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Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Every year, more than 600,000 Americans are released from prison back into their communities. And when they are, even a minor criminal record can make it hard to get a job and a place to live.

July 03, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

Sinkholes on comet’s surface produce dust jets, study says

GOTTINGEN, Germany — The beautiful jets of dust that follow comets are generated by sinkholes, according to a new study.

July 03, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National

Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Raising children with special needs has taught me a lot of things, particularly about cleanable surfaces and the importance of having a large supply of chocolate on hand.

July 03, 2015 | Megan Goates Deseret News | National

Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents

Nearly two dozen states have been considering shared parenting after divorce or separation as part of a reform of current child custody laws, which could mean more shared time for noncustodial parents with their children.

July 03, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | National

When your brain puts on rose-colored glasses

The idea of rose-colored glasses is no joke when it comes to dating and premarital couples. People who are in love perceive their loved ones differently than others.

July 03, 2015 | Dan Bates FamilyShare | National

James Taylor's new CD is like an old friend

So I bought a CD this week. 



July 03, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National

Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do

Has your child been diagnosed with something you thought only adults could get?

July 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

6 crazy personalities you'll inherit as a mom

I was always known as the 'pretty calm one' in my family. Not a lot got me worked up, angry or stressed. But when I became a mom and certain unexpected personality traits came out, and people were ... surprised. Especially my family. Having kids brings out different sides of you, sides you may not have known you even had!

July 03, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National

Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

The expectations parents have for their children could make a huge difference when it comes to sibling performance, particularly in academics.

July 03, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | National

Post 17 locks down second place, sweeps M-S

Turning what was to have been a doubleheader of baseball into, basically, one single game, Kershaw County Post 17 cemented its second-place finish in League III by sweeping Wednesday's pair of games with visiting Manning-Santee.

July 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Public invited to celebrate the fourth at Lake, Historic Camden

July 03, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places

Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places

Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places

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Deidre Alexander

Deidre Alexander, 54, of 3001 Beard Street in Camden died Saturday, September 29, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

October 01, 2012 | | Obituaries

A visit with Coota Montgomery

That morning, a piano tune from boyhood days echoed down the halls of Pinedale, a senior citizens care facility located near Camden. As we drew abreast of the piano player's room, there sat Neva Shannon ("Coota") Montgomery with her near 100-year-old, yet nimble fingers "tickling the ivories" into the song "Jesus Loves Me."

October 01, 2012 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

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October 01, 2012 | | Ariail

Noted and passed - Oct. 1, 2012

• Singer Andy Williams, who died last week at the age of 84, had one of those soothing voices that left people feeling better about everything. His signature song, "Moon River," came from the 1961 movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and carried him to stardom, though he had many other hits. He was one of the original acts in Branson, Mo., and performed until shortly before his death. He will be missed in the music world.

October 01, 2012 | | Editorials

A mouse tale of not so epic proportions

If there's one thing I have an unnatural fear of, it's insects of both the crawling and flying variety. I've known that about myself since I was at least 12 years old when a huge bumblebee landed on my head. Not knowing what it was, I reached up and grabbed it only for it to -- naturally -- sting me. Luckily, I'm not allergic, but, boy!, did it hurt. Why that translated to a fear of crawling insects, I'm not sure except that I remember a giant millipede (or something like that) crawling up my bedroom wall ...

October 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter aiming for new home

Columbia businessman Austin Meyer and his wife, Lane, say they will match donations toward a new animal shelter in Kershaw County, up to a limit of $1 million in matching funds.

October 01, 2012 | | Kershaw County

Early A. Johnson

Funeral service for Mr. Early A. Johnson, 82, of 1120 Cheraw Road in Cassatt, will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Hyco Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 01, 2012 | | Obituaries

Miss Amerson, Mr. Martin plan winter wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Timothy Amerson of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Lynn Amerson of Sumter, to Mr. Nathan Gary Martin of Camden. Nathan is the son of Mrs. Mandy Mathis Sanders of Camden and the late Mr. Randy Sanders and Mr. Philip Gary Martin of Murrells Inlet.

October 01, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements

Camden antiques fair expands offerings

A full complement of 28 antique dealers hailing from several states, repair experts, a guest lecture series and a trolley to take Camden Antiques Fair goers on a downtown loop add up to an enticing upcoming event.

October 01, 2012 | | Camden

Busy KCSO arrests four in drug, gun cases

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested four people during the course of two days in separate cases involving drugs and guns.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Marijuana plants lead to arrest of 65-year-old man

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested a 65-year-old Lugoff man Thursday, charging him with manufacturing marijuana.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Outgoing KH board members say ‘good-bye’ as they approve budget

At a time when healthcare is going through so many changes itself, KershawHealth's board of trustees is seeing a change as well. Sept. 24, the board celebrated the tenure of four outgoing members: Chairman Jody Brazell and trustees Dr. Marguerite Carlton, Carolyn Hampton and Earnest Witherspoon. Each completed their full six-year terms of, as KershawHealth President and CEO Donnie Weeks put it, "faithful and productive service."

October 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Congressional Gold Medal presented in honor of the late Cpl. John Dais

On Sept. 2, the late Cpl. John Dais was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor for distinguished achievement, for his service in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific from 1942-1949. Dais served as a Montford Point Marine, the first group of African-American men to integrate the Marine Corps.

October 01, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

Congressional Gold Medal presented in honor of the late Cpl. John Dais

On Sept. 2, the late Cpl. John Dais was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor for distinguished achievement, for his service in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific from 1942-1949. Dais served as a Montford Point Marine, the first group of African-American men to integrate the Marine Corps.

October 01, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

Local programs aim to combat obesity concerns

A new study suggests that nearly two-thirds of South Carolina residents could be obese by 2030. The alarming figures are included in a report recently released by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, non-profit organizations that work towards improving the nation's health. With such a troubling trajectory, several programs in Kershaw County are seeking to curb the trend.

October 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Healthcare

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