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KCSD outperforms state on report card

For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute and Growth ratings issued Friday for Kershaw County elementary and middle schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, only 82 percent of schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 88 percent for Growth ratings.

November 15, 2010 | | Education


Kershaw County Brief - Nov. 15, 2010

The Price House's annual benefit pecan sale is underway, according to Price House Commission Chair Polly Lampshire.

November 15, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Monologues performance Tuesday

"Voices of Camden: The Quarrel with Oneself," the popular Tony Scully workshop in writing and performing dramatic monologues, is back on the stage of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for the eighth time. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.

November 15, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Noted and passed

• Former President George Bush was refreshingly candid in last week's interviews with NBC and other media outlets; he was doing a series of drop-ins to promote his new book, "Decision Points." Even those who thought Bush didn't do a great job in the Oval Office will have to admit that he's exhibited good character by refusing to criticize his successor, Barack Obama. Unlike Jimmy Carter, who seems to make a habit of spouting his opinions and denigrating presidents, Bush has displayed an admirable restraint.

November 15, 2010 | | Editorials


Christine B. Murff

Funeral service for Christine Brinson Murff, 82, of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, McBee. Rev. Bobby J. James, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

November 15, 2010 | | Obituaries


Little, Teen Miss Kershaw County crowned

The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held on Oct. 23 in Camden. The winners in each category will represent Camden and Kershaw County in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant to be held in Hartsville, June 2011. The winners in the younger divisions are:

November 15, 2010 | | Localife


Teacher faces unusual problem in the classroom

Dear Annie: I'm a public school teacher with 20 years of experience, but this one has me shaken.

November 15, 2010 | | Dear Annie


Both parties need to wise up

"Don't blame all the things that have happened to us lately on the Republicans," humorist Will Rogers once said. "They're not smart enough to have thought 'em up." That advice still rings true, especially after our recent midterm elections. Both parties need to wise up.

November 15, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Local cook wins first place for cake at S.C. State Fair

Jenny Elyand of Lugoff took home a first place ribbon for her cake (pictured above) in the S.C. State Fair Home and Craft Cake Decorating contest. Elyand competed in the amateur division and won a $37 for her efforts. This is the first cake she has entered in a contest. "I've been making cakes as a hobby for a while, but I never did anything like this," she said. "It really wasn't as hard as it looks."

November 15, 2010 | | Localife


O'Farrell capitalizing on his second chance in the saddle

LONDON -- Irish jump jockey James O'Farrell has crossed the Atlantic this week in the hope of achieving an amazing American double to cap an astonishing year of recovery.

November 12, 2010 | Gerry Hunt Special to the C-I | Equine


Colonial Cup tickets, parking spaces remain on sale for Saturday's races

Tickets and parking spaces of all varieties remain on sale for Saturday's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races, to be run over the Springdale Race Course.

November 12, 2010 | | Equine


Recreation Notes - Nov. 12, 2010

The final week of registration for the Rec Department's youth basketball program is approaching.

November 12, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Following Clinton's lead

When Republicans handed Bill Clinton's hat to him in the 1994 election, gaining control of Congress in a GOP landslide, the former Arkansas governor moved deftly to the middle of the political spectrum. It was a spectacular turnaround following his and his wife's failed health care initiatives, and it not only saved his presidency, it made him a model for other elected officials who learned to listen to what voters said and adapt their own policies to the mood of the country.

November 12, 2010 | | Editorials


Newman: a different kind of star

If you're like me, you're often befuddled by the Hollywood lifestyle and the sometimes bizarre behavior of movie stars and rock musicians.

November 12, 2010 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Always proud to call Kershaw County home

Running for Governor of South Carolina was an honor and a privilege, and I learned many things during my more than one year journey. Perhaps most importantly, I learned how much I have to give thanks for. And so I want to pause and say a big thank you to the people of Kershaw County. Thank you for the tremendous support you gave in this endeavor. The outpouring of help from our small community was unbelievable. You were so willing to lend your financial support, political support, votes, and incredible encouragement. We had the highest voter percentage turnout of any ...

November 12, 2010 | Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


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August 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Kids and guns

Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.

August 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.

August 29, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.

August 29, 2014 | | Business


Registration for blood drive at INVISTA Camden plant

As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.

August 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Knights open season with 3-1 win

If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.

August 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Tech firms’ poor record of diversity

Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.

August 29, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Jose goes all the way at the Spa

Always in contention, Rodman W. Moorhead III's All the Way Jose glided to the lead on the final run down Saratoga Race Course's homestretch, rocketed over the last fence, and drew away powerfully to a 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 29, 2014 | | Equine


The Fearless Forecast - our labor of love for you

While the rest of you slackers are busy preparing for your Labor Day weekend and trips to the lake, the beach or backyard barbecues, remember those of us here at the Fearless Forecast who do not have the luxury of a long weekend.

August 29, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


David R. Braught

David R. Braught, 58, of Columbia entered into rest on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at PalmettoHealth Parkridge.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Raymond William “Bo” Peake, Jr.

Mr. Raymond William "Bo" Peake, Jr., 60, of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 27, 20144. Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on May 9, 1954, he was the son of Barbara Shelley Peake and the late Raymond William Peake, Sr. A master automotive technician, he was co-owner of Peake Motors with his late father. Bo also worked with Clark Industrial and Southeast Industrial for many years as a shop foreman and forklift technician.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Davis Ray

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Davis Ray, 84, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ray's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Michael Scronce

Michael William Scronce, age 63, passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Memorials may be made in Michael's memory to United Way of Kershaw County, P O Box 737, Camden, SC 29020 or American Red Cross, P O Box 641, 632 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mae Bell Thomas

Ms. Mae Bell Thomas, 93, of 113-A Canterbury Lane in Camden died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


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