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The presidential dogfight

WASHINGTON -- I take a back seat to no one when it comes to loving dogs. For that matter, my dog takes a back seat to no one.

April 25, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record -- April 25, 2012

Real estate transactions

April 25, 2012 | | For the Record


Kappa Classic tees off at White Pines May 4

The third annual Kappa Classic Golf Tournament is set for Friday, May 4 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden.

April 25, 2012 | | Golf


All shined up with somewhere to go

April 25, 2012 | | Sports


Demons, Knights drop regular season finales

No matter the outcome, Lugoff-Elgin's state tournament fate was sealed when Dutch Fork, supposedly, threw together a makeshift lineup out against Ridge View in their Region 4-4A finale.

April 25, 2012 | | Sports


Exit 98 to perform at Finally Friday

Join the FAC for the second installment of Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Exit 98 The Band will take the stage Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by NBSC, TruVista, Atlas Gym, City Laundry & Cleaners and Graham Realty, the outdoor concert series provides a casual family atmosphere in which to enjoy a variety of live musical styles. Admission is free to the public and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The concert will take place on the FAC grounds ...

April 25, 2012 | | Localife


Yesteryear -- April 25, 2012

Photo cutline -- Proud Parents -- Mr. and Mrs. James W. Robinson flank their son, Donald, who was awarded the coveted Eagle Scout badge Thursday at a Troop 311 Court of Honor. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest attainable in scouting.

April 25, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Terry Lee Smith

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Cathryn Gardner

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Cathryn Killian Gardner, 82, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials maybe made in Mrs. Gardner's memory to American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary Wilson Roberts

Mary Magdalene "Maggie" Wilson Roberts, 72, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Camden, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Mrs. Roberts was born September 4, 1939. She was the daughter of the late John Wilson, Sr. and the late Lillie Belle Oliver Wilson. She was predeceased by one brother Clarence Leon Wilson and one step-sister Annie Lee Miller. She was a member of the 1958 graduating class of Jackson High School.

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Protective Packaging Inc. marks 25 years in operation

Protective Packaging Inc. of Lugoff is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark the company's quarter of a century in the custom folding carton industry, Protective Packaging is celebrating with a variety of special activities in 2012, including an oyster roast, a golf tournament and other events throughout the year.

April 25, 2012 | | Business


James Earl Sullivan

Graveside service for James Earl Sullivan, 61, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune.

April 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Recent Irish import Via Galilei gives Naylor a victory in his first U.S. start

Irvin S. Naylor's Via Galilei, making his first United States start, launched a powerful three-wide move through the stretch to score a one-length victory in the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3), the feature race of the 91st annual Middleburg Spring Races on Saturday.

April 25, 2012 | | Equine


Bulldogs race past Gamecocks, 5-1

These are the days when you don't mind your team not being at full-strength.

April 25, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Riders up for Boykin Spring Fling trail

The Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride, scheduled for Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., returns to Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. All proceeds will benefit the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

April 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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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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