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Now is time to address proposed school legislation

In reading the various media reports coming out about the General Assembly, it can be extremely difficult to understand the full effect of what is being debated and ultimately decided. Unfortunately, legislation is often written in such a way that its real impact is lost on someone who doesn't deal with legislation all the time. In this particular year, when decisions made to cut the state budget will have profound impact, it is more important than ever for citizens to understand what lawmakers and others are proposing.

February 11, 2011 | Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District Superintendent | Letters


Economic ambassador

Steve Singleton (center), general manager of Canfor Southern Pine (formerly New South Lumber Co.), has been honored as an Ambassador for Economic Development by the S.C. Department of Commerce and legislative leaders. S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (left) and House Speaker Bobby Harrell (right) gave their congratulations to Singleton for the recognition, which came as part of the state's 20th annual Industry Appreciation Week and recognizes individuals for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina. Singleton has been actively involved in the manufacturing and economic development communities in Kershaw County. In 2010 ...

February 11, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Irene Mowery

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mable "Renie" Irene Mowery, 66, of Lugoff, will be held Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

February 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


College Park, rows A & B, sell out

Officials with the Carolina Cup Steeplechase are reporting that renewals for reserved parking spaces for the 79th edition of the Camden spring classic on Saturday, April 2, were strong and that orders for the remaining available slots have been coming into the office at a steady, if not heavy, pace.

February 09, 2011 | | Equine


LES still accepting vendors for ‘Shopping For A Cure’ fundraiser

On March 26, Lugoff Elementary will host "Shopping For A Cure," a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LES, located at 994 Ridgeway Rd., Lugoff. Vendors are still being accepted to participate in their Shopping For A Cure fundraiser. To sign up, or get more information, contact Jenna Atkinson at 438-8000 or jennifer.atkinson@kcsdschools.net. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 21.

February 09, 2011 | | Localife


Spartans ease up in 101-48 win over Easley Christian

It would have been easy for Speedy Johnson to have stayed with his team's game plan. But all that would have done would have been to have turned an easy win into an ugly victory.

February 09, 2011 | | Camden Military


Superintendent, school board turn deaf ear to citizens

In the Jan. 31 Chronicle-Independent top story about the school district office move, the Kershaw County School District superintendent seems to make a mockery of frugality. When asked if new furniture will be purchased, Dr. Frank Morgan says he will even keep his "$69.95 state surplus conference table." The superintendent doesn't seem to understand that the people of this county, who purchased his conference table, stretch their dollars in every way they can. Most of us are average people of moderate means.

February 09, 2011 | Sheri Few Lugoff | Letters


Joseph McCaskill

Funeral services for Joseph Kenneth McCaskill, 69, of Cassatt, will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Donald Coppedge and Rev. Robert Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon's International or Cassatt Baptist Church Building Fund.

February 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Roderick Simon

Funeral service for Roderick "RaRa" O. Simon, 37, of 1509 Springvale Road will be held Thursday, February 10, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

February 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 9, 2011

February 09, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Sunday changes

Recent legislation allowing Sunday alcohol sales in Camden is just one example of how lifestyles are changing across the United States. For many years, alcohol could not be sold in any form on Sunday in South Carolina -- except, of course, in Charleston, which for decades winked slyly not only at state bans on Sunday sales but also at the state's prohibition on mixed drinks, which were officially prohibited across the Palmetto State but readily available in nearly every restaurant in the The Holy City.

February 09, 2011 | | Editorials


Watching Egypt through a lens darkly

NEW YORK -- The turmoil in Egypt has been a lesson in the fragility of a right we so often take for granted: To speak.

February 09, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Remember when -- Feb. 9, 2011

"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The photo this week features Camden youth hanging out at Rhame City Arena in "the old days." They include (kneeling) Mary Kate Beckham West, Kevin Culp, Patrick Davis, (standing) Kyle Eckenroth, (sitting) Jay Shaylor, Michael Horton, Tonya Reeves Koumas, Paul Foster, Abby Faulkenberry Spitzer, Sonya Reeves Price and Heather Jeffcoat Neal.

February 09, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Diva time

Kershaw County women are invited to a night on the town for the second annual Downtown Divas Go Red for Women's Heart Health Month, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17.

February 09, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Yesteryear -- Feb. 9, 2011

39 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 7-11, 1972

February 09, 2011 | | Yesteryear


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