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Oh dear, bless her heart

She said it, of course, with smirk. Those women who really don't understand the ways of the women of the South seem to always speak about us in words that are vividly cloaked in disdain.

February 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


‘Running schools more like a business’

In the middle of more than $30 million in budget cuts our school district had to make during the economic downturn -- cuts that are not yet close to being fully restored -- a number of politicians and citizens told me that schools needed to be "run more like a business." That's a line I hear a lot. It's a good sound bite, especially from politicians and others who don't want to acknowledge the consequences of poor long-term decisions. But it doesn't reflect reality.

February 17, 2014 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Russian roulette

The game of Russian roulette consists of taking a loaded gun, aiming it at your head, firing it, and hoping the chamber will be empty. After I completed my Ph.D., I still lacked wisdom. When my husband wanted to give me a trip for a graduation present, I thought I had earned at least a trip to three locations, so I chose China, Egypt and Russia. Each location was different, but this article concerns Russia. The tourism brochures painted marvelous pictures of an elegant vacation with spas, up-to-date hotels and excursions. The brochures did not lie: the sites were ...

February 17, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden officials graduate from institute

The city of Camden announces that Mayor Tony Scully and Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Parks both recently graduated from the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Elected Officials Institute of Government.

February 17, 2014 | | Camden


Aberdeen Catery offers culinary arts scholarship

Aberdeen Catery is offering a $500 scholarship for Kershaw County School District high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts.

February 17, 2014 | | Education


Wateree Outdoor Life Festival set for March 8

The inaugural Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) will be held on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden on Saturday, March 8.

February 17, 2014 | | Sports


Engrams joins Ravens' staff

After days of Internet speculation, the Baltimore Ravens officially announced former Camden High standout Bobby Engram as the team's wide receivers coach on Tuesday.

February 15, 2014 | | Sports


Carolina Cup parking space renewals due Feb. 18

Due to the inclement weather the deadline for renewing Carolina Cup reserved parking space for this year's races has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 18.

February 15, 2014 | | Equine


Breaking: Woman charged as ruthless

WASHINGTON -- Groundhog Day isn't just a movie.

February 15, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 14, 2014

February 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Valentine’s Day in Camden

Here are some Valentine and anniversary stories of your friends and neighbors with a dash of local history.

February 15, 2014 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FCC proposal

As a news organization, we at the Chronicle-Independent tend to pay more attention to First Amendment issues than most people, and a new proposal by the Federal Communications Commission threatens to let the government decide what news stories television stations can broadcast. We realize, of course, that many cable stations today lean one way or the other; you need look no further than the two most commonly cited ones, FOX News and MSNBC, both of which might purport to deliver straight-up news but seldom do. But the great thing is that people can tune in to whatever news outlet they ...

February 15, 2014 | | Editorials


John E. Brunson

Mr. John E. Brunson, 83, of 49 Smokewood Drive, Elgin, SC, passed on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jack E. Cunningham

Funeral service for Jack E. Cunningham, 67, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Craig Thompson and the Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church or Southside Baptist Church.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marion “Rabbit” English

Deacon Marion "Rabbit" English, 82, of 6460 Nakia Drive, Rembert died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the English Family.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Yesteryear Pictures - Aug. 15, 2017

August 15, 2017 | Courtesy of the Camden Archives and Museum Provided by Johnny Deal | People & Places


Feature photo: Visitors

August 15, 2017 | | Camden


VisionKershaw 2030 earns SCAC honorable mention

VisionKershaw 2030, Kershaw County's county-wide framework for economic growth; effective land use; county service excellence; quality infrastructure and transportation; and a lifetime of education ...

August 15, 2017 | | Kershaw County


L-E vs. CHS advance tickets on sale for $6

In order to help alleviate the expected long lines of fans making their way into Zemp Stadium for Friday's season-opening football game between Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 14, 2017 | | Sports


New rules stress safety for 2017 high school season

The National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS) continues to tweak its rules governing high school football, this year focusing on protection of defenseless players ...

August 11, 2017 | | Sports


Anne Brett Segars

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Anne Brett Segars, age 74, of Camden, was held Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Washington Memorial Gardens, Sandersville ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Russell Robinson

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Russell Allen Robinson, 60, will be held on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Delores Nickens

CAMDEN - Miss Delores "Tish" Nickens, 70, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 7, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Grave Side ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Kenneth P. Marsh

Kenneth P. "Kenny" Marsh, Jr., 67, of Camden, SC, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his sister's residence in Pooler, GA.

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Larry Maurice Kelly

Mr. Larry Maurice Kelly, 59, of 808 Dibble Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Max Ford

Robert Maxwell (Max) Ford, 75, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. A private family burial will be held on Friday ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Karen Jean Barlow

CASSATT – Funeral services for Karen Jean Barlow, 62, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Arts Open House is Aug. 26

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County cordially invites the community to attend the 2017 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Aug ...

August 11, 2017 | | People & Places


Max Ford

We join family, friends and the entire community in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of Max Ford, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8 ...

August 11, 2017 | | Editorials


Cleaning out, looking back

One of the things about cleaning out, as you know, is the emotional path it leads you down to remembering days passed that have disappeared ...

August 11, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columns


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