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Threat of inclement weather postpones Saturday's Dogfest

The threat of rain and, possibly severe weather, has forced athletic department officials at Camden High School to postpone Saturday's May Plant Credit Union-sponsored Dogfest activities, including the varsity and junior varsity baseball and softball games scheduled for the annual spring event.

March 23, 2012 | | Sports


Lady Knights drop back-to-back contests

After having snapped a season-opening seven-game losing skid with a win over Great Falls last Thursday, the North Central softball team was upended on consecutive nights this week.

March 23, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


School menus -- March 23, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 26-30:

March 23, 2012 | | Education


Willie Mae West

A celebration of life service for Willie Mae Jordan West, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in the

March 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Another side of the Mahoney story?

In response to the C-I's "Opinion" March 14 titled "Mahoney," I did not feel that the paper was vituperious (blameworthy or disgraceful for those of us who had to look it up). However, the articles have been rather lengthy, maybe more than just the "straightforward" facts. This may have enhanced the angry responses, and please, when did newspapers quit having to sell? Just as you wrote, many friends of the Mahoneys think "surely this can't be true." This is especially true of those of us whose children, now in their 30's, spent, literally, years over at the ...

March 23, 2012 | Salley B. Redfearn Camden | Letters


Lunsford's gem helps lift L-E past Irmo, 3-0

So much for the soft-throwing and crafty descriptions which, oftentimes, are associated with a left-handed pitcher.

March 23, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


An invitation to murder?

I'm glad to hear the Justice Department is looking into the killing of Trayvon Martin. After all, if they can investigate the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, they can do it in Florida.

March 23, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pondering prayer

Last week I attended a ceremony honoring Circuit Judge Ernest Kinard for his quarter-century on the bench.

March 23, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


A habitat house is raised

It is absolutely amazing what 100-plus volunteers can do in just one spring Saturday in Camden, South Carolina. Elected city officials were pleased to partner with volunteers from INVISTA, Target and Camden High School to positively enhance our community. With more volunteers than ever before, the local Habitat for Humanity team kept us well organized and mission-oriented.

March 23, 2012 | | Letters


Cub Pack, Boy Scout 303

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of 303, sponsored by Lyttleton St. United Methodist Church, took part in the Sunday worship services Feb. 14, known as Scout Sunday.

March 23, 2012 | | Localife


Pets of the week -- March 23, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dusty, a 7-year-old male Labrador mix dog with special needs, and a female domestic shorthaired tortoiseshell 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 ...

March 23, 2012 | | Pets


Robert Ariail -- March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Bulldogs top Foxes in 6-AAA tennis opener

It was nice to get home before the clock reached double digits.

March 23, 2012 | | Sports


Follow the Blooms Garden Tour to kick off in Camden Saturday

Want to see live oaks, dripping with Spanish moss or what may be the state's oldest crepe myrtle? Wonder how to prune azaleas or have the "TA-DA!" moment, viewing the works of an internationally-acclaimed horticulture sculptor? Then, you must Follow The Blooms!

March 23, 2012 | | Localife


Elisha Grant

Mr. Elisha Grant, Jr. 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Funeral announcements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 23, 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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