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FAC to hold auditions for Aladdin

Auditions for Aladdin, a collaboration with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aladdin will be co-directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre and Candace Fuller, who was assistant director of last fall's production of Zombie Prom. All children ages 6 to 18 are encouraged to come and participate. There is no audition fee.

February 06, 2012 | | Localife


The state of trees

(The Chronicle-Independent recently asked Liz Gillard, Camden urban forester, to share an update based on the state of trees in Camden when she came onboard nearly a year and a half ago and where things stand today.)

February 06, 2012 | | Camden


Silence in the garden

On Jan. 29, 2012, James R. Cothran, of Atlanta, died after a short illness. For many people, the garden is the perfection of man's beauty on earth. Nowhere is this more evident than in the South, where creating beautiful spaces is a time-honored tradition. James "Jim" Robert Cothran shared and exemplified this passion. This renowned landscape architect, horticulturalist, urban planner, garden historian, historic preservationist, author, educator, civic leader, businessman and mentor contributed significantly to preserving the beauty of the Southern landscape. A graduate of Clemson, with Master's degrees from the UGA and Georgia Tech, Jim served 42 years ...

February 06, 2012 | Judith Dill Camden | Letters


An essential limp

WASHINGTON -- When a friend was writing a novel, he was concerned that his protagonist was too perfect.

February 06, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Viva Price Ammons

Viva Price Ammons, age 77, passed away Feb. 5 at her residence after a courageous battle with MS. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bethune Baptist Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Dr. James Jordan will officiate. Visitation will be Monday 5 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Oversigning

We confess to be followers of big-time college athletics, but we acknowledge that it's out of hand in many ways. One of its sore points has been the practice of "oversigning" -- offering scholarships to more players than allowed by the NCAA, the governing body of college sports. In too many cases, schools over-offer grants-in-aid, which leaves them in the position of having to get rid of some players who have already been there for a year or two or three. Coaches are always able to rationalize this -- "bad attitude" is one reason they give -- but it's not an ...

February 03, 2012 | | Editorials


Baseball, softball sign-up accepted

Registration is underway for youth baseball and girls slow pitch and fast pitch.

February 03, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CES to rock into healthy living

More than 10 local businesses will participate in Camden Elementary School of the Creative Arts' (CESCA) "Party Rocking into Healthy Living" event Tuesday. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., CESCA will present fitness tips, demonstration classes, healthy meal planning and more to the Kershaw County community.

February 03, 2012 | | Education


Public forums on future rec needs slated

The Kershaw County Recreation Department will host public forums across the county this month to gain input into rec needs for the next five years.

February 03, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Betty Bradley

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty Jean Christmas McGee Bradley, 69, of Lugoff, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, February 3, 2012 from 6:00- 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bradley's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, W Columbia, SC 29169.

February 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gillyard Percival Monroe, Jr.

A funeral service for Gillyard Percival Monroe, Jr., 86, of Elgin, will be held at 3:00 o'clock Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Union Baptist Church, 1177 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, with The Reverend Jerry B. Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Joe Hudson, Tommy Noland and The Men's Sunday School Class are invited to serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 until 2:30 in the church gymnasium. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, P.O. Box 116 ...

February 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pets of the week -- Feb. 3, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Rocky, a 2-year-old male Labrador/husky mix dog, and a 1- to 2-year-old female gray calico cat. 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 ...

February 03, 2012 | | Pets


Man vs. reality TV

I gave up television several years ago when I bid farewell to Jack Bauer and the final season of "24." Not sure why I was drawn to the series about a fictional counter terrorist unit and its main protagonist, Jack Bauer; perhaps it was the excitement of watching the unit diffuse major terrorist attacks in merely one hour of real time in one very bad day. Other than sports, worthwhile news and the occasional "Office" episode, I've chosen to put the box on the back burner.

February 03, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School menus -- Feb. 3, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 6-10:

February 03, 2012 | | Education


Online job application now on KCSD website

Prospective employees interested in working for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may now submit their job applications using the online Applitrack system on the district's website.

February 03, 2012 | | Education


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How to overcome your fitness insecurities

A former star athlete sits parked outside the local fitness center, afraid to walk in and find he can no longer bench press what he used to.

October 23, 2014 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | National


How to use humor to avoid an argument

According to the dictionary, humor is defined as a "condition of the mind, mental state, disposition, temperament or feeling." In other words, humor can be good or bad; however, there is no doubt that an attitude of seeing life with good humor helps us in our everyday routines. Good humor helps family life, love life and professional life.

October 23, 2014 | Chris Ayres FamilyShare | National


Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

It seems as soon as the fall season comes around, the pumpkin recipes are everywhere. While I love the pumpkin cakes and cookies as much or more as the next person, sometimes I want to have my pumpkin and feel good about eating it, too.

October 23, 2014 | Tara Creel Deseret News | National


'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

"HOW TO HUG A HEDGEHOG," by Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins, Familius, $14.95, 144 pages (nf)

October 23, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News | National


Siblings help boys learn sympathy, study finds

Boys benefit just as much as girls from the sibling relationship, which can help them develop sympathy and prosocial behaviors in ways other relationships can't, a new study found.

October 23, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | National


Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Prices at the pump have dropped to four-year lows, saving consumers cash but making economists uneasy.

October 23, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


'Still Life' ends Books of Elsewhere series with rapid-fire adventures

"STILL LIFE: The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 5," by Jacqueline West, illustrated by Poly Bernatene, Dial Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 330 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)

October 23, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News | National


Three family friendly frightening films

With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.

October 23, 2014 | | National


Bionic eye lets blind see light

DURHAM, N.C. -- A video of a man seeing light for the first time in 30 years is bringing tears to the eyes of many.

October 23, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


Charlotte Prosser Looney

A memorial service for Charlotte Prosser Looney, 86, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Music Room. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Looney's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kershaw Co. Sheriff’s Foundation announces 2015 board openings

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors will have open seats in 2015 and the public is invited to apply if interested in serving on the KCSF board.

October 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Colonial Cup 10k race, 5k walk on tap for Saturday

The 20th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 25.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


L-E wrestlers tune up for season

With the start of practice for the upcoming season only a few weeks away, members of the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team are getting in some pre-season work by competing in pre-season tournaments.

October 22, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden area residents attends American Legion Auxiliary’s 94th National Convention

Teresia Hayes of Camden, Sanders Stoney Unit 203, was one of nearly 2,000 delegates, alternates and distinguished guests from across the country who attended the 94th American Legion Auxiliary National Convention August 22-28 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

October 22, 2014 | | Camden


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