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Police reports and FOI Act

A bill has been introduced in the S.C. House of Representatives that would, in effect, give police agencies in the state the right to withhold all incident reports, a move that would strike a serious blow to the public's right to know via the state's Freedom of Information Act. The legislation, known as H. 4740, was introduced by Rep. Chris Murphy of Summerville and co-sponsors include such powerful lawmakers as Rep. Bobby Harrell, the Speaker of the House, and Rep. James Harrison, chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

February 17, 2012 | | Editorials


County wrestlers vying for spots in state championships

Lugoff-Elgin will send one wrestler from each of the 14 weight divisions into the two-day 4A Upper State wrestling championships which open tonight at Laurens High School.

February 17, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Ready to get his kicks at USC-Upstate

February 17, 2012 | | Sports


Legislative delegation seeks input on new precinct name

The Kershaw County Delegation is seeking input from voters in the Camden 3 and Camden 4 precincts on ideas of a name for a new combined precinct that will vote at Camden Elementary School.

February 15, 2012 | | Politics


Letitia Sikes

Graveside inurnment services for Letitia Sandlin Sikes, 79, of Camden will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Bostic Sandlin Cemetery, Corn Mill Road, Beulaville, NC. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 7:00 -8:00 PM with a prayer service beginning at 7:15 PM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1301 Mill Street Camden, SC Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sikes's memory to Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, 1619 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Fred Shipton

A celebration of life service for Fred Shipton, 82, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines, the Rev. Kirk Baker, and the Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Linda J. Horton

Funeral service for Linda Joyce Horton, 64, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Refuge Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Broughton will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday at 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Louise Ella Lee

Mrs. Louise Ella Lee, of Camden, died Tuesday, February 13, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Lee family.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Reddick

Funeral service for James Reddick, 64, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Unity United Methodist Church Family Center Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Augustus Rodgers will officiate.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Annual Gospel Fest, Heritage Tea planned at FAC

The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is pleased to announce two annual events celebrating Black History Month. The seventh annual Gospel Fest takes place Feb. 18, followed by the Heritage Tea Celebration on Feb. 19. This dedicated committee has put together these special programs celebrating the spirit of community with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) The special sponsorship of this weekend's celebration is provided by the Piggly Wiggly of Camden.

February 15, 2012 | | Localife


Leroy Goodwin

Mr. Leroy Goodwin, 63, of 1054-C Gray Fox Road, Lugoff, died Saturday, February 11, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Goodwin Family.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Price House to host annual Black History Month exhibit

Camden's historic Price House at the corner of Broad and York Streets will host The annual Black History exhibit will be held at Camden's historic Price House at the corner of Broad and York Streets Feb. 22 to 25, from noon to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., Sunday, February 26, Camden Second Presbyterian, located at 816 Market Street, will host the annual Sunday evening Black History Month program. Both events are free and open to the public.

February 15, 2012 | | Localife


Camden man arrested in counterfeiting scam

A 40-year-old Camden man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly used counterfeit money to buy a McDonald's Happy Meal.

February 15, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Griffin to be guest speaker for Joseph B. Kershaw Camp

Chuck Horton, Commander of the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in Camden, announced that their guest speaker for the Feb. 16 meeting, Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Camden Seafood Hut, will be Civil War Historian Dr. John Griffin, who has spoken to their Camp on several previous occasions.

February 15, 2012 | | Localife


Citizen Rainey

John Rainey is wearing a coat and tie as he strides slowly across the grass of his 17-acre estate -- called Fox Watch Farm -- which is just outside the small town of Camden. It's after midday, and the sun is turning the nearby dogwood trees gold.

February 15, 2012 | (This story was originally published in the weekly newspaper Free Times of Columbia.) By COREY HUTCHINS | Politics


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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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