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'Pitch Perfect 2' is a letdown

'Pitch Perfect 2' (PG-13) — 2 stars

May 22, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | National

Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | National

Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running

Warmer weather means more running for me, and while I love a good solo run, my thoughts quickly become boring and obnoxious, even to myself. A better option? Podcasts. A great podcast keeps the mind engaged and distracted while the feet are busy and the legs are burning. It’s like having a conversation without having to do any work. Here are a few of my current favorites. Notice: Only a couple are running related.

May 22, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | National

Goodbye, 'American Idol'

It’s the end of an era. “American Idol” announced recently that next year, season 15, will be its last.

May 22, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | National

A black and white, and sometimes Technicolor, Memorial Day: Classic movies to remember the sacrifice

Five stories, focusing on each of the four major branches of the armed forces as well as the folks who persevered along the home front, are told in these classic films from the 1940s and 1950s. Made during and after World War II, these movies are entertaining and give viewers a glimpse into life during this historic time.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | National

Five for Families: ‘Cinderella’ adds depth to classic tale

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

May 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | National

Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ now on Blu-ray and DVD

The Oscar-nominated biographical film “American Sniper” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

May 22, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

Is Hollywood pushing too many superhero stories?

Superhero fans are currently suffering an embarrassment of riches on the big and small screens.

May 22, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National

Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places

Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries

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KCSO charges fugitive sex offender

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old Kershaw County girl he met online is in jail after being located by Lexington County authorities.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

How Zimmerman won

As the father of a young man who is close to the same age, size and build as Trayvon Martin, I sympathize with his parents.

July 19, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

License plate readers

We're aware, of course, that in an age of terrorism and violence, law enforcement officials need all the help they can get in dealing with potential incidents. The recent bombing at the Boston Marathon is yet another piece of evidence that people with ill intent can strike at any time. And one of the factors that led to that crime being solved was the presence of security cameras in the area.

July 19, 2013 | | Editorials

Random thoughts on a summer afternoon

• Good rule of thumb:

July 19, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Hemingway takes reins of L-E wrestling program

For someone whose last name conjures of thoughts of lengthy novels, Peter Hemingway is looking to speed things up on the wrestling mat at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

July 19, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Going head to head with an All-American

July 19, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Springdale 5K entrants follow the hoof prints

Registration is open for runners and walkers for the 5th Annual Springdale at Sunset 5K Run, one-lap walk and one-lap Kids' Fun Run to be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

July 19, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports

John Tucker

Mr. John Thomas "Buddy" Tucker, Sr., 73, of 1539 Smyrna Road, Elgin died Monday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Tucker family.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Your Dream Home

What is one thing your dream house would have to have?

July 17, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey

June and July Births

BAYLEE RAYNE IVESTER

July 17, 2013 | | Births

The Wateree District of the Boy Scouts holds awards ceremony

The Wateree District of the Boy Scouts of America had its awards ceremony March 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyttleton Street Methodist Church. Around 80 scouts and friends attended this event. Above: a group picture of most of the award recipients from the Wateree District of the Boy Scouts of America awards ceremony; right: district officers being sworn in for 2013.

July 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Porkchop Productions returns to the Kershaw County Library

Porkchop Productions, South Carolina's highly praised children's theater troupe, will present "The Three Goats Gruff" at the Kershaw County Library Monday. Two performances will be presented: the first one at 10:30 a.m. at the Elgin branch and the second at 2 p.m. at the Camden branch.

July 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Conservation Day Camp

The Kershaw County Conservation District announces its 2013 Conservation Day Camp. Beginning Tuesday, August 6, natural resource professionals will guide young explorers through three days of adventure at Goodale State Park.

July 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Memorial blood drive to be held Thursday

In honor of local firefighters and law enforcement and in memory of the Arizona Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew, Heritage Community Bank will be hosting a memorial blood drive through the American Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Lugoff fire truck dedication, open house Saturday

The public is invited to a new fire truck dedication and open house at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff, Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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