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WASHINGTON -- The squabbling between political campaigns and the harrumphing of pundits were put in proper perspective at, of all places, the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner -- the annual Prom on the Potomac where 2,000 or so media members and movie stars gather to honor the president and admire one another.

May 09, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Sidewalk Survey -- May 9, 2012

May 09, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


CGA 4-Ball

They grew up playing golf together in Burlington, N.C., and now 30-year-old Matt Crenshaw, a car salesman and 28-year-old Blair Bowland, a restaurant manager, are the 2012 Carolinas Golf Association's 61st annual Four-Ball Championship.

May 09, 2012 | | Golf


CLC students share monologues at Morningside

The setting: Ms. Jessica Zeller's English II class, host to Mr. Tony Scully's Monologue Workshop. That would be me, a small presence in a much larger universe of intersecting and overlapping young lives at The Continuous Learning Center (CLC) located at the former Jackson School on Campbell Street.

May 09, 2012 | By Tony Scully Special to the C-I | Localife


Council v. Matthews

We don't know whether Kershaw County voters will face a referendum this fall on whether to organize a new county police department -- in the process taking virtually all authority away from the sheriff's office -- but the fact that county council is even considering it is a bit unsettling for both entities. Discord between sheriffs and county council members is nothing new, of course. In the past, going back decades, some sheriffs have been quick to remind council members that they are independent elected officials, and councils have been no less reticent to let sheriffs know they are dependent ...

May 09, 2012 | | Editorials


Candidate clarification

After reviewing the manner in which I was quoted in the Rock Hill Road Trip article in the May 5th issue of the C-I, I need to clarify my comments. First, let me say that I oppose the notion of the City taking a go-it-alone position on the operation of a sports complex. I support City-County dialogue and recreational cooperation.

May 09, 2012 | Peggy Ogburn Camden | Letters


Behind 'Fakegate'

What could be more American than encouraging a robust debate on one of the most controversial issues of the day? The answer -- for some on the left, anyway -- is: lie about your opponents and make a pathetic effort to discredit them.

May 09, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


For the Record -- May 9, 2012

Real estate transactions

May 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rose Etta Lloyd Johnson

Rose Etta Lloyd Johnson, 70, of 813 18th St. in Camden, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Plans well be announced by Collins Funeral Homes.

May 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Happy 50th anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hinson were married 50 years on April 10, 2012. The couple began their celebration with a renewal of vows at Mt. Hebron Church followed by a reception with family and friends, all given by their children and grandchildren with love.

May 09, 2012 | | Localife


Court ruling could leave candidates off ballots

Several candidates in Kershaw County may be left off the June 12 primary ballot after failing to file their candidacy and economic interest statements on time. The S.C. Supreme Court recently ruled that about 180 candidates across the state are ineligible for the primary election.

May 09, 2012 | By Michael Ulmer and Miciah Bennett C-I staff | Politics


KCSD announces end-of-year schedule

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is offering a heads-up regarding the end-of-year schedule.

May 09, 2012 | | Education


L-E comes up short in final three outings of the regular season, still head to playoffs

Lugoff Elgin's boys' soccer team struggled in their three match-ups last week which capped the regular season.

May 09, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Former deputy acting as Bethune chief

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy has been acting as Bethune's police chief since not long after the late Larry Davis resigned following his diagnosis of terminal cancer in February. Bethune Town Clerk Janice Hunter confirmed former deputy Jimmy Miller is acting as chief on a temporary basis.

May 09, 2012 | | News


Adam Davis

Funeral Service for Mr. Adam Davis, Sr., 68; husband of Mrs. Maggie B. Davis, of 717 Chestnut St. in Camden, will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

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


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

October 24, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 24, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

October 24, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


New Zealand airline releases 'Hobbit' safety video

What once was a simple video that detailed the safety rules on an airplane has now become a source for viral videos.

October 24, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


#ThrowbackThursday: Why do we love the '90s?

Websites are about to code it up like it's 1994.

October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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