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Helping Mr. Romney with his NAACP speech

Dear Mitt Romney: I was pleased to hear that you have accepted an invitation to speak in July before the 103rd convention of the NAACP in Houston. In anticipation of that event, I have taken the liberty of writing a speech for you. It's only a beginning, space limitations being what they are, but it should get you off to a solid start and you can take it from there. So, here it is:

June 29, 2012 | By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald | Columns


Leave kids out of child support fight

Dear Annie: I've been a stepmother to two lovely girls, now 12 and 17, since they were very young. My husband gladly pays child support on time without fail. The girls have different mothers who raise their children in opposite ways, yet in both cases, it's rare that the child support actually reaches the child.

June 29, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Pets of the Week

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 2-year-old female bulldog mix and an adult female 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 wcas@camden.net. The shelter's Web ...

June 29, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Murphy player her way into CGA Junior Girls' title match

Defending event champion, Kelli Murphy of Elgin is one win away from successfully defending her Carolinas Junior Girls Championship title after battling back in some tough matches.

June 29, 2012 | | Golf


Road diet

Camden residents will have a chance to voice their opinions soon on two major transportation projects slated for the town -- a proposed "road diet" for Camden's Broad Street and an official truck route around the city. Both of them could have a major impact on the city for years to come, so we hope citizens who have a particular point of view will voice their feelings July 10 at Camden High School.

June 29, 2012 | | Editorials


Ariail for June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012 | | Ariail


The union bailout

We all know how the Obama administration likes to portray the auto bailout: a generous infusion of money enabled the government to save General Motors and Chrysler. Jobs that would otherwise have disappeared were rescued by this taxpayer-funded largesse. It was expensive, but we had no choice.

June 29, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Lamar holds off KC East, 6-4

In a game which started after 10 p.m. Monday and ended minutes before Tuesday morning, KC East nearly left fans at Woodward Park looking for the nearest coffee truck.

June 27, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


KC Dixie Majors, Dixie Boys off to tourneys

With the Dixie Youth All-Stars in the middle of Sub-District Tournament play in Camden, it is time for Kershaw County's Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors teams to kick off all-star tournament action.

June 27, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Latino voters

Recent polls show, unsurprisingly, that President Obama holds an overwhelming lead among Latino voters, outdistancing Republican Mitt Romney by almost a three-to-one margin. Part of this is because of Obama's political posturing towards Hispanics, but part is also due to the GOP's failure to offer programs that appeal to the country's fastest-growing group. It follows the same trend that holds with African-American voters, who favor Obama -- or any other Democrat, for that matter -- by almost 90 percent.

June 27, 2012 | | Editorials


Four seniors make debut at Cotillion

Camden's local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosted its Third Annual Debutante Cotillion, Crimson & Pearls: Impacting Lives with Grace and Elegance, on May 20 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden, South Carolina. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. This year, the local chapter of the sorority is proud to celebrate 30 years of service, scholarship and sisterhood to Camden and surrounding communities.

June 27, 2012 | | People & Places


DOT to hold public hearing on 'road diet,' truck route

The public will have another chance to learn more -- and voice their opinions -- about two major transportation proposals in Camden. The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will hold a second public hearing July 10 regarding both a proposed "road diet" for Camden's Broad Street and a proposed official truck route around the city.

June 27, 2012 | | Camden


Register for 2012 Conservation Day Camp

Beginning Tuesday, July 17, natural resource professionals will guide young explorers through three days of adventure at Goodale State Park. Sponsored by the Kershaw Conservation District, the 2012 Conservation Day Camp promises to be both a fun and educational experience as explorers take walks; learn to identify birds, plans and other wildlife; make art castings of tracks and other nature findings; and improve their skills at fishing with some hand-on S.C. Department of Natural Resources fishing instruction.

June 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


BDK named exemplary writing program school

Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) recently earned the Exemplary Writing Program Award.

June 27, 2012 | | Education


Sidewalk Survey -- June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 | | Sidewalk Survey


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Editorial: The Karesh wing

While it may seem troubling on the surface to have KershawHealth's letter of intent with Capella Healthcare extended to Aug. 31, the reason for ...

July 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Before we lose our minds

WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the ...

July 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader enjoyed Rich’s ‘barefoot’ column

Dear Rhonda: I really enjoyed your (column about going barefoot) published in the Chronicle-Independent on July 20 and the West Wateree Chronicle on July 21.

July 29, 2015 | Susanne Bacchetta Lugoff | Letters


Noble: Doing the near impossible -- quickly

What's your favorite pet: dog or cat? What do you prefer on your hot dog: mustard or ketchup? Who do you like for president ...

July 29, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Crime Report - July 29, 2015

Emergency Service Management (EMS) personnel transported a Lugoff man with a stab wound to the shoulder by ambulance to a Columbia hospital Sunday.

July 29, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Yesteryear - July 29, 2015

How hot was it? It was so hot…

July 29, 2015 | | Yesteryear


MASC honors city with Achievement Award

The Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) recently honored the city of Camden with an Achievement Award at the municipal association's annual meeting held ...

July 29, 2015 | | Camden


Sidewalk Survey - July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


For the Record - July 29, 2015

Real estate transactions

July 29, 2015 | | For the Record


Murphy qualifies for U.S. Women's Amateur

Auburn rising sophomore golfer and 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy was one of nine players to advance from the U.S. Women's ...

July 27, 2015 | | Sports


Fundraiser will benefit retired Thoroughbreds

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he ...

July 24, 2015 | | Equine


NCHS offers sponsorship opportunities for its athletic teams

The North Central High School athletic department is kicking off its 2015-16 "Be a Knight Supporter" drive by offering several sponsorship options at the school.

July 24, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Bulldog Club kicks off 2015-16 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.

July 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Country Club netters bring home a USTA state championship

Using a one-point win over the Woodland Warriors in Sunday's finals, the Camden Country Club 10-and-under intermediate tennis team finished off a perfect weekend ...

July 24, 2015 | | Tennis


CHS seeking players for girls' golf team

In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.

June 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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