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Top 10, but falling

If you were to rank the countries of the world in terms of economic freedom, where would the United States fall? First, or at least in the top three? The top five, surely.

January 30, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


CES honor students named

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

January 30, 2012 | | Education


Howard Jordan

Howard Amos Jordan, 56, of Camden died Tuesday, January, 24, 2012. A private burial will be held at a later date.

January 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Teachers provide the foundation for achieving life’s goals

The dictionary defines influence as "the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone." Influence is a simple word also defined by our personal interpretations of how a person makes us feel. A feeling that can leave us changed forever. An influence may be found in the way a person helps mold our career plans or our daily conduct. It's a lasting impact that moves us from point A in our life, to point B. We begin as someone completely different from the individual we turn out to be on the other side. High ...

January 30, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


Keeping it light

From the mailbag:

January 30, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Rec notes -- Jan. 27, 2012

Registration begins next week for youth baseball and girls slow pitch and fast pitch.

January 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Mozelle Rabon

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mozelle Thurmond Rabon, 88, of Lugoff will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Lugoff First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, January 27, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff Elgin Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Rabon's memory to Lugoff First Baptist Church, 106 Longtown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

January 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pets of the week -- Jan. 27, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Titan, a 1-year-old male box, and a female gray and white tabby cat. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

January 27, 2012 | | Pets


School menus -- Jan. 27, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 3:

January 27, 2012 | | Education


A Cappella at its very best...

The music of the Pitchforks of Duke University, a nationally acclaimed collegiate a cappella group, and a past winner of the SoJam Southeast Collegiate A Cappella Festival, is returning to the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for a one-night performance Friday, Feb. 3. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, military and seniors. This concert is made possible by Bob Sheheen.

January 27, 2012 | | Localife


Community comes together to help local family

John Baker of Ridgeway has had more than his fair share of ailments.

January 27, 2012 | | Localife


Dear Annie for Jan. 27, 2012

Dear Annie: I am a bartender and waitress at a small local restaurant. We recently worked a big party that included drinks and a three-course meal. When it came time to pay, the customer left us a fairly large tip.

January 27, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Feature photo: A proper setting

Students of Junior Leadership Kershaw County recently participated in a session on social and formal dining etiquette.The class met at the Mill Pond Steak House in Boykin and was served a four-course meal. Sara Fakoury, a certified trainer with the National League of Junior Cotillions, covered social skills and formal dining techniques. Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and volunteers from the business community served as servers. Junior Leadership Kershaw County is a partnership of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, school district and Camden Military Academy. It is comprised of juniors and seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin ...

January 27, 2012 | | Education


Camden ... my hometown

Hello and Happy Friday! I appreciate you stopping by to see what I have to say in today's Chronicle-Independent, our hometown newspaper. Many might comment that I already say a lot through my photographs as there are many tucked away on my Facebook page. I have the Easter Egg Hunt at Bethesda Presbyterian Church from 2009, Camden High's graduation from 2010, Food For The Soul's dedication from 2011 and the Miss Camden Pageant just last month and hundreds of others in between -- all posted on my photo page. Now it's my turn to say in words ...

January 27, 2012 | Johnny Deal C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rev. Lloyd Frank Brewer

Services for Rev. Lloyd Frank Brewer, Jr., 70, of West Columbia, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC, officiated by Rev. Michael W. Brewer, Dr. Gerald Harris, Rev. Michael Henderson and Rev. Sam Harmon. Interment will follow at Woodridge Memorial Park, Lexington, SC. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cayce United Methodist Church Women's Morning Circle, Cayce United Methodist Church Choir and any Minister of Music he has had the opportunity to work with in the past. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening ...

January 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Woodworkers Club collects and delivers school supplies

The Kershaw County Woodworkers Club started collecting school supplies back in June for their annual school supplies drive.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


4H recognizes L-EHS student for leadership

Clemson University's 4H program recently named Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Sidney Goff as one of 10 state winners at its 4H Congress Awards Banquet. Sidney's award includes a college scholarship and trip to the National 4H Congress in Atlanta.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County quilters will attend Quilts of Valor event

Quilters from around South Carolina, including the Quilters of Kershaw County, will attend a fundraiser for the S.C. Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the S.C. National Guard Armory in Columbia.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Morris College residence halls to be named for two Kershaw County women

Morris College opened two new residence halls this year, and is naming one of them one in honor of two deceased Kershaw County natives: Dr. Daisy B. Alexander and Audree Adamson Clark. The new structures were made possible by a 10 million dollar gift given by Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Book review: 'Hope After Suicide'

"HOPE AFTER SUICIDE: One Woman's Journey from Darkness to Light," by Wendy Parmley, Cedar Fort, $14.99, 216 pages (nf)

September 22, 2014 | | National


Sci-fi once predicted the future. Has it become stale?

It's easy to anyone who watches the original "Star Trek" series of the 1960s to see similarities between Capt. Kirk's handheld communicator and a cellphone.

September 22, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


10 ideas of what God looks like

When you think of God, what do you see?

September 22, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Breathing the invigorating air of enlightenment

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September 22, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News | National


My love-hate relationship with all things cyber

It is invasive in our homes, our families, and our personal lives and it is because of the things you and I are doing! It is our blog posts, our Instagram updates, our Facebook statuses, our Pinterest boards and our lives that are causing all of us adverse reactions.

September 22, 2014 | Tiffany Sowby FamilyShare | National


Volunteer 'ally' families pull poor out of poverty

It's a common problem for those trying to climb out of poverty that the more money they make, the more they lose.

September 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


5 everyday phrases that have religious origins

Have you ever had a moment so overwhelming and unbelievable that you thought, "I'm at my wits end!"? You might be surprised to know that this phrase actually originates from the Bible in Psalm 107, where King David gives thanks to the Lord for all he's done for his people, despite their misgivings.

September 22, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


Student debt pushing retirees toward poverty

Rosemary Anderson, from Watsonville, California, took out two student loans in her thirties when she earned her bachelor's degree, and her master's, totaling $64,000. She has worked at least one job most of her life, in addition to raising her two children.

September 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Parent's prison time devastating for kids, study finds

Kids who have a parent in jail or prison suffer significant health and behavior problems, according to a study that says parental incarceration could be worse for kids' health than divorce or a parent's death.

September 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Hurricane Hugo hit Kershaw County 25 years ago

(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state.

September 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Mara Jones responds to Scott Jordan’s statement about Zemp Stadium

After a Chronicle-Independent story Friday reported statements made by Scott Jordan to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voicing his objection to what he thought was a plan to demolish Zemp Stadium in Camden if a new stadium is built near Camden High School, Board Chairperson Mara H. Jones issued the following statement via email.

September 22, 2014 | | Education


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