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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


L-E advances, CHS eliminated in volleyball tourney

It was a mixed bag for Kershaw County volleyball on Thursday night.

October 27, 2014 | | Sports


Brown wins football contest prize money

Tim Brown missed the mark on two games to win the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekend of Oct. 18.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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


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13th Annual Gospel Fest

The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County announces plans for its 13th annual Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea celebrating Black ...

February 13, 2018 | | People & Places


Montessori becomes public charter school

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) received a charter as a public charter school by the Charter Institute at Erskine (CIE), which is run by ...

February 13, 2018 | | Education


Two arrested on multiple drug charges

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men on multiple drug charges after executing a search warrant Feb. 5 on a King Street ...

February 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail - Feb. 9, 2018

February 09, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Arts grants

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations and deep gratitude to the outstanding group of Kershaw County School District arts teachers who were recognized ...

February 09, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: #Fairness

WASHINGTON -- Just minutes before the start of President Trump's State of the Union address, Hillary Clinton dumped a mea culpa onto her Facebook page ...

February 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Jazz

In 1903, when historian and sociologist W.E.B. DuBois heralded the Negro spiritual as the most beautiful expression of human experience born this side ...

February 09, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A call to civility

"I'm sorry."

February 09, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


High School Column: Content to the end

For the past three years, this time of the year has remained a hectic one. It is time for one of my favorite school events ...

February 09, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, L-EHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


DORIS MAGDALENE BOWERS AUSTIN

A funeral service for Doris Magdalene Bowers Austin, 87, of Kershaw, was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the sanctuary of Abney ...

February 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA ANN HAYES

Ms. Patricia Ann Hayes, 67, of 378 Sandspur Road, Knights Hill Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 2, 2018. A Celebration of ...

February 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHNNY JOHNSON

Mr. Johnny Johnson, 75, of 1852 Summit Ridge Drive, Camden, passed on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

February 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


TONI PARTRIDGE

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Toni Louise Prentiss Partridge, 70, of Camden, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 9 ...

February 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


Tomlinson announces bid for KCC District 5

A second candidate has entered the race for Kershaw County Council District 5.

February 09, 2018 | | Politics


KCSO seeking suspect who ‘launched’ Camaro into creek

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of a man they said eluded deputies after "launching" the late model Chevrolet Camaro ...

February 09, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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