Like many others across this country, we were surprised -- maybe "shocked" would be a better word -- when Sen. John McCain named then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. McCain was already facing headwinds in the general election, and the choice of Palin gave him a quick boost in the polls. But as people found out more about the chief executive of the frozen state, they decided she didn't have the qualifications to stand a heartbeat away from the presidency, as some like to refer to the vice presidency. We shared those views; while we found her an engaging ...
Team building with the right mix of fun and learning will be part of Camp Alpha Summer, to be held July 11-15 for youngsters ages 8 to 12.
I recently received my updated property appraisal notice and was quite surprised. I was surprised with the reassessment because the value is higher than previous years. And although we've maintained the property in good shape we have not made any expansions or improvements. This property was acquired in 2005 and, based on my limited understanding of appraisals and reappraisals and the associated state laws, my belief would be that it was based on the so-called and recently controversial "point of sale" appraisal. The increased value is even more surprising since this property was acquired at or near the peak ...
New at Old Armory Steaks and Seafood -- outside dining. Restaurant owner Demetrios Voulgarelis says diners will enjoy the open air dining patio, complemented by fans and a cooling mist system and enhanced with landscaping. "Come and experience it today, and enjoy our summer drink specials," says Voulgarelis. Old Armory Steaks and Seafood -- which Voulgarelis says offers "great food, great service, great value, guaranteed to meet everyone's taste buds and budget" -- is located at 514 Rutledge St. in Camden. The phone number is 432-3222. "Come join us for our summer meals and try our fabulous desserts, which I personally make ...
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Photo cutline -- Receives Award -- Dr. Gilbert Woolard of Camden receives award for establishing a comprehensive Adult Education Program at the Kershaw County Vocational Center and for offering occupational training for adults attending the center. Making the presentation is J. K. East, director of the State Department of Education's Adult Education Office.
The Thomas E. McLester Scholarship awards have been presented, for the second year, to two Kershaw County graduates with high aspirations for their future education and professional careers.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Parent volunteers at Lugoff Elementary School were recognized for contributing more than 300 hours of service to the school during the 1975-76 school year. The parents honored were (seated, from left) Mrs. Margaret DeGroat, Mrs. Carolyn McDole, Mrs. Betty Medlin, Mrs. Bonnie Belger, (standing) Mrs. George O'Hara, Mrs. Janice Lankford, Mrs. Mary Wright, Mrs. Yvonne Peake and Mrs. Mary Jones, curriculum coordinator. Not pictured were Mrs. Reid Earnhart, Mrs. Beverly Baumback, Mrs. Dean Colvin, Mrs. Janet Greigel, Mrs. Sara Shirley ...
The second annual Camden Bone and Joint Golf Scramble will be held on Thursday, June 23 at the Camden Country Club.
Hello, my name is Jim and I'm a hypochondriac.
Janice S. Brightwell, who spent much of her life in Monmouth County, New Jersey, died at Toumey Hospital in Sumter, South Carolina on Monday, May 30. Her death was reported by her daughter Patricia Topping. Mrs. Brightwell had been living with her daughter at her daughter's farm in Rembert, SC for the past several years.
When you never missed a tennis match in your four-year college career, it is only fitting that you would be the recipient of an award appropriately named, "The Rock."
About a year ago, I wrote an article titled, "I didn't marry my soul mate." I was very honest about a period of time in my marriage when both of us wondered if we had chosen incorrectly and even if we had settled. During those times I wondered what my life would have been like had I married "the other guy."
LOS ANGELES -- More than 80 percent of Americans profess a belief in God, but Hollywood has been slow to offer content that engages people of faith.
It's already September. Time to go back to school.
The earth is the third rock from the sun. Ireland and Scotland combined are 84 percent of that chunk. Visiting these grand lands confirms that notion. There are so many rocks in these Gaelic territories that everything is made from them. Walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles -- did I mention walls? -- abbeys and monasteries all are rock solid.
Fall won't officially arrive until Sept. 23, but don't tell that to purveyors of pumpkin spice.
Single men and women make up roughly one-third of the United States population, a Match survey found.
Banging your head against the wall and murmuring bad words under your breath is counterproductive. Kids are messy. They just are. They have better things to do than pick up their messes. It's all right there in their owner's manual -- in between learn to walk and never play with matches -- make messes.
Pope Francis has been America's darling for more than a year now.
A new 44 country survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project found that "a global median of 60 percent (of respondents) see their country's economy performing poorly."
With the Ice Bucket Challenge's cool wave of influence slowing down, a new trend has emerged on Facebook. Friends have tagged users, asking them to name the most important books of their lives in their status updates.
Just three weeks ago, Kathy Taylor received a devastating diagnosis. The mother of five, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was told she had an aggressive form of melanoma that had spread throughout her body.
Marriage is becoming a hot topic among sociologists, who debate if social policy should be encouraging the institution of marriage or focusing on bolstering relationship traits that seem to go along with marriage.
Spiritual experiences don't just happen in the pews.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the lungs. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral fiber the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says was once "added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance."
A father raised thousands of dollars on Kickstarter with three successful projects, allowing him to not only fulfill a lifelong dream, but also to support his family during a period of unemployment.