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Husband refuses to work, wife at wits end

Dear Annie: I married "Theo" three years ago. The marriage started out OK, but then I discovered he had a drug addiction. After a great deal of pushing from me, Theo finally got clean two years ago. The problem is, he has not held down a job since he moved in with me six years ago, while I have worked a full-time third shift to support my children and household. It's not enough to make ends meet.

May 11, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Laverne N. Lynch Sr.

Funeral service for Laverne Nelson Lynch, Sr., 68, of Cassatt, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, Camden. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Curtis David Speights

Funeral service for Curtis David Speights, 63, of Charlotte, North Carolina and formerly of Camden, will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Life In The Word Outreach Ministry.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Doris E. Williams

Funeral service for Doris Elaine Williams, 63, will be held Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to SCOA Cares Foundation, PO Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


CHS girls host Cobras tonight in soccer tourney opener

Putting the wraps on a third consecutive undefeated Region 6-AAA championship with a 9-0 road win over Darlington last Tuesday, the Camden High girls soccer team heads into tonight's AAA state tournament opener with a full head of steam.

May 09, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden in AAA Lower State golf tournament at Darlington Country Club (9 a.m.); Cane Bay at Camden in first round of girls' AAA state soccer playoffs (6:30 p.m.)

May 09, 2011 | | Sports


Ms. Jackson, Mr. Luther plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Jackson of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Whitney Leigh Jackson of Lugoff, to Mr. William Michael Luther of Cheraw. He is the son of Mrs. Bunny and the late Dale Luther of Cheraw.

May 09, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Boswell Earl Hunter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23, 2011 at a party with their family. Earl and Doris were married on May 2,1961. They have three children, Richard Hunter (Myrtle) and Donna Maiden (Todd) of Lugoff and Chris Hunter (Michelle) of Goose Creek. They are proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

May 09, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Elementary School wins $500 in the Clinic Classic Challenge

The Community Medical Clinic issued a challenge to kids 12 and under in Kershaw County schools to enter the largest team in the Clinic Classic 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run. More than 85 students, teachers and family members participated on April 16. George Sensor (far left), owner/operator of McDonald's and lead sponsor of the Clinic Classic, presented the Camden Elementary team with a check for $500, which will be used to purchase physical education equipment. Assistant Principal, Metia Goodwin (far left), thanked McDonald's and the Clinic and promised to compete again in the Clinic Classic Challenge ...

May 09, 2011 | | Localife


Helping teenagers learn the consequences of reckless driving

Dear Annie: You recently printed a "Contract for Drivers," by John Violette. It requires teenage drivers to maintain decent grades, follow all traffic laws and never drive impaired or get in the car with a driver who is. It reminded me of the essay "Dead at 17," which relates what happens when kids don't follow those rules. Every year there are new teenage drivers who haven't seen it. Maybe if parents attach it to the contract, the need to drive safely will have a greater impact. Please print it again. -- Chicago Mom of Three

May 09, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Welcome to Paybackistan

It was a bit startling to watch crowds of mostly college-aged youths raucously celebrating in front of the White House after President Barack Obama reported the death of Osama bin Laden.

May 09, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Bill Couthen

Bill Couthen, 57, of Wells Road, Camden, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Earl Kersey

Funeral services honoring the life of Earl Merle Kersey, 91, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Bishop Foy Connell and Wayne Joyner will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Jerry, David, Brian and Christopher Kersey, Bobby Peebles and Ray Bare. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday, May 9, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Kersey's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 ...

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr.

Mr. Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr., 63, of 1039 Kelly Bridge Road, Bishopville, died Friday. Friends may call at 428 Shady Grove Road, Cassatt.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margaret Reeder

Funeral services for Margaret Henrietta Marsh Reeder, 83, of Lexington, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Oakwood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodridge Memorial park. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Richard Wilson and Rev. Dr. Larry Scott. Serving as pallbearers will be the Deacons of the Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Alzheimer’s hope

Here in Kershaw County there are hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, the cruel malady that attacks the brain. There are millions of Americans across the country who have fallen prey to Alzheimer's, yet research efforts to find a cure have been consistently disappointing over the last few decades. But two researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have been successful in essentially growing Alzheimer's in a petri dish, and scientists hope that's going to be a breakthrough in studying possible new treatments for the disease.

October 17, 2014 | | Editorials


First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock. The dividend to stockholders of record as of Oct 24, 2014 will be payable October 31, 2014.

October 17, 2014 | | Business


A little panic might be helpful

WASHINGTON -- Now, now, let's not panic.

October 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Not just guns - Part Two

Hollywood's most recent spate of pirate movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean series starring Johnny Depp, illustrates the age-old stereotype of "the pirate." Depp is the perfect swaggering pirate, his full head of dreadlocks wrapped in a cloth, waistcoat belted with heavy leather, on occasion an 18th century skirted frock coat and a tricorn hat. Pistols and swords in his belt within easy reach for a fight. Soft leather boots folded down at the top. Swashbuckling at its best. Depp embodies the definitive pirate style.

October 17, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Former superintendent supports Phase 2 referenda

One of the best things about being an educator is the opportunity to share in the success of students' educational careers. Watching students learn to read, speak a foreign language or pass an AP exam are highlights that I've shared with numerous young people over the years, but none of them comes close to what I consider one the best highpoints I ever experienced: the excitement that I saw on the faces of the students from North Central High School years ago when I informed them about the improvements being made to their school as part of Phase 1 ...

October 17, 2014 | Herbert M. Berg, Ed.D., KCSD Superintendent, 2003-2007 Alexandria, Va. | Letters


B&B owner supports Graham

The city of Camden needs experienced professionals, invested citizens working for everyone; the city of Camden needs Jeffrey Graham elected on Nov. 4. Join me in voting for a man with a proven record:

October 17, 2014 | Col. (ret.) Katherine Lemay Brown, USAF Owner, Bloomsbury | Letters


Reader supports Branham

The probate court handles estates, conservatorships and guardianships among other things, all of which are important because they affect the lives of people. When choosing the right candidate for the position of probate judge, we first should take into consideration the candidate's experience and knowledge of the job they are seeking. Debbie Branham is a paralegal with 20 years of experience, handling more than 1,000 probate and estate matters. She has been in the courtroom assisting an attorney in trial. She understands the law, the procedures of the court and the probate process. She has the experience and ...

October 17, 2014 | Richard Lackey Camden | Letters


What parents need to know about 'unrated' DVDs

"World War Z" was released in theaters on June 21, 2013. The zombie apocalypse film, based on the book of the same name by Max Brooks, went on to gross over $200 million domestically and ranked as the 13th highest-grossing film of 2013.

October 15, 2014 | Ben Tullis Deseret News | National


Allergy season not quite over yet

Sneezing, itchy nose and watery eyes -- each a symptom of allergic rhinitis.

October 15, 2014 | Jenniffer Michaelson KSL | National


Twelve-year-old athlete cries foul on Dick's Sporting Goods

Women have made great strides since Title IX banned sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. This piece of legislation signed by President Nixon in 1972 encouraged thousands of young women, once sidelined, to lace up their shoes, grab their gear and change history.

October 15, 2014 | J'Nel Wright FamilyShare | National


Notre Dame offers same-sex couples employee benefits

One of the nation's most recognized Roman Catholic Church-affiliated universities is extending employee benefits to spouses in same-sex marriages. The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to step into the gay marriage debate and appears to contradict current Catholic teaching that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."

October 15, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Catholic synod's new openness toward gays represents tremors rather than earthquake

On Monday, news broke that Catholic leaders might be warming up to homosexual church members. Rather than use the language of disorder and sin, the Synod of Bishops on the family's midterm report said that "homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community."

October 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Put down your camera and see a mongoose

I've traveled often throughout my life, but my recent 4,000-mile road trip across the West took me through some of the most gorgeous terrain I've ever seen.

October 15, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News | National


Five reasons cheapskates make better husbands

There are cheapskates, and then there are extreme cheapskates. It's easy to see a legitimate problem with a family who shares the same bath water or a couple who dumpster dives behind the grocery store for expired food. However, there's nothing wrong with being frugal, even if it means doing things that are out of the ordinary to save.

October 15, 2014 | | National


Everyone is a critic, and that's too many

They say "everyone's a critic." If that is the case, there are a lot of critics in the world. And if each of those critics were to pronounce their opinion two to three times a day, that adds up to a lot of criticism.

October 15, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National


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