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Dr. Stephen L. Wangensteen

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Stephen L. Wangensteen of Boykin, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, December 8, 2014 at Swift Creek Church in Boykin. Rev. Dr. Chip Summers will officiate. Memorials may be made in Dr. Wangensteen's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ronald Joe

Mr. Ronald Joe, 60, of 1816 Summit Ridge Dr., Camden, South Carolina passed on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Nelson-Haile Funeral Home Chapel Camden, SC.

December 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ida Washington Graves

Ms. Ida Washington Graves entered to rest on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Camden.

December 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mr. Eugene Lawhorne

Mr. Eugene Lawhorne, 63, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 1, 2014. Born in Camden, he was the son of Estelle Truesdale Lawhorne and the late Jasper Lawhorne. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at One p.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Chapel of Rememberance with burial in Canty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cassatt. Visitation will be held Friday 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial be made to charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home ...

December 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Registration is open for Baseball camp

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are hosting the Michael Kohn Baseball Camp on December 14, 1-4 p.m.. The camp will be held at the American Legion Baseball Field and is open for children ages 7-14. The old CLC gym will be the back up location in the event of bad weather. The cost is $25.

December 05, 2014 | | Kershaw County


These furry pals need a good home

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Comet, a 8-week-old female Rotweiller mix. She also has litter mates available for adoption. Also available for adoption is Garfield, a 1-year-old 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for ...

December 05, 2014 | | Pets


Merelene L. Hampton Whitaker

Mrs. Merelene L. Hampton Whitaker , 82, of 2603 Salmond St., Camden, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Gaines Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will be held at Gaines Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile is serving the family.

December 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Everything you heard about divorce is wrong, sort of

Despite what you may have heard, half of all couples don't get divorced. Actually, divorce has been on the decline for over 20 years and rates will likely continue to drop.

December 04, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Elder abuse is underreported

Experts say elder abuse is grossly underreported and they predict the abuse will continue to increase unless the national public is educated.

December 04, 2014 | | National


The immortality of siblings

I spent most of Thanksgiving eve texting back and forth with my younger sisters. Texts included things like:

December 04, 2014 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | National


Study: babies only remember good times

Adults remember highly charged emotional events, from a first kiss to the death of a loved one. Infants, however, remember just the good times.

December 04, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Keeping hope through infertility and adoption

My husband and I have been waiting to adopt for more than a year. We went into this whole thing with pretty idyllic visions of how quickly we would be able to adopt and how much control we'd have over the process.

December 04, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | National


Like father like child

A child's odds of breaking out of poverty or gaining a college education are heavily shaped by the father's income and education level, says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution.

December 04, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Single-sex education picks up some steam

Single-sex education is gaining favor in some American schools, though the theories behind it remain intensely controversial and fraught with ideological and emotional baggage.

December 04, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Black Friday sales down 11 percent

Fewer people hit the mall over Thanksgiving weekend and those who did shop spent less money than last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

December 04, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


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Ariail for Dec. 17, 2014


December 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Dec. 17, 2014

Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication

December 17, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


Letters: Reader says Democrats ‘confessing’ torture is distraction

I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?

December 17, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Christmas Flicks

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

December 17, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Noble: It all started with BBQ

Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.

December 17, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Police officers

With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...

December 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Slow start haunts Knights, again

Cary Phillips has been the head coach of the North Central boys' basketball team for all of five games. But he already knows his team needs to get off to better starts to avoid beginning behind the 8-ball.

December 17, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Holiday hoops camp on tap at Camden High

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Leopards get the belt and revenge in winning tourney title

Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.

December 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs take second in MCCU Holiday Classic

With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


William G. Blake

William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Parker: Talk about a wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

December 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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