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Lessons for life

On Tuesdays at Midway Elementary School, second-grade classes are often found being led by a special instructor. Kershaw County Deputy Mechelle Cobb enriches the students' usual social studies lessons with instruction on the importance of law enforcement in the community and strategies for dealing with conflict and bullying. Cobb also serves as a mentor for students. She works with students YaKeem Knox, MaKhi Holmes, Summer Martin and Matty Stephens. Cobb and students Summer Martin, Yakeem Knox and Chris Crane visit with K-9 deputy Hailey and Lt. Ty Cobb.

March 21, 2012 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- March 22, 2012

March 21, 2012 | | Ariail


In service to others

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognized several public safety officers during a ceremony March 5. In appreciation for their service to the community, Post 17 presented each of the officers with a custom-made plaque crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly.

March 21, 2012 | | Military


S.C. ranks near bottom again

South Carolinians shouldn't be surprised to see the state rank poorly in yet another survey. It seems the Palmetto State is forever being relegated to the bottom tier in all kinds of indicators. Some of them, of course, don't have much validity. But the latest one, in which only five states are ranked lower than South Carolina in susceptibility to political corruption, is particularly unnerving because it's one that could be avoided with a modicum of care from legislators.

March 21, 2012 | | Editorials


Coldwell Banker goes Platinum

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has been named a Platinum level firm by the Cartus Broker Network in four of its Carolinas' markets, including the Midlands, Charleston and Sumter markets in South Carolina and the Charlotte market in North Carolina. Platinum is the highest of the Excellence Award recognition levels presented to qualifying principal brokers. Only 17 percent of the network's principal brokers received Excellence Award recognition for 2012.

March 21, 2012 | | Business


Richard Paul "Ricky" Taylor

A memorial service for Richard Paul "Ricky" Taylor, 23, Lugoff, will be held Tuesday at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

March 21, 2012 | | Obituaries


NCHS names honor students

North Central High School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 21, 2012 | | Education


C-I in step with mainstream media

As with much of the mainstream media, your edition March 9 is a poster child for what is wrong with the mainstream media and possibly a plausible explanation as to why printed media has fallen onto hard times. A previous editorial by Martin Cahn wherein he rather pompously pronounced that his opinion -- he is a journalist whatever that is -- is vastly superior to the great unwashed's opinion. A fair presumption would be those that are not "journalists."

March 21, 2012 | David Dean Lugoff | Letters


A century of cherry blossoms

Into every life, they say, a little rain must fall. And a little snow as well. In fact, here in Washington, some are rooting for snow before spring arrives.

March 21, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Yesteryear -- March 21, 2012

Photo cutline – The guest bedroom at Aberdeen features magnificent old furniture and a beautiful antique quilt. Lovely width its pink color scheme, it has welcomed several Miss South Carolinas and two Miss Americas. This 1810 vintage home will be on the JKA Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens April 11.

March 21, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Honor unveiled

South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean H. Toal (left) stands with retiring 5th Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. following the unveiling of a commemorative portrait at the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. Kinard has served on the bench for 24 years. Toal said Kinard is the "gold standard" of circuit court judges and her "go-to judge" for tough cases. "He's one of the brightest minds to serve in South Carolina," Toal said. "He can hear complex cases, absorb and understand all the details and then make a decision."

March 21, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


AgSouth reports earnings of $33.3 million

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $33.3 million during 2011.

March 21, 2012 | | Business


Come out for the ’Cue

The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.

March 21, 2012 | | Localife


Lady Knights break into win column by upending Great Falls, 19-11

After struggling through a rough early start to the season, the North Central High softball team took out their frustrations on the Great Falls Red Devils in a Friday night softball game played at Great Falls.

March 21, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Irick seeks return to school board

Matt Irick has announced his plans to seek re-election to Seat 7 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. He is a certified public accountant and a partner with the accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock, & Godwin LLP in Camden.

March 21, 2012 | | Politics


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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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