If we tried to count the politicians who have played fast and loose with the truth, it would be an impossible task. The art of embellishment rises to high levels when some candidates and office-holders assess their own abilities and accomplishments. But Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader, has sunk to new levels with his completely unsubstantiated charges against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
WASHINGTON -- Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: "The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does."
In Friday's Chronicle-Independent, Miciah Bennett's column entitled "Chick-Fil-A's stance on gay marriage not surprising" was very well thought-out, well expressed and accurate, in my opinion.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will implement substantial changes to its school meal programs starting with the 2012-13 school year as part of federal requirements to improve students' nutrition.
In our last installment, Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), shared suggestions for keeping cats and dogs safe from potentially toxic human foods. This week she discusses some common over-the-counter and prescription medications that are toxic to pets.
Laurie M. Parks officially announced her candidacy recently for Camden City Council. She is seeking election to one of the two open seats in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Photo cutline -- Bethune defenders bring down a Buford receiver in action from last year's Shrine Club Football Jamboree. The Wildcats will kick the evening off this year when they face North Central in the annual event.
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Eight teams, including host Lugoff-Elgin, will get their final tune-up for their regular season openers when they participate in the seventh annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium on Friday, Aug. 17.
Funeral service for Matthew Scott Thurm, 34, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Talk about a "post-racial" America when President Barack Obama was elected has pretty much gone away, for good reason. Even he didn't believe it.
A memorial service to honor the life of Herbert Meade "Shep" Shepherd, Jr., 90, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. Memorials may be made in Shep's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Robert Thompson, 79. of 1820 Carter, St, Camden, entered into rest Friday, April 10, 2015 at KershawHealth. Arrangements will be announced later by Cook Funeral Home.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Marie Pisano Uggiano, 71, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Marie's memory to the American Diabetes Association of SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204.
We're not too high on elected officials who hew to positions on the fringes. Like many, we believe adherence to strict political philosophies is one of the primary reasons for the polarization in American politics today. There just aren't many lawmakers in Washington today who are willing to sit down and work things out despite their political differences, as there were for decades.
Production workers at Boeing's plant in South Carolina will soon decide whether they want union representation.
WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious -- and utterly lacking in nutritious content.
I had the pleasure of attending the United Way's volunteer recognition dinner this week.
Herbert Meade "Shep" Shepherd, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, April 9, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale returns to the Old Armory, 1034 W. DeKalb Street this weekend. The sale began Thursday with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non members were allowed to purchase a membership at the door.
Miles Gardner, local historian and author, will be the guest speaker for the evening during the April 13 meeting of the Lynches Fork Historical Society Meeting, to be held at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Auburn freshman and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Kelli Murphy fired a final-round 69 (-3) to lead the 29th ranked Auburn women's golf team on Sunday at the Bryan National Collegiate.
The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central