Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.
During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.
Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."
WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.
Help the Chronicle-Independent solve a mystery! Can you identify this mystery tennis trophy cup, or explain how it ended up more than 2,700 miles away in Yakima, Wash.?
We offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:
Cub Scout Pack 303 held their holiday banquet, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The program started with Bill Beale leading the Scouts in Christmas carols. Pastor Steve Patterson had the benediction, Cub Master Norman Gullard had the opening ceremony and Jim Bradshaw welcomed guest and leaders. The Scouts had a surprise guest -- Mrs. Santa Claus! She gave each Scout a gift. The Scouts then held an impressive candle lighting ceremony to open the awards ceremony. The following Scouts received awards:
Christmas morning will be happier for hundreds of children in Kershaw County thanks to the efforts of the Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" campaign, KershawHealth employees and a host of local partners. More than 900 toys destined for local children were collected during the "Stuff an Ambulance" drive on December 7. The toys will be distributed by volunteers from the Marine Corps Reserves. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help them become responsible, productive andpatriotic citizens.
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A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin girls in Y.C. Winborn Classic at Rock Hill (BB - TBA)
Funeral services for John Mack Reynolds, 97, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Saturday, December 21, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Memorials may be made in his memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.
The famed "Angel of Marye's Heights," Richard Rowland Kirkland of Camden and Kershaw County and his historic deed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 was 151 years ago this December and is still remembered and honored in both Camden and Fredericksburg, Va.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.
Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.
It's that time of the year again – time for good food, family gatherings, holiday cheer, counting of the blessings, all that.
By the time you guys put on your peepers to read this, I will be in Summerville either sleeping hard or my mother will be ...
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change ...
There is an organization that meets every third Wednesday of the month at noon that believes in collaborating with each other to better aide Kershaw ...
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own: Mali, a K9 narcotics dog.
A-Fee-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes agreement and proposal to sell property to an incoming new industry were among a number of items, including meeting times and holiday schedules, that ...
Dr. Margaret A. "Marge" McLaughlin of Camden, SC, daughter of the late Dr. James R. McLaughlin and Lorene Englehardt McLaughlin, died peacefully on November 14 ...
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Myrtle Elizabeth "Libby" Estridge Pate, 78, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday ...
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Walter Ronald "Ronnie" Thompkins, 67, of Camden, SC, will be held at 12:00 Noon, Friday, November ...
A trio of Camden residents helped the Red Roses tennis team, based out of Rock Hill, to the USTA Southern Sectional 65-plus tennis title. The ...
North Central running back/defensive back Cedrick Cunningham has been named as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football.