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The insufferable whistleblower

WASHINGTON -- Time has not deflated Edward Snowden's messianic sense of self-importance. Nor has living in an actual police state given the National Security Agency whistleblower any greater appreciation of the actual freedoms that Americans enjoy.

January 03, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Real Christmas spirit

On Christmas Eve my daughter and I set out to do our "last minute" errands which entailed going to at least six different stores. When we returned home, I realized that I had lost a very sentimental piece of jewelry that was handed down to me through my family. Needless to say, I was heartsick, and after scouring my house and vehicle, felt that it was gone forever.

January 03, 2014 | Marguerite Carlton Camden | Letters


These animals would love to go home with you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jake, a 6-month-old male Pit Bull mix, and Winston, a male ferret whose age is unknown. Winston has been descented and Jake is leash trained and gets along well with other animals. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday ...

January 03, 2014 | | Pets


Wife frustrated with overbearing in-laws

Dear Annie: My problem is my in-laws. They do not have any friends or hobbies, so they choose to cling to us. They insist on doing everything we do, going everywhere we go.

January 03, 2014 | | Dear Annie


Liberty Hill Farms

The people of Kershaw County and South Carolina will be the big winners as a result of an agreement that will leave a huge piece of land near Lake Wateree protected from development forever. Sen. Vincent Sheheen deserves a great deal of credit for making the deal happen, as he was the point man, and he says it was the culmination of a years-long dream for him.

January 03, 2014 | | Editorials


Midway wins Kershaw County Conservation District Competition

Midway Elementary School students were recently honored for their hard work in the "Where Does Your Watershed" poster competition, sponsored by the Kershaw Conservation District. Johnathan Gullard won first place in the fourth and fifth grade category, Sophia Watford won second, and Nick Jones won third. Maggie Carter received honorable mention. In the second and third grade category, Juan Sanchez received honorable mention. The first through third place winners all received cash awards. Gullard went onto the state competition. Pictured from left to right are Gullard, Sanchez, Jones and Carter. Watford is not pictured.

January 03, 2014 | | People & Places


‘Chemo with Style’ event in Camden

"Chemo with Style" will be held Jan. 13 at Roxie Hart Salon, 1025 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free of charge to women undergoing chemotherapy. Participants will receive a wig of their choice with one-on-one assistance by a salon stylist and make-up application techniques presented by a representative of Estee Lauder.

January 03, 2014 | | People & Places


CMP hosts its evening of champions

Carolina Motorsports Park crowned its 2013 Powerade Karting champions at its end of the year awards night held at the facility located in Westville last month.

January 03, 2014 | | Auto racing


Driving their way to championships

Carolina Motorsports Park crowned its 2013 Powerade Karting champions at its end of the year awards night held at the facility located in Westville last month.

January 03, 2014 | | Auto racing


Coping with feelings of grief during the holidays

 

January 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Its a New Year

What is your New Year's resolution for 2014?

January 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Sidewalk Survey


Phillips joins C-I

Gary Phillips is the latest addition to the Chronicle-Independent newsroom. Phillips began working Monday as the C-I's county reporter. In that role, he will cover Kershaw County Council meetings, economic development issues and the town of Bethune. Phillips is also acting as the C-I's crime reporter, crafting the paper's weekly crime report, reporting on major crimes and law enforcement activities and covering significant court proceedings. That part of his duties will also have Phillips covering activities of the city of Camden and various county fire departments. He will also report on the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce ...

January 01, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Yesteryear - Jan. 1, 2014

Cooperative ministry has helped many since opening

January 01, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Global warming claim incomplete

In your paper's "Noted and passed" feature, December 23, 2013, I discovered that "the planet is heating up at an alarming rate." This surprised me for global temperatures have remained remarkably unchanged on a trend basis for the past 16 years. This phenomenon has received a bit of notice because it shows how complex the climate is and how difficult it is to make predictions. It also shows that there are natural factors e.g., the "Pacific Decadal Oscillation" (PDO) which negatively swamp the effects of greenhouse gasses for perhaps decades. These negative factors get precious little attention because ...

January 01, 2014 | Steven Hales Camden | Letters


Hispanic Alcoholics Anonymous Group

Do you have problems with alchohol abuse? Join the Hispanic Alcoholic Anonymous Group "Among Friends" in Camden.

January 01, 2014 | | People & Places


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Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are a Terrier mix black puppy, and Pretzel, a 2-year-old Labrador, Retriever mix female ...

March 21, 2017 | | Pets


Dogs, Demons stay perfect in regions

Don't look now but both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin used Friday night baseball wins to stay atop their respective conference standings. North Central, on the ...

March 21, 2017 | | Sports


NC, L-E softball teams lose region games

Rain and cold weather forced the North Central softball team to postpone games with Lee Central and Westwood early last week. Not having played those ...

March 21, 2017 | | Sports


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - March 21, 2017

Real estate transactions

March 21, 2017 | | For the Record


County Births - March 21, 2017

BAKER

March 21, 2017 | | Births


Protective Packaging Inc. celebrates 30 years

Thirty years ago Tom Price, president and CEO of Protective Packaging, Inc., began his endeavor to become a successful custom folding carton manufacturer in a ...

March 21, 2017 | | Business


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


ATEC students win community awareness competition

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Ariail - March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 | | Ariail


ALPHA Center

We would like to take a moment to applaud and thank the dedicated board and staff of the ALPHA Center for the services it provides ...

March 17, 2017 | | Editorials


The Irish among us

As the first Grand Marshall of the -- I hope annual -- Montessori Leprechaun Parade, I'm thinking today might offer an opportunity to comment on the ...

March 17, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


GOP healthcare plan difficult to fathom

Recently, the U.S. GOP House leaders okayed legislation to restructure our nation's healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act, (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."

March 17, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Demons fend off Falcon rally to take 6-4A opener, 15-10

If one game is any indication of what is to come, the Region 6-4A baseball season can turn into one heck of a wild ride.

March 17, 2017 | | Sports


Demon tennis team drops pair of matches to Dogs and Darlington

Following a season-opening win, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team has since fallen upon hard times.

March 17, 2017 | | Tennis


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