Tip O'Neill, the Massachusetts pol who was speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for many years, once said that all politics is local. That maxim was never more evident than in last Tuesday's election for mayor in which political newcomer Tony Scully unseated incumbent Jeffrey Graham. It was concrete proof that if voters believe their elected officials aren't listening to them, they'll turn them out of office. Scully was a reluctant candidate but turned out to be an effective one, and voters responded to that.
I guess every child hears how lucky he is from his parents. I am not sure the story is true. My mother, a widow with little education, told me how meager her Christmases had been in a family of 12 children. According to her, she was lucky to get an apple or an orange, a finger-sized doll and a stick of candy. My brother and I, on the other hand, usually got much more. I remember quite clearly that Santa never got the idea right that I despised dolls, so I received one every year. Contrary to the dolls of ...
November 14, 2012|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
The Camden-based Palmetto State Rizers of the American Basketball Association, which won their first game of the season, 160-116, over the Queen City Express, are bringing the "Legends of Street Ball Takeover Tour" to Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena on Friday, Nov. 23.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 $1 millionKentucky Oaks (G1), sold for $4.2 million to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm to top last Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Gray Vincent died suddenly on October 21st at her home in Columbia, SC. Gray knew life intimately and she faced it squarely-both the darkness and the light. For most of us mortals, we could not have lived as intensely and as honestly as she. She brought all of her past to every present moment. She was unprotected from pain-both hers and the pain of those she deeply loved. She lived true to herself-without pretense or deceit. Her family was her constant concern-her sister Harriet, her brothers Thad and Charlie, and her two generations of nephews and ...
Funeral services for Dessie Davis McLeod, 94, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that you do an act of kindness for someone or that memorials be made to The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, Blaney Baptist Church, or Fairfield Healthcare, Ridgeway S.C.
(John Baird, an army lieutenant colonel (LTC), is the brother of Rupert Baird, who wrote a number columns for the Chronicle-Independent during his deployment several years ago. LTC Baird is now doing the same. His columns will appear periodically on Mondays during his deployment.)
November 12, 2012|
By LTC John Baird
C-I contributing columnist
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale returns to the Old Armory, 1034 W. DeKalb Street this weekend. The sale began Thursday with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non members were allowed to purchase a membership at the door.
Miles Gardner, local historian and author, will be the guest speaker for the evening during the April 13 meeting of the Lynches Fork Historical Society Meeting, to be held at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Auburn freshman and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Kelli Murphy fired a final-round 69 (-3) to lead the 29th ranked Auburn women's golf team on Sunday at the Bryan National Collegiate.