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Ariail for Oct. 20, 2014

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Ariail for Oct. 17, 2014

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Ariail for Oct. 15, 2014

Ariail for Oct. 15, 2014

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Columns

Prince returns to his classic funky ways

Ah, Prince, how we’ve missed you. Prince Rogers Nelson has finally “Kiss”-ed and made up with Warner Bros. Records, regaining control of his original catalog of music and put out not one, but two albums worth of new music on the same day.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 10:55 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Prince returns to his classic funky ways Comments 0 Comments

The love or hate of air conditioning

It’s a funny thing. That’s what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I’ll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it’s somewhat sensible.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 10:57 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | The love or hate of air conditioning Comments 0 Comments

Soft skills

In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 10:58 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Soft skills Comments 0 Comments

Op-Ed: The penny sales tax

On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 11:00 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Op-Ed: The penny sales tax Comments 0 Comments

Musical talent … or the lack thereof

I was in Boston recently and just down from our hotel, in the heart of the Back Bay, is the Berklee College of Music.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:03 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Musical talent … or the lack thereof Comments 0 Comments

A little panic might be helpful

WASHINGTON -- Now, now, let’s not panic.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:04 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | A little panic might be helpful Comments 0 Comments

Editorials

Noted and passed - Oct. 20, 2014

• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there’s also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it’s a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any “HazMat” accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 10:57 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Noted and passed - Oct. 20, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s hope

 

Here in Kershaw County there are hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, the cruel malady that attacks the brain. There are millions of Americans across the country who have fallen prey to Alzheimer’s, yet research efforts to find a cure have been consistently disappointing over the last few decades. But two researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have been successful in essentially growing Alzheimer’s in a petri dish, and scientists hope that’s going to be a breakthrough in studying possible new treatments for the disease.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:02 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Alzheimer’s hope Comments 0 Comments
Sheheen still best choice for governor

Sheheen still best choice for governor

For only the second time in its history, the Chronicle-Independent is endorsing a candidate for political office. And, as we did four years ago, we are, again, wholeheartedly endorsing State Sen. Vincent Sheheen for governor of South Carolina.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 5:10 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Sheheen still best choice for governor Comments 0 Comments

Letters

Camden residents support Graham for city council

I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 11:04 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Camden residents support Graham for city council Comments 1 Comment

Reader supports Reuwer

I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 11:03 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Reader supports Reuwer Comments 0 Comments

Reader: ‘vote no twice’

I see signs appearing throughout the county imploring you to “Vote Yes Twice” regarding the school referenda. If you favor tearing down perfectly good schools and Camden High’s football stadium, construction new ones to replace them, to the tune of $130 million plus interest; and if you want to pay higher taxes on everything you buy, then by all means vote yes.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 11:06 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Reader: ‘vote no twice’ Comments 0 Comments

Former superintendent supports Phase 2 referenda

 

One of the best things about being an educator is the opportunity to share in the success of students’ educational careers. Watching students learn to read, speak a foreign language or pass an AP exam are highlights that I’ve shared with numerous young people over the years, but none of them comes close to what I consider one the best highpoints I ever experienced: the excitement that I saw on the faces of the students from North Central High School years ago when I informed them about the improvements being made to their school as part of Phase 1 ...

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:08 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Former superintendent supports Phase 2 referenda Comments 0 Comments

B&B owner supports Graham

The city of Camden needs experienced professionals, invested citizens working for everyone; the city of Camden needs Jeffrey Graham elected on Nov. 4. Join me in voting for a man with a proven record:

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:09 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | B&B owner supports Graham Comments 1 Comment

Reader supports Branham

The probate court handles estates, conservatorships and guardianships among other things, all of which are important because they affect the lives of people. When choosing the right candidate for the position of probate judge, we first should take into consideration the candidate’s experience and knowledge of the job they are seeking. Debbie Branham is a paralegal with 20 years of experience, handling more than 1,000 probate and estate matters. She has been in the courtroom assisting an attorney in trial. She understands the law, the procedures of the court and the probate process. She has the experience and ...

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:10 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Reader supports Branham Comments 0 Comments

Yesteryear

Yesteryear for Oct. 15, 2014

NC stork delivers sugar babies

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