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China's one-child policy has ruined young men's marriage propsects

With too many boys and too few girls, China's gender problem is creating social disruption and a market for foreign mail-order brides. The country needs millions of brides for young men looking to start families, reports Adam Minter at Bloomberg.

January 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin, Belton-Honea Path, Hillcrest at Eastside (WR – 6 p.m.); Camden at Darlington (WR – TBA)

January 05, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Baron DeKalb has series of family involvement events

During November and December, Baron DeKalb Elementary School students and their families participated in family involvement events.

January 05, 2015 | | Localife


Richard Rowland Kirkland remembered

On December 13, 2014 at the fountain in Hampton Park, the John D. Kennedy Chapter number 308 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp number 82, SCV held the 152nd memorial service honoring Sgt. Richard Rowland Kirkland., "Angel of Marye's Heights."

January 05, 2015 | | Localife


Noted and Passed - Jan. 5, 2015

• We mark with sadness the recent death of S. Parker Young, who was one of the top leaders at DuPont's May Plant during its glory days, when more than 4,000 people were employed there. Born in Dalzell, Mr. Young graduated from Clemson and then the University of Illinois before returning home -- he was born in Sumter -- with DuPont. He rose to a position of influence through his hard work, steady demeanor and good humor. Mr. Young was active not only at the May Plant but in his community, serving his fellow citizens in a variety of ways. He ...

January 05, 2015 | | Editorials


Feature photo: 113 blankets donated

Sutton Branch Baptist Church's youth group (Lugoff) recently collected 113 blankets from church members and friends in Columbia to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Blankets were distributed to the homeless, disabled and elderly of Kershaw County. Youth group members are Jacob Glover, Kiara Harrison, Sara Martin, Denzel Miller, Madison Miller, Armanti Nelson and Chase Robinson. The adults for the group are Eric Martin, Linda Nelson and Laradine Harrison.

January 05, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rich: History is better than fiction

Several weeks ago, I wrote about moonshine runner turned stock car champion, Lloyd Seay, who was murdered in a dispute over sugar purchased to make illegal whiskey.

January 05, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


DHEC reports rabies cases near Kershaw County

Two people have been referred to a health care provider for consultation after being exposed to rabies in the Kershaw area of Lancaster County by a cat that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported last week.

January 05, 2015 | | Healthcare


Reuben Adamson

Mr. Reuben Adamson, 69, of Camden Condos, 1141 Wilder Street in Camden, formerly of Baron DeKalb Road, died Thursday, January 1, 2015. Friends may visit at 2376 Baron DeKalb Road in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

January 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maureen P. Knudson

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Maureen Patricia Knudson, 56, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday 4-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larry Keith Trimnal

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Larry Keith Trimnal, 49, were held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Russell Edward Wright

A service to celebrate the life of Russell Edward Wright, 74, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to South Carolina Oncology or Rowan Presbyterian Church or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

January 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Christmas trees make a perfect post-holiday gift for S.C. wildlife

Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.

January 02, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Murphy uses her college vacation time to add another trophy to her collection

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Kelli Murphy turned part of her Christmas vacation into a busman's holiday as the Elgin resident and Auburn University freshman won the women's division of the seventh Carolinas Young Amateur played over the Magnolia course at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.

January 02, 2015 | | Golf


Demons survive NC scare to take MCCCU tourney crown

With the way North Central's luck has been this season, first-year Knights' head coach Cary Phillips was hoping that at least this one break would go his team's way.

January 02, 2015 | | Sports


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Beautiful weather

Have you taken advantage of the milder weather this week?

January 21, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Former county councilman joins Heritage bank board

Former Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak is now a member of the Heritage Community Bank Board of Directors.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Wright is new partner at Savage, Royall & Sheheen

Savage, Royall & Sheheen LLP named Michael D. Wright a partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2015. With the addition of Wright, the firm now has seven attorneys serving the community, continuing its commitment of building long term relationships with clients while finding sensible solutions to complex issues.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Demonstrative runs away with Eclipse Award

As solid as Demonstrative was over the race course in 2014, the winner of the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award was even more dominant in the voting booth.

January 21, 2015 | | Equine


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School reports Honor Rolls

Sixth Grade

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Ariail for Jan. 21, 2015

January 21, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Sen. Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. John McCain of Arizona have been buddies for a long time, and they're cut out of the same cloth: moderate Republicans who are willing to cross the aisle to get legislation passed. The far-right wing of the GOP makes a lot of noise about whacking Graham down to size, but he keeps winning elections by sizeable margins. That suits us fine. We'll have to admit we thought it was pretty funny recently when McCain said he'd like to see his "illegitimate son, Lindsey Graham" make a run for the ...

January 21, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: When the pope talks...

WASHINGTON -- Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

January 21, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reader: Diversification not needed at Clemson

I have been a member of IPTAY (Clemson University's athletic fundraising organization) for the last 26 years. Needless to say, I support and generally agree with the manner in which Clemson is operated. Recently, however, I am in disagreement with its president's call for more diversification. Generally, when someone makes such a call, they simply want more hyphenated Americans.

January 21, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Bierbauer: Charlie Hebdo and free speech

Journalists did not need the atrocity of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris to know ours is a risky business. But it has made the rest of the world aware of the price of exercising free speech.

January 21, 2015 | Charles Bierbauer C-I guest columnist | Columns


Rev. Grahame Butler-Nixon

The Rev. Grahame Butler-Nixon, 82, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia, SC. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM with interment in the church's Memorial Garden following the service.

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Beulah Monroe Bowen

Beulah Monroe Bowen, 91, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born on April 12, 1923 in Blaney, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Gillyard Percival and Pearl Goff Monroe. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of more than 72 years, Murdic Bowen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and is also survived by her three daughters, Beverly Nates (Larry), Glenda Morris (Mike, deceased), and Lynn Nelson (Mike); six grandchildren, Gina Nates Henderson, Kristin Nates McGee, Kim Morris Gaines, Lisa Morris Dutton, Seth Nelson, and ...

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Noble: The moral test of government in S.C.

Gov. Nikki Haley was recently sworn in for her second four-year term and a new legislature convened in the State House. This seems like an appropriate time to look back on their record over the last four years.

January 21, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Jan. 21, 2015

All that Glitters is Miss Green and Gold

January 21, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Anne Cushman Prettyman

Anne Cushman Prettyman passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 17, 2015 following a five-year illness. Services will be held for Anne on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363. There will be a reception following the service at the church.

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


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