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Free speech?

One of the most cherished rights on college campuses across the country is freedom of speech -- unless the tone of that speech doesn't agree with the politics of left-leaning professors and students. The tolerance they so widely espouse gets left in the dust in the case of people who don't share their own political philosophies.

May 14, 2014 | | Editorials


What the court got wrong

WASHINGTON -- The genius of the Constitution is to establish zones in which the rights of the minority are protected against majority oppression: freedom of speech and religion, for example, or equal protection of the laws. The role of the Supreme Court is, to borrow Chief Justice John Roberts' metaphor, to umpire the play within those zones, calling fouls on the majority when it oversteps.

May 14, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Demons qualify for 4A state golf championship

With no score worse than an 80, the Lugoff-Elgin golf team finished tied for fourth in Monday's 4A Upper State Golf Championship played over the Willow Creek Golf Course in Greer.

May 14, 2014 | | Sports


Carol Joyce Bacon

Mrs. Carol Joyce Bacon, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2014. Born in Stamford, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Charles Z. and Theresa Daily Joyce.

May 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


James Murdic Branham

Funeral service for James Murdic Branham, 86, (of the Tookiedoo Community) will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Chris Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

May 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Military Briefs - May 12, 2014

Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashley C. Banks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 12, 2014 | | Military


School News - May 12, 2014

Coastal Carolina University's spring commencement ceremony was held at Brooks Stadium on May 10, with some 1,081 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

May 12, 2014 | | Education


Take a Child Bass Fishing tourney set for Saturday

The 31st annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

May 12, 2014 | | Sports


Tickets, reservations still being sold, taken for Aberdeen Polo

Polo returns to the historic Camden Polo Field with the playing of the Aberdeen Polo Match on Sunday, May 18.

May 12, 2014 | | Equine


To declaw or not to declaw

As much as you love Fluffy, his constant need to claw your living room sofa isn't exactly desirable. After furnishing your home with numerous scratching posts and still no improvement, you may be asking yourself, "what now?" As a very last resort, it may be time to consider declawing surgery. A choice not without controversy, the procedure should only be done after careful consideration with all of the facts.

May 12, 2014 | Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedial Sciences | Pets


BES hosts celebrated poet in residency

Celebrated Charlotte, N.C., poet Chuck Sullivan taught poetry to students in grades 2 through 5 at Bethune Elementary School (BES in mid-February as part of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's School Arts Program. The program facilitated 30 weeks of artist residencies this school year, and is funded in part by the S.C. Arts Commission (SCAC), which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for the School Arts Program is provided by a grant from the Camden Junior Welfare League, Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Kershaw County School District (KCSD), Target Corporation ...

May 12, 2014 | | People & Places


Carolyn B. Baker

A graveside service for Carolyn Boone Baker, 61 of Camden will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 12, in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Burch Kelly will officiate.

May 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Josephine Anderson Brown

Mrs. Josephine Anderson Brown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and sister to Helen Anderson and Sylvia Drakeford of Camden died Sunday, May 4, 2014. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Perry Funeral Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements and Perry Funeral Home is in charge of the out of town arrangements.

May 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Joan E. Bowen

Funeral service for Joan Ellisor Bowen, 72, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Sandhill Heights Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Sandhill Heights Baptist Church, 2992 Bowen Street, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mama writes a book (or wants to)

Dear Readers,

May 12, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Sheheen appointed to senate leadership positions

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Kershaw, has been named co-chairman of the Senate Finance K-12 Education Subcommittee.

February 07, 2017 | | Politics


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center is Lilly, a 1-year-old Labrador, Boxer mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering ...

February 07, 2017 | | Pets


FMU names non-profit institute for Fred Sheheen

Francis Marion University (FMU) honored long-time university friend and advocate of the downtrodden, the late Fred Sheheen, at a special event at the FMU Performing ...

February 07, 2017 | | Education


‘Career criminal’ arrested for allegedly assaulting student

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested an Elgin man for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old male Lugoff-Elgin High School student on a school bus ...

February 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Announce your weddings and engagements in the C-I

The Chronicle-Independent will now publish wedding, engagement and 50th and above wedding anniversary announcements on the People&Places page free of charge. Announcements can include ...

January 31, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Charleston jumps onto NSA's spring slate

A new race meet, The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry, will join the National Steeplechase Association's 2017 spring racing schedule.

December 27, 2016 | | Equine


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