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Essie L. Williams

Funeral service for Essie L. Williams, 82, of Connecticut, formerly of Camden and Columbia, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 4642 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, with burial in the church cemetery.

December 02, 2011 | | Obituaries


Elementary school discipline referrals drop 15 percent

First quarter elementary discipline reports show that referrals from classrooms and buses to school offices have dropped nearly 15 percent from this time last school year. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials attribute much of this success to the districtwide implementation of PBIS -- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

December 02, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Dec. 2, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Dec. 5-9:

December 02, 2011 | | Education


Fortune and misfortune

Looking for a real-life story that will top any soap opera?

December 02, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Pets of the week -- Dec. 2, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Shrub, an 8-month-old Labrador retriever mix puppy, and a 6-month-old female black domestic short-haired 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 ...

December 02, 2011 | | Pets


Roy Brazell Sr.

Funeral services to honor the life of Roy E. Brazell, Sr., 88, of Lugoff will be held Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Doug Whitfield and Mr. Ralph Sims will officiate. Active Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, December 2, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Brazell's memory to the American Cancer Society C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, S. C ...

December 02, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes -- Dec. 2, 2011

Want to learn the sport of volleyball? Give it a spin with the KC Recreation Instructional Volleyball League for girls ages 8 and older.

December 02, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Anatomy of a flip-flop

WASHINGTON -- When the Democratic National Committee circulates an ad attacking Mitt Romney even before the Iowa caucuses -- and long before his presidential nomination is clear -- one can be fairly certain that Romney is considered the greatest threat to a second Obama term.

December 02, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The cuts to come

Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, who was one of 12 members of the so-called Super Committee which recently failed to reach an agreement on deficit reduction, says he opposes the automatic spending cuts which are scheduled to occur because of the committee's failure. The automatic decreases in spending were intended as a sword over the committee's head to make sure the dozen members came together in compromise to do what was best for the country. They -- six Republicans and six Democrats -- didn't do that, and now Clyburn wants to change the rules.

December 02, 2011 | | Editorials


Pay it forward

Giving thanks. Thankfulness. Gratitude. All words that often come to mind during this bountiful season of thanksgiving. Impeccable timing, wouldn't you say? This time of giving thanks leads us right to the season of giving (gifts); the season of giving and receiving and more receiving for some. So, just as I am offering thanks for the gifts I have in my life -- family and friends, food and football -- among many, I catch a glimpse of several headlines reading "Black Friday shopper collapses while shopping and almost goes unnoticed as other shoppers walk over his body to hunt for bargain ...

December 02, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden's YMCA project

I have listened to the vehement objections to the proposed YMCA project that may be built on the former Mather Academy site. The anger that I sense from the opponents to this project is fierce and contentious. They have every right to express their objections vocally and in writing.

December 02, 2011 | Dan. B. Mackey Camden | Letters


An ‘uppity’ outrage

I don't know whose idea it was to send First Lady Michelle Obama to a NASCAR race. But the reaction offers a timely lesson in political correctness, a regime that used to be known simply as good manners.

December 02, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Historic Camden

A response was made to my recent proposal to City Council about needs Historic Camden has in developing our legitimate existing tourism site for the City of Camden. Needs that easily qualify for state- mandated requirements for hospitality tax usage. The response was, "When I heard one idea of funneling h-tax to Historic Camden I couldn't help but think, 'Here we go again … let's just keep focusing on what we've always done."

December 02, 2011 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Chairman, Historic Camden Foundation | Letters


For the Record -- Nov. 30, 2011

Real estate transactions

November 30, 2011 | | For the Record


Street business

Is it a crime to make a dime?

November 30, 2011 | William "Rusty" Major Camden | Letters


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August 31, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Katrina

Today's editorial is inspired by Marshall Ramsey's elegant cartoon (above) recognizing the courage, resilience, strength and persistence of those whose lives were irrevocably ...

August 31, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Those old sports guys

Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.

August 31, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Summer winners

ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper (fourth from left) presents Gayle Carter of First Community Bank (FCB) with the ALPHA Center/Jackson Teen Center (JTC ...

August 31, 2015 | | Education


Lady Knights pick up where they left off

Size does not matter.

August 28, 2015 | | Sports


WES First Day Fun

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center annual meeting September 10

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat ...

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Electric bills

Wednesday, we reported on this summer's excessive heat and its effects on city of Camden electric bills. Several of us here at the Chronicle-Independent ...

August 28, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: N.Y.’s bizarre uproar over topless women

NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps has good reason to remain sleepless these days. A new terror imperils New York, threatening to destroy all ...

August 28, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


School board chairman responds to FOIA column

I am writing this letter in response to your "Viewpoint" section editorial article entitled, "School board almost gets exec sessions right." I would like to ...

August 28, 2015 | Ron Blackmon, Chairman Kershaw County Board of Trustees | Letters


Moment of Nature - Aug. 28, 2015

If I were creative enough to write a song about the weather conditions this summer and how they have impacted our public trees, I would ...

August 28, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The Promise Zone

One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our ...

August 28, 2015 | | Columns


FCB celebrates 20 years today

First Community Bank will recognizes its 20th anniversary today with customer and employee celebrations in its banking offices. The bank opened its first two offices ...

August 28, 2015 | | Business


Camden native joins Keller Williams NE Market Center

Jan Marsh, a Camden native, and Linda Clyburn, both real estate sales professionals in Columbia, have joined the Keller Williams Columbia NE Market Center, according ...

August 28, 2015 | | Business


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