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Parents deal with racism from family

Dear Annie: My husband and I adopted our daughter at birth. When my mother-in-law found out that "Amanda" is biracial, she informed my husband that we were no longer welcome in her home. Initially, she admitted it was simple racism, but now she says it's because she can never accept a child "not of my own blood." When our daughter was 3, Mom visited and told Amanda that she was a "friend," not a relative.

December 12, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Looks worse than it is...

No one was hurt in this two-car traffic accident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on South Broad Street (U.S. 521) near Historic Camden. Lt. Mike Stone of the Camden Police Department said the accident occurred after one driver attempted to make a left turn onto Ehrenclou Drive and struck another vehicle. The car was traveling north on Highway 521 and made the turn in front of oncoming traffic heading south. "Basically a car turned left in front of the other and they couldn't avoid each other and collided," Stone said. He said no one was ...

December 12, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Government center decorates for Santa

The Kershaw County Government Center has looked a little more like Santa's workshop lately as county offices have been decked out with candy canes, garland, and all kinds of other holiday decorations.

December 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Ferdinand Vincent "Cort" Marzullo, IV

A memorial service for Ferdinand Vincent "Cort" Marzullo, IV, 40, of Camden will be held at Grace Episcopal Church Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mr. Marzullo's memory to the Marzullo Educational Trust, C/O TD Bank, 315 East DeKalb Camden, SC 29020.

December 12, 2011 | | Obituaries


Debates as un-reality TV

Karl Rove, a star political strategist, is outraged that Donald Trump, a star real-estate mogul and reality show host, is staging a reality show with real Republican presidential candidates and calling it a debate. Yet, with all due respect, Trump is only exploiting a process that political strategists like Rove already hijacked.

December 12, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Let them clean toilets

WASHINGTON -- It is a rare day when Al Sharpton emerges as the voice of sagacity, but when Newt Gingrich has the microphone, all things are possible.

December 12, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Blazing TRAILS

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) is hosting Jennifer Lanier (standing), a graduate student in the Library and Information Science School at the University of South Carolina. Lanier is completing an internship this fall at L-EMS with Mrs. Anne C. Lemieux. Here, Lanier works with Julie Stockman's 8th grade ELA classes on the steps of the "Research Process." This is the first of several lessons Lanier will be completing with this group. Lanier is utilizing TRAILS (Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of the students. A pre- and post-assessment is ...

December 12, 2011 | | Education


The sounds of SMS

Leslie M. Stover Middle School students participated in the 2011 SC All State Chorus. These students auditioned and were accepted in the Spring of 2011 as a part of the Stover Middle Chorus. In the fall, some Stover and Lugoff-Elgin High School students had to learn a new repertoire of music for the ACDA All State Chorus Festival at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Members include Haylee Pagan, Moriah Payne, Ty Morgan, Kayce Robinson, Kendra Mills, Gabriel Medina, Montanna Marsh, Emily Murphy, and Kaitlyn Fuller. Stover Middle is very proud.

December 12, 2011 | | Education


Rally for reading!

December 12, 2011 | | Education


Tax tips for Dec. 12, 2011

If you earned income in the last few years but you didn't file a tax return because your wages were below the filing requirement, the Internal Revenue Service may have some money for you. The IRS also has millions of dollars in checks that are returned each year as undeliverable.

December 12, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Military briefs for Dec. 12, 2011

Air Force Airman Kenneth A. Brandon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 12, 2011 | | Military


Leon Robinson

Leon Robinson, of Camden, husband of Sally Robinson, died December 10, 2011. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, David Robinson and his wife, Paula Belmar; daughters, Rebecca Robinson and Katherine Furgason; grandchildren, India, Robbie, and Mia Robinson, and Sophie Cooper; a brother, Eli Robinson and his wife Lila, of Long Island, NY.

December 12, 2011 | | Obituaries


Betty Altman

A memorial service for Betty Jean Roberts Altman, 83, of Camden formerly of Atlanta, GA will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mrs. Altman's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Bill and Luna Clark were married December 10, 1951 and are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They live on Bayview Drive in Lugoff and have two children, Barry Dean Clark and Norma Lee Wilson. They have four grandchildren Michelle Clark, Justin Lee Wilson, Morgan Lee Wilson and Zackary Lee Wilson.

December 09, 2011 | | Localife


School menus -- Dec. 9, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Dec. 12-16:

December 09, 2011 | | Education


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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 | | Localife


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 | | Localife


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 | | Localife


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 | | Localife


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 | | Localife


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


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


Why loyalty matters

When I think back on the days of my youth, that time when I had the privilege of traveling on the NASCAR circuit, it would be hard to pick a lesson learned that was more important than another.

September 29, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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


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