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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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2-year-old found safe

The Camden Police Department issued the following press release at 9:30 a.m. today (Friday):

May 18, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Creel to be new Blaney Elementary principal

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to select Windsor Elementary (Richland School District 2) Assistant Principal Sherrill Creel ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


NCHS listed again as one of best in U.S.

For the fourth time in five years, U.S. News & World Report magazine is ranking North Central High School (NCHS) as one of the best ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


For the Record - May 18, 2018

Real estate transactions

May 18, 2018 | | For the Record


Colleges, universities honor area students

Erin Elliott, a hospitality, resort, and tourism management major from Elgin, was among the more than 45 Coastal Carolina University students who were recently inducted ...

May 18, 2018 | | Education


Kershaw County Ag+Art Tour returns June 2-3

Visitors and residents alike will have the opportunity to experience firsthand where their food comes from, meet real farmers, watch artists in action, and event ...

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


FRC hosting ‘College Bound 101: Campus Secrets’ on May 29

As high school students graduate, the Family Resource Center (FRC) wants to ensure that those attending college have a safe, healthy and memorable experience.

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


Pets for adoption

Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test and prevention (dogs), leukemia test (cats), deworming, flea prevention and microchip (dogs). Adoption Center hours are Tues-Fri, 10 ...

May 18, 2018 | | People & Places


I often get questions or laughs about my dog

My dog, Wren, is a Chug, a rather funny-looking mixture of a Pug and Chihuahua. She has a brownish coat and a tail that curls ...

May 18, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Raymie Woolfe passes away in Viginia at 82

Raymond G. (Raymie) Woolfe Jr. who, at 16 while a high school student in Camden, became the youngest jockey at the time to win a ...

May 18, 2018 | | Equine


Dogs finish 13th in state tourney

Battling tougher conditions on Tuesday than they did in Monday's opening round of the AAA state golf championship at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca ...

May 18, 2018 | | Golf


WILLIE LEE ADAMS

Mr. Willie Lee Adams, 48, of 277 Douglas Street, Camden, passed on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM CARLOS

Mr. William "Bill" Carlos, 78, of Camden passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Services are incomplete at this time. Collins Funeral Home Inc. is caring ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


RAYMOND K. COLEMAN

Mr. Raymond K. Coleman, Sr, 80, of Camden, passed away May 14, 2018. He was born May 18, 1938 in Camden, SC. Public viewing will ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


DELORES ADAMSON JONES

Delores Adamson Jones, 60, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Lillie Mae Adamson of Cassatt. She ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


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