“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is the kind of movie that wouldn’t work without its cast. It’s an ensemble piece that tries to cram half a dozen storylines into two hours, and the result is a film that feels bloated and thin at the same time.
March 06, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National
The latest “Hunger Games” sequel was 2014’s biggest hit, and it finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with several other films, including the Oscar-nominated “Foxcatcher.”
March 06, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National
"The Lazarus Effect," rated PG-13 — 2 stars
March 06, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | National
First things first: Kirby's latest adventure is a beautiful-looking game.
March 06, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National
After finishing third in his first appearance in the South Carolina High School League state individual wrestling championship last year, North Central Mason Gomez moved up one spot in last weekend's event held in Anderson.
March 06, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports
Two more horses with Camden connections will try and stay on the Kentucky Derby trail when they go head-to-head in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine
Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
Mitch Lowder laughed when talking about an honor which has been 32 years in the making.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle
In what has been an unpredictable winter, what else could you expect other than a strange goal to kick off the soccer season.
March 06, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle
With three weeks and a day to go before the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden, reserved parking spaces are starting to fill up.
March 06, 2015 | | Equine
March 06, 2015 | | Ariail
Here in South Carolina, as in so many other states, gerrymandering -- in which political parties redraw the lines of voting districts to suit their own purposes -- is a fact of life. It was done when Democrats controlled the state, and now it's done by Republicans. One of the nationwide side effects of gerrymandering is creating more partisan divide. Because districts are set up to be safe for one party, there's not much interest in candidates having to appeal to independent voters or those who aren't hard-line adherents of either party. And, by the way, the word gerrymander ...
March 06, 2015 | | Editorials
Throughout my lifetime, I have been interested in all decorative plants, although my specialty is the Camellia. I was shocked while reading the editorial by one of my favorite editors lambasting one of my favorite columnists about wording in a column on crape myrtles. For some unknown reason (probably some health problem), I had failed to read the column in question. My wife left me in this world to fend for myself while she enjoys heaven and this gives me the luxury of being able to pile newspapers by my chair in sort of a too high, messy pile to ...
March 06, 2015 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters
Surely something can be done about The State paper throwing its "Extra" on the ground and roads. Several of us on Fire Tower Road have called and E-mailed its office and received no reply, just more trash. We've called the City of Camden, the County and Sheriff's offices to no avail.
March 06, 2015 | Sheila Maloney Camden | Letters
One of the many perks of living in the Midlands of South Carolina is our moderate climate. OK, maybe it hasn't felt so moderate the past few weeks, but think about New York, Boston, Minnesota, Michigan and other northern areas. Now, they know what cold really is!
March 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns
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February 25, 2015 | | Ariail
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who's never been accused of being circumspect, went over the top last week when he accused President Obama of not loving his country. Giuliani has refused to back down from his comments, and some in the GOP have defended him while others have said they wouldn't have made the same statement. Politics, of course, is involved, as both Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for position for 2016.
February 25, 2015 | | Editorials
Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.
February 25, 2015 | | Columns
"Seriously, moron? How about just clean up the place already!"
February 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns
On Feb. 5, around 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina (USC) received a text message warning "SHOTS FIRED" -- two words which would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000 students.
February 25, 2015 | By Alan Wilson, S.C. Attorney General C-I guest columnist | Columns
I wish to complement your columnist, Josh Arrants, for the wonderful articles he has written for the Chronicle. I have read only three of his articles, but I have truly enjoyed each one. In the last one, he said he was leaving Kershaw County and I could only think of the loss to your paper.
February 25, 2015 | Catherine Bowers Hobek Annandale, Va. | Letters
Wunderkind: Charleston mayor to address chamber next week
February 25, 2015 | | Yesteryear
February 25, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey
A few years ago, Johnny Fellers, owner of Fellers Furniture in Camden, was exploring a craft show when he came across a man making pens. Transfixed, Fellers said he watched the artisan carefully coax these beautiful creations out of blocks of largely nondescript materials.
February 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a Ridgeway home for a report of a burglary and theft Saturday.
February 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
Camden Elementary School has announced its honor-rolls for the second nine weeks period
February 25, 2015 | | Education
Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.
February 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous
Kershaw County landowners are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to be considered for part of $100 million the program is making available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.
February 25, 2015 | | Miscellaneous
It's not every day one finds a rare Ferrari sports car parked in front of the Camden Archives and Museum. It's a real neck breaker to drive by and see five of them, with a couple of Porsches, a Corvette and a Lamborghini thrown in for good measure.
February 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden
Keeping Kershaw County's schools safe and drug free are top priorities for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). As part of that mission, Elsa, a German shepherd is being trained to sniff out illegal drugs with her primary assignment working in schools.
February 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire