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Letter to Mitt

WASHINGTON -- Dear Mitt: Consider me a neighbor leaning over the picket fence. You have a picket fence, don't you? An ivy-covered wall? Fine, I'll get a ladder.

March 09, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


'Heartbeat' of journalism

Localism is trending today in the realms of food and finance. The institution of the local community newspaper is also popular, but it wasn't blogged into being - it was born long before videos started going viral. Major-metropolitan newspapers may be a slowly dying breed, but community newspapers prove that American journalism is alive, well and living in the rural areas, small towns and suburbs of our land.

March 09, 2012 | Bradley J. Furnish Access Advertising LLC | Columns


The Camden Garden Club to host March meeting

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Peggy Mays. There will be no program this month because of an election of new officers for the next term.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


CHS open with consecutive losses

So much for opening your season with cupcake opponents.

March 09, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Crappie USA to make tournament stop at Lake Wateree Saturday, March 17

Crappie USA will host a fishing tournament on Lake Wateree out of Clearwater Cove Marina on Saturday, March 17.

March 09, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Historic Camden to host Family Fun hour Saturday

Historic Camden will hold a Family Fun Hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children ages 6 to 12, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend. The fun begins in the Film Room at Historic Camden at 2 p.m.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


Correction/clarification

In the March 2 edition of the Chronicle-Independent, Harold V. Pickrel III was identified as the developer of Bridlewood Farms on Springdale Drive. It should be clarified that Pickrel is the managing partner of BWF LLC, which is developing the property. It should further be clarified that a figure of "$1 million each" for the original number of 16 lots was based on 2008 information where the lots would sell for between $200,000 to $300,000 and the end value of each property, including homes, could come to $1 million.

March 07, 2012 | | Camden


Ready readers

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at North Central Middle School who love to read share their interest through reading clubs. The boys club is sponsored by library media specialist Cindy Sparks and Ryan Anderson, school resource officer and a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy. The boys club includes (from left, seated) Dennis Shumate, Calvin Dash, Isaiah Fowler, Robert Hilton, Bryce Bell, (standing) Chance Mangum, adviser Anderson, Christian Gooding and adviser Sparks. The boys read "Storm Runners" by Roland Smith during the first semester. Sparks, sixth-grade English teacher Terri Bowers and assistant librarian Jennifer Gibson are advisers for the girls club ...

March 07, 2012 | | Education


Sellers finishes Navy basic training

U.S. Navy Seaman Recruit Darius O. Sellers, son of Joy L. and Willie R. Oliver of Cassatt, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

March 07, 2012 | | Military


Carolina Cup parking spaces selling quickly

With less than three weeks left before the Carolina Cup Races, reserved parking spaces are, once again, moving at a brisk pace.

March 07, 2012 | | Equine


Race not a factor in sports facility debate

I have been neutral in the YMCA debate and I'm trying to stay that way. There are merits on both sides (we think), but when a member of Camden City Council pulls the race card, I will not be quiet. This planned or unplanned sports complex has nothing to do with race. It is insulting that a member of city council could even bring race into the debate.

March 07, 2012 | Dave Baker Camden | Letters


Irene Furman

Mrs. Irene Furman, 74, of Indian Trail, NC, formally of Cassatt, SC, passed on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, March, 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, Cassat.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie "Bill" Davis

Mr. Willie "Bill" Davis, 65, Camden, of 1120 Chestnut Ferry Road, M & B Trailer Park, Lot 16, died Monday, March 5, 2012. Friends may call at 1297 Collins Circle, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be annoced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Davis Family.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pete Ray

Funeral services for Pete Ray, 77, Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church, with burial to follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden Coin Club to host spring show March 17

The Camden Coin Club's annual spring coin show is slated for March 17 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

March 07, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Camden residents support Graham for city council

I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.

October 20, 2014 | | Letters


Reader supports Reuwer

I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...

October 20, 2014 | Thomas Bettendorf Camden | Letters


Reader: ‘vote no twice’

I see signs appearing throughout the county imploring you to "Vote Yes Twice" regarding the school referenda. If you favor tearing down perfectly good schools and Camden High's football stadium, construction new ones to replace them, to the tune of $130 million plus interest; and if you want to pay higher taxes on everything you buy, then by all means vote yes.

October 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden in Region 4-AAA cross country championships at Chapin (5 p.m.); Region 3-AA fourth-place finisher at North Central in first round of AA state volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)

October 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt, 82, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 20, 2014 in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin, SC. Rev. Daniel Griffin will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Seabolt's memory to SC Oncology SCOA foundation, P.O. Box 2046 West Columbia, SC 29171.

October 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa McCray

Ms. Teresa McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

October 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


What people are saying about the right to die

Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor earlier this year. She was told she'd have six months to live. This coming Nov. 1, Maynard will end her life through assisted suicide, according to Deseret News National.

October 17, 2014 | | National


Five ways grandparents can help with kids

You can't walk around a craft store without seeing one of those plaques, framed pictures or cross-stitched designs -- those sayings that sit on mantles, hang above fireplaces and are stuck to car bumpers:

October 17, 2014 | Heather Merrill FamilyShare | National


Violence on film rises with access to the real thing

In the opening of "Fury," the story of an American tank crew in the final days of World War II, Brad Pitt's character stabs a German soldier in the head before casually wiping his blade clean on his enemy's uniform.

October 17, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Bound together: marriage rates and the American dream

The American "retreat from marriage" may portend harm for the American Dream, says National Marriage Project director W. Bradford Wilcox, who outlines policies that hamper rather than help children's future stability in a commentary for the Heritage Foundation.

October 17, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Ten things nobody told you about being married

You've heard that marriage isn't easy, that there are going to be trials, surprises and changes of plans along the way. People also tell you it's a blast and the best decision they've ever made. But did anyone tell you being married is also awkward? And sweaty? Being married is a lot of things, some of which no one tells you about ahead of time. Here's a head's up of a few things you probably haven't heard before.

October 17, 2014 | Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | National


'The Best of Me' saves Sparks' worst for last

Imagine that someone pulled a drain plug on a majestic mountain lake. At first, you wouldn't notice anything amiss, save for a low gurgle echoing from deep under the water. But as the water line dropped, exposing the soggy shore, your heart would drop, and by the time the lake vanished away, leaving sludge and long-forgotten trash and desperate fish flopping around gasping for life, you'd realize the tragedy before you.

October 17, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Can raising breast cancer awareness also trivialize the disease?

With glib slogans like, "Set the tatas free," National No Bra Day's aim is, according to related breast cancer awareness campaign Save the Tatas, "to fight breast cancer using laughter and fun."

October 17, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


‘Peabody & Sherman’ on Blu-ray, DVD

An animated box-office hit from early in the year finally comes to DVD and Blu-ray this week.

October 17, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


A black and white Halloween: Classic suspense films

When choosing what to watch this Halloween season, consider broadening your horizons to include the black-and-white era. You won't find zombies around the corner, but there's plenty of classic suspense with these five Halloween-worthy flicks from the 1940s. Movies are listed by year, not by greatness. All the films listed are appropriate for those 12 and older.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | National


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