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Wagging the Dog

A few months ago, I was talking with a mother of a private school student, and I asked her if she minded telling me why she chose a private school for her child. I've asked this question to numerous private school parents over the years, and I always learn something. But the answer I got in this case was one that I hadn't heard before. This mother said, "I don't want my child to be a test score." She went on to tell me that in her opinion, standardized testing in public schools had become more important ...

December 16, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Hartis retires

Kershaw County Magistrate Judge Eugene "Gene" Hartis (center) celebrates his retirement Thursday with his family at the Kershaw County Courthouse. Hartis retired Thursday after working at the courthouse for 30 years, 28 as a magistrate judge. Original from North Carolina, Hartis attended Bethune area schools. He said the past 30 years have gone by quickly, and recognized his family, employees and his friend, the late Sen. Donald Holland. Hartis said he remembered when the magistrate's office only collected $189,000 in fines. Last year, the office collected more than $1 million, he said, acknowledging the county's growth in ...

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Ariail for Dec. 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 16, 2013

• The Chronicle-Independent offers a tip of its hat to Rigdon Boykin, Ann Bass and everyone at Kimbrell's Furniture on completing renovations to its Camden store. The $350,000 spent on the project isn't just an investment in the store, but an investment in downtown Camden. Camden Mayor Tony Scully called it a "transformational vision, showing us what's possible." We agree, hoping not only that other property owners will upgrade their buildings, but that Kimbrell's lead will entice new businesses and developers to invest in Camden as well.

December 16, 2013 | | Editorials


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lillie L. Caldwell

Mrs. Lillie L. Caldwell, 63, of 343 Johnson Pond Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Navis “Bobbie” Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Where Charlie Tinker lies buried

(This is a three-part series on Charlie. This is the first installment.)

December 16, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


City seeks public input on Maxway property

The city of Camden is soliciting input from the public on proposed future public uses for the former Maxway property at 1001 Broad St. in downtown Camden.

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Joseph Kershaw Chapter DAR recognize Veterans Day

The Joseph Kershaw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met earlier this season at the Old Armory Steakhouse in Camden to commemorate Veterans Day.

December 16, 2013 | | People & Places


What was the question?

Verbal communication can be very surprising. Sometimes it can be annoying. It can also be so amazing that the listener hardly has a reply except a gasp.

December 16, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Navis "Bobbie" Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


KershawHealth Pharmacy director reelected to SCSHP board

Doug Murray, PharmD, of Heath Springs, has been reelected to the board of the S.C. Society of Health System Pharmacists (SCSHP) as the representative for District 3. SCSHP is a state affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. SCHSP's mission is to advance public health, safety, patient care and patient outcomes through enhancing the roles of health-system pharmacy professionals by promoting education, communication, research and legislation.

December 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


Mary English Miles

Ms. Mary English Miles, 83, of 26 Heatherwood Drive, Lugoff, SC, passed on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

December 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herbert "H.B." Brisbon

Mr. Herbert "H.B." Brisbon, Sr. was the oldest son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Green Brisbon of Rembert, SC. He entered into his heavenly home on Monday, December 3, 2013.

December 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


44 year old man charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Kershaw County man was arrested Tuesday in Lancaster for allegedly assaulting a nine year old girl.

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect rams two patrol cars during pursuit

A Rembert man is behind bars after leading deputies on a lengthy chase and ramming two patrol cars in the process Tuesday, according to a ...

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Council approves bond, bid and patrol car purchase

Kershaw County Council approved bids and purchases, discussed rezoning requests and welcomed two new members to council during its meeting Tuesday as Al Bozard and ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Ada Stewart

Funeral service for Mrs. Ada Stewart, 89, of 1404 Fort Jackson Road in Lugoff, will be held Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:00AM at Unity ...

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Darlene Senn

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Darlene Lee Senn, 75, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 15 ...

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lawrence John Reynolds

CAMDEN- A Graveside service for Lawrence John Reynolds, 90, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A memorial ...

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Bids for patrol car, EMS station before Kershaw County Council

Kershaw County Council will discuss bids for a sheriff's patrol car and construction of an EMS station during its first meeting of 2017 today ...

January 10, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Weather interferes with weekend sports slate

Due to the threat of inclement weather, all Kershaw County high school athletic events scheduled for the weekend were postponed and, in the instance of ...

January 10, 2017 | | Sports


CHS wrestlers divide tri-match

In a match knotted at 39 after all 14 weight classes had been contested, Cheraw's advantage in teams points led to the Braves taking ...

January 10, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


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


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