If you are a working parent or looking for work this summer, you may need to pay for the care of your child or children. These expenses may qualify for a tax credit that can reduce your federal income taxes. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is available not only while school's out for summer, but also throughout the year. Here are eight key points the IRS wants you to know about this credit.
The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.
Since moving to Camden with her husband, Mike, in 1986, Sarah Davis has been an active member in not only the local but also the statewide historical preservation community. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) rewarded her efforts April 11, presenting her with its Good Citizen Award for her "excellence in community service."
Ainsley Swartz (left) and Gail LaBianca, both of Camden, pause before completing the course on the 2012 Boykin Spring Fling ride. This year's Spring Fling will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. The ride is a celebration of history and horses and is a tax-deductible benefit for the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The ride and lunch is $35; juniors, $25. For more information, call 713-3996 or 432-3414. Rain date is Saturday, May 4.
Recent events in Boston and Texas emphasize the importance of knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. Even as first responders rushed into help at both scenes, much of the initial care to the injured was provided by friends, neighbors and bystanders who were trained in CPR and first aid. Whether the emergency is community-wide and involves numerous injuries, or involves a single individual being hurt at home, it is vital that someone close by knows what to do when such an emergency occurs.
For the sixth year straight, Camden Military Academy will host the Kershaw County Special Olympics on its campus in east Camden today. Faculty, staff, and students from Camden Military Academy and surrounding schools will be on hand to help with various competitions, events, and activities throughout the day.
A playwright, bookseller, doctor, columnist and former staff member will begin writing feature stories for the Chronicle-Independent this month. Paddy Bell, Dr. Tray Dunaway, Bill Funderburk, C-I columnist Paula Joseph and former C-I Localife editor Sheila McKinney have all joined the paper as freelance feature writers.
Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.