Recent revelations that the government is carrying out secret domestic surveillance programs on businesses, coming on the heels of other snooping incidents by the Justice Department, are chilling and go to the very basic tenets of freedom in this country. The serious nature of this surveillance is highlighted by the fact that many members of both parties -- and they seldom seem to agree on anything -- are aghast at some of the things that are happening.
Time and again, I am moved to emotion at the goodness of Americans particularly in instants of unexpected and horrific circumstances - natural disasters, terrorism, and life-shattering violence. It can be difficult knowing how to talk to our children about the loss and the fear surrounding events like 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, the Boston Marathon, tornados in Oklahoma, among others. Unluckily, the majority of our kids have seen the disturbing images on television from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers to the devastation in Oklahoma to the unspeakable carnage in Boston. At times, it may seem impossible to ...
June 07, 2013|
By Paula Joseph
C-I contributing columnist
The Chronicle-Independent, courtesy of the S.C. News Exchange, will now periodically feature editorial cartoons by Walt Inabinet of the The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. According to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA), Inabinet recently placed second in the SCPA News Contest's All Daily Division Cartoon category. He has been a local television news anchor, owned and published a weekly newspaper in Bamberg County and is "semi-retired" from Inabinet Communications, the marketing and public relations firm he founded in 1991.
A few days ago I had the honor of attending a memorial service for Marlene Tolleson, a quiet servant at the Kershaw County Council on Aging. For more than 20 years, she worked tirelessly on behalf of those who needed her most, our seniors. An advocate, a counselor and sometimes firm encourager, the folks she served knew that they had a friend and advocate in Marlene.
June 07, 2013|
Donald P. Supplee, president
United Way of Kershaw County
A Celebration of Life Service for Margaretha "Greta" Powers, 80, will be held Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kershaw Health Hospice.
Funeral service for Ms. Lois Outten, 76, of 1218 McRae Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral Services for James Preston "Foots" Hasty, 74, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Trent McLaghlin and The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nellie Watts Creed, 101, died June 1, 2013. Born May 23, 1912 in Lugoff, SC, she was the youngest child of George Franklin and Annie Rabon Watts. She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Smyrl Alvin Creed, her brother, George Bell Timmerman Watts of Great Falls, and her sister, Anna Kate Watts of Lugoff.
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Bentley Richard Stogsdill III, 62, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 7, 2013 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in his memory to Camp Burnt Gin, Box 101106, Columbia, SC, 29211, attention Margie Horton, or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.