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Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


L-E advances, CHS eliminated in volleyball tourney

It was a mixed bag for Kershaw County volleyball on Thursday night.

October 27, 2014 | | Sports


Brown wins football contest prize money

Tim Brown missed the mark on two games to win the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekend of Oct. 18.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Dogs knock off third-ranked Lakewood

On the day in which Lakewood moved into the third spot in the latest 4A state boys' basketball coaches poll, Camden brought the Gators down ...

December 15, 2017 | | Sports


MCCU Holiday Classic hoops tourney on deck

The third annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Basketball tournament will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 19-20, at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena ...

December 15, 2017 | | Sports


Unearned wins leads to CHS splitting matches

Forfeits played a major factor in the Camden wrestling team's splitting a pair of non-region matches with 4A opponents this week.

December 15, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Ariail - Dec. 15, 2017

December 15, 2017 | | Ariail


Building the future

People driving around the county, especially around Camden, may see a number of projects in various stages of progress. In fact, several of these are ...

December 15, 2017 | | Editorials


An unchanging family

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I ...

December 15, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Season’s reason

More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could only find rest in a stable among cattle and ...

December 15, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Women’s rage unleashed

WASHINGTON - That special place in hell everyone keeps talking about is getting mighty crowded.

December 15, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Was land purchase a mistake?

Kershaw County property details are a matter of public record. One can go online and find a lot of interesting facts. In the matter of ...

December 15, 2017 | Robert Kershaw "Bob" Mays Camden | Letters


JAKE CARTER

Mr. Jake Carter, 84, formerly of King St., Camden, passed on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


RITA E. GOODMAN

Rita Elizabeth Goodman, 61 of Stockbridge, GA died December 13, 2017. She was born in New Bern, N.C. on March 6, 1956, to the ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


PAMELA GRIGSBY

Funeral services for Pamela Kay Jeffers Grigsby, 58, will be held today, December 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church, with ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


BARBARA JOHNSON

Funeral services for Barbara Jean Geneva Johnson, 66, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Willie Dyers will ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHNNIE JOHNSON JR.

Mr. Johnnie Johnson, Jr.,, 71, of 1008-B Seegars Mill Rd., Camden, passed on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALLAN T. WESTER

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Allan Theodore Wester, 97, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10 a.m. today, December 15 ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


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