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Junior prospectors

Midway Elementary School third-graders including Ana Lucena and Jeffry Moody learned about properties of rocks and minerals and how to use those properties (like hardness, color, shape, luster) to identify them as part of a science unit of study. The students were treated to a mobile mining experience to cap their study when Diamond Del's Gem Mining Adventure visited the school. Each student was given a tray which they rinsed and searched for rocks and minerals, taking any that they found back to class to identify. Fourth- and fifth-graders were invited to participate, too. Each child was able to ...

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Weighing in

It looked like all fun and games as Melissa Smith's third-graders bounced from station to station weighing themselves, book bags, books, and jackets, but Wateree Elementary students Wade McIntyre, Davis Turbyfill, Logan Butler, and Gauge Peavy were actually learning about weight and scales from student teacher Christen Pruett.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Honor rolls announced at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has reported its third-week honor rolls.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Elizabeth Barker

Elizabeth Ann Emerson Barker died peacefully at home Sunday, April 03, in Camden, South Carolina.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden Post Office to host passport fair Saturday

The downtown Camden Post Office will host a passport fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 08, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Fly your Betsy Ross flag

The 230th anniversary of the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill will be commemorated April 19-25 during which time citizens are encouraged to fly Betsy Ross flags.

April 08, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


TSA honor students recognized

A number of Kershaw County students earned academic recognitions at Thomas Sumter Academy.

April 08, 2011 | | Education


Making life a little brighter

Gosh, life is good, and it's the people around us who help make it so.

April 08, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Rec Notes - April 8, 2011

Hippity-hoppity

April 08, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - April 8, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old domestic medium-haired male cat and a 4-month-old hound 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 wcas@camden.net. The shelter ...

April 08, 2011 | | Pets


School menus -- April 11-15, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 11-15:

April 08, 2011 | | Education


Dealing a blow to drug dealers in Kershaw County

One evening last year when I pulled into my driveway, there was an unfamiliar car parked in front of my house and there was a man wearing a uniform, standing by the car. As I got closer, I recognized the uniform as a Richland County Sheriff's Department uniform. This officer identified himself to me and said that if I was elected sheriff, he and his partner would like to come work for me. He handed me an envelope containing their resumes.

April 08, 2011 | Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lee McKenzie

Lee McKenzie, 77, of Springhill Road, Dalzell, died Friday, April 1, 2011.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Next Camden Garden Club meeting to be held at Proctor Hall

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. The historic home is a great location for a meeting. There is ample room and lots of natural light steams in from the large picture windows giving a warm and cozy feel. The program scheduled for this month is perfect for this time of year with spring in the air. Our speaker will be Sunshine Smith, who has started an organic gardening group and she will be enlightening the members on the benefits of organic gardening. As the days lengthen and the trees start budding most ...

April 08, 2011 | | Localife


Lula Belle W. Nelson

Funeral service for Lula Belle W. Nelson, 84, of Chesnut Street in Camden will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011, 12:00 p.m.. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Cedars Cemetery.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


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August 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Kids and guns

Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.

August 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.

August 29, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.

August 29, 2014 | | Business


Registration for blood drive at INVISTA Camden plant

As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.

August 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Knights open season with 3-1 win

If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.

August 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Tech firms’ poor record of diversity

Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.

August 29, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Jose goes all the way at the Spa

Always in contention, Rodman W. Moorhead III's All the Way Jose glided to the lead on the final run down Saratoga Race Course's homestretch, rocketed over the last fence, and drew away powerfully to a 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 29, 2014 | | Equine


The Fearless Forecast - our labor of love for you

While the rest of you slackers are busy preparing for your Labor Day weekend and trips to the lake, the beach or backyard barbecues, remember those of us here at the Fearless Forecast who do not have the luxury of a long weekend.

August 29, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


David R. Braught

David R. Braught, 58, of Columbia entered into rest on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at PalmettoHealth Parkridge.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Raymond William “Bo” Peake, Jr.

Mr. Raymond William "Bo" Peake, Jr., 60, of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 27, 20144. Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on May 9, 1954, he was the son of Barbara Shelley Peake and the late Raymond William Peake, Sr. A master automotive technician, he was co-owner of Peake Motors with his late father. Bo also worked with Clark Industrial and Southeast Industrial for many years as a shop foreman and forklift technician.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Davis Ray

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Davis Ray, 84, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ray's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Michael Scronce

Michael William Scronce, age 63, passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Memorials may be made in Michael's memory to United Way of Kershaw County, P O Box 737, Camden, SC 29020 or American Red Cross, P O Box 641, 632 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mae Bell Thomas

Ms. Mae Bell Thomas, 93, of 113-A Canterbury Lane in Camden died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


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