At Christmas close to a year ago in a secure juvenile detention center, a group of volunteers had the residents/offenders assemble newborn packages for new moms. There was a beautiful baby blanket, clothing for an infant and an assortment of simple personal items in each package. Besides putting the various parts into a plastic bag for transport and distribution, the boys were asked to write in their first language, Spanish, some words for the mother. The volunteers provided no script or guidance on what to say. After completion, the packets and the notes were put aside.
Some days, it feels like all we do as parents is discipline our children, but do we understand what discipline really means? The goal of disciplining children is not to punish them for bad behavior. Rather, discipline is a tool to get the behavior we want. Ultimately, children who receive discipline become disciplined in the way they think, act and speak. Discipline is a good thing, so long as it's not always about punishment.
NEW YORK CITY -- Tom Hanks has assumed the roles of astronaut, toy cowboy and captive merchant mariner, and soon, he'll wear another hat -- author.
Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, last week, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission stood firm on their belief that marriage, as defined by God in the Bible, is reserved for a union of one man and one woman. At the same time, the ERLC and other Baptist leaders made overtures to opponents, meeting privately with several key pro-gay marriage evangelicals.
Trailer parks. Long the butt of suburban jokes and eschewed by snobs as shoddy and unsightly.
My students often ask me if the items we find in the woods are edible. I answer in the affirmative, explaining that anything they can fit down their esophagus is edible. The question is whether the item of interest will kill you. I get asked this a lot about mushrooms. Members of this kingdom are especially difficult to identify, and for every safe species, there is another, almost identical species that could be deadly. And so it is my standard practice to avoid consumption of any mushroom I find outside of the supermarket shelf.
Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his retirement. White House Spokesman Josh Earnest acknowledged that Holder's tenure had become increasingly difficult, saying (there were) a large number of issues … many of them very complicated, some of them, maybe controversial.
A graveside service for Edna Gardner Bradley, 84, will be held on Nov. 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. She passed away on Nov. 3, 2014 at KershawHealth in Camden, S.C.
A Camden man called the Camden Police Department (CPD) on Sunday to report his mother for allegedly taken a table lamp reportedly valued at $50,000 from his grandmother's Camden home.
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Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Julia Locklear graduated Oct. 31 as a Class I law enforcement officer following 12 weeks of training at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
The Kershaw County Diamonds step team will headline, but not compete in, Saturday's step show and competition. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Camden High School's gymnasium with the show starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Top Striker, flashing the talent that carried him to a commanding Carolina Cup victory in March, took control at the third to last fence of the Steeplechase at Callaway's $50,000 AFLAC Supreme Hurdle and gradually pulled away to a 7 1/4-length victory on Saturday.
There were better days to run 3.1 miles than this past Saturday.
This is being written prior to Tuesday night's election returns, so with results unknown, we can only voice our hope that following the tallying of the votes, this country's leaders will do more to move the nation forward than they have in the past. The constant wrangling of past years has left voters irritated and worried about the direction of the United States. Indeed, a national news story noted that despite some good signs -- including an economy that's improving, though slowly, and gas prices below $3 a gallon for the first time in four years -- there is ...
Mr. John H. Salmond, 64, of 2526 Salmond Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
At the beginning of the season, we told you that this would be the year that the Fearless Forecast brought you the biggest stars to be our guests. Well, look who we have with us today.
Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."
WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.
In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...
On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.
According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.
I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.
WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.
During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.
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Youth show an interest in and knowledge of history
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.