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3 things nobody warned you about when you got married

We want to think we are realistic, but we base our expectations on our past experiences, including our experience in our own families. When marriage ...

October 06, 2015 | Russell C. Gaede, PsyD FamilyShare | National

Arne Duncan to step down as Education secretary after 7 years of aggressive and controversial policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Friday that he would be stepping down at the end of the year. Obama's longest-serving ...

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

Lots of reasons to breastfeed, but IQ boost may not be one

Experts list lots of reasons for women to breastfeed their infants if they can, but new research out of the United Kingdom suggests that an ...

October 06, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National

Have You Seen This? Spin landing a seaplane

THE WATER — Flying a plane takes a lot of practice. Landing a plane takes even more practice and landing a seaplane just seems insane to ...

October 06, 2015 | John Clyde | National

How 1 in 3 teens handle a breakup will make you cringe

Teens are all about texting. They do it during class, while they’re walking down the street and even when they want to end a ...

October 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

The blessings found amidst the stresses of motherhood

Growing up, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be, I would always answer the same: “Miss America and a mom.” Well, the Miss ...

October 06, 2015 | Cristel Romero FamilyShare | National

How to prevent anxiety disorders in healthy kids

The key to helping kids at risk for anxiety disorders is to take action sooner rather than later, according to a new study, published this ...

October 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

High school drops football, replaces it with soccer for homecoming

Students at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Missouri will gather at the stadium for a homecoming game, but the ball will be round, not ...

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

Why audiences embrace dark superheroes over Superman

Ten minutes into his panel at Salt Lake City Comic Con, therapist Michael Higgins has managed to enrage an audience of eager DC Comics fans ...

October 06, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

21 reasons why I know my husband loves me

This is going to be fun. I love, love, love letting people know about my amazing husband. Right up front I’ll admit he’s ...

October 06, 2015 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | National

Maintaining a healthy self-image—when you don’t love your body.

Like most people, I have struggled with loving my body over the years. When I was young, I was too thin. After kids, I was ...

October 06, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | National

Little kids get more benefits when this adult reads to them, research says

It's important to read to small children for lots of reasons, including language development. But research that originated at Harvard says the benefits grow ...

October 06, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National

4 things to consider for optimizing interest rates

Recently, some friends were perplexed because they thought their credit was in good shape, yet they ended up paying a higher interest rate on their ...

October 06, 2015 | Larry Friis Deseret News | National

This sit-stand combination might help you avoid health issues brought on by too much of both

Whether sitting too much or standing too much in the office, workers are likely to suffer health issues unless discovering the perfect combination of both.

October 06, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | National

What's the difference between a migrant and refugee? A lot, according to a new video

Summing up the European refugee crisis proves difficult because of all the factors involved, but a video making the rounds on social media proves knowing ...

October 06, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | National

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Nelson Mandela, South Carolina, and ‘A better life for all’

"Imagine you're the head of, say, a big German manufacturing company, and you're thinking of putting a sizable number of jobs here in South Carolina," said a South Carolina business leader to me recently. "And then you open up your morning newspaper and see this kind of knucklehead stuff. Is it an absolute deal breaker? Hopefully not. But it certainly doesn't help."

December 23, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

It’s flu season in Kershaw County

There have been nearly 100 cases of the flu in Kershaw County since the end of September, according to figures provided by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Paula Guild, KershawHealth's director of infection prevention and control, said the week of Sept. 29 -- known as Week 40 -- is the week the flu season officially began and cases of influenza-like illnesses are recorded.

December 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Healthcare

School board hears Phase 2 feedback

So what do people think of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Phase 2 of its Facilities Equalization Plan (FEP)? The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees found out at its Dec. 17 meeting as the board heard some of that feedback.

December 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

School board focuses on Common Core standards

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the pros, cons, myths and concerns about the Common Core standards to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night. Morgan made the presentation in response to a request by Trustee Don Copley. At a previous meeting, Copley said there has been a lot of contradictory information and mixed reaction to the standards.

December 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Breanna Cole cheers at ACC Bowl Game

Breanna Cole, daughter of Todd Cole of Bishopville and Loretta (Watkins) and Fred Wrigley of Chapin, was chosen along with her varsity cheerleading team of Chapin High School to perform at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Pregame Performance at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places

KCC, CCTC meet to discuss future development

Kershaw County Council met with leaders from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) during a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the school's future in the county. CCTC representatives included members of its executive leadership team, area commission and Kershaw County members of its foundation.

December 20, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County

Boykin Christmas parade finds community members out and about

The 20th anniversary Boykin Christmas Parade saw an estimated turnout of between 9,000-12,000 people. With clear skies and pleasant tailgating temperatures, community members were able to kick back, relax and enjoy the day. At upper left, Tiffany Parnell of Elgin shows her son, Scott, the broom-making machine at The Broom Place in Boykin. Parnell and her family have been attending the Boykin parade for almost 10 years. Upper right, from left, Jennifer Stegner and Kelsey Mubarak attended the parade for the first time and both agreed it was a great time. Both Stegner and Mubarak live in Camden ...

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places

A moment of thanks

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the churches, civic groups, businesses, and others that partnered with our schools to provide winter coats, gifts, and food for children in need during this season of giving. There is much to value about this community, but one of the things I value most is how this community always comes together when there is a need to be met. Please know how personally appreciative I am of everyone's generosity.

December 20, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters

Parker right on Pope

I want to thank you and congratulate Kathleen Parker on her level-headed column about Pope Francis. She successfully flattened the hysteria that has blown up about some of Pope Francis' admonitions. Christians are not called to defend the free market. Common sense and everyone else calls them do to so. But Christians are called to leave nothing to chance when it comes to human suffering.

December 20, 2013 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters

The left lane

A Greenville legislator has pre-filed a bill in the General Assembly that would prohibit motorists from driving slowly in the left lane, thus holding up traffic. It would also ban drivers from using cell phones in the left lane and would make it illegal to drive five miles per hour slower than the posted limit while in the left lane. And it would outlaw ever driving in the left lane except for passing other cars.

December 20, 2013 | | Editorials

Carolina Ladies Aide Society visit Archives

"Camden in the Civil War: The Home Front" exhibit runs through Saturday, January 11, 2014. To cap off the run of this exhibit, the Carolina Ladies Aide Society from Summerville, S.C. will present a program that day from 10:00 until 4:00. This group specializes in living history, portraying women's roles during two eras of American's history – the Civil War period and the colonial period. Here, they will demonstrate life on the home front of South Carolina during the war. They research and document all of the clothing, mannerisms, customs, and items used in their presentations ...

December 20, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Home for the Holidays

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Pippin, a two-year-old male Beagle mix and a white and gray Tabby Cat. 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 shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet ...

December 20, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Pets

‘What kind of experience…?’

Today is my last day at the Chronicle-Independent, but surely just the beginning of my exploration into the wonderful world of traditional and new media forms. Instead of a good-bye or reflection of my time in Kershaw County, I wanted to leave you with parts of three of my journal entries from a few weeks ago. Thanks to everyone I've worked with throughout the last two years; I've surely enjoyed Kershaw County and I'm sure I will see many of you again in the future.

December 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns

The Army-Navy football spectacle

Poor Army.

December 20, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Ariail for Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 | | Ariail

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