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Head start

President Obama's plan to expand early-childhood education on a massive scale sounds at first blush like a great idea. After all, who can argue with the fact of helping kids -- especially disadvantaged kids -- get a break early in life, thus helping them gain valuable skills and leading productive lives? The only problem is that the government itself -- the Department of Health and Human Services, in particular -- has found that programs such as Head Start don't work on a long-term basis.

January 29, 2014 | | Editorials


C-I phasing out old email addresses

Staff at the Chronicle-Independent and Camden Media Co. have stopped using a set of old email addresses. Since at least 1999, many staff members have used email addresses ending in "@ci-camden.com." Those addresses were discontinued earlier this month.

January 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - Jan. 29, 2014

Real estate transactions

January 29, 2014 | | For the Record


Former sheriff’s son-in-law receives SCLEOA award

The son-in-law of a former Kershaw County sheriff recently received an award from the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers' Association (SCLEOA).

January 29, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Yesteryear - Jan. 29, 2014

Solar heating

January 29, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Uncle Sugar goes to town

WASHINGTON -- We know what Mike Huckabee meant. Sort of. Kind of. But, really?

January 29, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fairfield Central sweeps NC

Fairfield Central broke out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter and never let North Central back into the game in taking home a 59-40 victory in a boys' basketball game played inside The Castle in Boonetown last Friday night.

January 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


East Camden man ends up in jail twice in two days

An east Camden man who got out of jail Wednesday on one set of charges ended up back at the Kershaw County Detention Center hours later on another set of charges.

January 27, 2014 | By MARTIN CAHN and GARY PHILLIPS C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Arnett Muldrow to present final recommendations today

Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to work on a tourism plan, marketing assessment and branding plan, will present its final recommendations to the public today at 6 p.m. at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

January 27, 2014 | | Camden


Kirsten Amodio Baker

A service to celebrate the life of Kristen Amodio Baker, 21, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Anthony Tyrone Council

Mr. Anthony Tyrone Council, 47, 600 Lyttleton Street passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Scott Hill Baptist Church, Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Leroy McClinton

Funeral services for Mr. Leroy McClinton, 78, of 42 Wisdom Drive in Camden will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


‘Doga’ -- yoga with dogs

Downward Dog is no longer something that only humans do during their yoga practice! Finally, the position's namesake can join in with their person and get their Zen on. It's called doga -- a cute combination of the words "dog" and "yoga" -- and it has been gaining in popularity over the past few years. Created in 2002 in New York City by yoga instructor Suzi Teitleman, doga is a great way for people to bond with their precious dogs while both parties enjoy some stretching and relaxation.

January 27, 2014 | TripsWithPets.com | Pets


Gov. Haley’s strange relationship with Common Core

South Carolina politicians are masters at promising one thing and doing the opposite. From ethics reform to restructuring, they promise the moon and deliver exactly nothing. How do they get away with it? By assuming that the public won't dig any deeper than a post on Facebook. Gov. Nikki Haley, for example, posted this on her Facebook page: "We have been trying to repeal Common Core since 2011 when we came into office. Whether its [sic] education, healthcare, or any aspect of government, we will fight to keep all standards state based, not federal." She then linked to a ...

January 27, 2014 | By Jamie Murguia S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Being independent

Back years ago when Mama was widowed, it became suddenly and shockingly clear that she wasn't completely capable of being on her own. This was news to us because she had always stepped up and did whatever it took to look after our family. She was quite ingenious and hard working.

January 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Watching weather

It appears Kershaw County was spared any serious problems associated with winter weather.

January 10, 2017 | | Editorials


Celebrating Dr. King's legacy

Americans celebrate the third Monday in January to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

January 10, 2017 | | Letters


President-elect Trumpschenko

WASHINGTON -- First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack ...

January 10, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Clema O. Baker

Clema O. Baker, 93, of Kershaw, SC, died Friday, January 6. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, from the Chapel ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Howard Branham

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Howard Murray Branham, 73, was held Sunday at Mels Chapel Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tommy ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Anna M. Chason

ELGIN – A Celebration of Life Service for Anna M. Chason, 74, will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. at John Paul ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Mildred Hoard Craig

Mildred Hoard Craig, 89, widow of Robert Edward Craig, of Camden, died on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Funeral Services will be private.

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Rosemary Demeary

Ms. Rosemary Demeary, 61, of 735 Tremble Branch Road, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 9, 2017 ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


McCoy Metts Hill

McCoy Metts Hill died on January 5, 2017, at her home in Camden, South Carolina, where she was born in 1923. She was the daughter ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Patrecia Bayman Minges

Patrecia Bayman Minges, 88, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born October 6, 1928 in New Haven, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Roy Newman

A funeral service for Roy Dale Newman, 78, of Bethune, was held at 4:00 o'clock p.m., Thursday, January 5, in the sanctuary ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Frank Joseph Pollard

CAMDEN -- Mr. Frank Joseph "Bo" Pollard, 64, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 6, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Alma Jean Scriven

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Jean Scriven, 78, 139 Azalea Drive in Lugoff, will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Robert and Margaret Branham celebrate 70th wedding anniversary and 90th birthday

Robert and Margaret Branham of Camden are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary as well as Margaret's 90th birthday on Saturday, January 7 with their ...

January 06, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Nicole Heere pop artist to open in Bassett Gallery, Jan. 12

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host an exhibition of the work of pop artist Nicole Heere in the Bassett Gallery beginning ...

January 06, 2017 | | Arts


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