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Alzheimer's

More than five million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease, the tragic malady that robs people of their ability to function mentally. Countless others -- family members and friends -- are affected by the dread disease, and researchers have been unable to make significant progress in fighting Alzheimer's. It has long been suspected that a build-up in the brain of a sticky substance called beta amyloid plays a part in the disease, but such hypotheses haven't been proved and treatment and prevention options haven't improved much.

July 13, 2012 | | Editorials


Enrollment open for virtual public school

South Carolina Connections Academy, a virtual public charter school serving students in grades K-12 from across South Carolina, is now open for enrollment. Connections Academy will host an information session Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the AllStaff Occupational Health Services Meeting Facility, 2513 Broad St., in Camden.

July 11, 2012 | | Education


Chesterfield rallies in last at-bat to top KC Northern

Chesterfield scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to overtake Kershaw County Northern 5-4, in the opening game of the District 5 Dixie Youth baseball tournament being played in Pageland.

July 11, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Local florist helps family in need

My name is Betty Wright and I live in Granite Falls, N.C. My family received an emergency phone call from a relative in Camden. I wanted to do something for our relative, and secured the name of JJ Flowers and Gifts from information.

July 11, 2012 | Betty W. Wright Granite Falls, N.C. | Letters


Why was suspect out of jail?

The front page of the July 2 issue chronicles (no pun intended) the lengthy criminal record of a (drive-by shooting) suspect, Bobbin, that includes 10 offenses, including five with a weapon.

July 11, 2012 | Marcia Brown Elgin | Letters


Camden's Rainey: words vs. deeds

CAMDEN -- South Carolina politics never fails to amuse -- and bemuse.

July 11, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A sad day

It is a sad day in America, which is supposed to be land of the free and home of the brave when so many people have voted for no prayer in schools and no National Anthem and if they do they wind up getting sued by someone has never had a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We even have a book, The Holy Bible, to go by, and I want to say to the people who deny him in front of other people. The Bible says and this is Jesus speaking "If you deny me, I ...

July 11, 2012 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters


Campaign ads

It should come as no surprise to Kershaw County voters that when it comes to November's presidential election, money is going to be the name of the game -- specifically, money to spend on advertising, much of it negative attack ads denigrating either Mitt Romney or President Obama, whichever the case may be. Ironically, voters here in South Carolina are being largely spared the endless spate of advertising drivel because the Palmetto State is considered firmly in Romney's camp, with Obama given little or no chance of winning here. Similarly, voters in states like Vermont and Oregon, where the ...

July 11, 2012 | | Editorials


Yesteryear - July 11, 2012

Photo cutline -- JKA students in Washington -- Joseph Kershaw Academy students, enroute to Canada last month, stopped off in Washington, where they were greeted by Sen. Strom Thurmond. They are Pete James, Amelia Wannamaker, Suzanne Ransom, Stephanie Stein, Liza Tanzer, Cindy Helton, Kim Carmichael, Jo Ellen Howle, Sara Wannamaker, Ellen Penman, Tullie Fellers, Barney Ransom, Merri James, Elizabeth Scott, John Radford, Tricia Marshall, Susan Geddings, and Dove Hewson. Standing are Sen. Thurmond and JKA French teacher, Mrs. Gloria Martineau.

July 11, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Camden’s Reynolds takes helm of recreational therapy camp

Camden resident Steve Reynolds has been named as the new executive director of Camp Discovery at His Acres, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recreational therapy camp in Blythewood. Reynolds will work closely with Camp Discovery founder Donna Johnson, who will serve in the role of program director for the recreation therapy camp.

July 11, 2012 | | Business


Tax tips - July 11, 2012

The IRS has expanded its "Fresh Start" initiative by offering more flexible terms to its Offer-in-Compromise Program. These newest rules enable some financially distressed taxpayers to clear up their tax problems even quicker.

July 11, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Two men in custody following break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men after determining they were responsible for breaking into several homes and outbuildings near the town of Kershaw. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews identified the two men as David Patrick Schweikert Jr., 21, and Jeffery Joseph Gray, 22, both living at an address on Old Georgetown Road West.

July 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Scully announces campaign for Camden mayor

Community volunteer Tony Scully is announcing his candidacy for mayor of Camden in the Nov. 6 election. Scully, married to theatre and film actress Joy Claussen Scully, says he will campaign to bring people together again in an open government focusing on economic recovery.

July 11, 2012 | | Politics


Michael Grant

Funeral service for Michael Lee Grant, 45, of Cordova, TN, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Rembert, S.C. with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

July 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Public asked to join 'School Tools'

For the past ten years, Kershaw County residents have helped provide school supplies for more than 2,000 local needy students through the School Tools program. In order to make it even more convenient for persons to participate this year, a special account has been set up at First Citizens Bank where donations can be dropped off or sent through the mail.

July 11, 2012 | | Education


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Twelve-year-old athlete cries foul on Dick's Sporting Goods

Women have made great strides since Title IX banned sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. This piece of legislation signed by President Nixon in 1972 encouraged thousands of young women, once sidelined, to lace up their shoes, grab their gear and change history.

October 15, 2014 | J'Nel Wright FamilyShare | National


Notre Dame offers same-sex couples employee benefits

One of the nation's most recognized Roman Catholic Church-affiliated universities is extending employee benefits to spouses in same-sex marriages. The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to step into the gay marriage debate and appears to contradict current Catholic teaching that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."

October 15, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Catholic synod's new openness toward gays represents tremors rather than earthquake

On Monday, news broke that Catholic leaders might be warming up to homosexual church members. Rather than use the language of disorder and sin, the Synod of Bishops on the family's midterm report said that "homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community."

October 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Put down your camera and see a mongoose

I've traveled often throughout my life, but my recent 4,000-mile road trip across the West took me through some of the most gorgeous terrain I've ever seen.

October 15, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News | National


Five reasons cheapskates make better husbands

There are cheapskates, and then there are extreme cheapskates. It's easy to see a legitimate problem with a family who shares the same bath water or a couple who dumpster dives behind the grocery store for expired food. However, there's nothing wrong with being frugal, even if it means doing things that are out of the ordinary to save.

October 15, 2014 | | National


Everyone is a critic, and that's too many

They say "everyone's a critic." If that is the case, there are a lot of critics in the world. And if each of those critics were to pronounce their opinion two to three times a day, that adds up to a lot of criticism.

October 15, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National


How to get ready for flu season

Grab the tissues and cough drops -- flu season is almost here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. If your family has ever been hit with the flu bug, you know how awful it can be. I don't know whether it's due to good luck or preparation, but it's been several years since my family has been stricken. Get your family in fighting mode against the flu and other germs by doing these six things.

October 15, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


'Ghostbusters' theme song to be released on marshmallow-scented vinyl

NEW YORK CITY -- Something strange will be coming to your neighborhood Oct. 21 when the "Ghostbusters" theme song is released on a marshmallow-scented vinyl record, marking the 30th anniversary of the cult comedy film.

October 15, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | National


Best time to view fall leaves depicted on interactive map

Gazing upon a bright landscape dotted with shades of orange and red is easily one of the best parts of fall.

October 15, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


White House dumped emojis after failing to reach Millennials

In a move less catchy than "Yes we can" and more akin to "We'll try anything once," the White House last week tried integrating emoji into graphics and campaign propaganda to appeal to Millennial voters.

October 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


CASA volunteers step in to help abused

As she waited for her nursing shift to begin, Sharon Aikman scanned her local Indiana newspaper and felt a pang of sadness as she read the headline, "Three children abused by mother and boyfriend."

October 15, 2014 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | National


'Tetris: The Movie' is on its way

In its never-ending quest to find familiar brands to turn into box office hits, Hollywood has looked in some pretty strange places.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger 2’ takes on theaters

According to a surprise announcement, the Weinstein Company's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend," a sequel to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts epic from 2000, will premiere simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix in the first day-and-date release of its kind.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Pizza Hut brings back Book It program

For children growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Pizza Hut's Book It program was a win-win: Read books, collect stickers, earn a free pizza.

October 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Colonel Keith Andrew Barlow

A memorial graveside service with full military honors for Colonel Keith Andrew Barlow, US Army, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in Colonel Barlow's memory to the charity of one's choice.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


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