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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


Baron DeKalb celebrates American Education Week

Baron Dekalb Elementary (BDK) teachers, students, staff and parents celebrated American Education Week and the school's academic success Nov. 17-22. American Education Week started in 1921 and serves to recognize and celebrate public education.

December 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Business After Hours presents kid-friendly holiday social with Santa

The annual Business After Hours/Kid-Friendly Holiday Social with Santa is taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band presents holiday concert

The Camden Community Concert Band will present its holiday concert starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. The concert is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Rusty Major is pictured practicing during a recent rehearsal. The CCCB will perform many Christmas classics such as "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and "Greensleeves," and will feature "Suite from The Nutcracker" as well as crowd favorite "Sleigh Ride".

December 03, 2014 | | People & Places


God’s Helpers welcomes Dr. Daniel Hembree to annual senior citizens/ disabled Christmas gathering

God's Helpers are having their 22nd annual Senior Citizens/ Disabled Christmas gathering 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

December 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Brown wins contest finale

Tim Brown missed two games to win the final Chronicle-Independent football contest of the 2014 season.

December 03, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Dec. 3, 2014

December 03, 2014 | | Ariail


Looking for a change

When Republicans took control of the Senate in last month's election -- of course, the newly elected solons won't actually take office until next month -- they were greeted soon thereafter with President Obama's decision to take executive action on immigration. That was as heavy a slap in the face as the nation's chief executive could have delivered, in essence saying he had little interest in cooperation with the GOP. Now, with a spending bill of some kind needing to be passed to avoid a government shutdown, Republicans must decide how they're going to play it.

December 03, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Dec. 3, 2014

Catfish Stomp offers recipe for weekend fun

December 03, 2014 | | Yesteryear


A Thanksgiving

This season, I am thankful for the ways in which we connect with nature. For me, this happens by walking in the woods. Others connect through photography, art or even the internet. Another conduit is hunting. Some find it diametric that I could love wildlife so immensely while also ending the life of such organisms. However, hunting gave me the appreciation I have for life. When you watch life leave an animal because of your actions, your appreciation for life can be enhanced.

December 03, 2014 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ferguson and the media circus

WASHINGTON -- As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.

December 03, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Eat Smart Move More

Accuride employees (first picture) and Hengst employees (second picture) gather at the one-half mile mark at their respective companies' walking trails. Accuride and Hengst are among three businesses, along with INVISTA, which have partnered with Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County to provide their employees with a marked walking trail. Eat Smart Move More promotes healthy living for residents in Kershaw County. In 2008, the program conducted a survey, resulting in comments from residents saying they were not aware of designated walking trails in their communities. "One of the things we got out of our survey was getting more walking ...

December 03, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


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ELEANOR GASTGEBER

Eleanor Lillian Gastgeber, 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Frank ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROGER HOWLE

Roger Crawford Howle, 59, of Camden, SC, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUTH EATHER MICKLE

Mrs. Ruth Eather "Bay" Mickle, 78, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROOSEVELT THOMAS JR.

Mr. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., 66, of 874 Lightwood Knot Road, Dalzell, SC, passed on Friday, December 1, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at noon ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


Elgin man charged with attempted murder

An Elgin man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder, after he allegedly tried to run over two people with a pickup truck.

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man defrauded N.Y. retirement system

In a statement released Tuesday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said Joseph F. Grossmann, 68, of Lugoff, South Carolina, pled guilty to bank ...

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Holiday singers

The Doby's Mill Elementary Choraliers, comprised of 4th and 5th grade students, and led by music teacher, Helen Walker, kicked off the holiday season ...

December 08, 2017 | | Education


DOLL BRAILSFORD

Funeral services for Doll Erline Brailsford, 78, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at St. Matthew Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH L. FOEHNER JR.

Joseph Lawrence "Jay" Fohner, Jr., 88, husband of Gayle Turbeville Fohner, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at Covenant Place in Sumter.

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


ANNE JONES

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Anne Lapsley Jones, 73, of Camden, SC, was held Monday, December 4, 2017 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


JACQUELINE KING

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jacqueline Anne "Jackie" King, 87, of Camden, SC, was held at Grace Episcopal Church. Rev. Pickett Wall ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


BETH MCFADDEN

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Mary Elizabeth Sheheen "Beth" McFadden, 55, of Irmo, SC, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


HULAN ALVA SMALL JR.

Hulan Alva (Buddy) Small, Jr., 72, of Camden, SC passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 after a brief illness. He was the son of ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


DONNIE STOKES

Donnie Keith Stokes died peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Conyers, Georgia at the age of 60.

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


HENRY STRADFORD SR.

I lived a blessed life, and so thankful for everyone in my hometown of Camden, SC who allowed me to be a part of theirs ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


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