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Ariail for Nov. 21, 2014

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Ariail for Nov. 19, 2014

Ariail for Nov. 19, 2014

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Ariail for Nov. 17, 2014

Ariail for Nov. 17, 2014

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Columns

Cahn: Just call me Charlie Brown

A long, long time ago... oh, wait, that’s another pop culture reference.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:29 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Cahn: Just call me Charlie Brown Comments 0 Comments

Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren’t planned. They’re born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:30 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend Comments 0 Comments

The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:33 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | The start of something (really) big Comments 0 Comments

Tucker: From the mailbag

• “Glenn,” writes my friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County, “I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.”

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:44 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Tucker: From the mailbag Comments 0 Comments

Pope calls for family resurrection

WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis’ broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:45 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Pope calls for family resurrection Comments 0 Comments

I don’t celebrate ‘Turkey Day’

This space in the Friday edition of the Chronicle-Independent each week is where I am allowed to share my personal stories, opinions and basically whatever is on my mind as I write this column. I know I complain about a lot of things and, eventually, the time may come when I have covered everything that aggravates me and the rest of the columns in my career won’t be the kind where you can imagine me pounding my fist on my desk as you read them. But, if that day ever does come, it’s a long way off.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:46 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | I don’t celebrate ‘Turkey Day’ Comments 0 Comments

Editorials

Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we’ve reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don’t clean them up after being ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:28 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP

Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president’s plan to take the immigration system into his own hands “is a daring test of the limits of presidential power.”

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:39 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP Comments 0 Comments

Transparency

Operating under the simple premise that citizens have a right to know as much as they can about how their government officials operate, and how that affects governmental agencies as a whole, we almost always favor laws and regulations which require transparency in government. Transparency, of course, is an overused word, but it basically means that government agencies must operate in a way that allows citizens to observe what’s happening, and even to have input about what’s taking place.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 5:31 p.m. | Updated: nov. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Transparency Comments 0 Comments

Noted and passed - Nov. 17, 2014

• Once again, we mention the good work of Brian Mayes in this space. Seven years ago -- in response to the death of Camden High School student Michael Smith in Kershaw County’s only gang-related shooting -- Mayes said the community had to become “a better gang than the gangs.” What he meant is Camden and Kershaw County had to offer young people alternatives to gang life and choices which could land them in jail, or worse. Two events this month prove Mayes has planted good seeds we hope will bear fruit for generations to come. First, the official ribbon cutting ceremony ...

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Posted: nov. 14, 2014 9:32 a.m. | Updated: nov. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Noted and passed - Nov. 17, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Inabinet

Inabinet - Nov. 17, 2014

Inabinet - Nov. 17, 2014

Posted: nov. 14, 2014 9:41 a.m. | Updated: nov. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Inabinet - Nov. 17, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Letters

Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding “Pit Bulls,” I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people’s responsibility for their dogs’ behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:35 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds Comments 0 Comments

Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries’ letter in Friday’s Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn’t really necessary right now. As he puts it, the “If it ain’t broke” philosophy.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 2:35 p.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well Comments 0 Comments

Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke…’

 

On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an “Excellent” rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, “Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators.” I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:50 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke…’ Comments 0 Comments

Sheriff responds to firearms discharge ordinance decision

The committee to study whether or not Kershaw County should enact some type of firearms discharge ordinance finally came back with its finding. As I fully expected, there will be no ordinance of any kind to deal with this growing problem. William Tetterton, a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and friend of mine chaired this committee. Mr. Tetterton was against any kind of firearms discharge ordinance from the beginning, so it seems a little disingenuous that a man who was strongly opposed to any firearms discharge ordinance would chair a panel deciding on whether or not one should be enacted.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 5:34 p.m. | Updated: nov. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Sheriff responds to firearms discharge ordinance decision Comments 0 Comments

Yesteryear

Yesteryear for Nov. 19, 2014

Youth show an interest in and knowledge of history

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 5:42 p.m. | Updated: nov. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Yesteryear for Nov. 19, 2014 Comments 0 Comments


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