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Facilitating children's playtime and events

Recently, I had a couple of sweet granddaughters for a sleepover. It was long-anticipated and long overdue. They were so happy to see each other, one being six and the other seven. I wanted everything to be perfect. I planned the snacks, the games, the movies, the activities and everything down to a tee. The one thing I didn't factor in was their needs.

September 26, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National


How spouses can avoid arguing over faith and God

A mix of faiths, belief systems and values saturate the American cultural climate. It's been that way for a while, and it's something that people navigate every day.

September 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


PTHS 2nd graders create replica of Camden

Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.

September 26, 2014 | | People & Places


South Carolina State Guard and Red Cross host Hurricane Hike

The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.

September 26, 2014 | | People & Places


The nation turns its back on your Casters

If you have driven past the offices of the Chronicle-Independent over the past day or so, one thing you will not see is the portable studio of ESPN's College Gameday being set up on the property.

September 26, 2014 | | Sports


Murphy wins $50 first prize

Margaret Murphy was the only entrant to miss just one of the 14 games listed and won last weekend's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

September 26, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 | | Ariail


Term limits

The concept of term limits became popular a number of years ago, but has since waned. Limits were enacted in many states across the country and in many of those, were repealed either through legal challenges or political considerations. Of course, it's not a new idea; the 22nd amendment to the constitution, ratified in 1951, prescribes that no person can serve more than two terms as president. It was passed largely because Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times and much of this country felt such longevity wasn't good for the country -- too much power invested in one ...

September 26, 2014 | | Editorials


From the mailbag

• My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County tells me that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Palestine.

September 26, 2014 | | Columns


Reader urges city residents to vote

The election for two new members of the Camden City Council is on the ballot for Nov. 4. Voters should be reminded to vote for two of the three candidates. Two of the three candidates will be elected. Candidates for the office include Bob Williams, life-long resident of Camden and owner of Bob Williams Auto Body Repair; Deborah Davis, manager of the Habitat for Humanity Store; and Jeffrey Graham of Graham Realty and former mayor. The new council members will replace Walter Long and Willard Polk who have provided excellent service to the citizens for many years.

September 26, 2014 | James E. Parrish Jr. Camden | Letters


Cry, you’re on hidden camera

WASHINGTON -- Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

September 26, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Keith Thomas Carney

Mr. Keith Thomas Carney, 57, of 425 N. Kings Hwy. Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday September 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at 1st Kershaw Baptist Church in Kershaw SC. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mary Ann Davis Fetner

Funeral service for Mary Ann Davis Fetner, 76, will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ten at the Top

This week more than 800 movers and shakers from 10 Upstate counties gathered in Greenville. It was an amazing event because of (1) what they said, (2) what they did not say and (3) what it means for the rest of the state.

September 26, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher

Funeral service for Ms. Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher, 92, of 2115 Owen Road in Camden, will be held Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on South Broad with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Viewing will be held Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. with visitation from 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M at Collins Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Big bass

Twins James and Caroline Reames, both 11, of Camden, recently landed these lunkers while fishing on family property in Kershaw County. The big fish, both ...

September 12, 2017 | | People & Places


For the Record - Sept. 12, 2017

Real estate transactions

September 12, 2017 | | For the Record


KC farmers could qualify for federal funds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications from South Carolina farmers, ranchers and private landowners for ...

September 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Rushing entering 2018 sheriff’s race

Jack Y. Rushing III, of Camden, who is currently the operational captain at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, announced in a press release Wednesday ...

September 08, 2017 | | Politics


KC urges pond owners to lower water levels

Out of extreme precaution, The Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services urges Kershaw County property owners to lower the water levels of private ...

September 08, 2017 | | Kershaw County


New Guardians ad Litem on the job

Two new Guardians ad Litem were recently sworn in by the Honorable Dana Morris as volunteers in the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL ...

September 08, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Bowers gets an ace

Lynn Bowers of Camden scored a hole in one while playing a recent round of golf over the Fox Creek Golf Course in Lydia.

September 08, 2017 | | Golf


Ariail - Sept. 8, 2017

September 08, 2017 | | Ariail


Hurricane Irma

By the time our readers see this, chances are we will all have a better idea of what to expect out of Hurricane Irma, the ...

September 08, 2017 | | Editorials


Storytelling songs

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no ...

September 08, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The real America

I believe it to be a reasonable assumption that lately in our country there has been a state of division, if you will. What we ...

September 08, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The new downtown

There's a revolution brewing and it's not what you think.

September 08, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Writer has a dilemma

I have a dilemma that hopefully some of you may have the solution to. We have a president that we duly elected by giving him ...

September 08, 2017 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Where does racism come from?

Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion ...

September 08, 2017 | Vickie Porter Camden | Letters


Celebrating 50 years of bliss

Mark and Pamela Derr married September 2, 1967, in Unadilla, N.Y.

September 08, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


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