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Cain's smoking gun

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's craggy-faced Chief of Staff Mark Block took a drag off a cigarette, blew smoke at the camera and sent the political class into coughing fits.

November 04, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Sour grapes and the law

After learning of the four civil lawsuits filed against our newly elected Sheriff Jim Matthews I decided to research some of the facts. I discovered that Sheriff Matthews has a very distinguished career in law enforcement serving this state and this country. He was a peace officer with the city of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County, and was one of the first three South Carolina law officers to be selected to serve with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration. He was an instructor for many years at the FBI academy on several subjects; he taught classes on surveillance, undercover surveillance ...

November 04, 2011 | Robert Price Lugoff | Letters


Rec notes -- Nov. 4, 2011

Registration for the youth basketball program is underway.

November 04, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the week -- Nov. 4, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a kitten and a 2-year-old male cattle dog mix. 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 site ...

November 04, 2011 | | Pets


Still fighting an old culture war

An outraged liberal group has called for MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan for what it calls "white supremacist" views. I'd rather leave Pat and his views free to discredit themselves.

November 04, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


New look for Lugoff

The Lugoff Optimist Club has updated and installed a new sign located on U.S. 1 South on the right side of the road as one drives across the Wateree River bridge from Camden.

November 04, 2011 | | Localife


Bessie P. Gibson

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Bessie P. Gibson, 82, of Lugoff will be held Monday, November 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Gibson's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Given Webster

Memorial services celebrating the life of Given Boyd Webster, 82, of Camden will be held Friday, November 4, 2011, at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Chaplain Joseph Kliebert will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Mr. Webster's memory to the James Leroy Belk Post #17 American Legion Endowment Fund, PO Box 456, Camden, SC 29021.

November 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Feature photo: In another time

Students in Sharon White's second block World History class at Lugoff-Elgin High School concluded their study of the Enlightenment Period by attending White's Chocolate House. Students began the project in the library media center researching a specific topic from the 1700s. Each student created a newspaper with their topics being the focus of the front page. For the back page, students wrote advertisements for newly developed products. During the chocolate house, students shared information with each other to create five new articles for the inside of their papers. "I had a great time getting and sharing info with ...

November 04, 2011 | | Education


KC club volleyball meeting on tap

The Kershaw County Volleyball Club will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 inside the Camden High School Performing Arts Center.

November 04, 2011 | | Sports


Bulldog harriers qualify for state meet

Led by top 25 finishes from Clark Joseph and Davis Goodrich in last Saturday's AAA Lower State Championship Cross Country meet, Camden qualified for this Saturday's AAA state championship meet.

November 04, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Daylight-saving time

The shift back to standard time is Sunday, earning you an extra hour of sleep.

November 04, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Focusing on the Fed

"I'd prop him up and put a pair of dark glasses on him and keep him as long as I could."

November 02, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Lights of Lugoff set for Dec. 10

The Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. beginning at the BP Station in Lugoff, down U.S. 1 South towards Elgin and ending at S.C. 34 at McDonald's. Both lanes of U.S. 1 will be closed this year for the parade, sponsored by the Lugoff Optimist Club.

November 02, 2011 | | Localife


Vera Q. Stokes

Vera Q. Stokes, 80, of Richmond Va., passed away on Oct 1, 2011.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries


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A broader definition of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are somewhat of a mascot for the U.S. economy -- nothing embodies the American dream more than an entrepreneur. Consequently, we've been trained to think there's a positive correlation between the number of start-ups and the health of the economy. But Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship, and Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global, argue otherwise. Real, high impact entrepreneurship comes from "scale-ups" instead. Scale-ups are growing businesses that promote a "long-term entrepreneurship," eventually leading to more innovation and increased economic health. The continued growth of established businesses does more for the economy than a high number of ...

October 27, 2014 | | National


Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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


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