The 2012-13 flu season has already become the worst of the last seven years, according to KershawHealth Infection and Prevention Control Director Paula Guild. The good news could be, however, that the number of flu cases peaked earlier in the season.
Last April, I wrote an article called "Switching frequencies" about how local agencies were on track to meet federal emergency communication mandates. In short -- and this is a somewhat complex issue -- local agencies all across the country needed to meet "interoperability" and "narrowbanding" requirements by Dec. 31.
KershawHealth has entered its centennial year, and President and CEO Donnie Weeks took time during the KershawHealth Board of Trustee's first meeting of the year Jan. 8 to "take stock and focus for the future." Weeks also briefly touched on the healthcare system's bond ratings and worker's compensation benefit for employees.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics officers arrested a man on charges that he raised and trained dogs for fighting. The KCSO charged him with other crimes, including narcotics violations.
An accident at Camden's main intersection of Broad and DeKalb streets blocked traffic for more than an hour Tuesday morning, thanks -- in part -- to a chicken by-products truck that had passed through the city hours earlier.
Kershaw County State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D) has yet to announce his intention to run against Republican Gov. Nikki Haley again in 2014. Whether he does or not, Sheheen wants to see more governing actually vested in the governor's office by changing certain state offices from elected to appointed ones.
Security isn't a problem currently at the Camden Archives and Museum, but may need to be enhanced depending on future exhibits. That's the assessment made by Camden Police Department (CPD) Capt. Mike Stone to CPD Chief Joe Floyd in a Dec. 20, 2012, memorandum attached to Tuesday's Camden City Council work session agenda.
My love of science fiction, especially Star Trek, is well known to long-time readers. I have enjoyed every incarnation, from the original, somewhat campy series of the 1960s to the 2009 "reboot" movie by J.J. Abrams. I've enjoyed each series, but -- and this may surprise some people -- none more than Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
The National League of Cities (NLC), which offers a variety of programs to its members cities -- including Let's Move! and a prescription drug card program -- recently began featuring the city of Camden on its website.
When I thought long and hard about who or what to write about for my annual, year-end "...of the Year" column, and when I looked back at what appeared to be 2012's biggest stories in the C-I, the choice was clear: the voters of Kershaw County.
And so we come to the last third of the year -- a look back at the final months of 2012 as we reach the final day. Here, then, are the biggest stories of September, October, November and December as we close the door on 2012 and open the way to 2013.
The middle of third of 2012 almost seems like a lifetime ago, now. A lot happened during the months of May, June, July and August, including possibly the year's top story: the case of a missing Columbia teenage girl resulting in the arrest of an Elgin man.
The new year is almost upon us, which makes it time once again for the Chronicle-Independent to look back at the year that is almost done. Some of the biggest stories of 2012 continued from 2011; others will continue into 2013. Perhaps the biggest news? The fact that all of us are here to read this year-end review as an ancient Mayan prophecy the world would end Friday was proven false.
This is turning out to be one of the tougher holidays for a lot of Americans. The economy continues to be a problem as we nervously wait to see if we'll go over a fiscal cliff, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., has cast a pall over the holiday spirit.
In just a few days, the Santee Wateree Rural Transportation Authority (SWRTA) will stop providing transportation to Medicaid patients. Shutting down such transportation after Dec. 31 will end 27 years of service to Medicaid patients, affecting not only Kershaw County, but Calhoun, Clarendon, Lee, Orangeburg and Sumter counties.
Monday proved to be a watershed moment in the gun control debate. Unfortunately, it was the wrong watershed moment, but, perhaps, something good can come ...
You can thank the "American Girls" doll series -- and a pair of parents who were "into" history -- for putting Halie Brazier on the path to ...
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of 43-year-old Darryl Everette Halley in connection with an arson and assault case on ...
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.
Ben Connell will become a Kershaw County Councilman, representing District 3, replacing C.R. Miles who chose not to run for reelection. According to unofficial ...
The Kershaw County Alcohol Enforcement Team, working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), cited three businesses for selling either alcohol or tobacco to ...
Kershaw County residents are voting today as the Republican and Democratic parties offer nominees to be their candidates for this November's general election.
Kershaw County Council will hold three public hearings and take up third and final readings on three ordinances dealing with two industry deals and the ...
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