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No biology teacher

I have taught many subjects, for some of which I certainly did not have certification, such as speech, debate and mathematics. I have even been pressed into emergency teacher status for a special education class and the band. Each one of the preceding two could have a paper printed about the experience. However, the one I feared most and the one the students really wanted me to do was become their teacher for the sex education part of the biology class!

April 10, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Sending our tax dollars outside of Kershaw County

A local businessman asked me the other day how things went for us at the Cup. I told him that we were told by the Camden Police Department that our services would not be needed so we concentrated on DUI enforcement after the race and the results were good. We only made two DUI arrests, but a lot of open container violations were cited and we wrote a lot of warning tickets.

April 10, 2013 | Jim Matthews, Sheriff Kershaw County Sheriff's Office | Letters


Spartan netters close out first half of season with 5-4 mark

The Camden Military Academy varsity tennis team finished the first half of their schedule with a 4-2 win over South Pointe High School Monday, March 25.

April 10, 2013 | | Camden Military


Divine Fortune wires field in Stoneybrook feature

Divine Fortune, trained in Camden by Hall of Fame member Jonathan Sheppard, jumped onto the lead immediately in Saturday's $25,000 Sandhills Cup and pulled away in the final furlong to a 2 3/4-length victory over Slip Away in the featured open allowance hurdle at the 62nd Stoneybrook Steeplechase at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C.

April 10, 2013 | | Equine


C-I adds local personalities as feature writers

A playwright, bookseller, doctor, columnist and former staff member will begin writing feature stories for the Chronicle-Independent this month. Paddy Bell, Dr. Tray Dunaway, Bill Funderburk, C-I columnist Paula Joseph and former C-I Localife editor Sheila McKinney have all joined the paper as freelance feature writers.

April 10, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Ariail for April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013 | | Ariail


Yesteryear - April 10, 2013

Farm Bureau's beauty title is won by Kershaw Entrant

April 10, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Sarah Turner

Sarah Callahan Turner, 89, beloved widow of Hall Turner, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Greenville, SC, following a period of declining health. Born in Latta, SC, April 25, 1923, she was the elder daughter of the late Samuel Hugh Callahan and Katherine Bethea Callahan.

April 10, 2013 | | Obituaries


Margaret Robertson Davis

Funeral service for Margaret Robertson Davis, 78, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bob Moore will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd #100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

April 10, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jacqueline "Jackie" Wiltshire

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Jacqueline Webster Wiltshire, a beloved mother and grandmother, age 82, will be held at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Quaker Cemetery in Camden. Hamp Davis will officiate. The family will receive friends at 11:00 AM, 1 hour prior to the service, Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wiltshire's memory to the American Diabetes Association of SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive-Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204, the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen ...

April 10, 2013 | | Obituaries


Martha Cook

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Martha Ann Timmons Hornsby Cook, 74, of Camden, will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Martha's memory to Agape Hospice, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

April 10, 2013 | | Obituaries


Bruce Alexander

Bruce Alexander, 57, of 728 Boyd Road (Knights Hill community) in Camden died Monday, April 8, 2013. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

April 10, 2013 | | Obituaries


Julia Carlos

Funeral service for Ms. Julia Carlos, 46, of 201 Dicey Ford Road in Camden will be held Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 10, 2013 | | Obituaries


Leila Belton

Mrs. Leila Belton, 65, of 2570 Thomas Street, Camden, SC, passed on Monday, April 8, 3013. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Appril 12, 2013, 1 p.m., at Unity United methodist Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

April 10, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mamie Reed

Mrs. Mamie Reed, 86, of 703 Broad Street, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 2 p.m., Haile's Fuenral Home Chapel, Camden. Burial will follow at Cedar Cemetery.

April 10, 2013 | | Obituaries


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MPES honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


Hats for cancer patients

ALALA is a Boutique for cancer survivors all over the state of South Carolina. They come to Camden once a month at the Senior Center ...

February 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Significant heroin seizure leads to Camden man’s arrest

For several years, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators received tips about 32-year-old Ronald Jason Boone selling heroin in the county. Thanks to ...

February 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


ROBERT T. WOOD

Funeral service for Mr. Robert T. Wood, Jr., 67, of 1007 Kelly Street in Elgin will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 P ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


DANNY J. RAY

LUGOFF – A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Danny James Ray, 74, will be held on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 p. m ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


HAZLE C. THOMAS

Funeral service for Mr. Hazle Charles Thomas, 62, of 2517 Thomas Street in Camden will be held Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:30 A.M ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


HUGH F. DOUGHERTY

A funeral service to honor the life of Hugh F. "Dee" Dougherty, Jr., will be held at 3:00 PM, today, February 12, 2016 at ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


Danish String Quartet performs Feb. 14

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will present the last concert of the 2015-16 Chamber Music Series on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


UDC hosts annual Lee-Jackson Luncheon

On January 23, 2016, the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy held a luncheon at the Kershaw House to honor Generals Robert ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


NAACP Humanitarian Award

Former county educator, state transportation commissioner and hospital trustee Bobby Jones speaks after accepting the Camden-Kershaw County Branch NAACP's MLK Humanitarian of the Year ...

February 09, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Sheriff Matthews is Elks’ 2016 Camarena award winner

The S.C. Elks Association (SCEA) presented its 2016 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews at its recent South Carolina Winter ...

February 09, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Feb. 9, 2016

February 09, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Go to the polls

OK, Kershaw County Council District 1 residents, it's time to get serious: today marks the primaries for the special election to fill the seat ...

February 09, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Hillary’s golden tongue

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1 ...

February 09, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Hollywood gets it wrong again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...

February 09, 2016 | | Columns


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