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Yesteryear -- Jan. 12, 2011

Photo cutline -- Chamber Banquet Speaker -- Chamber of Commerce President Pierce Cantey, Audley H. Ward of Aiken, and retiring Chamber President Frank Rector pose for The Chronicle's cameraman following last night's annual meeting at The Court Inn. Approximately 250 persons attended.

January 12, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Better read than dead?

NEW YORK -- While sorting through the perennial lip-pursing tempest about a certain word in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" -- the "N-word," as we now say it -- I turned for inspiration to the master himself.

January 12, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


What can we expect from our new sheriff?

I recently came across the following statement, "The Law in the U.S. requires three elements to be present in any crime: the Act, Intent and Damage (mens rea -- willful intent, actus reus -- act or crime, corpus delicti -- body of the crime, the actual damage). It is estimated that 90 percent of the people prosecuted by the courts in the U.S. committed no crime." That is a very powerful statement. Basically what it is saying is that most people in prison today are there because we simply refused to accept their behavior. It has become the norm in America ...

January 12, 2011 | Patty M. Motley Elgin | Letters


A palace for kings and queens

The kings and queens who rule over the education of our children and spend 42 cents of every dollar they receive on them are building a new and wonderful palace. Their kingdom is vast as they are the largest employer in all of Kershaw County. They purchase property across this land, sometimes at higher than market value. The kings and queens lay off teachers first while keeping the palace staff; after all, they must have a large staff to look over their vast kingdom. Now that their subjects have denied more funds, they have decided to show their subjects that ...

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Mattox Elgin | Letters


Support for animal shelter comes from many

From all of the staff at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, we would like to thank everyone for their support. The Chronicle-Independent has graciously hosted the "Pet of the Week" and thanks to their help, hundreds of dogs and cats have found new homes!

January 12, 2011 | Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter staff Camden | Letters


Clearing up movie-goers’ question, which armrest to use?

Dear Annie: At a movie theater, is there a rule for which armrest belongs to you? -- Jim in Omaha

January 12, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Hall of Fame trainer Janet Elliot is guests speaker for SCTOBA Awards Banquet

Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer and part-time Camden resident, Janet Elliot, will be the guest speaker at Saturday evening's South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association annual awards banquet.

January 12, 2011 | | Equine


Demon soccer duo named to U.S. Olympic Development Soccer Team

Lugoff-Elgin High School students and soccer players, goalkeeper Kyle Brosius and forward Robert Brown have been named to the 2010-11 United States Olympic Development Soccer Team.

January 12, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


A simpler time

Here is my take on the law escort fee for funerals. I agree there should be a fee, just not as much as proposed. It was stated that it takes deputies away from their patrol. If this is the case the school board has to be charged for the traffic control before and after school, because we have more schools in this county than SROs to handle this task so that takes deputies away from their patrol. There has been times when there are two or three deputies in the highway at Jackson School in the afternoon just standing around.

January 12, 2011 | Ronnie Hinson Camden | Letters


Celebrating 'A History of Kershaw County'

The Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will formally reveal the completion of the largest project it has undertaken -- the book "A History of Kershaw County" -- at a public program and book launch from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church's fellowship center, 1201 Broad St., Camden.

January 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County, city, school district weather winter storm

Five inches of snow had fallen in Lugoff by 10 a.m. Monday; 4 in Camden.

January 12, 2011 | By Martin L. Cahn, Ashley Lewis Ford and Trevor Baratko C-I staff | Kershaw County


March auction to benefit L-EHS athletics programs

The Able Club of S.C. and Outback Steakhouse of Columbia announce "Surf's Up at Demon Bay, the second annual auction benefiting Lugoff-Elgin High School athletic programs, to be held at 6 p.m. March 4.

January 12, 2011 | | Localife


KCSD to keep schools closed Wednesday

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices will be closed yet again Wednesday due to the effects of freezing temperatures. KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd sent the following statement to the media mid-afternoon Tuesday:

January 11, 2011 | | Education


Snow pushes back athletic contests

Due to Monday's snow and hazardous road conditions, Tuesday's scheduled Region 6-AAA basketball games between Hartsville and Camden, to be played at Camden's Dog Pound, was pushed back a day.

January 11, 2011 | | Sports


County offices to stay closed Tuesday

All Kershaw County government offices, including the county's landfill and recycling centers, will be closed Tuesday, according the Kershaw County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

January 10, 2011 | | Kershaw County


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Lessons from Patient Zero

WASHINGTON -- Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.

October 29, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reader: SCHSL decision sends wrong message

Regarding the S.C. High School League decision concerning the so called "brawl" after the Camden-Dreher football game, the league has the legal authority to assess such penalties since the schools are, by their own action, voluntary members. And I understand the league's objective of trying to emphasize that such conduct is not acceptable and should be dealt with appropriately.

October 29, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Express Care

One of the problems with the expense of health care is the fact that many people tend to use a hospital's emergency room as their primary care facility, going there with normal ailments such as flu and severe colds. Emergency room care is expensive -- too costly to be used in that way. KershawHealth is no different than other hospitals in that regard, and the decision to "split" the emergency department there is a sound one.

October 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Deadline to purchase discount Colonial Cup tickets is Nov. 1

The deadline to purchase $20 discount general admission tickets for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races is Saturday, Nov. 1.

October 29, 2014 | | Equine


CHS baseball golf tournament set for Nov. 13

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 29, 2014 | | Sports


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kindness makes you more attractive, study shows

A study from China shows that people are rated as being much more attractive if they do one thing -- and it's something that parents can teach their children to help secure their personal happiness and future success.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Why millennial men save more than women

A number of Stephanie Cooper's friends think she's crazy -- simply because the 25-year-old already has begun squirreling away money for retirement.

October 27, 2014 | Chuck Green Deseret News | National


The worst colleges in America

For years, the buzz in higher education has centered on the U.S. News ranking of the best colleges and universities. Ben Miller at the New America Foundation has looked at the best and the worst, ranking the institutions most likely to blow it.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


A broader definition of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are somewhat of a mascot for the U.S. economy -- nothing embodies the American dream more than an entrepreneur. Consequently, we've been trained to think there's a positive correlation between the number of start-ups and the health of the economy. But Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship, and Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global, argue otherwise. Real, high impact entrepreneurship comes from "scale-ups" instead. Scale-ups are growing businesses that promote a "long-term entrepreneurship," eventually leading to more innovation and increased economic health. The continued growth of established businesses does more for the economy than a high number of ...

October 27, 2014 | | National


Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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