When Charles Colson, White House legal counsel under President Richard Nixon, went to prison in 1974 for obstruction of justice related to the Watergate scandal, few people could have predicted the path his life would take. Colson, in the vernacular of the day, got "jailhouse religion" and said he would dedicate his life to helping those behind bars. His conversion was met with a great deal of suspicion. Colson ended up surprising his critics by founding Prison Fellowship, an international evangelical Christian ministry, and spending the next 36 years working to spread his message in an attempt to help inmates ...
Evans Kellogg Whiting, 73, died early Sunday morning, May 6, after a fall from his roof in Kailua, HI. He had been photographing the full moon. EK was born September 8, 1938, in Asheville, NC, and moved to Camden in the fall of 1948. He graduated Camden High School with the class of 1957. After a year at Davidson College, he enlisted in the Army and later graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He entered the Air Force and flew B52s for two tours of duty in Vietnam. After the war he became a pilot for ...
The award for New Construction within a Local Historic Neighborhood will be given to Albert and Sarah Reed Tuesday when the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission recognizes a historic property and owner for preserving Camden's heritage through historically in-keeping new construction of a structure or structures within a locally designated historic neighborhood.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Topsy, a 3-month-old female Labrador retriever mix puppy, and Izzy, a 2-month-old female domestic long-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 ...
Graveside service for Jessie Albert Brazell, 93, Camden, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday 7-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
The asinine idea to replace the sheriff (Jim Matthews) with a county police chief brings memories of one of my mother's favorite sayings: "All the fools ain't dead yet."
The Camden Hi-Steppers' Square Dance Club will celebreate the club's 50th anniversary with a Sock Hop at the Kershaw County Recreation Department Saturday.
What a stark difference between the county and city council when it comes to listening to the people who elected them.
As a political issue, same-sex marriage is like playing 3-D chess: Opponents of the idea need to move quickly because the game board is tilting slowly but steadily in favor of the other side.
Join the Camden Lions Club for its barbecue fund-raiser May 22, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Seafood Hut, 2538 Broad St., Camden.
Leftovers that got the editing whack from recent columns:
As many of you have read, a group of interested citizens from Camden recently took a road trip. Dennis Stuber, First Citizens, and Karen Eckford, NBSC, organized and hosted a very educational and enlightening day. Thank you.
Saddle up with summer horse camp and lessons for all levels of instruction, as well as all levels of classes for group and individual lessons.
A Kershaw County man's attempt to gain sympathy from his ex-girlfriend by claiming he was robbed and cut by an attacker has resulted in his own arrest by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).
Trainer Leslie Young dominated Saturday's $25,000 Budweiser Holiday Cup when she sent out the first two finishers, Amy Taylor Rowe's Mr. Universo and Boudinout Farm's Harmony Bay, at the Aiken Fall Steeplechase.
In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.
A study from China shows that people are rated as being much more attractive if they do one thing -- and it's something that parents can teach their children to help secure their personal happiness and future success.
A number of Stephanie Cooper's friends think she's crazy -- simply because the 25-year-old already has begun squirreling away money for retirement.
For years, the buzz in higher education has centered on the U.S. News ranking of the best colleges and universities. Ben Miller at the New America Foundation has looked at the best and the worst, ranking the institutions most likely to blow it.
Entrepreneurs are somewhat of a mascot for the U.S. economy -- nothing embodies the American dream more than an entrepreneur. Consequently, we've been trained to think there's a positive correlation between the number of start-ups and the health of the economy. But Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship, and Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global, argue otherwise. Real, high impact entrepreneurship comes from "scale-ups" instead. Scale-ups are growing businesses that promote a "long-term entrepreneurship," eventually leading to more innovation and increased economic health. The continued growth of established businesses does more for the economy than a high number of ...
Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.
Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.
As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.
Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.
Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.
Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.
A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."