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FCC proposal

As a news organization, we at the Chronicle-Independent tend to pay more attention to First Amendment issues than most people, and a new proposal by the Federal Communications Commission threatens to let the government decide what news stories television stations can broadcast. We realize, of course, that many cable stations today lean one way or the other; you need look no further than the two most commonly cited ones, FOX News and MSNBC, both of which might purport to deliver straight-up news but seldom do. But the great thing is that people can tune in to whatever news outlet they ...

February 15, 2014 | | Editorials


John E. Brunson

Mr. John E. Brunson, 83, of 49 Smokewood Drive, Elgin, SC, passed on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jack E. Cunningham

Funeral service for Jack E. Cunningham, 67, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Craig Thompson and the Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church or Southside Baptist Church.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marion “Rabbit” English

Deacon Marion "Rabbit" English, 82, of 6460 Nakia Drive, Rembert died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the English Family.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bobby Glenn Ballard, Jr.

A service to celebrate the life of Bobby Glenn Ballard, Jr., 60, will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Triumphant Church of Christ, 292 Mount Zion Rd, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Marvin Tennant, Jr. will officiate.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Delaine Blackmon

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Katherine Delaine Dailey Blackmon, 61, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Kershaw County Home Health and Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or Delaine Blackmon Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund, NBSC of Camden, c/o ...

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Find a new furry friend

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Garfield, a 3-year-old orange and white neutered male, and Victoria, a 4-month-old female Rottweiler mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a ...

February 14, 2014 | | Pets


KCSD schools, offices closed Friday

Due to continued wintry weather conditions, all Kershaw County School District schools and offices will be closed on Friday, Feb. 14. All after school extracurricular activities, meetings and programs as well as adult education classes originally scheduled for tomorrow are also cancelled.

February 13, 2014 | | Education


Ridge View sweeps past L-E

Ridge View swept both ends of a Region 4-4A basketball doubleheader with visiting Lugoff-Elgin on Monday night in Columbia.

February 12, 2014 | | Sports


CHS baseball jamboree set for Saturday

Baseball fans in Kershaw County can get their pre-season fix on Saturday, Feb. 15 as Camden High School hosts its annual baseball jamboree to be held at American Legion Park in Camden.

February 12, 2014 | | Sports


Catoe announces candidacy for Kershaw County Treasurer

Jill B. Catoe, Kershaw County Deputy Treasurer, is announcing her candidacy for treasurer.

February 12, 2014 | | Politics


Donnie Weeks receives ACHE Regent’s Award

Donnie J. Weeks, FACHE, recently retired president and CEO of KershawHealth, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent's Award on February 6. The award was bestowed on Weeks by William T. Manson III, president and COO at AnMed Health and ACHE's Regent for South Carolina. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent's Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE's goals.

February 12, 2014 | | Healthcare


GOP moderates

Convinced that hard-right policies won't help the party regain the U.S. Senate in this year's mid-term elections, mainstream Republicans are doing everything they can to help moderate candidates who are facing challenges from Tea Party hopefuls and others who hew to hard-right policies. Many say the core principles of the Tea Party -- smaller government and lower taxes -- have been hijacked by candidates who espouse a social agenda that's not acceptable to average Americans. And they want to stop those candidates.

February 12, 2014 | | Editorials


ATEC to hold spring semester open house Tuesday

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month with its spring semester open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.

February 12, 2014 | | Education


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February 12, 2014 | | Ariail


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Saving S.C.'s natural treasures: the Edisto River

Recently, I was invited to speak to the Friends of the Edisto and I met Hugo Krispyn who lives on the headwaters of the North ...

December 02, 2016 | Phil Noble | Columns


Fire follows drought

Kershaw County is currently 6-8 inches behind the average rainfall for the year. The rest of the state, for the most part, is experiencing the ...

December 02, 2016 | | Columns


No tears for Fidel

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.

December 02, 2016 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Political rhetoric can damage our country

I pray regularly for our leaders to catch up with the 21st century, and for President-Elect Donald Trump not to follow some of the paths ...

December 02, 2016 | | Letters


The Sullivans

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations and deep felt thanks to Joe and Brenda Sullivan, who were honored Tuesday by the City of ...

December 02, 2016 | | Editorials


Garbage on television

How are cable companies maintaining stability in this present day? I am curious because a few of my friends from college and even the ones ...

December 02, 2016 | | Columns


North Central Middle School announces first quarter honor roll

Eighth Grade

December 02, 2016 | | Education


Suspects in multiple car break-ins arrested again

During Thanksgiving week, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested and charged five individuals with 2-17 counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, receiving stolen ...

December 02, 2016 | Katrina Moses | Crime-Police-Fire


Speaks earns All-ACC honors for Wolfpack

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Camden's Maggie Speaks concluded her volleyball career at North Carolina State University by being named to the 2016 All-ACC second team ...

December 02, 2016 | | Sports


Lady Demons take opener

When you have a roster of eight players and one not dressed out, it could cause for some anxious moments for a basketball team.

December 02, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E wrestlers sweep; CHS splits pair

This is how to open a season.

December 02, 2016 | | Sports


Garbage on television

How are cable companies maintaining stability in this present day? I am curious because a few of my friends from college and even the ones ...

December 02, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


No tears for Fidel

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.

December 02, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Jingle Bell 5k run/walk on tap for Saturday

The Fitness Zone Health & Fitness Club will host its seventh annual Jingle Bell 5k run/walk on Saturday, Dec. 3 starting from the Fitness Zone ...

November 29, 2016 | | Sports


NSA crowns its 2016 champions

Irv Naylor's Rawnaq, winner of two Grade 1 classics, was crowned as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner.

November 29, 2016 | | Equine


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