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Miss Watson, Mr. Thompson engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell Watson of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Watson to Mr. John Anderson Thompson, III of Camden, S.C. He is the son of Mr. John Anderson Thompson, Jr. and Ms. Virginia Vanmetre Kornegay of Camden, S.C.

March 12, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Chapin snaps Demons' win streak at four

Playing for the third time in as many nights and 24 hours after an emotional win over rival Camden may have caught up with the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.

March 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lee Cracraft Williams

Mrs. Lee Cracraft Williams of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, died peacefully on March 6, 2012. She was eighty-one years old.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


‘Let’s go to the races’ theme for King Haiglar Garden Club meeting

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday, at 3:30 pm. Margie Lane will host members and guests at 2301 Moultrie Road, Camden. Carol Meckstroth and Sandra Lease will provide delicious refreshments along with Margie.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


William "Bill" Holcomb

A graveside service for William Sanford "Bill" Holcomb, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, in Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Holocomb died Wednesday, march 7. Born in Ripley, TN. He was the son of the late John Furman and Susie McKee Holcomb. He retired as a car salesman and attended Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Holcomb enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also served his county in the United States Army.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Change batteries in smoke, CO alarms this weekend

Lugoff Fire Department officials urge citizens to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend as part of their transition to daylight-saving time.

March 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes - March 9, 2012

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

March 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


L-EHS announces student honor rolls

Lugoff-Elgin High School has reports its honor rolls for the second nine-week period

March 09, 2012 | | Education


Yellow Jackets swat North Central, 19-9

One night after opening the regular season with a 6-4 win over Andrew Jackson, the north Central baseball team returned to Lancaster County and into Region 4-AA, only to come out on the short end of a 19-9 loss to Buford.

March 09, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs soar past Darlington

Who says 13 is unlucky?

March 09, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden High/Middle


FAC presents ‘Aladdin’ starring local youth

Close to 150 children take the stage in this year's Community Youth Production, "Aladdin" presented by Columbia Children's Theater. "Aladdin" began March 8 and will run through Sunday, March 11 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Tickets to the production are $8. Sponsorship of this year's Community Youth Production is provided by Modern Turf, Pitts Insurance Team, LLC and Target.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


Party registration

If there were evidence of widespread crossover voting in South Carolina primaries -- if Democrats were voting in Republican primaries just to subvert the process, or vice versa -- then it might make sense to require people to register by party before casting ballots in primaries. But there's not, and so there's no real need for a bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives to close primaries.

March 09, 2012 | | Editorials


Elizabeth Dinkins

Funeral service for Elizabeth Peay Dinkins, 89, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Longtown Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Rowan Presbyterian Church.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mackey leads L-E girls past RNE, 11-3, in season opener

Lugoff-Elgin wasted little time in setting the tone for its season-opening softball game against visiting Richland Northeast.

March 09, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Travis Powell

Travis Powell, 84, Bethune, passed away on March 6, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Vivian, son Dr. Charles T Powell, Jr. and daughter-in-law Anita and daughter Lynn P Edwards and 5 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:00pm at Bethel United Methodist Church, 103 King Street, Bethune, SC. A visitation will be held following the service. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials to honor his life can be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, PO Box 275, Bethune, SC 29009.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Young gets exacta in Aiken fall feature

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.

October 29, 2014 | | Equine


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

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.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kindness makes you more attractive, study shows

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.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Why millennial men save more than women

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.

October 27, 2014 | Chuck Green Deseret News | National


The worst colleges in America

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.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


A broader definition of entrepreneurs

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 ...

October 27, 2014 | | National


Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

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.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

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.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

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.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

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.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

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.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

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.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

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.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

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."

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


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