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Shadowing for the future

On Ground Hog's day, seventh- and eighth-grade students from area middle schools traditionally go to work with a relative to expand their knowledge of the world of work. Fourteen students visited Blaney Elementary School to shadow relatives or former teachers. Twelve of those were from Stover Middle School. Shadows included (first row, from left) Kaitlyn Fuller, Kortney McCoy, Katelyn Morgan, Rebeka Scherer, Kayla Perito, Alyssa Weems, (second row) Austin McAvoy (L-EMS), Dylan Rogers, Craig Carter (L-EMS), Caroline Seeley, Mikayla Price and Ashley O'Cain. Not pictured were Madelyn Jackson and Paige Martin.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Jackson to be local NAACP anniversary speaker

The Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr. will be guest speaker for the 67th anniversary of the Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP celebration Feb. 17.

February 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes for Jan. 10, 2012

Registration is underway for youth baseball and girls slow pitch and fast pitch.

February 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Thomas named to Erskine Dean’s List

Portia LaLiah Thomas of Camden was among 89 students named to the Erskine College fall 2011 Dean's List announced by Interim Vice President and Dean of the College Dr. Brad Christie.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Freddie Lee Robinson

Mr. Freddie Lee Robinson, 60, of 167 Reddick Road, Bishopville, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. He was the son of Almeter Boyd Robinson and the late Willie Robinson. Funeral service will be held Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Saint Matthew Baptist church with burial in church cemetery, bethune. Mr. Robinson will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral home, Camden is serving the family of Mr. Freddie Lee Robinson.

February 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


GOP division

Democrats and independents who want to see President Obama win another term in office got a boost Tuesday when former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won Republican primary contests in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri, signaling that the GOP's efforts to coalesce behind Mitt Romney are not working, at least for the time being. Santorum will not receive any delegates from any of the three states, as all were non-binding straw polls -- so-called "beauty contests" in political parlance -- but his success indicates that the right wing of the Republican Party isn't warming up to Romney, whose conservative credentials they consider ...

February 10, 2012 | | Editorials


Living in a crazy world

• We Americans have become the most sensitive, easily offended, quick-to-demand-an-apology, get-our-feelings-hurt, complainingest nation in the history of the world.

February 10, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Cabaret Night with Columbia Ballet at FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the second annual performance of Cabaret Night with the Columbia City Ballet in the Wood Auditorium tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets to this, one-night-only event are $35 each. The ticket price includes a wonderful "After Party" at TenEleven Galleria immediately following the performance. Only Cabaret Night ticket holders will be allowed access to this special gathering.

February 10, 2012 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jan Tilford will host the club at 1709 Mill St. Camden. Carolyn Brown and Michelle Herod will help to provide delicious refreshments for everyone to enjoy!

February 10, 2012 | | Localife


School menus -- Feb. 10, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 13-17:

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Camden Coin Club spring show to be March 17

The Camden Coin Club's annual spring coin show is slated for March 17 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

February 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Lessons learned, solutions offered through C/KCRD recreation

(This letter is a follow-up to the letter, "Review of organized recreation in Camden, Kershaw County," in the Aug. 10 Chronicle-Independent. It is offered to help close the divisions that have been created, emphasize some lessons learned and review some potential solutions as paths forward to regaining unity, unselfish civic pride, participation and a willingness to "put the needs of the total community first." At all levels of human relationships, especially those involving children, the true measure of leadership is to have someone say that "you care more about your students/athletes/teammates/ constituents than you do about yourself.")

February 10, 2012 | Bob Mays Camden | Letters


Pets of the week -- Feb. 10, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Alfie, a 10-month-old female shepherd/Labrador mix puppy, and a 3-month-old tabby kitten. 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 ...

February 10, 2012 | | Pets


Pine Tree Hill Elementary names honor roll students

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Mary Downing

Mary Downing, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 6, 2012, in Hanover, Indiana.

February 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Gerald W. Stover, Sr.

A service to celebrate the life of Gerald Wayne Stover, Sr., 74, will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Walter Ballenger will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

January 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Linda Joy Taylor

Funeral service for Linda Joy Taylor, 62, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Ron Taylor and the Rev. Taylor Wells will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the South Carolina Oncology Foundation.

January 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


CMS’ Salmond, L-EMS’ Lankford win Carolina Invitational crowns

Camden Middle School's Javonte Salmond and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's Brandon Lankford returned home from Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament with championships medals in the 131- and 285-pound weight divisions, respectively.

January 30, 2015 | | Sports


Civil War presentation at the Kershaw County Library on Feb. 10

As part of his campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas, Gen. William T. Sherman created a psychological war on civilians that is the focus of a presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Library, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Kershaw County Library, 1304 Broad St., Camden.

January 30, 2015 | | Localife


Kershaw Conservation District Poster contest winners

The Kershaw Conservation District sponsored the "Dig Deeper- Mysteries in the Soil" poster contest last Spring. 138 posters were entered in the contest, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were given, along with Honorable Mentions. The contest was open to students in grades K through 12, in public, private, and homeschool settings. First place winners, in each category, went to the state competition, and were judged by the SC Association of Conservation Districts. The two state winners were Lugoff-Elgin High School student Kristen Nygaard and Camden Middle School student Mary Dawson Lindsay. Their entries are now being judged on ...

January 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Must-haves for any Super Bowl party

The Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League, has become a global event.

January 30, 2015 | | Localife


Pets of the Week - Jan. 30, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sandy, a 5-month-old female red tick hound mix dog, and Michael, a 2-year-old nuetered male domestic short-haired 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 ...

January 30, 2015 | | Pets


CHS Gospel Choir debuts Saturday

The Camden High School (CHS) Gospel Choir will present its debut concert Saturday at 6 p.m. in the CHS auditorium, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden.

January 30, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Sam Wells Sr.

Mr. Sam Doc "Nick" Wells Sr., 87, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Born in Camden. he was the son of the late Ezekiel, Sr. and Leila Jones Wells. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at One p.m., at Union Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery, Rembert. Mr. Wells will be placed in the church at Twelve p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Wells family.

January 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


School News - Jan. 30, 2015

Clemson University awarded degrees to 1,300 students Dec. 18, 2014, in graduation ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Rec Notes - Jan. 30, 2015

Registration is open for the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Technical Soccer Camp. Participants will receive academy-level training and learn how to play soccer the "right way." The technical soccer methods and techniques will create a fun, yet challenging environment providing the foundations to play at the next level.

January 30, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Ariail for Jan. 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Hill's survey

This country has, in many instances, gone overboard in enforcing the first amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The founding fathers never intended to remove all semblances of religion from public life, yet we have moved in that direction. But a recent attempt by one South Carolina lawmaker to question potential judges about religious matters went far beyond reason and was properly squelched by state agency staffers.

January 30, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: The dark side of ‘sharing-economy’ jobs

WASHINGTON -- Flexible hours. Being your own boss. The glories and self-bootstrapping pride of entrepreneurship.

January 30, 2015 | By Catherine Rampbell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


KCSO to present Evans’ framed uniform Saturday to L-EMS

Saturday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will present Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) officials with a framed uniform shirt from Deputy Rob Evans who died unexpectedly in Nov. 2013 while directing school traffic. Evans served as the school resource officer at L-EMS for seven years and was a 14-year KCSO veteran.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


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