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Peggy Jo McDonald

Peggy Jo McDonald, 81, formerly of Camden, SC, passed away June 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, J. A. "Mac" McDonald. She is survived by a son, Joey McDonald and his wife, Carol McDonald; a daughter, Amy Rose McDonald; two grandsons, Joseph McDonald III and Hunter McDonald; a sister, Patsy Watts Clare; and two aunts, Marilyn Gerrald Steele and Reginald Gerrald Galardi. A church service for Peggy will be held Friday (today) at 11 a.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bon ...

June 29, 2012 | | Obituaries


Don't buy into unionization

(Mr. Humphries' letter has been updated to include the word "not" in the first sentence of the seond paragraph in relation to Mr. Allen's original letter.)

June 29, 2012 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters


Helping Mr. Romney with his NAACP speech

Dear Mitt Romney: I was pleased to hear that you have accepted an invitation to speak in July before the 103rd convention of the NAACP in Houston. In anticipation of that event, I have taken the liberty of writing a speech for you. It's only a beginning, space limitations being what they are, but it should get you off to a solid start and you can take it from there. So, here it is:

June 29, 2012 | By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald | Columns


Leave kids out of child support fight

Dear Annie: I've been a stepmother to two lovely girls, now 12 and 17, since they were very young. My husband gladly pays child support on time without fail. The girls have different mothers who raise their children in opposite ways, yet in both cases, it's rare that the child support actually reaches the child.

June 29, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Pets of the Week

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 2-year-old female bulldog mix and an adult female cat. 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's Web ...

June 29, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Murphy player her way into CGA Junior Girls' title match

Defending event champion, Kelli Murphy of Elgin is one win away from successfully defending her Carolinas Junior Girls Championship title after battling back in some tough matches.

June 29, 2012 | | Golf


Road diet

Camden residents will have a chance to voice their opinions soon on two major transportation projects slated for the town -- a proposed "road diet" for Camden's Broad Street and an official truck route around the city. Both of them could have a major impact on the city for years to come, so we hope citizens who have a particular point of view will voice their feelings July 10 at Camden High School.

June 29, 2012 | | Editorials


Ariail for June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012 | | Ariail


The union bailout

We all know how the Obama administration likes to portray the auto bailout: a generous infusion of money enabled the government to save General Motors and Chrysler. Jobs that would otherwise have disappeared were rescued by this taxpayer-funded largesse. It was expensive, but we had no choice.

June 29, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Lamar holds off KC East, 6-4

In a game which started after 10 p.m. Monday and ended minutes before Tuesday morning, KC East nearly left fans at Woodward Park looking for the nearest coffee truck.

June 27, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


KC Dixie Majors, Dixie Boys off to tourneys

With the Dixie Youth All-Stars in the middle of Sub-District Tournament play in Camden, it is time for Kershaw County's Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors teams to kick off all-star tournament action.

June 27, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Latino voters

Recent polls show, unsurprisingly, that President Obama holds an overwhelming lead among Latino voters, outdistancing Republican Mitt Romney by almost a three-to-one margin. Part of this is because of Obama's political posturing towards Hispanics, but part is also due to the GOP's failure to offer programs that appeal to the country's fastest-growing group. It follows the same trend that holds with African-American voters, who favor Obama -- or any other Democrat, for that matter -- by almost 90 percent.

June 27, 2012 | | Editorials


Four seniors make debut at Cotillion

Camden's local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosted its Third Annual Debutante Cotillion, Crimson & Pearls: Impacting Lives with Grace and Elegance, on May 20 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden, South Carolina. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. This year, the local chapter of the sorority is proud to celebrate 30 years of service, scholarship and sisterhood to Camden and surrounding communities.

June 27, 2012 | | Localife


DOT to hold public hearing on 'road diet,' truck route

The public will have another chance to learn more -- and voice their opinions -- about two major transportation proposals in Camden. The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will hold a second public hearing July 10 regarding both a proposed "road diet" for Camden's Broad Street and a proposed official truck route around the city.

June 27, 2012 | | Camden


Register for 2012 Conservation Day Camp

Beginning Tuesday, July 17, natural resource professionals will guide young explorers through three days of adventure at Goodale State Park. Sponsored by the Kershaw Conservation District, the 2012 Conservation Day Camp promises to be both a fun and educational experience as explorers take walks; learn to identify birds, plans and other wildlife; make art castings of tracks and other nature findings; and improve their skills at fishing with some hand-on S.C. Department of Natural Resources fishing instruction.

June 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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The final season of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ is now on Blu-ray

With the release of the final season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" on Blu-ray, the entire series is available in high definition. Also, the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" is on home video this week.

December 15, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Pratt gives emotional speech on son's preemie birth

"Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Chris Pratt opened up about his son Jack's early arrival to the world in an emotional speech during the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Hollywood Luncheon last week, according to Us Magazine.

December 15, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


Family hardships inspired woman to change face of finance

Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.

December 15, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Still learning the lessons of the Sandy Hook shootings

Two years after the Dec. 14, 2012, school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 students and six staff members dead, the complete childhood educational and psychological profile of the disturbed 20-year old shooter, Adam Lanza, has been published by the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, the state agency that oversees child welfare.

December 15, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Second Look donates to five local organizations

Second Look on Broad Street donated money to five organizations Dec. 1. A total of $1,000 was given to the Weatherization and Repair Ministries, and $1000 was given to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the KershawHealth Oncology Clinic Art Cart Program. The West Wateree Community Playground Project received $2,500, and the Family Resource Center Teen program and Kershaw County Activity Center received $4,250 each. The total amount of money donated was $13,000.

December 15, 2014 | | Localife


Santa visits the Kershaw County Library

December 15, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for Dec. 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 15, 2014

• A tip of the C-I hat to Kershaw County Deputy Fred Tiah, a school resource officer at Stover Middle School in Elgin. Tiah, as we reported Friday, is from Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries in this year's Ebola crisis. Recognizing he has been welcomed to and is finding success in America, Tiah says he wants to help children in his native country who have been orphaned by the deadly disease. He's put his idea into action, raising money to help pay for the children's education and medical supplies. Tiah also wants to be a role model ...

December 15, 2014 | | Editorials


The loss of parents and their wisdom

There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

December 15, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Partnership drives investment in health

You may have read about the letter of intent to be agreed upon between KershawHealth and MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare. This agreement is about more than simply the leasing of real estate and ownership of property. Ultimately, it is about an investment of organizational and financial resources in this community and its healthcare needs. MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare will invest heavily in programs, facilities, and services at KershawHealth that will increase our patient volume and, in turn, increase revenue. From an organizational standpoint, it will provide access to best practices and strategies to improve the quality of care provided, enhance ...

December 15, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader appreciates Tucker follow-up story

I applaud the Chronicle-Independent for front page coverage of the dropping of charges against Mr. Sammie Tucker. All too often, especially in larger media markets, good news is relegated to the back pages, while sensational news makes the front page. I believe our community newspaper makes a concerted effort to report the news as it happens and, more importantly, reports good news.

December 15, 2014 | Donny Supplee Camden | Letters


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


This week in KC sports

Monday: Gray Collegiate at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

December 15, 2014 | | Sports


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