North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Lori Pate (left) and NCMS Principal Dr. Burchell Richardson (right) receive a $4,400 grant check from International Paper employee Timmy Boone (center). Pate wrote the grant for International Paper's literacy funding that is made possible through employee sponsorship. This is the fifth year that Boone and Pate have worked together to receive funding for NCMS and literacy improvement.
Thursday night's scheduled baseball game between Lower Richland and Lugoff-Elgin at L-E's Optimist Field has been cancelled after the visitors decided that they could not play the game, which was to be a third round contest in the Carolina Ale House Tournament.
A Cassatt man is in jail charged with reckless homicide after a woman's body was discovered at a Lee County hunting club.
Dr. James D. Smith, D.C., will open his new practice, Camden Clinic of Chiropractic, at 408 E. DeKalb St., Suite D, Camden, Monday.
Restaurant hours for Charlie's on Broad were incorrectly reported in the New Chamber Member Spotlight featured in the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce publication, The Connection, which was included in Monday's Chronicle-Independent. Charlie's, located at 1035 Broad St. in Camden, is open every day of the week -- Sunday through Saturday -- from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. until ...
The drama that's been playing out for a couple weeks in Wisconsin over public sector unions has moved to Ohio, and it's almost certain that the issue of public unions isn't going away. While union membership has been declining for years in private business, that hasn't been the case with public unions; in 2009, for the first time in this country's history, a majority of unionized workers were in government jobs rather than private ...
One of the many priceless moments in the 1990 film "Kindergarten Cop" takes place when Detective John Kimble, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, tries to explain why he is a kindergarten teacher. To a teacher colleague, who is unaware he has entered the school in an undercover role, he explains, "I got tired of teaching teenagers because by the time they came to me I felt there wasn't much ...
All Kershaw County residents and parents should be very proud of their schools. For two weeks in February, I was a member of a team who administered an assessment called the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) or the Nation's Report Card, to 4th and 8th graders at four Kershaw County schools. The students were cooperative and polite and stayed on task the entire assessment period. They asked questions about the ...
There are no words to express our feelings of sorrow in the loss of our family member, Jerry Geiger. We find comfort in knowing that so many of you were there for us when we needed you.
33 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 27-March 3, 1978
WASHINGTON -- Mike Huckabee made a great argument for gay marriage. The once and perhaps future Republican presidential candidate didn't mean it that way, of course. Actually, he was slamming President Obama's decision to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Huckabee, speaking at a session sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, criticized Obama for being "clearly out of sync ...
It did not take Randy Stokes long to find out the difference between last year's Lugoff-Elgin AAA state championship baseball team and this year's squad, which is making its class 4A debut.
This past weekend, the Lugoff-Elgin boys soccer program participated in a pair of pre-season tournaments. The varsity Demons competed in the Sandhills Classic tournament at Ridge View High School, while the junior varsity squad traveled to play in the Irmo Pre-Season tournament. In the Sandhills Classic, L-E played Hartsville in first round action. The Demons were up 2-0 the majority of the game until the final two minutes. A last-minute goal by ...
Will Connell brought home his second state individual medal --- and the seventh for his family --- when the Lugoff-Elgin senior 171-pounder won the 4A state championship on Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.
Mr. Ernie Mills, 67, of 30 Black River Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Friday, May 17, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Luvenia Sowell, 88, of 402 Calvert Drive in Bethune will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1 p.m. at Catoe's Chapel Church of God in Christ in Bethune with burial in the Sandy Level Baptist cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Johnny Eugene Stover, Sr., 69, of 1300 Campbell St., Palmer Place Apartments, Apt. 17, Camden, died Saturday. Family and friends may call at 708 Walnut St., Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Stover Family.
Mr. Raymond "Brother" Johnson, 53, of 1811 Gordon Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church. The burial will take place at Cedar Cemetery in Camden.
Carnell Adamson, Sr., 88, of 1204 Gordon St. in Camden died Friday, May 18, 2013. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Mary Frances Dowey Brown, 85, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Puppet Ministry or KershawHealth Hospice.
Charles Wills DuBose, 77, of Camden died Sunday, May 19, 2013. Funeral arrangement will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
WASHINGTON -- Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt -- the benighted Mainstream Media.
Pamela Collins Gibson of Columbia, S.C. and Kevin Ward Baker of Lugoff, S.C. were married May 18, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, S.C. The 4 p.m. ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. James C. Adams. A reception immediately followed at Aberdeen.
Former Camdenite Manda McKay's painting "Love You To Death" won "Best In Show" at Southworks 2013. The Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF) hosted the opening reception April 12 in Watkinsville, Georgia. McKay grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School.
Dear Annie: I've been married to "Ned" for 25 years, and each year it seems to get worse. When we married, he told me I could do whatever I wanted with the house, but he never said I'd be the one paying.
I meet with a lot of groups and committees over the course of the year, and I think it's important for me to do so. One of my favorite groups is Student Cabinet, which is comprised of student government leaders from each of our high schools. We meet four times a year over lunch. What I love and value about students is that they don't hesitate to tell you what's ...
In 1929, my family moved from Chesterfield County to a farm adjoining the farm of Donald Holland's parents in the Cassatt community. I was a year old at the time but before many years passed, Donald and I established a friendship lasting until Donald's passing in 2003.