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President Obama's plan to expand early-childhood education on a massive scale sounds at first blush like a great idea. After all, who can argue with the fact of helping kids -- especially disadvantaged kids -- get a break early in life, thus helping them gain valuable skills and leading productive lives? The only problem is that the government itself -- the Department of Health and Human Services, in particular -- has found that programs such as Head Start don't work on a long-term basis.

January 29, 2014 | | Editorials


C-I phasing out old email addresses

Staff at the Chronicle-Independent and Camden Media Co. have stopped using a set of old email addresses. Since at least 1999, many staff members have used email addresses ending in "@ci-camden.com." Those addresses were discontinued earlier this month.

January 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - Jan. 29, 2014

Real estate transactions

January 29, 2014 | | For the Record


Former sheriff’s son-in-law receives SCLEOA award

The son-in-law of a former Kershaw County sheriff recently received an award from the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers' Association (SCLEOA).

January 29, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Yesteryear - Jan. 29, 2014

Solar heating

January 29, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Uncle Sugar goes to town

WASHINGTON -- We know what Mike Huckabee meant. Sort of. Kind of. But, really?

January 29, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fairfield Central sweeps NC

Fairfield Central broke out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter and never let North Central back into the game in taking home a 59-40 victory in a boys' basketball game played inside The Castle in Boonetown last Friday night.

January 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


East Camden man ends up in jail twice in two days

An east Camden man who got out of jail Wednesday on one set of charges ended up back at the Kershaw County Detention Center hours later on another set of charges.

January 27, 2014 | By MARTIN CAHN and GARY PHILLIPS C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Arnett Muldrow to present final recommendations today

Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to work on a tourism plan, marketing assessment and branding plan, will present its final recommendations to the public today at 6 p.m. at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

January 27, 2014 | | Camden


Kirsten Amodio Baker

A service to celebrate the life of Kristen Amodio Baker, 21, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Anthony Tyrone Council

Mr. Anthony Tyrone Council, 47, 600 Lyttleton Street passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Scott Hill Baptist Church, Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Leroy McClinton

Funeral services for Mr. Leroy McClinton, 78, of 42 Wisdom Drive in Camden will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


‘Doga’ -- yoga with dogs

Downward Dog is no longer something that only humans do during their yoga practice! Finally, the position's namesake can join in with their person and get their Zen on. It's called doga -- a cute combination of the words "dog" and "yoga" -- and it has been gaining in popularity over the past few years. Created in 2002 in New York City by yoga instructor Suzi Teitleman, doga is a great way for people to bond with their precious dogs while both parties enjoy some stretching and relaxation.

January 27, 2014 | TripsWithPets.com | Pets


Gov. Haley’s strange relationship with Common Core

South Carolina politicians are masters at promising one thing and doing the opposite. From ethics reform to restructuring, they promise the moon and deliver exactly nothing. How do they get away with it? By assuming that the public won't dig any deeper than a post on Facebook. Gov. Nikki Haley, for example, posted this on her Facebook page: "We have been trying to repeal Common Core since 2011 when we came into office. Whether its [sic] education, healthcare, or any aspect of government, we will fight to keep all standards state based, not federal." She then linked to a ...

January 27, 2014 | By Jamie Murguia S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Being independent

Back years ago when Mama was widowed, it became suddenly and shockingly clear that she wasn't completely capable of being on her own. This was news to us because she had always stepped up and did whatever it took to look after our family. She was quite ingenious and hard working.

January 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Lady Knights win on PKs

For the second straight match, the North Central girls' soccer team went into penalty kicks and came away with a win.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Region 4-AA track and field championships at North Central (4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin in Region 6-4A golf championship at Darlington Country Club (4 p ...

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


Camden Middle sweeps WRAC basketball championships

Both the Camden Middle School boys' and girls' basketball teams won the 2017-18 Wateree Region Athletic Conference Championship.

April 24, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


WILLIE BENNETT

Mr. Willie (Joe Lewis) Bennett, 82, of Winter Park, FL, formerly Rembert, SC, passed on Friday, April 20 2018.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


DAVID ERIC HILTON

Funeral services for David Eric Hilton, 87 of Kershaw, were held Tuesday, April 24, at 3:00 o'clock p.m., in the afternoon from ...

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


DEACON HAROLD WALKER SR.

Deacon Harold Walker, Sr. of Camden, aka "Biggs" and "Poppy," transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home on April 22, 2018 at his ...

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


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April 24, 2018 | | Camden


Man broke into vehicles during worship services

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man for breaking into vehicles during worship services in the Westville area on Sunday.

April 24, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Demons wrap up region title in romp

Lugoff-Elgin wrapped up its first region baseball title since 2010 behind Zac Branham's one-hitter in Tuesday's 12-2 win at Crestwood.

April 20, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wyatt breaks two CHS track marks

Select members of the Camden High boys' and girls' track and field teams participated in the 26th Annual Bojangles Track & Field Classic last Friday and ...

April 20, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldog netters stop Demons, 5-1

With a biting wind sending the ball in different directions and the temperature seeming much lower than the 57 degrees that the thermometers read, the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Sports


L-E gains momentum by trouncing Dutch Fork

At this time of year, it is all about peaking and being ready for the state playoffs which begin next week.

April 20, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS, L-E suffer softball defeats

Maddie McNeill hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to draw Camden to within, 7-5, but it was not enough as visiting Indian ...

April 20, 2018 | | Sports


Central downs Knights in season finale

Central scored three times in the bottom of the sixth for a come-from-behind, 5-3 win over North Central in Wednesday's season finale for the ...

April 20, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail - April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 | | Ariail


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