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Gov. Haley’s strange relationship with Common Core

South Carolina politicians are masters at promising one thing and doing the opposite. From ethics reform to restructuring, they promise the moon and deliver exactly nothing. How do they get away with it? By assuming that the public won't dig any deeper than a post on Facebook. Gov. Nikki Haley, for example, posted this on her Facebook page: "We have been trying to repeal Common Core since 2011 when we came into office. Whether its [sic] education, healthcare, or any aspect of government, we will fight to keep all standards state based, not federal." She then linked to a ...

January 27, 2014 | By Jamie Murguia S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Being independent

Back years ago when Mama was widowed, it became suddenly and shockingly clear that she wasn't completely capable of being on her own. This was news to us because she had always stepped up and did whatever it took to look after our family. She was quite ingenious and hard working.

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


Ariail for Jan. 27, 2014

January 27, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Jan 27, 2014

• People here in Kershaw County are getting a bit tired of the cold weather, and with good reason. While South Carolina has a mild climate and certainly doesn't experience the extreme cold of New England and the Midwest, it's been much colder than normal this year, and those days when the temps don't rise out of the 30s or 40s have become too common. We find ourselves longing for the blooming of azaleas, and we imagine we're not alone in that.

January 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Irmo takes pair from L-E

Irmo and its third-ranked boys and girls basketball teams swept a Region 4-4A doubleheader from host Lugoff-Elgin Friday night.

January 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Hartsville, Lewisville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Northwood (BB – 5:30 p.m.)

January 27, 2014 | | Sports


Father Francis J. Travis

Father Francis Joseph Travis, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Camden and vicar of retired priests for the Diocese of Charleston, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014. He was 60.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Laura Summers Murray

Laura Summers Murray of Atlanta, GA died on January 22, 2014 in Camden, SC at the age of 85. Born on May 16, 1928 in Barnesville, GA, she was the second child of Laura Belle Brewster Summers and Riley Summers. After moving at a very young age to Thomaston, GA, she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1945. She attended Shorter College in Rome, GA and later graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree. She married James Bernard Murray, Jr. on July 7, 1959 and moved to Summit, NJ. While living there, they had ...

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Malcolm Scott McPherson

Malcolm Scott McPherson, 49, passed on to be with the Lord on January 22, 2014, after a long illness.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Leroy McClinton

Mr. Leroy McClinton, 77, of 42 Wisdom Drive in Camden died Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Patricia Johnson

Miss Patricia Johnson, 48, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 21, 2914. A celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Gethsemane Deliverance Center, Camden, with interment in Cedar Cemetery. Miss Johnson will be placed in teh church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Johnson family.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Hyram Dalton Hall

Funeral services for Hyram Dalton Hall, 83, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh and the Rev. Matt Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Walter Rembert Durant Jr.

Funeral service for Walter Rembert "June Bug" Durant Jr., 75, will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Michael Herman Dais

Funeral service for Michael Herman Dais, 56, of 2403 Carter Street in Camden will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Friends may visit at 36 Colony Drive in Camden and 17 Haven Way in Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Annie Bell Bennett Cauthen

Ms. Annie Bell Bennett Cauthen, 60, of 49 Ross Farm Road Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Friday, January 17, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at January 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove AME Church Rembert, SC. Burial will be at Sandhills Cemetery in Rembert SC.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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MARGARET SMYTH MCKISSICK DAVIS

Margaret Smyth McKissick Davis -- wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, equestrian, businesswoman, hostess and consummate southern lady -- died peacefully in her home on Tuesday. She was with ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DON FARROW

Don Farrow, 79, of Camden, husband of Naomi Farrow, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jan. 8, 2018. A private service will be ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


BRYCE DALE JOYNER

A service to celebrate the life of Bryce Dale Joyner, 75, will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


MECHELLE VARN KING

Mechelle Scott Varn King, 52, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 after a long illness, surrounded by her family in her Mount Pleasant, South ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


ROSA LEE OSBORNE

Funeral service for Mrs. Rosa Lee Osborne, 88, of 7995 Osborne Road in Rembert, will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11 a.m. at ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DAVID JACKSON “JACK” WATKINS

David Jackson "Jack" Watkins, 87, of Columbia, died Sunday, January 07, 2018. He was a son of the late Nettie Henrietta Hall Watkins and James ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


DMES’ Catoe becomes state early learning/literacy director

Ginger Catoe is leaving her position as principal at Doby's Mill Elementary School to become the S.C. Department of Education's director of ...

January 12, 2018 | | Education


Volleyball instructional series to be hosted at Lugoff-Elgin

Volleyball players who were unable to participate in club volleyball this past season or, who just want to receive invaluable instruction and "extra touches," there ...

January 09, 2018 | | Sports


L-E archery team holds yard sale, meet and greet Saturday, Jan. 20

The Lugoff-Elgin High School archery team will host a "meet and greet" yard and bake sale on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 7 a.m. until ...

January 09, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fisher sits in catbird’s seat with two Eclipse finalists

All the Way Jose, Mr. Hot Stuff and Scorpiancer are the finalists for the 2017 Eclipse Award for Steeplechase Horse as announced by the National ...

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Knights of Columbus hosts free throw event in Camden

All boys and girls between the ages of nine through 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2018 Knights ...

January 09, 2018 | | Sports


SCTOBA Awards Banquet to be held at NSM on Jan. 20

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden on Saturday, Jan. 20.

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Ariail - Jan. 9, 2018

January 09, 2018 | | Ariail


Legislative luncheon

Readers will notice a story by Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn on today's front page about the annual Legislative Luncheon, held last week at ...

January 09, 2018 | | Editorials


Like a child

WASHINGTON - I'm almost beginning to feel sorry for him.

January 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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