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Thomas E. McLester

Thomas E. (Daddy Mac) McLester, of Camden, peacefully departed this earthly life on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Kershaw Health Medical Center to join our Heavenly Father and rest in His eternal home. "Daddy Mac" as he was affectionately called was born in Bethune, South Carolina, on December 22, 1911. He was the son of the late Thomas M. & Elise M. McLester. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold McLester. After teaching for 36 years in Kershaw County, he retired in 1976. At an early age, he was baptized and entered into a lifetime affiliation with Trinity United Methodist ...

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rec notes -- May 4, 2012

Registration for swim lessons will begin April 30 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

May 04, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- May 4, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of May 7-11:

May 04, 2012 | | Education


Making student loans 'cool'

President Obama "slow jams the news?" Is this a nakedly bold pitch for the youth vote or what?

May 04, 2012 | | Columns


Voter registration deadline approaches

The deadline to register to vote in June's party primaries is May 12, according to officials with the S.C. Election Commission.

May 04, 2012 | | Politics


Pets of the week -- May 4, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Squab, a petite black and white bulldog mix dog, and an orange and white tabby cat. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

May 04, 2012 | | Pets


Blackmon seeks election to school board

Former North Central High School (NCHS) coach Ron Blackmon is seeking election to Seat 9 of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

May 04, 2012 | | Politics


Vera V. Stevens

Funeral service for Vera Viola Stevens, 60,of Cassatt, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Stevens-Ray Memorial Park, Cassatt. The Rev. Tim Shirley and the Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lugoff, Church of God.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


George Ralph Barnes

George Ralph Barnes, 77, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, of complications from a stoke he suffered many years ago.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 4, 2012

May 04, 2012 | | Ariail


When there's no path, make a trail

I can hardly say this was a bolt from the blue. I mean I've always known this day would come. I've had a generous 17 years to prepare for this crossroad in my life. This should be an easy transition for all involved, right? Ok, maybe not exactly. Wow. Graduation announcements? Cap and gown? Excuse the cliché, but where has the time gone? The pace in which time flies by is alarming. And when I pause and reflect too intensely on the image of my oldest son graduating high school, it almost feels hard to breath. It's ...

May 04, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon set for May 19

The second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by the Camden First United Methodist Women.

May 04, 2012 | | Localife


Frederick George William Rehm Jr.

A mass of Christian burial for Frederick George William Rehm, Jr., 94, of Camden, will be celebrated at 11:00AM, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. A reception will follow in St. Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Rehm's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC, 29020, or the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rosa Lee Bracey Jones

Rosa Lee B. Jones, 73, of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., formerly of Camden, passed away on March 29, 2012.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary "Penny" McDuffie

Ms. Mary "Penny" McDuffie, 81, of 5724 TB. Wright Road, Rembert, S.C. formerly of 947 Wateree Blvd., passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Rembert, S.C., with burial to follow at Cedar's Cemetery, Camden.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


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$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world's wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year's Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.

October 21, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys 'R' Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad."

October 21, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement

A new debate over same-sex marriage in Idaho may come down to a single point: whether ordained Christian pastors can only be protected when they perform marriage ceremonies in a church.

October 21, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

"ILLUSIONS OF FATE," by Kiersten White, HarperTeen, $17.99, 275 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

October 21, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | National


Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.

October 20, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.

October 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus?

Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD KSL | National


Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America's coal industry.

October 20, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.

October 20, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Films with women leads are scarce

This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.

October 20, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Wage gender gap might be hurting women's retirement plan

Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.

October 20, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Are small high schools showing performance boost?

New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Eight tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.

October 20, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


Poorest in many Third World countries send kids to private school

When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a "headmaster." But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Ebola, math and next steps

Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.

October 20, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | National


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