Two meetings for the public to give input on the future of the Battle of Camden site and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site as potential units of the National Park Service (NPS) will be held Wednesday.
When people talk about the tax structure in South Carolina, "dysfunctional" is the word most often used to describe it. This is especially true in terms of the way in which K-12 education is funded in our state. The revenue structure used to fund K-12 education is a morass of provisos, special legislation and conflicting statutes. It is complicated, confusing and arbitrary; it just doesn't work. (A metaphor related to duct tape comes to mind when I think about it.) The overdependence on the sales tax for school funding, caused by Act 388, has worsened the impact of the ...
Margaret Elizabeth Dotson Worthy, 86, of Spartanburg, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011, at A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care in Camden, SC. Born May 31, 1924, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Jason and Mary Sue Fulbright Dotson and widow of the late William Harley Worthy.
Funeral services for Willie Mae Neal, 70, of 2378 Baron DeKalb Road, Camden will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Scott Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Road, Camden with burial at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, John G. Richards Road. Mrs. Neal died Thursday, Feb. 10. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The hardworking teachers and staff at Midway Elementary School have been putting forth extra effort to make adjustments for their interim principal, Theodore Jackson. School Resource Officer Michelle Cobb (left) helped him show his appreciation by handing out sweet treats. The candy brought a smile to the face of third-grade teacher Teri Davis (right).
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Grace Carolyn Rhoden Neal, 89, of Camden were held Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial following in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Bruce Hancock officiated. The family received friends Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Neal's memory to the A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.
We sit on the back row of the state senate with a fairly good view of the good, the bad, and the ugly in our state's government. One of us is a Democrat and one of us is a Republican. But more important than party affiliation is a commitment to responsible and honest government in our state. That's why we have joined together to condemn the recent action of the Budget and Control Board to approve deficit spending by South Carolina agencies. Deficit spending by South Carolina's government is just wrong, and business as usual just doesn ...
Catching league-leading Darlington at the wrong time, Camden saw the fate of its season come down to Thursday night's regular season finale against Hartsville.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce rescheduled its monthly board of directors meeting from Thursday to next week after a forecast of possible inclement weather.
Beverly Brevard was selected as January's "Employee of the Month" for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. Brevard has worked in law enforcement for 22 years, beginning in 1989 as a 911 dispatcher. She began working directly for the sheriff's office in 1995, and now works in the records and sex offender registry.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old female tortoiseshell cat and a 10-week-old male shepherd-mix puppy 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 email@example.com. The shelter's ...
Funeral service for Julia James Frierson, 52, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery, Lugoff. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
Funeral services for Reverend Charles Henry Rabon, 80, of Charlotte, will be held Saturday, February 12, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Kershaw. Rev. Bryant D. Fersner and Rev. Bob Deaton will officiate. Burial will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery, Lugoff, SC. A memorial service will be held in Charlotte at Providence Baptist Church on Sunday, February 13, at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service in Kershaw in the sanctuary of the church. Memorials may be made to the Charles and Jo Rabon ...
Republicans gained a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in last November's elections, but the GOP is finding that binding all its members together to produce clear policy isn't an easy task. House Republicans earlier this week proposed cutting about $35 billion in spending, slashing such programs as Americorps, family planning assistance and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. But many newly elected members say that's not enough, stressing they were sent to Washington to make even deeper cuts. Complicating the situation is that spending legislation must also pass the Senate, where Democrats still maintain a ...
A few minutes before Tuesday's match with rival Camden, Lugoff-Elgin golf coach Mike Robinson went up to one of his players and gave him a pep talk as to what he expected out of him that day.
Politics in South Carolina has always had its seamy side, but the current dust-up between Bobby Harrell, speaker of the state House of Representatives, and Attorney General Alan Wilson is especially intriguing. Harrell, a Charleston Republican, is being investigated for corruption, including possible misuse of campaign funds and possible misuse of his legislative position, charges that grew out of a grand jury proceeding. Law enforcement sources say Harrell's attorneys have been secretly trying to get a state judge to remove Wilson as the chief prosecutor.
Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.
After having opened the season by playing in a pair of tournaments, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team kicked off the regular season in style by pasting visiting South Florence, 7-0, in a non-region match played Monday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Blake Serpas is one of those low-maintenance players who quietly does their work each day while the coaching staff hardly notices that he was there at practice.
Having won their first two games by shutout and playing to a scoreless draw in their third contest, the Camden High girls' soccer team fell to AAAA state power Bluffton, 3-0, to finish second in the Michael Nash Memorial Soccer Tournament hosted by North Myrtle Beach High School last weekend.
All of Doby's Mill Elementary School's students participated in South Carolina Walk at School Day. The day began with 15 minutes of brisk walking. Here, third graders Andrew Langmo and Clay Peake walk in front of fourth graders Alie Stephens, Marissa Kirkland and Sylvia Adongo.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
The printed page has been an introduction to dreams and anticipations for me since I was a child. When my Aunt Eva brought a large house and barn from the heirs of a very old spinster woman, I found a treasure trove! Back then, children were not as restrained as they are today with various activities and parents' eyes constantly upon them. The treasure trove was not gold, but a stash of National Geographics, some possibly as old as the magazine itself. When my mother told me reading was a waste of time, the activity took on even more delight ...
We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
Family vacations often have a profound and lasting effect on children. For some, it's an Instagram or Facebook album of selfies taken at landmark sites with the occasional snarky comment about being dragged to "old" places.
On Feb. 23, the Humanities Council of South Carolina, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff sponsored a Black History Program featuring Sharon "The Gullah Lady" Cooper-Murray presented on Gullah culture as the guest presenter.
James Best, better known as Rosco P. Coltrane from TV's The Dukes of Hazzard will bring his one-man, multi-media show to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium.
Morse code, once a vital method of sending messages across telegraph lines, was the primary method of communication with other amateur radio operators. As technology evolved amateur radios became capable of voice transmissions and code slowly, over the past 100 years, lost its important role.