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New congressional bill boosts child-care support for low-income family

Low-income families depending on federal child-care support got a boost last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill requiring better quality control and more clear eligibility guidelines.

September 30, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Walkable communities can help old and young alike thrive

When Dan Biederman was 9, his uncle and his dad took their sons for a walk through Manhattan. While the men talked business, the youngsters stared in awe at bustling scenes unlike those of the suburban communities where they lived.

September 30, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Health care system can make dying difficult for families

Death may be the only thing we know we'll have in common with those around us. Crafting a "good death" is not easy and success is never guaranteed. But a New York Times Room for Debate suggests that society can step up and do much better.

September 30, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


'Charter schools need to live up to original deal,' Bill Clinton says

While former President Bill Clinton is one of the founding figures in the Democratic Party's centrist club, he finds himself now to the left of President Obama in a sharp critique of charter schools in a speech delivered in New York this week.

September 30, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Interracial marriages on the rise

Love may be blind, but many Americans aren't blind to who's in love -- which can be a problem for interracial couples.

September 30, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


ATEC agriculture class to hold fall plant sale

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture class will hold a fall plant sale Monday through Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school's greenhouse on campus.

September 29, 2014 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library to host SC blues talk

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk by Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator at the McKissick Museum (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Arts Commission, on the history of the Blues in South Carolina. The talk, which will focus on the musicians, culture, and style of music known as the "Piedmont Blues," will be held at the Camden Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

September 29, 2014 | | People & Places


Ms. Yount and Mr. Getman announce engagement

Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.

September 29, 2014 | | People & Places


Rain garden workshop will kick off Oct. 30

The Kershaw Conservation District, United Way of Kershaw County and the City of Camden Planning Division are sponsoring a rain garden workshop Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Way of Kershaw County.

September 29, 2014 | | People & Places


Slave Dwelling Project comes to Kershaw County

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

September 29, 2014 | | People & Places


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at West Florence (VB – 5:30 p.m.)

September 29, 2014 | | Sports


Lady Knights blitz Buford

Kicking off their second go-through in Region 4-AA volleyball in the same manner as it did the first half of the campaign, North Central took a 3-0 win over visiting Buford in a Thursday night match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.

September 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Walt Inabinet - September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Noted and passed - Sept. 29, 2014

• Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Fine Arts Center's (FAC) "Dancing With the Stars" event. We think we can place it firmly in the "fun(d)raising" category, in that it not only raises money for the FAC, but raises the fun quotient with folks getting to see some of Kershaw County's notable residents doing their best to shimmy and shake or tango across the stage. Extra congratulations to Tyke Redfearn and Ginny Marshall for winning the technical award for best dance routine, and to Eric Boland and Amanda Smith for earning the People's Choice Award ...

September 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader: Zemp answer raises questions

The Kershaw County School Board response in Monday's Chronicle-Independent to Scott Jordan's statement on Zemp Stadium is nothing if not informative. If you haven't been paying attention, the school district has proposed a facilities referendum for the November election which would, among other things, abandon Zemp Stadium while spending millions of additional taxpayer dollars on a new stadium on Ehrenclou Drive.

September 29, 2014 | Dwight deLoach Camden | Letters


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ROOSEVELT THOMAS JR.

Mr. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., 66, of 874 Lightwood Knot Road, Dalzell, SC, passed on Friday, December 1, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at noon ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


Elgin man charged with attempted murder

An Elgin man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder, after he allegedly tried to run over two people with a pickup truck.

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man defrauded N.Y. retirement system

In a statement released Tuesday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said Joseph F. Grossmann, 68, of Lugoff, South Carolina, pled guilty to bank ...

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Holiday singers

The Doby's Mill Elementary Choraliers, comprised of 4th and 5th grade students, and led by music teacher, Helen Walker, kicked off the holiday season ...

December 08, 2017 | | Education


DOLL BRAILSFORD

Funeral services for Doll Erline Brailsford, 78, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at St. Matthew Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH L. FOEHNER JR.

Joseph Lawrence "Jay" Fohner, Jr., 88, husband of Gayle Turbeville Fohner, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at Covenant Place in Sumter.

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


ANNE JONES

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Anne Lapsley Jones, 73, of Camden, SC, was held Monday, December 4, 2017 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


JACQUELINE KING

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jacqueline Anne "Jackie" King, 87, of Camden, SC, was held at Grace Episcopal Church. Rev. Pickett Wall ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


BETH MCFADDEN

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Mary Elizabeth Sheheen "Beth" McFadden, 55, of Irmo, SC, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


HULAN ALVA SMALL JR.

Hulan Alva (Buddy) Small, Jr., 72, of Camden, SC passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 after a brief illness. He was the son of ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


DONNIE STOKES

Donnie Keith Stokes died peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Conyers, Georgia at the age of 60.

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


HENRY STRADFORD SR.

I lived a blessed life, and so thankful for everyone in my hometown of Camden, SC who allowed me to be a part of theirs ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


Ariail - Dec. 5, 2017

December 05, 2017 | | Ariail


John Potter

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations and deepest thanks to John Potter, who was named the town of Elgin's Citizen of the ...

December 05, 2017 | | Editorials


Michael Flynn’s holiday cheer

WASHINGTON -- At least three people must have celebrated the news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about ...

December 05, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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