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Shannon named SCIRA Administrator of the Year

For her work promoting literacy, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School Principal Lisa Shannon has been named the South Carolina International Reading Council's (SCIRA) Administrator of the Year.

March 19, 2012 | | Education


Where is the outrage over killing of U.S. citizens?

"...nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."

March 19, 2012 | | Columns


Here comes Peter Cottontail

William Gaither, chair of Mental Health America of Kershaw County, recently announced they would be hosting their second annual Easter Family Tour at Aberdeen, home of Jack Brantley. Gaither said, "Jack Brantley has again opened his home and grounds to our organization for a fund raising opportunity. Our mission is to promote mental health and to work for improved care, treatment and quality of life for persons with mental illness."

March 19, 2012 | | People & Places


Miss Williams, Mr. Hinson plan wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Anthony Williams of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Brittany Nicole Williams of Lugoff, to Joshua Edward Hinson of Camden. He is the son of Mr. Mike Hinson of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Threatt of Camden.

March 19, 2012 | | People & Places


Columbia mayor to speak at Dems convention

Kershaw County Democratic Party county convention attendees will hear from Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin at 7 tonight.

March 19, 2012 | | Politics


Larry Duval Burns

Funeral service for Larry Duval Burns, 58, of 832 Clinton Lane, Cassatt, will be held Thursday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Thursday, March 15.

March 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Juanita Smith Jackson

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Smith Jackson, 58, of Mt. Zion Road, Cassatt will be held Wednesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at Household of Faith Holiness Church. Burial will be at Cedar Cemetery.

March 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Chester Jones

Funeral service for Chester Jones, 78, of Camden, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to DeKalb Baptist Church, 2034 DeKalb School Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Geneva Williams Mitchell

Mrs. Geneva Williams Mitchell, 55 of 441 Pelham Drive, Columbia, died Thursday, March 15, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mitchell family.

March 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shirley Fennell Sullivan

Memorial services celebrating the life of Shirley Colleen Fennell Sullivan, 76, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church. Reverend Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1310 Norris Avenue. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sullivan's memory to Meals on Wheels, c/o Kershaw County Council on Aging, 906 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

March 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


C-I wins SCPA general excellence title second year in a row

It's back-to-back wins for the Chronicle-Independent, named the best two-to-three times weekly newspaper in the state of South Carolina for the second year in a row and for the third time in five years. The C-I earned first place in the General Excellence category at a luncheon Saturday during the S.C. Press Association's (SCPA) annual meeting in Folly Beach.

March 19, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Noted and passed - March 19, 2012

• One more sign of a changing digital world is the demise of the print edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica, which will no longer publish a paper-and-ink version after 224 years. The World Wide Web, including online encyclopedia Wikipedia, made the Brittanica obsolete. It was considered the granddaddy of all American reference volumes, though its livelier cousin World Book, outsold it. Time waits for no man, and certainly not for Brittanica.

March 19, 2012 | | Editorials


Way better than the sum of our parts

I was attending a coaching clinic in the mid 1970s, and I got to talk with a very well-respected and successful football coach who had won a number of championships during a long and storied career. I asked him about his favorite team, expecting him to tell me about one of the numerous state championship teams he had coached. I was surprised, however, when he told me about a team he had coached that had not even gone very far into the playoffs. The coach told me he loved and valued this particular team since it had achieved well beyond ...

March 19, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Kershaw County Farmers’ Market to hold vendor meeting Tuesday

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor in the Kershaw County Farmers' Market (KCFM) is invited to attend an open house at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at 634 W. Dekalb St. in Camden in the Homemakers Building, adjacent to the Camden Clemson Extension office.

March 19, 2012 | | People & Places


2012 Heritage Tea winners announced

On Sunday, February 19 in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) awards were presented to Kershaw County students who participated in the 2012 Heritage Tea. Students in grades three through eight from across the county worked on projects reflective of cultural heroes and legends in celebration of Black History Month in an art project competition. Awards were presented to all winners and the teachers of 1st place winners. Entertainment was provided by the Lugoff Elementary Singers, Jackson School Chorus, Kershaw County Show Choir and Mrs. Shiryl Morgan. The judges for the competition were Althea ...

March 16, 2012 | | People & Places


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Pets of the Week - March 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Conner, a 1-year-old Basset hound/Lab mix dog, and Bunky, a 6-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

March 27, 2015 | | Pets


Editorial: Tone it down

There are many things we like about Gov. Nikki Haley, chief among them being her determined focus on economic development. Haley has been a tireless campaigner for South Carolina when it comes to attracting business to the Palmetto State, and it's paid off in lots of jobs and significant tax revenue. We also like the fact she's a female of Indian descent who helps the diversity picture in South Carolina.

March 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Wacko birds nesting in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON -- President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

March 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - March 27, 2015

Spring is here in the City and the Bradford pears look so pretty.

March 27, 2015 | Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - March 27, 2015

If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn't be in the top 10.

March 27, 2015 | | Columns


KershawHealth board recognizes Napper for service

Former KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Paul Napper (center) shows off a gavel and plaque presented to him during Monday night's board meeting. Napper recently resigned from the board in order to join the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Commission. Napper joined the board in October 2012 and served as its chair for a time. Current Chair Karen Eckford said Napper "has always dedicated himself to the people of Kershaw County, and especially to the employees of Kershaw Health." She said KershawHealth's loss is CCTC's gain. During his tenure, Napper helped navigate the retirement of former CEO ...

March 27, 2015 | | Healthcare


Blythewood hands Demons first loss

You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.

March 25, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS has strong performances in meet

Receiving a total of 18 personal-best performances, the Camden High boys and girls' track teams ran to sixth and seventh place finishes, respectively, in Saturday's 15-team Silver Fox Invitational at Dutch Fork High School.

March 25, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Dreher sends Dogs down to a 4-0 defeat

Despite peppering the Dreher goal, the Camden boys' soccer team could not find the back of the Blue Devil nets with any of their shots as the visiting Blue Devils downed Camden, 4-0, last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.

March 25, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E netters drop two region matches

Playing a veteran Spring Valley tennis squad is challenging enough for a young team which is at full strength. Take out your second singles player and the task becomes even more formidable.

March 25, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Child Crappie Tournament set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

March 25, 2015 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs take second in Lewisville tourney

Camden's strong start to the softball season continued on Saturday with the Lady Bulldogs finishing with a 3-1 record and taking second place to host Lewisville in the Lewisville Lions Tournament played in Richburg.

March 25, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Doby’s Mill first grader welcomes home mom from service

Doby's Mill Elementary School first grader, Falan Rhoads received an amazing visit at school last Friday. Her mom, who has been stationed in Afghanistan, overwhelmed her with a surprise visit.

March 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Happenings at the library

Camden Branch1304 Broad Street 803-425-1508

March 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015 | | Ariail


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