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A hiding place

Life often becomes so hectic that an individual would like to hide. Walt Disney's movie gave a hint with the lyrics "Everybody needs a laughing place to go, ho, ho." If someone can have a laughing place, he certainly needs a hiding place when no laughter exists. Such a place is possible. All an individual needs is the ability to leave his body while still standing in line or facing a tirade of some sort. Of course, the individual must be able to reenter reality and have some gist of what has occurred there. I have long had a ...

March 07, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ethel Jenkins Bostick

Mrs. Ethel Jenkins Bostick, 63, of 5505 Pisgah Road, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Born in Rembert, she was the daughter of the late Moses "Sonny" and Elease Griffin "Sis" Jenkins and the wife of Joseph Bostick. Funeral services will be held Wedesnday at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Bostick will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Bostick family.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


MSgt Harold Liles Sr.

Funeral services for MSgt. Harold Avalee Liles Sr., U.S. Air Force (Ret'd) 82, Lugoff, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Congregational Holiness Church, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Ronald Turner will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lugoff Elementary reports student honor rolls

Lugoff Elementary School has reported its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 07, 2012 | | Education


For the Record -- March 7, 2012

Real estate transactions

March 07, 2012 | | For the Record


CHS honor rolls reported

The second-quarter honor roll at Camden High School has been announced.

March 07, 2012 | | Education


Camden First United Methodist Church celebrates 14th anniversary

The rich history of Camden First United Methodist Church spans a total of 146 years. History states that the church was begun as one of the seven charges of the Charleston District when the South Carolina Missions Conference was organized in 1866. We have come a long way; from worshipping in the galleries of the White Methodist Episcopal Church prior to the Civil War to purchasing the building that they vacated when they built what is now Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church; through the partial destruction of our church by fire in 1925; to organizing, raising funds, and donating bricks ...

March 07, 2012 | | Localife


Yesteryear -- March 7, 2012

Photo cutline -- Catholic Groundbreaking -- Pictured breaking ground for the local Catholic Church's new $200,000 addition are Altar boys Leslie Stevenson and Freddie Mullen; Father Hamburger, Leonard Hasty, Austin Sheheen, Henry Boykin, Gafford Cooper, P.J. Chaussy, Fred Sheheen, Mrs. Francis T. McNamara, Mike Poper, and Miss Judy Allaire.

March 07, 2012 | | Yesteryear


It’s time for labor changes

Our Republican elected representative in our state and across American is not a friend of the working class. The sad truth is that our state is a place that assures workers cheap labor and the freedom not to join a union. As a condition of employment, it is a state where workers work for less and depend on the "good will" of their employer for a decent pay.

March 07, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Robert Ariail -- March 7, 2012

March 07, 2012 | | Ariail


'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


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‘More than just morning sickness’

Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of joy. But for women who suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum, it can be deadly for both mother and baby.

September 24, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National


'She asked for it' subverts justice and hampers violence prevention

I was sitting at a table in a mall sipping a lemonade, mind wandering, when the conversation at the table next to me caught my attention.

September 24, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Americans regret religion's declining influence

A majority of Americans -- 72 percent -- see religion's influence in society waning, and many say that's a bad thing, a study released Monday reveals. The number is the highest since the Pew Research Center began measuring the question in 2001.

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


Are too many students majoring in STEM fields?

Shortly before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs famously told President Obama that Apple would have located 200,000 iPhone manufacturing jobs in the United States, rather than China, if he could have found 8,700 qualified industrial engineers in the U.S. This exchange and others like it led to a widespread belief that American technology education was in crisis and that the U.S. was hemorrhaging jobs because our students couldn't or wouldn't do the hard math.

September 24, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Nurse agrees to adopt dying patient’s son

MCALISTERVILLE, Pa. -- After learning she had terminal cancer, Tricia Somers' greatest concern was finding someone to take care of her 8-year-old son.

September 24, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National




Ariail for September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 | | Ariail


Political piety?

Many people here in Kershaw County -- and across the state and nation, for that matter -- are ready to breathe a sigh of relief when election day in November comes and goes. The political hot air has become stifling, with both parties ramping up negative ads and spinning their positions ad infinitum. With so many cable news networks and websites which make their living off political controversy, it's become virtually impossible to escape the constant drone of Democrats and Republicans.

September 24, 2014 | | Editorials


The myth about public schools

WASHINGTON -- Have America's public schools gotten worse over the years?

September 24, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Op-Ed: Smoke alarms

When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A year ago?

September 24, 2014 | By John Bowers Chief, Camden Fire Department | Columns


Reader: Haley needs ‘extended vacation’

With this coming November's mid-term election, the timing is at hand for our voting citizens to give our governor, Nikki Haley, an extended vacation. There are too many woes in her leadership causing affliction in our state.

September 24, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader: ballot measures ‘too grandiose’

It is not my intention to belabor a subject I have already addressed in a previous letter. That being, that I personally am opposed to the two November referendums that would allow the Kershaw County school board to borrow $130 million via bonds, and for the imposition of an additional "penny" sales and or use tax to finance it. Rather, I just want to present the subject from a different perspective, that may simplify or clarify it, or at least bring it a little closer to home and see how it might affect individuals.

September 24, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear for Sept. 24, 2014

Unpaid medical bills concern trustees

September 24, 2014 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - Sept. 24, 2014

Real estate transactions

September 24, 2014 | | For the Record


Chamber Selected as a 2014 Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday

In an effort to encourage Kershaw County residents to shop and dine locally this holiday season, the Kershaw County Chamber applied and was chosen by American Express, to be a Neighborhood Champion, promoting locally-owned independent small businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014. The Chamber will also once again be sponsoring their annual "Home for the Holidays" Campaign which will kick off on the Monday following Thanksgiving, December 1, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | Business


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