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MCCU to hold free shred event and food drive

International Credit Union Day is Thursday, Oct. 16, and this year's theme is "Local Service. Global Good," and that's just what Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) will be doing.

October 08, 2014 | | Business


Vera Morgan Peel

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Vera Morgan Peel, 71, of Lexington, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 10, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Ralph Schneck will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Peel's memory to Camp Kemo, 7 Richland Medical Park, Suite 203, Columbia, SC 29203.

October 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sonya Massey Tucker

Mrs. Sonya "10 cent" Massey Tucker, 50, of 508 Dove Lane Camden, South Carolina, passed on Friday, October 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at New Jerusalem Holiness #2 Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will be at New Jerusalem Holiness #2 Church Cemetery. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Five ways being a bad mom can make you a great mom

We've all seen it -- the judging that goes on with various types of moms. The healthy eaters judge the Mcdonald's lovers, the exercise moms judge the iPod moms, the crafty moms judge the Walmart birthday party moms. No mom is perfect. But sometimes what you think is a bad mom habit might just be your claim to mom greatness. Here are five ways being a bad mom can actually make you a great mom.

October 06, 2014 | Nicole Harmon FamilyShare | National


Five movies for guys' night

THE MAN CAVE -- If you are planning on hanging out with the guys this weekend and are still looking for something to do, why not watch a good, old feature film? Here are five great choices all the guys will love.

October 06, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


Corporations use legal means to lower tax bills

Domestic abuse isn't the only issue tarnishing the image of the National Football League.

October 06, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Five ways to respond to victims of domestic violence

Recently, there has been a lot of attention focused toward domestic violence. If you are in a position of witnessing or hearing about domestic violence, here are some ways to react to help protect the victim.

October 06, 2014 | Martha B. Fallis KSL | National


Knowing how and when to ask for help

When thirty-year-old Emily and her husband divorced, leaving Emily with full-custody of their two preschool children, she didn't know if she'd make it through the day let alone through the weeks and months that were to come. Divorce had never been part of her long-term plans. Neither had single parenting. Yet here she was; going back wasn't an option.

October 06, 2014 | Michele Howe FamilyShare | National


Mom’s guide to apps your teens are using

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October 06, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


European court order pits free speech against privacy on the Internet

In his Oscar-winning screenplay for 2010's "The Social Network," Aaron Sorkin penned the line, "The Internet isn't written in pencil ... it's written in ink."

October 06, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Is a same-sex marriage case inevitable for the Supreme Court this year?

(C-I Editor's note: as this item went live on our website, national media outlets began reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court turned away appeals on same-sex marriages from five states.)

October 06, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Study: best marriage market for women is where men are working

Ask women what they're looking for in a potential spouse and a top answer is "employed." Now the Pew Research Center has crunched data gathered for a recent report to discover the best -- and the worst -- big cities to find single men ages 25 to 34 who also have jobs.

October 06, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Lady Knights sweep AJ in 3

North Central drew ever closer to adding another conference volleyball championship to its growing collection of crowns as the Lady Knights cruised past neighboring rival Andrew Jackson last Thursday night in Kershaw.

October 06, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)

October 06, 2014 | | Sports


School board chair responds to Zemp editorial

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chair Mara Jones responded to Friday's editorial on Zemp Stadium with the following statement:

October 06, 2014 | | Education


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Eight tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.

October 20, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


Poorest in many Third World countries send kids to private school

When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a "headmaster." But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Ebola, math and next steps

Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.

October 20, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | National


What reality TV doesn’t tell you about home remodeling

Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.

October 20, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | National


3 Stooges with ‘lost’ short leads vintage DVDs

A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

October 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


‘Honorable Woman’ leads TV on DVD

The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.

October 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Ariail for Oct. 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 20, 2014

• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...

October 20, 2014 | | Editorials


The love or hate of air conditioning

It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.

October 20, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Soft skills

In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...

October 20, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Op-Ed: The penny sales tax

On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.

October 20, 2014 | Donnie Wilson CFO, Kershaw County School District | Columns


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


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