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• Sometimes we just have to wonder, "What were they thinking?" That's the case with Capt. Owen Honors, the highly regarded Navy officer who was recently relieve of his command after inappropriate videos turned up on the Internet. As commander of the USS Enterprise, Honors was popular among the sailors serving under him, and it's difficult to determine what could have motivated him to make videos that were considered lewd. The Navy had no choice but to relieve him because of poor judgment.

January 10, 2011 | | Editorials


Slip Away has one last fence to clear to close out 2010 campaign

Three Grade I winners, including Slip Away, winner of last November's $100,000 Carolina First Colonial Cup in Camden, were selected as finalists for the 2010 Eclipse Awards.

January 10, 2011 | | Equine


Edwilla Ham

Funeral services celebrating the life of Edwilla Hough Brown Ham will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Wateree Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Reverend Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM at the church fellowship hall. The family suggests memorials may be made in Mrs. Ham's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lara E. Hoyt

A private memorial service celebrating the life of Lara "LeeLee" Elizabeth Hoyt, 39, of Camden was held Sunday January 9, 2011. Another memorial service in New York will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made in Ms. Hoyt's name to the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, GRASP, 666 Broadway, Suite 830, NY, NY 10012.

January 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Alfred Jiles Jr.

Alfred Jiles, Jr., 67, of Bishopville, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Alfred, Sr. and Almetta Dinkins Jiles. Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance, with burial to follow in Scott Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. Brown's Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mr. Alfred Jiles, Jr. with arrangements.

January 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Grace Watkins Shirley

Grace Watkins Shirley, 88, went home to Glory on January 7, 2011, after a long illness. Mrs. Shirley was born in Lee County, South Carolina, and was the daughter of the late Jesse Brannon Watkins and Carolyn Davis Watkins. She was a graduate of Kershaw High School and spent her professional life as a bookkeeper, having retired from the office of William F. Bodie, CPA. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Camden all of her adult life, where she taught four-year-old Sunday School for more than thirty years. While she was in good health, Mrs. Shirley was ...

January 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Boomers, embrace your inner grouch

We baby boomers begin to turn 65 this year, which gives us a new excuse to be grumpy.

January 10, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The mane event

Kershaw County's equine heritage will be celebrated again through the Downtown Camden Guild's (DCG) unique civic art project featuring painted aluminum jockey silks displayed on downtown light posts.Delete - Merge Upbodycopy

January 10, 2011 | | Camden


Scholastic press honors

The Lugoff-Elgin High School 2010 yearbook staff received an All-State rating from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association for the 2010 Messy yearbook. In addition to receiving the highest ranking possible, the staff also won the Palmetto Award for creating the best book in its particular state division. The staff includes (first row) Celia Duggan, Kayla Melton, Anna Stevens, Tyler Kirkland, MaCaylee Jones, Lexi Church, Brittney Wright, (second row) Shawn Chapman, Shantella Adams, Ashleigh Dailey, Savannah Catoe, Aliya Summerville, Annie Kate Herlong, Stephan Hunter, (third row) Bill Ogle, Hayley Ranson, Kayley Miles, Megan Kirkland, Toby Brettelle, Carrie Lynch, Cady Murphy ...

January 10, 2011 | | Education


Council leads Dogs past Crestwood in 6-AAA opener

Camden opened play in Region 6-AAA play with a convincing 54-31 win over homestanding Crestwood in a Friday night game played in Sumter.

January 10, 2011 | | Sports


Other closings, announcements

* Central Carolina Technical School (including Camden campus) will be closed Monday.

January 09, 2011 | | News


KCSD schools, offices to be closed Monday

The threat of a wintry mix is closing all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices Monday, according to an e-mail sent to the media by KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd just after 6 p.m. Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | | Education


All city of Camden offices closed Monday

The city of Camden posted the following message on Facebook early Sunday evening:

January 09, 2011 | | Camden


Kershaw County government offices closed Monday

The County of Kershaw posted the following message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:

January 09, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County squads come up empty

Speedy Johnson and the Camden Military Academy basketball team's Tuesday went from bad to good and in the end, back to bad.

January 07, 2011 | | Sports


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Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.

October 21, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.

October 21, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world's wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year's Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.

October 21, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys 'R' Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad."

October 21, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement

A new debate over same-sex marriage in Idaho may come down to a single point: whether ordained Christian pastors can only be protected when they perform marriage ceremonies in a church.

October 21, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

"ILLUSIONS OF FATE," by Kiersten White, HarperTeen, $17.99, 275 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

October 21, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | National


Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.

October 20, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.

October 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus?

Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD KSL | National


Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America's coal industry.

October 20, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.

October 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Films with women leads are scarce

This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Wage gender gap might be hurting women's retirement plan

Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.

October 20, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Are small high schools showing performance boost?

New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


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


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