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Mother and son at odds over religious tradition

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.

December 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Champe, Ray, Brazell are LFD Firefighters of the Year

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.

December 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Morgan gets 4 percent raise

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."

December 24, 2013 | | Education


A bum year in Washington

WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.

December 24, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Mystery cup

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.?

December 24, 2013 | | Viewpoint


Timeless classic

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:

December 24, 2013 | | Editorials


Cub Scouts receive ‘Arrow of Light’ award

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:

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


Marine Corps, KershawHealth’s Toys for Tots campaign a success

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.

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


For the Record - Dec. 25, 2013

Real estate transactions

December 24, 2013 | | For the Record


AJ girls upend Lady Knights

A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.

December 23, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin girls in Y.C. Winborn Classic at Rock Hill (BB - TBA)

December 23, 2013 | | Sports


John Reynolds

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.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Richard Kirkland’s historic, heroic deed reaches 151 years

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.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary hosts Lights of Love campaign

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Christmas tree memories

Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.

December 23, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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New CLASS room

The Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society recently moved to a new home, The Venue, located at 1020 Broad St. in downtown Camden. Members Barbara Wilkes ...

March 24, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


ATEC Spring Plant Sale slated for April 3-7

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of FFA will hold its annual spring plant sale April 3 through 7 on the ATEC campus at ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


2017 Junior Miss and Miss LE

March 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Graduation is almost here

It is almost here … Graduation day for the class of 2017. This day that has seemed so far away for so long is now right ...

March 24, 2017 | Logan Coates | People & Places


Emanuel: Love is the Answer at FAC April 4

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present Emanuel: Love is the Answer an original multimedia ballet produced by the Columbia City Ballet ...

March 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping kids go to Camp Woodie

Camden Walmart Store Manager Missy Foster presents a $2,000 check to, from left, Leon Prosser and Paul Napper, members of the Wateree Chapter of ...

March 24, 2017 | | Kershaw County


GARY D. GREGORY

Funeral service for Gary Deland "Hootie" Gregory, 70, will be held today at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Richard ...

March 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS MISSOURI

Mr. Thomas Missouri, 68, of Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 17, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Memorial Services will be ...

March 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


Four years strong

Dave's Place, a family restaurant in Elgin, recently celebrated its four year anniversary. The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to ...

March 21, 2017 | | Business


Three new Guardians ad Litem sworn in

Three members of the Kershaw County community were sworn in by the Honorable Dana A. Morris as volunteers in the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad ...

March 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCS names honor rolls, spelling club students

The following students were named to the Cornerstone Christian School honor roll for the third nine weeks period:

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Ariail - March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Robert Ariail

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations to nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail, who was honored this past weekend by the S.C ...

March 21, 2017 | | Editorials


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