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Noted and passed - Aug. 27, 2012

• We were intrigued by a recent study showing that baby boomer and older women generally earn less, have less money in retirement and are expected to live longer than men, yet they are much more likely to donate to charity and to give more generously then males. When factors such as education, income, race and other factors are figured in, boomer and older women give 89 percent more of their income to charity than their male counterparts. That figure rises as women's income goes up. That says something good about women's charitable inclinations and not so good about ...

August 27, 2012 | | Editorials


Elgin Town Hall rededication to be held September 6

A remodeled Elgin Town Hall will be open to the public for a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. The completed renovations include a new municipal courtroom, administrative area and offices for the Elgin Police Department.

August 27, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Akin’s breakin’ heart

WASHINGTON -- Some days Mitt Romney must wonder how he got involved with this crew. Here he's trying to talk about jobs, jobs, jobs -- and his political colleagues keep changing the subject to a topic about which an alarming few seem to know anything at all: women.

August 27, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Gossipy great aunt probes niece with rude questions

Dear Annie: I am a single mother in my mid-30s and recently graduated from college. Because of the current job market, I am having difficulty finding a permanent full-time position in my field. I will most likely need to relocate to another state.

August 27, 2012 | | Dear Annie


FAC holding auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to announce auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning Sept. 4, the FAC will hold three nights of auditions throughout the county for the third annual Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. This year, there are two categories: Youth, ages 6 to 15, and Adult, ages 16 and up. The final competition is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 at the FAC of Kershaw County. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by McDonalds of Camden.

August 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Ethics and elections

A lot has happened in South Carolina since the State Integrity Investigation ranked our state among the most at risk for corruption. In March I wrote about this report, some efforts that had been made, and some bills that I had filed to improve our ethics laws. Here is an update.

August 27, 2012 | By State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Morgan Earl Isaac Jr.

A Memorial Mass will be held for Morgan Earl Isaac, Jr., 81, on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.

August 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Estelle Murphy

Ms. Estelle Murphy, 88, formerly of 411 Church Street Apt. 109-D, Camden, SC passed on Friday, August 24, 2012. Family will be receiving friends at 32 Colony Drive, Camden, SC at the home of her niece Ms. Willene Fulson. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Military briefs - Aug. 27, 2012

Joshua Croft, grandson of Mrs. Margie Hunter of Lugoff, recently completed officer field training at Maxwell Air Base in Montgomery, Ala.

August 27, 2012 | | Military


Pet talk - Aug. 27, 2012

The West Nile Virus cases in humans and horses have been on the rise in 2012, and, according to the CDC, human cases are at their highest levels since West Nile Virus was first detected in the United States in 1999. Dr. Tracy Norman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Large Animal Clinic, suggests protecting horses by vaccinating against the disease and taking measures to prevent mosquito bites.

August 27, 2012 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Tax tips - Aug. 27, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service has some important information for those who have sold or are about to sell their home. If you have a gain from the sale of your main home, you may be able to exclude all or part of that gain from your income.

August 27, 2012 | | Business


Samuel Stephenson

Samuel Larry Stephenson, 57, of Elgin, SC, died Thursday, August 23, 2012. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Mary Ellen Varnadore and Larry Hood Stephenson. He was a mechanic at Oak Hills and the Woodlands Golf Club. He was an avid SC Gamecock and Atlanta Braves fan.

August 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Upcoming events at Kershaw Library

Learn the library: Instruction for the online

August 27, 2012 | | People & Places


KershawHealth Joint Commission survey results ‘excellent’

KershawHealth completed its most recent survey by The Joint Commission Aug. 7-10, and the initial results were excellent. During their final briefing, surveyors noted that KershawHealth is performing well throughout the system and providing excellent care for its patients. The commission complimented staff members on their professionalism and care, and noted as well the positive engagement of physicians and board members.

August 27, 2012 | | Healthcare


Akin’s ‘legitimate’ pain

It always amuses me when conservatives, who rail relentlessly against "political correctness" when it comes from the left, turn against one of their own like Rep. Todd Akin for saying what he really means.

August 27, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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WILLIAM DIXON

Funeral services for Bill Dixon, 86, will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at noon at First Church of the Nazarene, with burial to follow ...

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHIRLEY KNICKEL

There will be a Celebration of Life service for Shirley Anne Brady Knickel, 82, of Camden, SC, at 2:00 PM, today, January 24, 2017 ...

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARY G. McKINNON

A memorial service for Mary G. McKinnon, 56, will be held Thursday at 3:00pm at Powers Funeral Home. Pastor David Stratford, III will officiate ...

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


County Births - Jan. 24, 2017

ATKINS

January 24, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Youth Tour application process underway

Calling all area high school juniors. Four area high school juniors will travel to Washington, D.C., this June for a week-long trip, courtesy of ...

January 24, 2017 | | Education


USC-Sumter honors area students

USC Sumter named the following Kershaw County students to the Fall 2016 Dean's and President's Lists.

January 24, 2017 | | Education


Irish Wolfhounds, Highland Games coming to Irish Fest

The Montessori School of Camden will present its first annual Irish Fest Camden on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p ...

January 24, 2017 | | Education


Graham joins K&L Gates LLP

The Charleston office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes W. Ford Graham as a lawyer in the corporate and economic incentives/development ...

January 24, 2017 | | Business


Lake level expected to rise but not to floodstage

Lake levels in the Catawba River Basin are expected to rise, but not to flood stage, according to a press release from Duke Energy.

January 24, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Englehart and Bailes announce engagement

Ms. Debra Englehart announces the engagement of her son, Michael Tyler Englehart to Ashley Marie Bailes of Columbus, Ohio. The groom-elect is the son of ...

January 24, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Horton and Holloway to wed in March

Frank and Gwen Cass of Camden announce the engagement of their son, George Norman Horton to Tabitha Kirsten Holloway. The groom-elect is the grandson of ...

January 24, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


KCSO arrests armed gang member

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Columbia man Saturday who Sheriff Jim Matthews said is an armed, documented gang member.

January 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County Library events -- February

Camden Branch

January 24, 2017 | | People & Places


CMS announces student honor rolls for the second nine-weeks

Sixth Grade:All A: Italia Aguilar, Ashleigh Barnes, Liliana Battiata, Jalen Daniel Bell, Semaj Bennett, Mary Ashton Blanks, Emily Boyles, Lacie Brewer, Sophia Carrillo, Mary ...

January 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Cahn returns to Chronicle-Independent

Long-time Chronicle-Independent staffer Martin Cahn, who had been working with the Farmville Herald in Farmville, Va., since July 2016, has returned to the C-I in ...

January 24, 2017 | | Business


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