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Fighting two diseases

Two horrific diseases have been brought into the spotlight recently -- ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which has caught the public eye through an "ice bucket challenge," and depression, brought into further consciousness through the tragic suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Attention in such matters is always beneficial, both in terms of raising money to fight the diseases and in making Americans more aware of the challenges of such maladies.

August 15, 2014 | | Editorials


Taming the wilderness

I jokingly call my backyard "the wilderness." My house, built in 1912, sits fairly close to my downtown street, as is the custom in the Historic District in Sumter. The Victorian cast iron fence and neat little patch of grass in my front yard belie what is happening behind my house. The deck at the back of my house overlooks a very deep backyard filled with towering oak and pecan trees. Just over the fence at the rear of the yard is a magnificent willow oak which is probably 100 years old. It rises majestically above all and makes a ...

August 15, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader upset over ‘massacred’ tree

Recently, a moron driving a green tractor, S.C. highway department, I suppose, mutiliated a beautiful tree in a couple's front yard while they were at work.

August 15, 2014 | Mary Moak Brown Elgin | Letters


Dealing with depression

There is help, there is healing. Many descriptions describe the downward plunge; the things that hold you down and the things that take you out. The common known things are drugs, alcohol -- addictions to things with chemical reactions that are bad for the body. The body is a chemical reaction chamber; all it needs is a catalyst and it's a brand new chemical which can put that nail in your coffin. The reactions or side effects are the worst. It's reaction and then interaction and reaction and maybe interaction again.

August 15, 2014 | Linda Sutton-Dutton Camden | Letters


These pets need a fur-ever home!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Maddie, a 8-month-old female cat; Cindy, a 4-year-old Hound mix; Cuddles, a one-year-old male cat who is very friendly and loving and Patch, a 3-month-old Terrier mix that is full of energy and loves to run and play. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The ...

August 15, 2014 | | Pets


Beulah M. Kibler

Ms. Beulah M. Kibler, 89, of 1288 Timber Creek Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sandra Lee Lemons

A graveside memorial service for Sandra Lee Lemons, 47, of Clinton, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, August, 16, 2014 in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery in Cassatt, SC. Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - Aug. 15, 2014

Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com

August 15, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Alan Harley Palmer, Sr.

Alan Harley Palmer, Sr., 80, of Dalzell, SC, widower of Jean Wheaton Palmer, died Monday, August 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to a charity of one's choice.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myths about the social safety net

"Some of my friends are destitute. Some of them are beggars/But, for me, there's a subsidy if I spend my whole life preggers."

August 13, 2014 | | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 | | Ariail


Candidate Clinton?

If there was doubt about whether Hillary Clinton will jump into the 2016 presidential race, it was largely dispelled earlier this week when she conducted a wide-ranging interview in which she spelled out many of her foreign-policy differences with President Obama, who was her boss until she stepped down as secretary of state 19 months ago. During her tenure at the State Department, Clinton remained a loyal soldier, though she now reveals she didn't enthusiastically support all the initiatives that were required of her by Obama.

August 13, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Aug. 13, 2014

Sun shines on River Rat Regatta

August 13, 2014 | | Yesteryear


I have two beerkats

Yippee! It is August! We all know what that means. Is it the month when we celebrate Augustus Caesar? No. Is it the month when we have our sweat glands all working at full tilt? No. Is it the month that we get the air conditioning bill and faint dead away because it is higher than the GNP of Costa Rica? No.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


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August 13, 2014 | | Education


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KCMA Member-Guest music showcase is Sunday

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA,) an affiliate organization of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold its annual Member-Guest Showcase in ...

May 12, 2017 | | Arts


Happy Birthday, Liza Holloman Duncan

Lizan Holloman Duncan celebrated her 95th birthday May 6 with her family at the Springhill Community Center in Kershaw County. She is the daughter of ...

May 12, 2017 | | People & Places


Monroe-Wooten engagement

Dr. and Mrs. James Robert Monroe, Jr. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Eliizabeth Monroe, to Bedford McNair Wooten. Bedford is ...

May 12, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Final 2016-17 LGC meeting is Monday

The Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday at the home of Sarah Holmberg on Lake Road in Ridgeway. Co-hostess is Gay Lilly. This is the club ...

May 12, 2017 | | People & Places


Looking back on a great year

Getting to my junior year seemed to take an eternity, but as quickly as it started, it is now coming to a close. This year ...

May 12, 2017 | By Emily Seay, senior Lugoff-Elgin High School | High School Columns


Pierce to defend AAA title in state meet

Five Kershaw County athletes --- representing all three county high schools --- will compete in the two-day South Carolina High School League state track and field championships ...

May 12, 2017 | | Sports


Reading does make you well rounded!

Right on, Mr. Cahn! I couldn't agree more with the May 5 column, "Reading makes you well-rounded."

May 12, 2017 | Amber Conger, Director Kershaw County Library | Letters


Adjust your headlamp

Two weeks ago on a trail found somewhere between the middle of nowhere and a dense forest, 67 passionate, energetic hikers began a 30-mile walk ...

May 12, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Do-right women in a do-wrong world

WASHINGTON -- For those lately bereft of leadership, the past few days have provided both a respite and a reason for hope.

May 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - May 12, 2017

Real estate transactions

May 12, 2017 | | For the Record


United Way of Kershaw County meets fundraising goal

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is celebrating reaching its goal of $800,000 for 2017. The UWKC wants to congratulate the community for ...

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


PLAY to host All-America town halls

Kershaw County's PLAY Foundation -- whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the county while enhancing social and physical development of county ...

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCTC pins nurses, pharmacy techs

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned nine pharmacy technicians and 48 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held ...

May 12, 2017 | | Education


KCSO receives national awards

On the heels of earning its sixth consecutive DUI Enforcement Agency of the Year Award for departments with 51-100 officers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's ...

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin student inducted into national honor society

Spartanburg Methodist College student Olivia P. Burley of Elgin was recently inducted into Psi Beta, the national Psychology honor society for students at two-year colleges.

May 12, 2017 | | Education


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