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'Purity pledge'

There are Republicans in South Carolina -- and across the nation, for that matter -- who are amazingly adept at finding new ways to shoot themselves in the foot. But GOP officials in Laurens County went to a new level of innovation when they passed a "purity pledge" requiring those who plan to run in this year's primary to adhere to a set of rules governing their social behavior and mores. Specifically, the pledge demands that candidates must, among other things, not have had premarital sex and not watch porn. The state GOP quickly dismissed the idea, noting that it is ...

March 07, 2012 | | Editorials


Our political structure isn’t working

Regarding the City of Camden possibly suing the Farbers for lost revenue in relation to their lawsuit stopping the YMCA, regarding the anger of city officials toward the citizen referendum about the Y, one has to ask, what is the city's objective: to create community or to win at all costs?

March 07, 2012 | Tony Scully Camden | Letters


American Red Cross Month

Board members of the local American Red Cross join Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham (first row, third from right) and Camden City Council members (second row, from left) Willard Polk, Walter Long, Pat Partin and Alfred Mae Drakeford as they issue a proclamation recognizing the month of March as American Red Cross month in the city of Camden. Since July 1, 2011, the local Red Cross has provided emergency support to 28 families who were fire victims, trained 327 children in disaster preparedness, and collected 866 pints of blood. Joining Graham and city council are board members (from left) Laura Battiata ...

March 07, 2012 | | Camden


Let court resolve hospitality tax issue

It seems that the City of Camden wants to have a "Y" or a sports complex that is against the will of a good many voters. Not only does the City Council want to disregard the petition of these voters after all criteria was met and the proper fashion of following the request of the council, these petitioners are being ignored as if there was never a mention for scrapping it by anyone having a disagreement. And now there's the enlistment of the County Council to join with the City Council and build such an endeavor and ignore all ...

March 07, 2012 | W.J. Haynes Lugoff | Letters


Walker to compete for S.C. Teacher of the Year

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year Helen Walker is one of five teachers named as finalists in the South Carolina Teacher of the Year program.

March 07, 2012 | | Education


Deacon Clarence James

Deacon Clarence James, Sr., 74, of 35 Will Lane, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, March 2, 2012. Funeral Services and burial will be conducted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Gaines Baptist Church, Camden.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Williams flies in an ace at White Pines

Like a shot in basketball which never touches the rim before dropping through the net, Camden's Ronnie Williams' first hole in one never touched down on the grass of the green.

March 07, 2012 | | Golf


CHS, L-E baseball staffs host Saturday clinics

The Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school baseball staffs will conduct a coaches' clinic for the Kershaw County Recreation Department at the Larry Doby Athletic Complex in Camden on Saturday, March 10.

March 07, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


This week in KC sports

Wednesday: Wilson Hall at Camden (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); West Florence at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Camden (SB – 6 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (BSOC – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (TR – TBA)

March 07, 2012 | | Sports


L-E closes its pre-season slate with back-to-back victories

If you are going to win two games in a four-game tournament, you want those to be your final pair of outings of the event.

March 07, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights come out swinging in kicking off season with a 6-4 win over Vols

Hopefully, this is an omen for the rest of the spring.

March 07, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Sidewalk Survey -- March 7, 2012

March 07, 2012 | | Sidewalk Survey


Vaudearie Anderson

Funeral service for Vaudearie Rodgers Melton Anderson, 83, will be held Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh and the Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden High spring sports schedule

Baseball

March 05, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


North Central spring sports schedule

March: 5 - at Andrew Jackson (6 p.m.); 6 - at Buford (6 p.m.); 10 - Providence Athletic Club (1 p.m.); 13 - Chesterfield (6 p.m.); 16 - at Great Falls (6 p.m.); 20 - Lewisville (7 p.m.); 23 - McBee (6 p.m.); 27 - at C.A. Johnson (6 p.m.); 30 - at Chesterfield (6 p.m.)

March 05, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


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Rap vs. religion

Lil Wayne halted the hounding sounds of the crowd with a single finger. Then he spoke quickly into a microphone placed between his tattooed hands and said, "Before we go, we have to do four things."

September 16, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Did your child not get the "right" teacher this year?

Conversation heard between two parents standing in line at Giganto-Mart:

September 16, 2014 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | National


Is the 3-D experience worth the cost?

One doesn't have to wear 3-D glasses to see how big 3-D has gotten.

September 16, 2014 | Bill Gephardt KSL | National


Wearable robot boosts human strength

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A soft, wearable robot that mimics leg muscles could soon help soldiers and people with physical disabilities.

September 16, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


Newest trailer for 'Mockingjay' shows more than before

PANEM -- Lionsgate keeps feeding its hungry audience with snippets of the newest installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, and the newest trailer has been the biggest tease so far, showing more of the underground District 13 as well as the embattled districts.

September 16, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | National


Cookbook review:

"GOOD CHEAP EATS: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less," by Jessica Fisher, Harvard Common Press, $16.95, 320 pages

September 15, 2014 | Landon Walters Deseret News | National


'Dolphin Tale 2': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Dolphin Tale 2."

September 15, 2014 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | National


Low stakes undermine mediocre 'Dolphin Tale' sequel

"Dolphin Tale 2" is a harmless, family-friendly film that offers a few nice moments but lacks the follow-through to make you remember it a week after you watch it. In other words, it's a telling example of the state of September 2014 cinema.

September 15, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Welcome to City of Iron: a board game review

The best board games have a blended combination of great theme and great mechanics that create an engrossing gaming experience. That's what you will find in City of Iron, a board game for two to four players by Red Raven Games.

September 15, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | National


5 movie gadgets we wish were real

TECH CITY -- With the announcement of the next iPhone and the Apple Watch, we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the best high-tech gadgets from the movies.

September 15, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


Leonard Maltin’s newly published ‘2015 Movie Guide’ is his last

The news has apparently been floating around the Internet for a week or two, but I didn't realize until I opened Leonard Maltin's newly published "2015 Movie Guide" and read his introduction that this one will be the last.

September 15, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


All in the family

Four-year-old Hailiee Davis disappears behind her father Brady's leg when Wonder Woman asks to see her costume.

September 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Have You Seen This?

EIGHTIES NATION - An Internet-based musician covered 1980s hit "99 Luftballoons" (or "99 Red Balloons") using nothing more than actual red balloons, and it's making all your '80s dreams come true.

September 15, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National


A Day at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a bibliophile's dream, but most people simply walk through the lobby, see the Great Reading Room from a glassed veranda, and leave. There is a better way.

September 15, 2014 | Brigham Wilson KSL | National


15 places named after religious figures

Pope Francis' legacy is about to get even bigger.

September 15, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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