President Obama's plan to expand early-childhood education on a massive scale sounds at first blush like a great idea. After all, who can argue with the fact of helping kids -- especially disadvantaged kids -- get a break early in life, thus helping them gain valuable skills and leading productive lives? The only problem is that the government itself -- the Department of Health and Human Services, in particular -- has found that programs such as Head Start don't work on a long-term basis.
Staff at the Chronicle-Independent and Camden Media Co. have stopped using a set of old email addresses. Since at least 1999, many staff members have used email addresses ending in "@ci-camden.com." Those addresses were discontinued earlier this month.
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The son-in-law of a former Kershaw County sheriff recently received an award from the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers' Association (SCLEOA).
WASHINGTON -- We know what Mike Huckabee meant. Sort of. Kind of. But, really?
Fairfield Central broke out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter and never let North Central back into the game in taking home a 59-40 victory in a boys' basketball game played inside The Castle in Boonetown last Friday night.
An east Camden man who got out of jail Wednesday on one set of charges ended up back at the Kershaw County Detention Center hours later on another set of charges.
Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to work on a tourism plan, marketing assessment and branding plan, will present its final recommendations to the public today at 6 p.m. at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.
A service to celebrate the life of Kristen Amodio Baker, 21, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Mr. Anthony Tyrone Council, 47, 600 Lyttleton Street passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Scott Hill Baptist Church, Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Mr. Leroy McClinton, 78, of 42 Wisdom Drive in Camden will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Downward Dog is no longer something that only humans do during their yoga practice! Finally, the position's namesake can join in with their person and get their Zen on. It's called doga -- a cute combination of the words "dog" and "yoga" -- and it has been gaining in popularity over the past few years. Created in 2002 in New York City by yoga instructor Suzi Teitleman, doga is a great way for people to bond with their precious dogs while both parties enjoy some stretching and relaxation.
South Carolina politicians are masters at promising one thing and doing the opposite. From ethics reform to restructuring, they promise the moon and deliver exactly nothing. How do they get away with it? By assuming that the public won't dig any deeper than a post on Facebook. Gov. Nikki Haley, for example, posted this on her Facebook page: "We have been trying to repeal Common Core since 2011 when we came into office. Whether its [sic] education, healthcare, or any aspect of government, we will fight to keep all standards state based, not federal." She then linked to a ...
Back years ago when Mama was widowed, it became suddenly and shockingly clear that she wasn't completely capable of being on her own. This was news to us because she had always stepped up and did whatever it took to look after our family. She was quite ingenious and hard working.
Does Kershaw County have a gang problem?
WASHINGTON -- To sum up President Trump's first month in office, he has exceeded everyone's expectations.
Is anyone else hearing Michael Stipe from REM singing, "It's the end of the world as we know it?" The reaction to President Trump ...
"A goal without a plan is just a wish." – Antoine De Saint Exupery
I feel like a broken record (there's an archaic cultural reference for you) every year when I say this, but what happens in the ...
U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond was on hand Monday to present Cogsdill Tool with the Presidential "E" Award for excellence in exporting.
Facing long odds to begin with, the Camden High boys' basketball team had their season come to an end in a 65-52 loss to Southside ...
The "More Than Conquerors" baseball clinic will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood Youth ...
Baseball seasion, in pre-season tournament form, begins this week for Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools as well as the Camden Military Academy.
After several years of having to turn those wanting to buy tickets away due to lack of space, the Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet is ...
Ms. Venice Duren Belton, 93, of Elizabeth City, NC formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at ...
Funeral services for Rosie Lee Barrett Fain, 93, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Lonnie Watford ...
Mr. Jerry Mack Flowe, 68, of Kershaw, died Monday, February 20, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.