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Prom dress modesty raises deeper issues

Another prom dress modesty tussle was in the news recently as a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania is requiring students to get preapproval on their prom dresses by sending front and back photos to an administrator before buying dance tickets. The dress code bans gowns that are “extremely short, have an extremely low-cut front or back, have any excessively high-cut slits, have overly revealing midriffs or be inappropriately revealing — giving the illusion of nudity.”

April 01, 2015 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | National

This mom reads a storybook aloud ... and realizes it's about her



Moms sacrifice a lot for their kids and families. Sometimes, they don't realize how needed and special they are.

April 01, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

Moms, take a breather – 'intensive mothering' isn’t necessary

More time spent parenting doesn’t necessarily lead to better outcomes for children, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

April 01, 2015 | Marsha Maxwell Deseret News | National

Have You Seen This? This dog's had enough



DOG RIGHTS — It happens every year and it upsets us every time. Someone leaves a pet inside a car and we see it and we contemplate smashing the car window and getting the animal out.

April 01, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

Why puppetry is so much more than entertainment



In play therapist Cheryl Hulburd's Fernie, British Columbia, office, the 4-year-old picked up the witch and dog hand puppets to re-enact the fights between his mother — a witch hand puppet — and his father — a dog hand puppet.

April 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

Wooten Stables grad Upstart headed to Kentucky Derby

Alto Racing's Materiality battled even-money favorite Upstart through the stretch before registering a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) in just his third lifetime start in Gulfstream Park's signature event.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine

Chapin boots Dogs, 4-1

Chapin scored twice in each half while visiting Camden had a goal overturned and missed scoring another by inches in the first half. The result was a 4-1 Eagle victory in a Region 4-AAA boys' soccer match played Friday night in Chapin.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Chapin hands Lady Bulldogs first 4-AAA loss

After opening the Region 4-AAA season with four straight wins, the Camden High softball team was upended by defending conference champion Chapin, 10-0, last Friday night.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

CHS sweeps multi-team track meet

Camden outscored both Great Falls and McBee to win their third girls' track meet of the season in a meet held at the Camden High Athletic Complex last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Kids' crappie tourney set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Camden Royals host AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU youth basketball team is hosting a tournament from April 10-12 at the Bishopville Recreation Department.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Silver Foxes top undermanned L-E netters

Playing minus first singles player Trevor Black, who had been playing some of his best tennis, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team suffered a 6-0 loss to visiting Dutch Fork in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Demons and Dogs meet tonight

Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will meet in today's 7:30 p.m. finale of the American Legion Park portion of the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament which concludes Thursday with four games being played at Richland Northeast.

April 01, 2015 | | Sports

Dogs scorch Blazers on combined one-hitter

It may have made for a messy scorebook but Camden Highbaseball coach Denny Beckley came out clean when asked his plan of attack in Monday's game with Ridge View in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

No knocking on wood

Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Parsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Joe and Judi Parsons of Camden recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on December 22, 1962. They have two sons, Scot Parsons (Columbia) and Brad Parsons (Lugoff) and five grandchildren, Connor, Joey, Will, Kallie and Gracie.

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places

Upcoming events at the library

Game day at your library:

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places

Getting through the holidays

This is turning out to be one of the tougher holidays for a lot of Americans. The economy continues to be a problem as we nervously wait to see if we'll go over a fiscal cliff, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., has cast a pall over the holiday spirit.

December 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Montessory donates to animal shelter

(The following information was provided by the Montessori School of Camden.)

December 24, 2012 | | Education

Elizabeth Carlton

A memorial service celebrating the life of Elizabeth "Betty" Chmell Carlton, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, January 5, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Steve Patterson will offciate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a charity of one's choice.

December 24, 2012 | | Obituaries

Noted and passed - Dec. 24, 2012

• As you settle back to enjoy holiday football, we have a startling statistic for you regarding the size of college football players. A recent survey which focused on linemen over seven decades revealed the average lineman today weighs more than half again as much as his 1950 counterpart. Over that time, according to a recent news report, the average offensive and defensive lineman grew to just over 290 pounds from just above 190. We can't even predict how big they'll be in another 50 years.

December 24, 2012 | | Editorials

Was it really Santa Claus?

Childhood is a wonderful time! A small child really believes he or she could "catch a falling start and put it … in a pocket." Nothing is impossible. Also, the warmth of love and acceptance comes from family and friends. Nowhere are the problems of finance or payment. Some children even tell their parents, when told they are big boys or girls, "I don't want to grow up." Even the story Peter Pan concerns a group of children who fly off with Peter, who has never had to grow up.

December 24, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns

A ‘right to’ words that work

Words have power. If anyone wonders whether conservatives have taken the lead in effective political catch phrases, the term "right to work" should remove all doubt.

December 24, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

December 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Marvin 'George' Gardner

Funeral services honoring the life of Marvin Wayne "George" Gardner, 62, of Bethune, will be held Monday, December 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM, at Harmony Baptist Church in Bethune. The Rev. Tracy Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, in Bethune. Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Gardner's memory to the American Heart Association, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

December 24, 2012 | | Obituaries

Lugoff home destroyed in fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) responded to a residential fire in the area of Longtown Road at 25 Mile Creek around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 24, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Gary’s KCC tenure comes to a close

Bobby Gary concluded his final meeting as a member of Kershaw County Council Dec. 12 surrounded by a round of applause and a resolution honoring his service.

December 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

Man who shot at deputies arrested

A man who jumped out of a van and shot at four Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies Thursday night is now in jail. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Ernest Maurice Allen, a.k.a., Ernest Pickett, 25, around 3:15 p.m. Friday in Lee County.

December 24, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire

Camden grad student earns fuel cell grant

A former Camden High School (CHS) student is celebrating $25,000 in funding through the Fuel Cell Collaborative, a partnership between the University of South Carolina (USC) and the city of Columbia.

December 24, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Camden Military Academy laywreaths at veterans tombs

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places

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