On Tuesdays at Midway Elementary School, second-grade classes are often found being led by a special instructor. Kershaw County Deputy Mechelle Cobb enriches the students' usual social studies lessons with instruction on the importance of law enforcement in the community and strategies for dealing with conflict and bullying. Cobb also serves as a mentor for students. She works with students YaKeem Knox, MaKhi Holmes, Summer Martin and Matty Stephens. Cobb and students Summer Martin, Yakeem Knox and Chris Crane visit with K-9 deputy Hailey and Lt. Ty Cobb.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognized several public safety officers during a ceremony March 5. In appreciation for their service to the community, Post 17 presented each of the officers with a custom-made plaque crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly.
South Carolinians shouldn't be surprised to see the state rank poorly in yet another survey. It seems the Palmetto State is forever being relegated to the bottom tier in all kinds of indicators. Some of them, of course, don't have much validity. But the latest one, in which only five states are ranked lower than South Carolina in susceptibility to political corruption, is particularly unnerving because it's one that could be avoided with a modicum of care from legislators.
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has been named a Platinum level firm by the Cartus Broker Network in four of its Carolinas' markets, including the Midlands, Charleston and Sumter markets in South Carolina and the Charlotte market in North Carolina. Platinum is the highest of the Excellence Award recognition levels presented to qualifying principal brokers. Only 17 percent of the network's principal brokers received Excellence Award recognition for 2012.
A memorial service for Richard Paul "Ricky" Taylor, 23, Lugoff, will be held Tuesday at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.
North Central High School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.
As with much of the mainstream media, your edition March 9 is a poster child for what is wrong with the mainstream media and possibly a plausible explanation as to why printed media has fallen onto hard times. A previous editorial by Martin Cahn wherein he rather pompously pronounced that his opinion -- he is a journalist whatever that is -- is vastly superior to the great unwashed's opinion. A fair presumption would be those that are not "journalists."
Into every life, they say, a little rain must fall. And a little snow as well. In fact, here in Washington, some are rooting for snow before spring arrives.
Photo cutline – The guest bedroom at Aberdeen features magnificent old furniture and a beautiful antique quilt. Lovely width its pink color scheme, it has welcomed several Miss South Carolinas and two Miss Americas. This 1810 vintage home will be on the JKA Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens April 11.
South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean H. Toal (left) stands with retiring 5th Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. following the unveiling of a commemorative portrait at the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. Kinard has served on the bench for 24 years. Toal said Kinard is the "gold standard" of circuit court judges and her "go-to judge" for tough cases. "He's one of the brightest minds to serve in South Carolina," Toal said. "He can hear complex cases, absorb and understand all the details and then make a decision."
AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $33.3 million during 2011.
The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.
After struggling through a rough early start to the season, the North Central High softball team took out their frustrations on the Great Falls Red Devils in a Friday night softball game played at Great Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson of Seneca, SC are celebrating their 60th anniversary on May 29, 2015. They were married at Shalersville Methodist Church in Ravenna, Ohio. They have three children: Lori Post of Columbus, Ohio; Denise Miller of Evergreen, CO and Jeff Jackson of Taylors, SC; four granddaughters: Ali Lefort, Nikki Steelman, Katie Post and Meredith Post. Mr. Jackson is retired from Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid Corp. Mrs. Jackson is retired from the Kershaw County School District. A future cruise is being planned.
Though the legalization of medical marijuana appears to be a dead issue in this session of the General Assembly, we hope lawmakers won't forget about it and that there will be an attempt to revive the issue next year. It is, of course, an emotional matter for many people, and there are those who believe legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will be the first wave of massive use by people who are trying to skirt the law. Both the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and S.C. Medical Association oppose the bill, with a former president of the ...
WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.
As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life -- literally.
Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.
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Former Camden High School Band Director William R. "Bill" Basden was honored with the President's Award for outstanding contribution to the support and development of bands given by Phi Beta Mu national bandmasters society.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jane Oates Truel, 50, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Darren Truel will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jane's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Robert "Bob" Rowland Russell Jr., 85, Chairman of the Board of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, from Columbia South Carolina passed away on the morning of May 23, 2015. In Bob's true spirit of living life to the fullest, he perished doing what he loved most in the world, flying. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Florida to the late Robert Rowland and Mary Rogers Russell Sr. Raised in Columbia, Bob attended Columbia High School.
Funeral service for Johnny Wayne Owens, 67, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
Funeral service for William Charlton "Bill" Murphy, 74, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Church of God, Red Hill. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Church, 411 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of 193-A Ward Road, Lugoff, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Kelly family.