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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.

January 29, 2014 | | Editorials


C-I phasing out old email addresses

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.

January 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - Jan. 29, 2014

Real estate transactions

January 29, 2014 | | For the Record


Former sheriff’s son-in-law receives SCLEOA award

The son-in-law of a former Kershaw County sheriff recently received an award from the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers' Association (SCLEOA).

January 29, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Yesteryear - Jan. 29, 2014

Solar heating

January 29, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Uncle Sugar goes to town

WASHINGTON -- We know what Mike Huckabee meant. Sort of. Kind of. But, really?

January 29, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fairfield Central sweeps NC

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.

January 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


East Camden man ends up in jail twice in two days

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.

January 27, 2014 | By MARTIN CAHN and GARY PHILLIPS C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Arnett Muldrow to present final recommendations today

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.

January 27, 2014 | | Camden


Kirsten Amodio Baker

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.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Anthony Tyrone Council

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.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Leroy McClinton

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.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


‘Doga’ -- yoga with dogs

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.

January 27, 2014 | TripsWithPets.com | Pets


Gov. Haley’s strange relationship with Common Core

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 ...

January 27, 2014 | By Jamie Murguia S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Being independent

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.

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


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April 24, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Car seat check

Ensuring that children, especially small children, are safe while traveling in a car is, obviously, a priority for most parents. By now, everyone knows to ...

April 24, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Being corrected by others

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers which is free and primarily tells the stories behind ...

April 24, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: What CMA is and is not

Having lived in the area most of my life, I am continually amazed at how very little people know about Camden Military Academy (CMA). However ...

April 24, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Drainage pipe puppies

Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a litter of puppies popping their heads up out of a drainage ditch or seen ...

April 24, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: More parts to economic development

Your recent in-depth look at economic development in Kershaw County was an example of good research and reporting. However, two key elements were missing from ...

April 24, 2018 | Linda Franklin Moore Camden | Letters


Landslide on stage at Finally Friday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold its Finally Friday Free Concert Series this Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul Volunteers

Kershaw County Realtors Melissa Kinlaw (left) and Mindy Player (right) volunteer for Food For the Soul in Kershaw County by serving lunch to those in ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Miles Gardner speaks at Bethune Woman's Club

Lynches Fork Historical Society President Steven Stokes (right) with historian and author Miles Gardner show off Gardner's latest book during the society's April ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Column: The final frontier

Camden Military Academy (CMA) ... the final frontier. Sure, I'm referencing Star Trek, but it's hard to make a good opener. I suppose I ...

April 24, 2018 | William Larson, CMA C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Dogs, Demons to host opening round contests

Scoring four times in the top of the seventh, Camden wrapped up the second seed from Region 4-AAA with a 5-4 road win at Chester ...

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


Playoff preview

The AAA and AAAA state baseball tournament is scheduled to open tonight with the softball postseason slated to kick off on Thursday.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


L-E netters look ahead to 4A tourney

Fortunately for the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team, last week's 4-2 loss to Blythewood in the regular season finale was not their final match.

April 24, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Registration continues for Saturday’s 11th annual Clinic Classic

The 11th annual Clinic Classic will take place this Saturday, April 28.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


Take a Child Fishing tourney returns to Wateree on May 19

The 35th annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament, in memory of Lib and Tommy Phillips, will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Clearwater ...

April 24, 2018 | | Seasonal Sports


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