WASHINGTON -- Time has not deflated Edward Snowden's messianic sense of self-importance. Nor has living in an actual police state given the National Security Agency whistleblower any greater appreciation of the actual freedoms that Americans enjoy.
January 03, 2014|
By Ruth Marcus
Washington Post Writers Group
On Christmas Eve my daughter and I set out to do our "last minute" errands which entailed going to at least six different stores. When we returned home, I realized that I had lost a very sentimental piece of jewelry that was handed down to me through my family. Needless to say, I was heartsick, and after scouring my house and vehicle, felt that it was gone forever.
January 03, 2014|
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jake, a 6-month-old male Pit Bull mix, and Winston, a male ferret whose age is unknown. Winston has been descented and Jake is leash trained and gets along well with other animals. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday ...
The people of Kershaw County and South Carolina will be the big winners as a result of an agreement that will leave a huge piece of land near Lake Wateree protected from development forever. Sen. Vincent Sheheen deserves a great deal of credit for making the deal happen, as he was the point man, and he says it was the culmination of a years-long dream for him.
Midway Elementary School students were recently honored for their hard work in the "Where Does Your Watershed" poster competition, sponsored by the Kershaw Conservation District. Johnathan Gullard won first place in the fourth and fifth grade category, Sophia Watford won second, and Nick Jones won third. Maggie Carter received honorable mention. In the second and third grade category, Juan Sanchez received honorable mention. The first through third place winners all received cash awards. Gullard went onto the state competition. Pictured from left to right are Gullard, Sanchez, Jones and Carter. Watford is not pictured.
"Chemo with Style" will be held Jan. 13 at Roxie Hart Salon, 1025 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free of charge to women undergoing chemotherapy. Participants will receive a wig of their choice with one-on-one assistance by a salon stylist and make-up application techniques presented by a representative of Estee Lauder.
Gary Phillips is the latest addition to the Chronicle-Independent newsroom. Phillips began working Monday as the C-I's county reporter. In that role, he will cover Kershaw County Council meetings, economic development issues and the town of Bethune. Phillips is also acting as the C-I's crime reporter, crafting the paper's weekly crime report, reporting on major crimes and law enforcement activities and covering significant court proceedings. That part of his duties will also have Phillips covering activities of the city of Camden and various county fire departments. He will also report on the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce ...
In your paper's "Noted and passed" feature, December 23, 2013, I discovered that "the planet is heating up at an alarming rate." This surprised me for global temperatures have remained remarkably unchanged on a trend basis for the past 16 years. This phenomenon has received a bit of notice because it shows how complex the climate is and how difficult it is to make predictions. It also shows that there are natural factors e.g., the "Pacific Decadal Oscillation" (PDO) which negatively swamp the effects of greenhouse gasses for perhaps decades. These negative factors get precious little attention because ...