Robert Ariail's original editorial cartoons will be available for viewing and purchase at City Art in Columbia starting on March 7. Ariail, who was the recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for Individual Artist and the Berryman Award, has agreed to donate his remaining work to the USC Political Collections at the Hollings Library in the near future. Ariail's editorial cartoons are featured in more than 600 newspapers including the Chronicle-Independent.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Major(Retired) US Air Force, Edward Whittaker Bracey Jr., 87, of Camden, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 4th, 2013 at Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Camden with internment to be held immediately afterwards at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. Rev. Thurmond Williams will officiate.
In Wednesday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the final score of the South Carolina High School League's 4A 220-pound state championship between Lugoff-Elgin senior wrestler Allen Jenerette and Nate Meagher of Lexington was incorrect.
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are considering a challenge to the nation's signature voting rights act, which was passed in 1965, during an era when many states did whatever they could to deny the right to vote to blacks. The issues are complex, but the cogent question is whether or not Congress, in reauthorizing certain provisions of the act in 2006, were correct or incorrect in using a formula based on historic practices and voting data from elections that were held decades ago.
Recently, unemployment rates for African-American communities rose. History has taught us where there is high unemployment, the community will be unstable and the standard of living relative to other communities is going to decline and the prison rate will rise.