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• It's difficult not to like the candor of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, the plain-spoken chief executive who's grappling with the Garden State's problems in a way that residents of that state have seldom seen. Christie lets the criticism of the media and special-interest groups roll off his back while he pile drives into the massive issues facing his state. Recently, Christie said he was not running for president but added that he knew he could win if he did. Few politicians are so bold or, as his critics say, brash. It will be interesting to ...

March 07, 2011 | | Editorials


Great Falls explodes for 13 runs to win MPCU Baseball Bash

Great Falls used a 13-run bottom of the fourth inning to rally back from a 2-1 deficit to down host North Central, 14-2, in Thursday's championship game of the May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash in Boonetown.

March 07, 2011 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Richland Northeast (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (BB – 7 p.m.)

March 07, 2011 | | Sports


Griham's sac fly lifts Lady Demons to first win

Kelsey Griham's sacrifice fly brought home the game-winning run as the Lugoff-Elgin softball team edged Indian Land, 3-2, in Thursday's second round of the Lancaster County Classic.

March 07, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Robert Ariail -- March 7, 2011

March 07, 2011 | | Viewpoint


First lady's fitness vs. her critics

Everyone supports physical fitness, it appears, until first lady Michelle Obama calls for it.

March 07, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Area students awarded degrees during Winthrop fall graduation

Three Kershaw County students were among fall 2010 graduates at Winthrop University.

March 07, 2011 | | Education


When selling yourself is a short sale

I've quite decided that I'm going to become one of those life coach guru types. They're making a killing these days. Surely I can swindle, uh, coach my way to fame and fortune.

March 07, 2011 | Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dark days for solar power

Ever heard of the Solyndra solar-cell plant in Fremont, Calif.? Most people haven't. That's a shame, considering how much taxpayer money has been poured into it.

March 07, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Joseph L. Brown

Joseph L. Brown, Sr., 82, of Elgin, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Catherine Alexander

Funeral service for Catherine Spann Alexander, 85, of Bronx, NY, will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church, in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Alexander died Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Katherine Brown

Graveside funeral services celebrating the life of Katherine Ross Brown, of Camden will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM at McLeod Chapel United Methodist Church of Rembert, SC. Reverend William Lewis will officiate. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 6th, 2011, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive family and friends at the home of Gary and Dorie Brown, 34 Pettigru Court, Lugoff, SC. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice, 1315 Roberts, Street, Camden, SC 29020; Habitat for Humanity in your local community; or to the ...

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


C-I does it again!

For the second time in four years, the Chronicle-Independent has been named the best two-to-three times weekly newspaper in the state of South Carolina. The C-I earned first place in the General Excellence category at a luncheon during the S.C. Press Association's annual meeting held Saturday in Columbia.

March 07, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Bob Burroughs

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bob T. Burroughs, 79, of Columbia, will be held at the Grand Canyon at a later date. Born in Winter Haven, Florida, he was the son of the late Robert Burroughs and Julia Clark Gates. Mr. Burroughs served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a retired residential contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman; hunter, fisherman and archer.

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


William Alexander Clark Miller

Services for William Alexander Clark Miller, Jr. 94 will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Dr. Miller died Sunday, March 6, 2011. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late William A. C. Miller Sr. and Pearl Andrews Miller. Dr. Miller was the widower of the late Florence Sparling Miller. The family suggests that memorials be made in Dr. Miller's memory to a University of Michigan Scholarship Fund at http://www.giving.umich.edu.

March 07, 2011 | | 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


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


L-EHS hosts archery tournament Saturday

For many years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools have done well in state and national archery tournaments. This year, they will be hosting a regional tournament where more than 350 archers and 15 schools are scheduled to compete.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


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