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New kid on the block

Hey, y'all! I am Jim McGowan. I am the most recent addition to the award-winning staff of the Chronicle-Independent. I can only hope to live up to their high standards. It will not be easy. I will be the Localife editor and cover the education beat.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns


Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

Having spent many hours working to get the historic Seaboard Railroad station preserved, I was extremely pleased to see that Amtrak was at the city council work session June 22 to present its plan for improvements to the station.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Rhame Arena concept

During the last Camden City Council work session, and as reported in the July 28 Chronicle-Independent, the concept of "adaptive reuse" of Rhame Arena was discussed. It was during this discussion that it was noted that the concept and sketch under discussion was developed by the daughter of Marti Wallace and Mike Jones (Elizabeth Ancrum Jones). Miss Jones developed her proposal several years ago. After a discussion of the property during a prior council meeting, her work was provided to city staff for their consideration.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


2014 TripAdvisor awards

It is always exciting to read positive press in the Chronicle-Independent concerning businesses in our area. Sam Kendall's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award was wonderfully covered by the C-I for its hard-earned recognition. Each year, TripAdvisor assesses local businesses worldwide and awards certificates to those with very high ratings. For 2014, they awarded three Certificates of Excellence in Camden to Sam Kendall's, Salud! Mexican Kitchen, and Bloomsbury Inn. In addition, their highest recognition, Traveler's Choice Awards, honors like businesses nationwide. As the C-I well-covered earlier in the year, Bloomsbury was a Traveler's Choice Award winner for ...

July 30, 2014 | Katherin L. Brown Camden | Letters


For the Record - July 30, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 30, 2014 | | For the Record


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Coin Club announces annual Fall Show

The annual Fall Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St., Camden.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


Palmetto Hearing moves

Palmetto Hearing recently moved to 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden. It will be open Tuesdays by appointment and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business offers hearing aid fittings and follow up care. It also provides hearing evaluations, swim plugs, assistive listening products, custom ear molds and hearing aid service and repair. "We have been providing hearing health care for 25 years and are proud to be locally owned and operated to assist the residents of Kershaw County and it's surrounding areas." The owner is Cyndi Henderson and the manager is Amanda Henderson. The telephone number ...

July 30, 2014 | | Business


VFW honors local commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Ralph Best has achieved All American status as a district commander. Best, commander of District 5, covering Kershaw County as well as York, Lancaster and Chester counties, in the Department of South Carolina, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.

July 30, 2014 | | Military


Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.

July 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Girl with local ties in beauty pageant

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Rock of Ages

I remember once I was giving a presentation about important conservation properties in the Piedmont. I showed photos of the incredible rock formations on a particular property and happened to mention their age in an effort to describe their grandeur. Afterwards, I was confronted by an indignant man who told me that the age of rocks cannot be known. He accused me of making those figures up out of thin air. Surprised by his vociferous tone, I told him I was sorry to have upset him. While not a confrontational person, I am a teacher, and I began to politely ...

July 30, 2014 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wins double medals in karate tournament

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


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Chamber Music Series finale is Thursday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present the last concert of the 2016-17 Chamber Music Series on Thursday at 7 p.m ...

April 25, 2017 | | Arts


ATEC’s Brooke Bradshaw is KCSD Teacher of the Year

Six words gave it away. "Love. Nurture. Inspire. Light the Fire."

April 25, 2017 | | Education


Special day for special athletes

With sirens blaring and lights flashing, police cars escorted several buses through town as well-wishers waved and cheered from points along the route. Their destination ...

April 25, 2017 | | Education


DOROTHY E. ROGERS

Funeral services for Dorothy E. Rogers, 88, were held Monday at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial followed the service in the church cemetery.

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


LORINE STRAK STOGSDILL

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Lorine Strak Stogsdill, 101, of Rembert, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April ...

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


Mitchell receives Compleat Lawyer Award from USC School of Law

Cody T. Mitchell of Bethune was named the recipient of the 2017 Silver Compleat Lawyer award from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law ...

April 25, 2017 | | Business


Read in

Forty students at North Central Middle School, along with five adults, attended the S.C. Statewide Read-In April 4 at the S.C. State House ...

April 25, 2017 | | Education


Rotary Wild Game Dinner is May 6

Tickets are still available for the West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club's fourth annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m ...

April 25, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Flooding expected on Lake Wateree

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Lake Wateree. The NWS is forecasting the lake to crest at 101.9 on Wednesday ...

April 25, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show is May 20

Whether you're looking to show off Rover or just go and have some family fun in the park, the 81st Annual Spring Dog Show ...

April 25, 2017 | | Camden


Legion honors first responders, long-time members

James Leroy Belk Americn Legion Post 17 recognized first responders, including a firefighter, highway patrol trooper and sheriff's deputy. The Legion also recognized two ...

April 25, 2017 | | Military


Baseball, softball playoff scenarios

The South Carolina High School League state baseball playoffs begin next Tuesday with the softball playoffs starting next Tuesday. The double-elimination events continue with second ...

April 21, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Larry Doby

We are very pleased to see Congress introduce legislation to honor the life, career and legacy of Kershaw County native Larry Doby with the Congressional ...

April 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Murder while you watch

WASHINGTON -- The Facebook video of a homicide was surely inevitable.

April 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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