Dear Annie: Three years ago, my father had a big fight with his sister, my "Aunt Joan." Aunt Joan did some things that were truly selfish and hurtful, and all of the family agrees that her actions were inexcusable. She has since cut off all contact with the family.
Lugoff firefighter Ben Hinson checks the proper installation of a car seat at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD). The department has earned national recognition as a child safety seat fitting station. Parents and guardians may visit the LFD headquarters at any time to have a certified child seat technician perform a safety inspection of a car seat. The technicians will train parents and guardians how to properly install a car seat to ensure safe transportation for children. What makes the LFD's designation accomplishment so important, said LFD Chief Dennis Ray, is that crashes are the leading cause of death ...
After a pair of second-place finishes in their first six tournaments, the West Wateree-based Demon Dogs' 10U travel baseball team came home with the biggest piece of hardware in winning their final tournament of the year, which was played in Hartsville.
When I was a younger man, I believed that progress was inevitable -- that the world would be better tomorrow and better still the day after. The thunder of war, the stench of concentration camps, the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb are, however, not conducive to optimism. All our tomorrows for years to come will be clouded by the threat of a terrible holocaust.
Funeral services for Mark Steven "Steve" Catoe, 44, of Bethune will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Harmony Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Paul Stephens and Homer Hinson will officiate.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Edith Greene, 65, of Camden, SC were held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 29, 2010 at Mount Mariah Baptist Church in Camden, SC with the Reverend Dr. Johnnie M. Green, officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Cemetery in Camden.
Services for Willie "Budney" Keys, 77, of Camden, son of the late Rev. Summer and Sallie Jackson Keys, will be held Thursday, 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in Cedar Cemetery.
Funeral service for Nellie Rue Stowe, 88, of Sumter, formerly of Washington, NC, will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in First United Methodist Church in Washington, NC with burial to follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Rev. Danny Allen will officiate. Memorials may be made in Miss Stowe's memory to Toumey Hospice, 115 N. Broad St., Suite 410, Sumter, SC 29150 or to the First United Methodist Church, 304 West 2nd Street, Washington, NC 27889.
Mr. Vandena Taylor, 65, of Cambridge Lane, Lugoff, died Sunday. Friends may call at the residence.
The dog days of summer are now a distant memory as we zoom through autumn and brace for winter temperatures. Even though many folks do not like cooler weather, it is easy enough for us to stay warm by adding layers of clothing and getting the wool sweaters out of mothball storage.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show, set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber, wood, and more, by more than 40 local and regional artists. In addition, locally-produced goodies such as jams, jellies, honey, and candies will be available. The Holiday Sales Show is sponsored by First Community Bank.
Camden native W. Ford Graham was recently named senior project manager in the South Carolina Department of Commerce's Global Business Development Division. The division works with county and regional economic development officials to recruit new companies to the state and encourage existing industries to expand their local presence.
Backers of a Kershaw County local-option sales tax which was rejected by voters earlier this month say they aren't giving up and that they will again pursue efforts to get the penny tax passed, perhaps in a scaled-down version. Voters turned the proposal down by a significant margin during the general election, sending officials a message that this isn't the right time to be raising taxes.
States that use lottery funds to pay for college scholarships should think carefully about who pays and who benefits, suggests a new report from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Distance running has been part of my life since I was young. I wore out pair after pair of shoes as I hit the roads or trails almost daily. In college it wasn't uncommon for my teammates and I to put in 60 miles a week, and I had intentions to train for a marathon.
The Roman Catholic Church's Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome next month to discuss how church policies impact families, and will address topics such as divorce, remarriage and the process for annulment.
In a rare bipartisan compromise, the House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program Monday. The Senate passed its version in March, and the compromise means President Barack Obama will see the final bill before the end of the session.
How many times have you heard if you just … "go on vacation, lift your legs above your head, adopt, relax -- you'll get pregnant." Those suggestions are hard enough to get out of your head, but how do you know when you're ready to get off the treatment merry-go-round and move to third-party reproduction, change paths to adoption, or live child free?
While parents take seriously the task of teaching children values, a new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday shows a gulf between how conservatives and liberals, women and men, young and old and different races order the values they believe children should be taught.
Much discussion has been raised in recent weeks about why those suffering from domestic violence both stay and leave their spouses and loved ones despite (or because of) the darker nature of their relationships. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women experience domestic violence during their lives. And there are people who suffer from domestic abuse but may not even realize it.
After his parents' divorce, a 17-year-old boy goes to live with his father. The father informs his son that he will treat the boy like an adult, which thrills the boy. But after school and football practice, the son often comes home to a quiet house. No warm dinner or conversation awaits him. His dad usually works or is out with friends. No tabs are kept on the son's whereabouts. The boy stops going home after practice. He starts staying out late with friends which makes him too tired for football. He quits the team. Soon, he stops waking ...
Ah, young people. What an intriguing life they're living.
The world can sometimes be a scary place in which to live and raise our families. There's no shortage of war, violence, poverty and disease out there. But responding to that turmoil by shutting down and pulling away, rather than by reaching out, only adds to the existing problem. Rather than fearing the dark, we can be the light that penetrates the darkness, driven by our sense of faith and optimism. We can remain open hearted in the face of turmoil.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Marvin Olasky sits at a table on the screened-in porch of his modest home here, speaking calmly, but with conviction, about topics close to his heart: faith, freedom, and the role of journalism in America.
Tired of the same old thing for dinner every night? Well, have you ever thought that she might be tired of you, too? Joking aside, we've culled the latest food journals and websites to bring you 7 of the best ways to make each meal at home a memorable event. These are meals you won't forget, or forgive, for a long time:
Oh, siblings. You've got to love them.
North Central Middle School students read a script accounting the 9/11 events minute by minute. They read the exact time when the first plane crashed into the Twin Towers, the exact time when President George W. Bush was notified, the exact time that the second plane crashed into the towers, the exact time that the Pentagon was struck and more events that occured on that day. Pine Tree Hill students observed 9/11 by wearing red, white and blue, and they had special lessons about the importance of that day.
Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.