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CHS, L-E and NC slate spring football games

All three Kershaw County high school football teams will close out their two weeks of practice with their annual spring games this week.

May 14, 2012 | | Sports


Noted and passed - May 14, 2012

• With the Major League Baseball season in its infancy, we're struck by one fact about the New York Yankees: the team must have the biggest -- we're talking in terms of physical size here -- pitching staff in the history of the league. Excluding Hiroki Kuroda, at 6-1 and 190 pounds the dwarf of the group, New York's starting rotation averages nearly 6-6 in height and 257 pounds. Hurler C. C. Sabathia is the biggest of the group at 6-7, 290. We don't know how well they'll pitch this year, but we doubt you'll see many ...

May 14, 2012 | | Editorials


'Giving Your Boxwood a $100 Haircut'

Twenty-five years ago, near Barboursville, Va., stood the ruins of an octagonal house near the edge of a vineyard.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Creepy nation

Actor George Clooney is handsome and personable in the style of Hollywood male stars of the 1930s/1950s, which is a relief. But what a nation of creeps we have become. He is giving a supper at his home for the benefit of President Barack Obama's re-election, which, it is estimated, will reap $15 million from people anxious to say that they have shared a salad with the actor and gazed at the president. This spectacle is shameful to contemplate and it makes one wonder what kind of a country we have become when empty-headed vainglorious non-entities pay good ...

May 14, 2012 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


Can Historic Camden expect $400,000?

On behalf of the Board and Staff of Historic Camden, we are thrilled -- no giddy -- to read in the mayor's candidacy article last Wednesday of the "recent funding of over $400,000.00 in infrastructure improvements supporting Historic Camden as a huge step forward in the dream of achieving National Park Status."

May 14, 2012 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Chairman, Historic Camden Foundation | Letters


Leaders Today, Leaders Tomorrow

The 2011-12 Junior Leadership Kershaw County program honored 29 juniors and seniors during its recent annual graduation dinner at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The celebration concluded the program's 24th year.

May 14, 2012 | | Education


Cleveland School fire memorial service Thursday

A memorial service will be held Thursday for a long-ago tragedy seared into Kershaw County history.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


‘Voices of Camden: A Quarrel With Oneself’ returns to FAC with a Titanic twist

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Monday as "The Voices of the Titanic" join "The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself" at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. The popular Tony Scully monologue class hits the stage for the annual spring presentation.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


Teen Miss L-EHS collects donations for local charities

Katie Johnson, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, plans to compete in the Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant in June as Teen Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School in Hartsville. Since winning her school's pageant in January, she has been busy collecting donations for several charities around the midlands. She has collected donations for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital (the official charity of the Little Miss and Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant Inc. system) in Columbia, Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, Camden Habitat for Humanity Store and the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


College senior weighs future options

Dear Annie: I am a college senior, graduating in May. I am currently undertaking two internships, and one of them will include a job offer when a position opens up. But I don't know if I should take it.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


Eloise Wood Wright

Eloise Wood Wright, 79, of 429 Watts Hill Road in Elgin died Friday, may 11, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


John E. Drakeford

A memorial service for John E. Drakeford, 75, of Cayce, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Platt Springs United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Rebecca J. Shirley. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington.

May 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Carmon named semifinalist for Tino Martinez Award

OMAHA, Neb. – Camden's Stephen Carmon, a senior shortstop at the University of South Carolina Aiken, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the 2012 Tino Martinez Award.

May 14, 2012 | | Sports


MPCU comes through

May 14, 2012 | | Sports


L-E’s Walker chosen to play in all-star weekend contests

Lugoff-Elgin senior Devin Walker was a two-time post-season honoree following the Demons' 2012 season.

May 14, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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How to get ready for flu season

Grab the tissues and cough drops -- flu season is almost here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. If your family has ever been hit with the flu bug, you know how awful it can be. I don't know whether it's due to good luck or preparation, but it's been several years since my family has been stricken. Get your family in fighting mode against the flu and other germs by doing these six things.

October 15, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


'Ghostbusters' theme song to be released on marshmallow-scented vinyl

NEW YORK CITY -- Something strange will be coming to your neighborhood Oct. 21 when the "Ghostbusters" theme song is released on a marshmallow-scented vinyl record, marking the 30th anniversary of the cult comedy film.

October 15, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | National


Best time to view fall leaves depicted on interactive map

Gazing upon a bright landscape dotted with shades of orange and red is easily one of the best parts of fall.

October 15, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


White House dumped emojis after failing to reach Millennials

In a move less catchy than "Yes we can" and more akin to "We'll try anything once," the White House last week tried integrating emoji into graphics and campaign propaganda to appeal to Millennial voters.

October 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


CASA volunteers step in to help abused

As she waited for her nursing shift to begin, Sharon Aikman scanned her local Indiana newspaper and felt a pang of sadness as she read the headline, "Three children abused by mother and boyfriend."

October 15, 2014 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | National


'Tetris: The Movie' is on its way

In its never-ending quest to find familiar brands to turn into box office hits, Hollywood has looked in some pretty strange places.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger 2’ takes on theaters

According to a surprise announcement, the Weinstein Company's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend," a sequel to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts epic from 2000, will premiere simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix in the first day-and-date release of its kind.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Pizza Hut brings back Book It program

For children growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Pizza Hut's Book It program was a win-win: Read books, collect stickers, earn a free pizza.

October 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Colonel Keith Andrew Barlow

A memorial graveside service with full military honors for Colonel Keith Andrew Barlow, US Army, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in Colonel Barlow's memory to the charity of one's choice.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Sheheen still best choice for governor

For only the second time in its history, the Chronicle-Independent is endorsing a candidate for political office. And, as we did four years ago, we are, again, wholeheartedly endorsing State Sen. Vincent Sheheen for governor of South Carolina.

October 15, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Oct. 15, 2014

NC stork delivers sugar babies

October 15, 2014 | | Yesteryear


A remedy for high turnover

ASPEN, Colo. -- One of the challenges that advocates are discussing here at an anti-poverty conference in Aspen -- yes, I realize the irony -- is getting buy-in from the private sector. How do you convince companies that social spending and government "handouts" are good for the bottom line?

October 15, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Elgin town council member supports Burns

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, residents of Kershaw County will have the chance to cast their vote for chairman of Kershaw County Council. I am honored to announce that I am endorsing Julian Burns for this position. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Burns over the past few months, and one thing that I have come to admire about him is his desire to serve his community.

October 15, 2014 | Melissa Emmons Elgin | Letters


For the Record - Oct. 15, 2014

Real estate transactions

October 15, 2014 | | For the Record


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