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Essie L. Williams

Funeral services for Essie L. Williams, 82, of Connecticut, formerly of Camden and Columbia, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 4642 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, with burial in the church cemetery.

November 30, 2011 | | Obituaries


4-H Challenge winners

Two local 4-H teams won awards at the State 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge Event held at the S.C. State Fair. The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge is modeled after such competitions as the Food Network's "Iron Chef," where they must create a healthy dish. Team members had to prepare a dish, make an oral presentation, interpret a food label, plan a menu utilizing the dish and prepare a fitness plan. The challenge also allowed the 4-H'ers to demonstrate their culinary and food safety skills to the judges. The contest was sponsored by S.C. 4-H, Zest Quest and ...

November 28, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Winkin', blinkin' and noddin' off

WASHINGTON -- As the GOP candidates have been thrashing it out in debates that seem to occur every couple of hours or so, one almost misses the iconic wink that enraged or beguiled the nation a political season ago.

November 28, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Football, wrestling seasons kick off in Kershaw County

Camden

November 28, 2011 | | Sports


Noted and passed for Nov. 28, 2011

• We haven't been very impressed with the "Occupy" protestors at different sites across the United States -- most don't appear to have much of an idea of what they're protesting -- but unless there is something that doesn't meet the eye, police officers at the University of California-Davis used poor judgment in directing pepper spray at students who appear to be passively sitting on the ground. Further examination might provide new evidence warranting the officers' actions, but at first blush it appeared inexcusable.

November 28, 2011 | | Editorials


The not-so-super committee

An old joke says that a camel is a horse designed by committee. That's more than I can say for the congressional "supercommittee." It was supposed to come up with a proposal to cut the deficit. It didn't even produce a camel. Just a lot of the stuff horses and camels leave behind.

November 28, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Lugoff-Elgin High student honor rolls reported

Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.

November 28, 2011 | | Education


Creating prosperity with our appetites

The holiday season is upon us, and while we may see, hear and read admonitions and tips for healthy holiday eating, I'd like for us to think about healthy eating in terms of a healthy South Carolina economy. According to Dana Beach with the S.C. Coastal Conservation League, "…less than 10 percent of what we eat in South Carolina is grown in the state. The rest is imported." For the holidays and everyday, we should be serving up foods that create jobs for South Carolinians, and not send our food dollars out of state or even out of ...

November 28, 2011 | State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Davis, Mr. Furniss exchange vows

Miss Dorothy Jean Davis and Mr. John "Buddy" Allen Furniss Jr., both of Camden, were united in marriage September 17 at Beulah United Methodist Church in Camden. John D. Howle officiated the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception was held afterward at the Elks Lodge in Lugoff.

November 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Watson, Mr. Kubas set date

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell Watson of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Boland Watson to Mr. Alexander Ryan Kubas of Columbia. He is the son of LTC and Mrs. Peter Alan Kubas of Columbia.

November 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


St. Paul UMC, Sandhills Medical Foundation promote HIV/AIDS awareness

Hydeia Broadbent was abandoned at birth at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three. The prognosis was that she would not live past the age of five. Now at the age of 27, Hydeia spends her time spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention by promoting abstinence, safe-sex practices (for people who choose to have sex), and the initiative "Knowing Your HIV/AIDS Status."

November 28, 2011 | | Localife


FRC filling volunteer board positions

The Family Resource Center (FRC) announced applications are being accepted until December 21, 2011 for volunteer Board of Directors positions.

November 28, 2011 | | Localife


Chamber Choir kicks off the holiday season

Beautiful voices will fill the air as the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) performs its annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) General admission tickets are $5.

November 28, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Dunlap, Mr. Pinkerson plan December wedding

Mr. Jean M. Dunlap, Jr. and Mrs. Joseph Crowley, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanita Marie Dunlap, to Tyler Scott Pinkerton, son of Mr. Scott Edward Pinkerton of Lexington and Ms. Tracey Michele Pinkerton of Lugoff.

November 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Essie L. Williams

Essie L. Williams, 82, of Connecticut, formerly of Camden, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Friends may visit at 362 Elders Pond Circle in Columbia. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


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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


American detained in North Korea returns home

A man detained in North Korea on charges of illegal proselytization was released Tuesday in what many sources are calling a political move rather than a step forward for religious freedom.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


What scary stories have in common with religion

Michaelbrent Collings' introduction to the horror genre didn't start with an obsession with the occult or a fascination with gore. It started with a bully.

October 24, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


California orders churches to pay for abortions

A recent mandate from the state of California may put some religious organizations in the paradoxical situation of having their employee health plans not cover some forms of contraception, while providing coverage for elective surgical abortions.

October 24, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


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