms. Isalee Hunter, 88 of 905 Red Hill Road, Camden, passed on Sunday, October 9, 2016.. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Melinda Joyce Dent

CAMDEN - Melinda Joyce "Joy" Dent, 72, of Camden, S.C. passed from this life on Thursday, October 13, 2016 after complication following cancer surgery. She ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Betty Mae Bracey

Mrs. Betty Mae Bracey Johnson, 76 of 131 Pine Drive, Bethune, passed on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Thomas Adamson

Mr. Thomas E. Adamson, 67, of 1140 Cassatt Road, Rembert, passed on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Lady Bulldogs host "Dig Pink" on Wednesday

The Camden High School volleyball program will hold its annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 12th beginning at 5 ...

October 11, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle

Storm signals

It appears as though Kershaw County, indeed, South Carolina, got fairly lucky with Hurricane Matthew.

October 11, 2016 | | Editorials

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