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Morgan: Not the Fed

Watching this year's presidential campaign has been interesting, to say the least. There's obviously a lot of pent-up citizen anger about "Washington" and "the Establishment." A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center indicated only 19 percent of those surveyed indicated trust in the federal government. There was a lot of the same kind of anger about when I voted in my first presidential election back in 1972. The famous humorist Will Rogers made a career out of poking fun at Washington, even back in the 1930s. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I ...

April 19, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for April 19, 2016

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, the Chronicle - Independent this week began a recycling program at the Camden office. The newspaper, which recycles newsprint for Kershaw County Activity Center, will also recycle white paper, computer paper and aluminum cans.

April 19, 2016 | | Yesteryear


BARBARA BUSSE - Lugoff

Barbara Jean Pack Busse, 71, of Lugoff, died Friday, April 15, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Sherman Montague Pack and Emma Naomi Marsh. She was born in Washington, DC. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Midland, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Barbara's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNIE J. HORNSBY - Lugoff

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Annie Jackson Hornsby, 88, of Lugoff will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday April 20, 2016 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in church Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hornsby's memory to Hillcrest Baptist Church, P. O. Box 85 Elgin, SC 29045.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAVID JEFFERS JR. - Elgin

A funeral service to celebrate the life of David Jeffers, Jr., 62, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church in Elgin. Rev.'s Paul Miles, George Cashwell and Richard Cameron will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM today, April 19, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in David's memory to Thiel-Meyer Animal Adoption Center, 128 Black River Road, Camden, SC 29020.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


LEWIS JOHNSON JR. - Camden

Lewis Johnson, Jr., 78, of 1514 Campbell Street in Camden died Friday, April 15, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


GERALD W. TRUESDELL JR. - Westville

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Gerald W. Truesdell, Sr, 80, of Westville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, April 19, 2016 at Bethany Baptist Church in Westville. Rev. Craigan Blankenship will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at his home and after the service in the church Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mr. Truesdell's memory to Bethany Baptist Church Family Life Center, PO Box 488, Westville, SC 29175.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ZACHARY J. ZACCONE - Kershaw

KERSHAW -- A memorial gathering for Zachary Joseph "Zack" Zaccone, 39, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at 157 Cricket Hill Dr., Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ATEC students win honors at SC HOSA conference

Students enrolled in the Kershaw County School District's Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science program won first, second and third place medals in statewide health occupations competition for high schools held March 16-18 in North Charleston.

April 19, 2016 | | Education


Rotary scholars

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to five Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. Each student received $1,000 and spoke at a recent club meeting about their college plans. Since 1990, the club has awarded 110 scholarships to L-EHS seniors totaling $70,000, all raised by club members. Shown are (front row, from left) L-EHS guidance counselors Darcella Pindar and Delacie McNeice; and scholarship recipients Ashleigh Chaney, Tyler Harhart, Emma Russell, Dena Stanley and Jamie Stroud. In back are (from left) West Wateree Rotary Club Scholarship Committee ...

April 19, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EHS faculty reunion coming up

April 19, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - April 19, 2016

Real estate transactions

April 19, 2016 | | For the Record


L-EHS announces third quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 19, 2016 | | Education


Former Camden resident publishes first novel

Christian author Jean Phillips has released her seventh book but first novel, "Light in the Darkness," a story of how the light of Jesus dispels spiritual darkness in a rural district in Zimbabwe, Africa.

April 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Connell enters KCC District 3 race

Attorney Ben Connell has officially announced his decision to run for the Kershaw County Council District 3 seat. Current District 3 Councilman C.R. Miles Jr. recently announced he is not seeking reelection.

April 19, 2016 | | Politics


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Foxhounds return to Springdale on Saturday

Foxhounds once again will take over the Springdale Race Course on Saturday, May 7, when the annual Carolinas' Hound Show returns.

May 03, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


USC football on menu at KCGC’s meeting

Camden native and University of South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott will return home as the guest speaker for the Kershaw County Gamecock Club ...

May 03, 2016 | | Sports


Demons knocked out of 4A playoffs; Lady Bulldogs need win

Lugoff-Elgin was eliminated from the 4A District 1 state baseball tournaments with losses to Dorman and Laurens, respectively, last Thursday and Friday evenings.

May 03, 2016 | | Sports


CHS sends 20 athletes into AAA qualifier

Camden will send 20 athletes into Saturday's AAA state qualifier after 11 Lady Bulldogs and nine members of the boys' teamcame home from last ...

May 03, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Six Kershaw County farms featured during June’s Ag + Art Tour

Six Kershaw County farms, the Kershaw County Farmers Market and more than 20 artisans will be featured during the upcoming S.C. Ag + Art Tour ...

May 03, 2016 | | People & Places


KFA Camden Crew enjoys successful season

The competitive dance program at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), operated by Alexis Kelley McDonald of Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA,) and ...

May 03, 2016 | | People & Places


KMA Spring Concert Sunday

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) will hold its spring concert on Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the ...

May 03, 2016 | | People & Places


Best in Show

Traveler, a black Labrador Retriever, won Best In Show at the 80th Grace Episcopal Dog Show, held Saturday at Rectory Square. Shown here from left ...

May 03, 2016 | | Camden


Father charged with unlawful conduct toward child

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road, Kershaw, on Saturday, charging him with unlawful conduct ...

May 03, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - May 3, 2016

Real estate transactions

May 03, 2016 | | For the Record


KCSD communications recognized by NSPRA

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 18 awards for excellence in communications from the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association ...

May 03, 2016 | | Education


Habitat celebrates Community Build Day

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County held its first Community Build Day on Friday, April 15 with the help of local business Cantey Foundation Specialists ...

May 03, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Births for May 3, 2016

BAKER

May 03, 2016 | | Births


Mosquito dunks available to residents, business owners again

In an effort to help reduce the mosquito population, Kershaw County is offering free mosquito dunks to all county households and businesses. Mosquito dunks are ...

May 03, 2016 | | Kershaw County


MAMIE B. BOYKIN - Camden

Mrs. Mamie B. Boykin, 98, of 705 George Wright Street in Camden died Sunday, May 1, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


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