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Lessons for life

On Tuesdays at Midway Elementary School, second-grade classes are often found being led by a special instructor. Kershaw County Deputy Mechelle Cobb enriches the students' usual social studies lessons with instruction on the importance of law enforcement in the community and strategies for dealing with conflict and bullying. Cobb also serves as a mentor for students. She works with students YaKeem Knox, MaKhi Holmes, Summer Martin and Matty Stephens. Cobb and students Summer Martin, Yakeem Knox and Chris Crane visit with K-9 deputy Hailey and Lt. Ty Cobb.

March 21, 2012 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- March 22, 2012

March 21, 2012 | | Ariail


In service to others

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognized several public safety officers during a ceremony March 5. In appreciation for their service to the community, Post 17 presented each of the officers with a custom-made plaque crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly.

March 21, 2012 | | Military


S.C. ranks near bottom again

South Carolinians shouldn't be surprised to see the state rank poorly in yet another survey. It seems the Palmetto State is forever being relegated to the bottom tier in all kinds of indicators. Some of them, of course, don't have much validity. But the latest one, in which only five states are ranked lower than South Carolina in susceptibility to political corruption, is particularly unnerving because it's one that could be avoided with a modicum of care from legislators.

March 21, 2012 | | Editorials


Coldwell Banker goes Platinum

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has been named a Platinum level firm by the Cartus Broker Network in four of its Carolinas' markets, including the Midlands, Charleston and Sumter markets in South Carolina and the Charlotte market in North Carolina. Platinum is the highest of the Excellence Award recognition levels presented to qualifying principal brokers. Only 17 percent of the network's principal brokers received Excellence Award recognition for 2012.

March 21, 2012 | | Business


Richard Paul "Ricky" Taylor

A memorial service for Richard Paul "Ricky" Taylor, 23, Lugoff, will be held Tuesday at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

March 21, 2012 | | Obituaries


NCHS names honor students

North Central High School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 21, 2012 | | Education


C-I in step with mainstream media

As with much of the mainstream media, your edition March 9 is a poster child for what is wrong with the mainstream media and possibly a plausible explanation as to why printed media has fallen onto hard times. A previous editorial by Martin Cahn wherein he rather pompously pronounced that his opinion -- he is a journalist whatever that is -- is vastly superior to the great unwashed's opinion. A fair presumption would be those that are not "journalists."

March 21, 2012 | David Dean Lugoff | Letters


A century of cherry blossoms

Into every life, they say, a little rain must fall. And a little snow as well. In fact, here in Washington, some are rooting for snow before spring arrives.

March 21, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Yesteryear -- March 21, 2012

Photo cutline – The guest bedroom at Aberdeen features magnificent old furniture and a beautiful antique quilt. Lovely width its pink color scheme, it has welcomed several Miss South Carolinas and two Miss Americas. This 1810 vintage home will be on the JKA Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens April 11.

March 21, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Honor unveiled

South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean H. Toal (left) stands with retiring 5th Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. following the unveiling of a commemorative portrait at the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. Kinard has served on the bench for 24 years. Toal said Kinard is the "gold standard" of circuit court judges and her "go-to judge" for tough cases. "He's one of the brightest minds to serve in South Carolina," Toal said. "He can hear complex cases, absorb and understand all the details and then make a decision."

March 21, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


AgSouth reports earnings of $33.3 million

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $33.3 million during 2011.

March 21, 2012 | | Business


Come out for the ’Cue

The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.

March 21, 2012 | | Localife


Lady Knights break into win column by upending Great Falls, 19-11

After struggling through a rough early start to the season, the North Central High softball team took out their frustrations on the Great Falls Red Devils in a Friday night softball game played at Great Falls.

March 21, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Irick seeks return to school board

Matt Irick has announced his plans to seek re-election to Seat 7 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. He is a certified public accountant and a partner with the accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock, & Godwin LLP in Camden.

March 21, 2012 | | Politics


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Frugal fall fashion for kids

Summer is over, kids are used to the school routine and cooler weather is upon us. It's time to break out the pants, sweaters and your wallet. Dressing kids can be an expensive affair. In my family, due to age and gender differences, I can't often pass clothes down. I've had to get creative to make our wardrobe needs match our clothing budget. Here are five tips to save money and keep the kids warm this fall.

September 26, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


5 religion-related items that went to the highest bidder

During his public appearances, Pope Francis regularly offers blessings, prays with visitors and even poses for selfies. Last week, he acquiesced to perhaps the strangest request yet, agreeing to trade his white skull cap for a newer, matching model.

September 26, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Family 'Kickstarts' for new Christmas tradition in Africa

What started as a simple Christmas gift from a neighbor has turned into a new family tradition. Inside the gift were several knitted snowballs.

September 26, 2014 | | National


Think tanks should think, not act as fundraisers

A recent front-page article in the New York Times revealed that many foreign governments now make large donations to U.S. think tanks, which in turn help those governments gain access to U.S. policymakers, largely by producing and disseminating research that is friendly to those governments.

September 26, 2014 | David Blankenhorn Deseret News | National


4 things you don't want your boss to know

There are some things you might want your boss to know about, like scientific research saying managers who have better relationships with their employees are less stressed. But there are some things that might be worth hiding from your boss. So mum's the word -- we've listed a few of them below.

September 26, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


The Clean Cut:

Two generations of pop-rock music collide in the new music video mash-up "Truly Brave," as Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper combine two of their biggest hits to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Hoda Kotb, a cancer survivor and anchor for NBC's TODAY, brought Bareilles and Lauper together with the vision of creating an anthem for children with cancer.

September 26, 2014 | | National


How TV influences ideas about adulthood

When asked to think of their favorite TV family, many viewers over age 30 might point to "The Waltons" or "The Cosby Show," where the parents were firm and fair authority figures.

September 26, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Halloween season arrives on the backs of 'The Boxtrolls'

If you're ready for Halloween, "The Boxtrolls" is a perfect movie to usher in the season.

September 26, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Confused 'Different Drummers' is playing out of its league

It's too bad the road to cinematic success isn't paved with good intentions.

September 26, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


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 | | Localife


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 | | Localife


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


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