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Tinnie Sweetenburg

Mrs. Tinnie Sweetenburg, 56, of 1696 Fort Dupont St., SE, Washington, DC, formallyof Bethune, SC, paassed on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturdaye April 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, SC with burial to follow at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


An 'Excellent' first year

The North Central High School (NCHS) Concert Band performed in the Carowinds Festival of Music April 13. With nine students, the band played Grade IV music and received an Excellent rating from the judges. NCHS Director of Bands Caitlin McMurtrie said the performance was a huge accomplishment for the students, since most other groups in the festival had at least 20 to 40 members and this was the NCHS Concert Band's first year in existence. "The students' success was a result of hard work and commitment, and North Central is very proud of them!" McMurtrie said. The band members ...

April 20, 2012 | | Education


National NAACP official to be local Freedom Fund guest

Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy/director, NAACP, Washington Bureau, will be the special guest speaker for the Camden-Kershaw County Branch-NAACP's Freedom Fund dinner May 5.

April 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- April 20, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 23-27:

April 20, 2012 | | Education


SCHC Expo returns to SCEP May 5

Horses of all breeds, sizes and shapes will be on display when the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden plays host to the South Carolina Horseman's Council Expo on Saturday, May 5.

April 20, 2012 | | Equine


An eye for design

Two Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students -- Lugoff-Elgin High student Domminique Thomas-Hayes (third from left) and Leslie M. Stover Middle student Drew Blocker (second from right) -- were selected as the winners of the design for the 2012 Kershaw County Special Olympics T-shirt. More than 225 local athletes from 23 classes in schools across KCSD participated in the Special Olympics games April 13. Joining the students were (from left) Col. Eric Boland, Camden Military Academy headmaster; Debi Davis, KCSD director of special services; Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD superintendent; and Chief Joe Floyd, Camden Police Department.

April 20, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week -- April 20, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sambo, an adult male hound mix dog, and a gray and white tabby 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 ...

April 20, 2012 | | Pets


Hard times were really easy!

When older people talk about the Depression years -- before, during, and after -- they always talk about hard times, what they did not have. Actually, they have seemingly forgotten the positive sides. People can either remember the good times or the bad. In reality, hard times were really easy.

April 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec notes -- April 20, 2012

Turn an eye toward summer with registration for swim lessons at the Kershaw County Aquatics Center. Sign-up will begin May 1 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

April 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


May Watson Roberts

Mrs. May Watson Roberts, 70, of 2402 W. lafayette St., Baltimore, MD, formally of Camden, SC passed on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Franklin Roosevelt Reid

Funeral service for Franklin Roosevelt Reid, 78, of Camden, will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 12 p.m.at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the St. paul United methodist Church cemetary. He died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Odell Wright

Mr. Odell Wright, 60, of 2181 Bishopville Highway, Camden SC, passed on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday Aprill 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Gethsemane Deliverance Center, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Archie "Bob" Steele

Mr. Archie "Bob" Lee Steele, age 89, of 2523 Charlotte Hwy., died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. He was born March 29,1923 in Union County, NC. The son of the late Roy Sinclair Steele and Nora Therrell Steele, was the husband of 59 years to the late Mary Ross Cauthen Steele. Mr. Steele retired from Masonry Contractors, Inc. and Lancaster County Recylcing Center and was a member of Taylors Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Steele served our great country in the United States Marine Corps in thePacific during World War II with ...

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dorothy (Dot) Mobley Hipp

Dorothy (Dot) Mobley Hipp, 91, of Anderson, SC died April 17, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Born in Tampa, Florida on June 14, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Francis Brummett Mobley and Mary Hall Mobley. She was predeceased by her husband; Rawson C. Hipp, her brother; Francis Brummett Mobley, Jr., and her sister, Sara Evelyn Moody.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gilyong Maria Kim

A Mass of Christian burial for Gilyong Maria Kim, 67, Columbia, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at St John Neumann Catholic Church with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


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


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