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The furor over ‘Fast and Furious’

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may show up on "Jeopardy!" one of these days. No, not as a contestant. As an answer. The clue: "He's the first attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress." The answer: "Who is Eric Holder?"

August 10, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Climate change

It comes as no surprise to sweltering Kershaw County residents that July was the hottest month ever in the lower 48 states. Weather figures indicate, too, that the first seven months of 2012 have also set a record for heat. Compounding the situation is what weather scientists call "extremes" -- events such as radical high and low temperatures, droughts, downpours, vicious storms and the like. They are on the upswing, and they're no fun for the people involved where they occur.

August 10, 2012 | | Editorials


Tired of gay rights fight

I think you should print the fact that some of us are sick to death of hearing about gay rights, what about our rights or don't we have any, they say and do what even they want and its suppose to be OK, but heaven forbid a Christian standing up for what they believe. I am so proud of the Chick-Fil-A man that stood up for what he believed, and I know our Lord and Savior is saying finally. What is wrong with the people of this world? I know our Lord is thoroughly disgusted.

August 10, 2012 | Hilda Harwell Camden | Letters


Get off Haley’s back

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Governor Haley of wrong doing a second time. Charges brought this time at the behest of "Citizen Rainey" (so dubbed by this newspaper earlier in the year), and no doubt with the encouragement of the obese senator from Lexington.

August 10, 2012 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters


Hot flashes

The recent 109 degree temperature made me remember what seemed to be even hotter days. When my younger friends ask me if I ever had hot flashes, I have to laugh. Since I taught in an unair-conditioned school where required apparel was a dress, slip, underwear and stockings I was always in a state of hot flashes. If I ever had a medical hot flash, I do not know. School began in August. In a matter of minutes, not one thread of clothing was dry. In fact, at lunch, when allowed, I went home, took a bath, changed clothes, and ...

August 08, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mary Ruth Geddings Black

Mary Ruth Geddings Black, 85, widow of Clyde Joseph Black, Jr., died Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.

August 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kenneth Bridgers

Mr. Bridgers passed on August 5th due to complication of Cancer. He was 69. Graveside service for Kenneth Lucian Bridgers will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will meet at Shoney's in Lugoff at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and will receive friends Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project

August 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


‘Lawful concealed weapons welcome here’

Within minutes of the movie theater shooting in Colorado, the news media was on the scene, filming the resulting chaos. One of the cameramen panned across the sign on the front of the theater that said "No Concealable Weapons Allowed." No doubt he was trying to depict the irony of the message in light of the situation.

August 08, 2012 | Charles Gaston Lugoff | Letters


Reid’s lie

If we tried to count the politicians who have played fast and loose with the truth, it would be an impossible task. The art of embellishment rises to high levels when some candidates and office-holders assess their own abilities and accomplishments. But Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader, has sunk to new levels with his completely unsubstantiated charges against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

August 08, 2012 | | Editorials


First lady blues

WASHINGTON -- Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: "The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does."

August 08, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Chick-filA controversy?

In Friday's Chronicle-Independent, Miciah Bennett's column entitled "Chick-Fil-A's stance on gay marriage not surprising" was very well thought-out, well expressed and accurate, in my opinion.

August 08, 2012 | WW. (Woodie) Dixon Jr. Camden | Letters


KCSD changes meal plans to follow new guidelines

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will implement substantial changes to its school meal programs starting with the 2012-13 school year as part of federal requirements to improve students' nutrition.

August 08, 2012 | | Education


Ariail for Aug. 8, 2012

August 08, 2012 | | Ariail


Pet talk - Aug. 8, 2012

In our last installment, Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), shared suggestions for keeping cats and dogs safe from potentially toxic human foods. This week she discusses some common over-the-counter and prescription medications that are toxic to pets.

August 08, 2012 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Feature photo: Cooling off

August 08, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Deadline nears to secure Cup reserved parking spaces

Previous year's box seat and reserved parking space holders have until Friday, Feb. 13, to secure their spaces for the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

February 11, 2015 | | Equine


KCPRD offers youth baseball umpires' certification clinics

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those individuals seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors baseball games this spring and summer.

February 11, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Feb. 9, 2015

February 09, 2015 | | Ariail


Time to start thinking about the Cup

Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.

January 07, 2015 | | Equine


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