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• Politics is a cruel game. With Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, locked in a tight battle for re-election, there's already a lot of squirming going on in Washington about which senator will become the majority leader if the Democrats retain control and Reid is defeated. It's bad form, of course, for those interested in the position to be too overt, so Chuck Schumer of New York and Dick Durbin of Illinois, both of whom are said to be desirous of being majority leader, are quietly spreading around campaign funds to many different candidates and states, all ...

November 01, 2010 | | Editorials


Church-state separation anxiety

Some people love the Constitution so much that they just can't wait to change it.

November 01, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Wateree Elementary School honor rolls announced

Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks period.

November 01, 2010 | | Education


Miss Emens, Mr. Cooper exchange vows

Casey Michelle Emens and Matthew Blake Cooper, both of Columbia, were married October 16, 2010, at Timberlake Country Club in Chapin. Rev. Knox Talbert officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at Timberlake Country Club.

November 01, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Lal, Mr. Thomas wed

Miss Vanessa Lal of San Jose California and Mr. Cruz Costelle Thomas of Camden were united in marriage May 22, 2010 at the Church of The Chimes in San Jose California. Pastor Mark Averill officiated at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

November 01, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Harrison, Mr. Nickerson engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Kristi Ann Harrison of Florence (formerly of Camden), to Mr. Zachary Ryan Nickerson of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nickerson of Camden.

November 01, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Local student collects bikes to help less fortunate families during Christmas

Each year Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children continues to advance the cause of donating bicycles to underprivileged children.

November 01, 2010 | | Localife


Excellence in teaching

Blaney Elementary School K-5 science lab teacher Tonya Arm Jackson (second from right) was recognized in October by the S.C. Board of Education as one of South Carolina's state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Those selected for the honor receive a $10,000 award, a Presidential citation and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a series of recognition events, information exchange programs and an awards ...

November 01, 2010 | | Education


Amending our state constitution

When you go to the polls tomorrow, there will be four constitutional amendment questions on the ballot that were approved by the General Assembly.

November 01, 2010 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Elizabeth Barfield Clanton

Funeral services for Elizabeth Barfield Clanton, 85, of Lydia, were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Mt. Elon Baptist Church. The Rev. Robin King officiated with burial in the church Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family received friends Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mt. Elon Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 38, Lydia, SC 29079.

November 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Annie Mae McLeod

Funeral service for Annie Mae McLeod, 80, of Lugoff, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John United Methodist Church with burial to follow in St. Paul Methodist Cemetery. Rev. John Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. John United Methodist Church 45 Roseborough Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or Alzheimer's Foundation.

November 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Pet Talk for Nov. 1, 2010

How do our pets benefit from technological advances in veterinary medicine?

November 01, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Sue Rabon

Funeral service for Sue Branham Bowen Rabon, 79, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

November 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes -- Oct. 29, 2010

(Information in the Rec Notes is provided by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.)

October 29, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Go Marching Knights!

The North Central High School Band traveled to James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan Oct. 23 to participate in the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) 1A Upper State Championship. The Marching Knights placed sixth overall securing a position at the SCBDA 1A State Finals which will be held Saturday at Batesburg-Leesville High School. The band will perform at 11:15 a.m. This is the first time in eight years that the Marching Knights have made it into the state finals and the fourth time in school history. It is the only band in Kershaw County to make ...

October 29, 2010 | | Education


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Walkable communities can help old and young alike thrive

When Dan Biederman was 9, his uncle and his dad took their sons for a walk through Manhattan. While the men talked business, the youngsters stared in awe at bustling scenes unlike those of the suburban communities where they lived.

September 30, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Health care system can make dying difficult for families

Death may be the only thing we know we'll have in common with those around us. Crafting a "good death" is not easy and success is never guaranteed. But a New York Times Room for Debate suggests that society can step up and do much better.

September 30, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


'Charter schools need to live up to original deal,' Bill Clinton says

While former President Bill Clinton is one of the founding figures in the Democratic Party's centrist club, he finds himself now to the left of President Obama in a sharp critique of charter schools in a speech delivered in New York this week.

September 30, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Interracial marriages on the rise

Love may be blind, but many Americans aren't blind to who's in love -- which can be a problem for interracial couples.

September 30, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


ATEC agriculture class to hold fall plant sale

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture class will hold a fall plant sale Monday through Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school's greenhouse on campus.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Library to host SC blues talk

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk by Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator at the McKissick Museum (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Arts Commission, on the history of the Blues in South Carolina. The talk, which will focus on the musicians, culture, and style of music known as the "Piedmont Blues," will be held at the Camden Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Yount and Mr. Getman announce engagement

Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Rain garden workshop will kick off Oct. 30

The Kershaw Conservation District, United Way of Kershaw County and the City of Camden Planning Division are sponsoring a rain garden workshop Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Way of Kershaw County.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Slave Dwelling Project comes to Kershaw County

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at West Florence (VB – 5:30 p.m.)

September 29, 2014 | | Sports


Walt Inabinet - September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Noted and passed - Sept. 29, 2014

• Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Fine Arts Center's (FAC) "Dancing With the Stars" event. We think we can place it firmly in the "fun(d)raising" category, in that it not only raises money for the FAC, but raises the fun quotient with folks getting to see some of Kershaw County's notable residents doing their best to shimmy and shake or tango across the stage. Extra congratulations to Tyke Redfearn and Ginny Marshall for winning the technical award for best dance routine, and to Eric Boland and Amanda Smith for earning the People's Choice Award ...

September 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader: Zemp answer raises questions

The Kershaw County School Board response in Monday's Chronicle-Independent to Scott Jordan's statement on Zemp Stadium is nothing if not informative. If you haven't been paying attention, the school district has proposed a facilities referendum for the November election which would, among other things, abandon Zemp Stadium while spending millions of additional taxpayer dollars on a new stadium on Ehrenclou Drive.

September 29, 2014 | Dwight deLoach Camden | Letters


Why loyalty matters

When I think back on the days of my youth, that time when I had the privilege of traveling on the NASCAR circuit, it would be hard to pick a lesson learned that was more important than another.

September 29, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Lady Knights blitz Buford

Kicking off their second go-through in Region 4-AA volleyball in the same manner as it did the first half of the campaign, North Central took a 3-0 win over visiting Buford in a Thursday night match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.

September 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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