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Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

October 24, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 24, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

October 24, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


New Zealand airline releases 'Hobbit' safety video

What once was a simple video that detailed the safety rules on an airplane has now become a source for viral videos.

October 24, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


#ThrowbackThursday: Why do we love the '90s?

Websites are about to code it up like it's 1994.

October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


American detained in North Korea returns home

A man detained in North Korea on charges of illegal proselytization was released Tuesday in what many sources are calling a political move rather than a step forward for religious freedom.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


What scary stories have in common with religion

Michaelbrent Collings' introduction to the horror genre didn't start with an obsession with the occult or a fascination with gore. It started with a bully.

October 24, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


California orders churches to pay for abortions

A recent mandate from the state of California may put some religious organizations in the paradoxical situation of having their employee health plans not cover some forms of contraception, while providing coverage for elective surgical abortions.

October 24, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


'Moana' is Disney's latest animated film

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the arrival of a girl named Moana in a new CG-animated film hitting theaters in late 2016.

October 24, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | National


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My Brain on NASCAR - Nov. 7, 2017

There's a giant billboard currently on display at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) proclaiming that "Chase Elliott is the People's Champion."

November 07, 2017 | | Columns


Six seconds to live

What we didn't know at the time, and only learned a couple of days later after I wrote a summary and submitted both Yale ...

November 07, 2017 | John F. Kelly C-I guest columnist | Columns


JOHN M. BOYCE JR.

John M. Boyce, Jr., 85, husband of the late Susie Pearl Atkinson Boyce, died Thursday, November 2, 2017, at KershawHealth in Camden.

November 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


BENNIE NATHANIEL GREEN JR.

Graveside service for Mr. Bennie Nathaniel "Buck" Green, Jr., 60, of Elgin, will be held Saturday, November 11, 3 p.m. at New Jerusalem Church ...

November 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


SUSIE MAE HOLLIS

Funeral services for Susie Mae Hollis, 64, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, with burial to follow ...

November 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


LEWIS E. JOSEY JR.

A time of sharing to celebrate the life of Lewis Elvyn Josey, Jr., 72, will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home ...

November 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHARLES JOSEPH PARSONS

Funeral service for Mr. Charles Joseph Parson, 67, of New York, will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1 p.m.. at Collins Funeral Home ...

November 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


MINNIE E. PEAKE

Funeral services for Minnie Elizabeth Peake, 81, was held Monday at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone ...

November 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROOSEVELT STOVER

Mr. Roosevelt Stover, 80, of Camden, died Monday, November 6th. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


LOUISE TRIEBULL

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Louise Hitzke Triebull, 95, of Camden, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017 ...

November 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lady Bulldogs enjoy best season on the the links

When Matt McCarley first started the girls' golf program at Camden High five years ago, he barely had enough players needed to be able to ...

November 03, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Invitations to the Carolina Cup will be mailed today

Invitations are going into the mail today to spaceholders who purchased parking spaces and tickets for either/or the 2017 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races as ...

October 27, 2017 | | Equine


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