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Noted and passed - Dec. 30, 2013

• Yes, we know South Carolina is a strong second-amendment state, and we're surely aware that this is an election year. But Gov. Nikki Haley's posting on Facebook of her Christmas gift, a Beretta PX4 Storm pistol, took posturing to an extreme.

December 30, 2013 | | Editorials


Exotic lands

Being married to my husband was never boring! During the past 30 years, he planned trips for us to England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Greece and other usual tourist spots. Each of these had many fond and not-so-fond memories. Few, however, exceeded China, where I heard a young man tell me he had seen me in Playboy Magazine and want to show me to his mother at his home; Egypt, where a policeman insisted I give him my name so, when I disappeared, my family could hear of my loss, and one man insisted on ...

December 30, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Anne Frank exhibit coming to L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring noted World War II figure Anne Frank's life Jan. 7-Feb. 15.

December 30, 2013 | | Education


Orangeburg Councilwoman to speak in Camden fr Martin Luther King Day service

Dr. L. Zimmerman Keitt will be the Martin Luther King Day speaker at Camden First United Methodist Church, 704 W. DeKalb St., in Camden, on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. Keitt, a native of Camden and Orangeburg, is currently serving on Orangeburg's city council.

December 30, 2013 | | People & Places


BCBS donates to Kershaw County Adult Education

Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of South Carolina, Kershaw County Adult Education (KCAE) will be able to complete upgrades to the technology it uses to offer its services.

December 30, 2013 | | Education


Ariail for Dec. 30, 2013

December 30, 2013 | | Ariail


Resolutely carrying on

For those of you who are faithful to this column, you will, no doubt, recall that last year I made brand new resolutions. I tossed out the old ones that I had failed at repeatedly and trudged ahead to new ones, optimistically believing that success was mine for the taking.

December 30, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Copy+Paste: SC Digital Learning and Georgia

There is a nifty computer function called "copy+paste." Virtually everyone who uses a computer has figured out how to use this function as it's very simple and very useful.

December 27, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Article V gives power to the people

It's no secret that folks aren't happy with Washington, D.C., career politicians -- both Democrats and Republicans -- have ignored the best interests of our country, allowed the debt to spiral out of control, and stripped the states of their rightful power.

December 27, 2013 | State Rep. Bill Taylor Guest Op-Ed | Columns


Ariail for Dec. 27, 2013

December 27, 2013 | | Ariail


Reality isn’t so ducky

WASHINGTON -- It's Christmas and a strange white-bearded fellow uttering quack-quack-quack has streaked across the continent, dumping a large sack of something on America's hearth.

December 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Done for now

Congress finally made some semblance of an effort to work together a couple of weeks ago in passing a two-year budget agreement which will preclude the possibility of another government shutdown this year. That's the good news. The bad news is that with the agreement completed, lawmakers in Washington appear to be done with serious deficit reduction for the foreseeable future. Those members of Congress who believe the country needs to address the horrid deficits plaguing the country apparently have little leverage against their colleagues, who are apparently satisfied with the plan cobbled together by Republican Paul Ryan and ...

December 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP holds leadership retreat

In November, 23 members and committee chairs of the Kershaw County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were present for a four hour leadership retreat seminar.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


God’s Helpers 20th Christmas gathering

God's Helpers, a non-profit, tax exempt volunteer group, celebrated its 20th Christmas gathering Dec. 7.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


LFD supports highway safety

A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.

December 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Local artist Denise L. Greer, who lives in the Charlotte-Thompson area of Kershaw County, recently learned her collage, "BLU," shown here, was accepted into the ...

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Ariail - Sept. 12, 2017

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After Irma

By now, we hope Irma has either largely passed us by or lost enough strength to be more annoying than anything else. Here's hoping ...

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The worst is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It has become axiomatic that when Donald Trump says or does something over the top or below the belt, beware the unseen.

September 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 12, 2017

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September 12, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Scandal, corruption, accountability

The current scandal of SCANA's (S.C. Electric and Gas parent company) and Santee Cooper's nuclear debacle is arguably the biggest scandal in ...

September 12, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Writer wants his money back

I bought $50 worth of lottery tickets for the recent huge, half-billion dollar lottery jackpot. The clerk said: "Good luck; I hope you win."

September 12, 2017 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters


Buford hands NC first Region 4 loss

North Central suffered its first Region 4-AA loss in volleyball on Thursday as the Lady Knights were tripped up in Buford in a fifth set ...

September 12, 2017 | | Sports


Big bass

Twins James and Caroline Reames, both 11, of Camden, recently landed these lunkers while fishing on family property in Kershaw County. The big fish, both ...

September 12, 2017 | | People & Places


For the Record - Sept. 12, 2017

Real estate transactions

September 12, 2017 | | For the Record


KC farmers could qualify for federal funds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications from South Carolina farmers, ranchers and private landowners for ...

September 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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