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Boys Book Club meets at NCMS

At left, the Page Turners Book Club (for boys only) has begun meeting every Thursday afternoon in the library at North Central Middle School. "We're full to capacity," says school librarian Cindy Sparks. The 12 boys will meet for 10 weeks and are enjoying the book Stranded 2: Trial by Fire by author Jeff Probst, best associated with the Survivor TV series. Along with reading together, the boys enjoy an after school snack, hands on activities related to the book and weekly door prizes. Members receive official membership cards and club bracelets, above right. Club activities are featured on ...

February 17, 2014 | | People & Places


Ariail for Feb. 17, 2014

February 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 17, 2014

• We note with sadness the recent death of Bill Few of Liberty Hill, one of the great high school football coaches in this state. Few, who attended Clemson on an athletic scholarship, was a no-nonsense coach who instilled discipline in his players and compiled, over his 26-year career, a 221-68-3 record, including three state championships. His last few years on the field were spent at North Central High School.

February 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Oh dear, bless her heart

She said it, of course, with smirk. Those women who really don't understand the ways of the women of the South seem to always speak about us in words that are vividly cloaked in disdain.

February 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


‘Running schools more like a business’

In the middle of more than $30 million in budget cuts our school district had to make during the economic downturn -- cuts that are not yet close to being fully restored -- a number of politicians and citizens told me that schools needed to be "run more like a business." That's a line I hear a lot. It's a good sound bite, especially from politicians and others who don't want to acknowledge the consequences of poor long-term decisions. But it doesn't reflect reality.

February 17, 2014 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Russian roulette

The game of Russian roulette consists of taking a loaded gun, aiming it at your head, firing it, and hoping the chamber will be empty. After I completed my Ph.D., I still lacked wisdom. When my husband wanted to give me a trip for a graduation present, I thought I had earned at least a trip to three locations, so I chose China, Egypt and Russia. Each location was different, but this article concerns Russia. The tourism brochures painted marvelous pictures of an elegant vacation with spas, up-to-date hotels and excursions. The brochures did not lie: the sites were ...

February 17, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden officials graduate from institute

The city of Camden announces that Mayor Tony Scully and Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Parks both recently graduated from the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Elected Officials Institute of Government.

February 17, 2014 | | Camden


Aberdeen Catery offers culinary arts scholarship

Aberdeen Catery is offering a $500 scholarship for Kershaw County School District high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts.

February 17, 2014 | | Education


Wateree Outdoor Life Festival set for March 8

The inaugural Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) will be held on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden on Saturday, March 8.

February 17, 2014 | | Sports


Engrams joins Ravens' staff

After days of Internet speculation, the Baltimore Ravens officially announced former Camden High standout Bobby Engram as the team's wide receivers coach on Tuesday.

February 15, 2014 | | Sports


Carolina Cup parking space renewals due Feb. 18

Due to the inclement weather the deadline for renewing Carolina Cup reserved parking space for this year's races has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 18.

February 15, 2014 | | Equine


Breaking: Woman charged as ruthless

WASHINGTON -- Groundhog Day isn't just a movie.

February 15, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 14, 2014

February 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Valentine’s Day in Camden

Here are some Valentine and anniversary stories of your friends and neighbors with a dash of local history.

February 15, 2014 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FCC proposal

As a news organization, we at the Chronicle-Independent tend to pay more attention to First Amendment issues than most people, and a new proposal by the Federal Communications Commission threatens to let the government decide what news stories television stations can broadcast. We realize, of course, that many cable stations today lean one way or the other; you need look no further than the two most commonly cited ones, FOX News and MSNBC, both of which might purport to deliver straight-up news but seldom do. But the great thing is that people can tune in to whatever news outlet they ...

February 15, 2014 | | Editorials


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Graduation is almost here

It is almost here … Graduation day for the class of 2017. This day that has seemed so far away for so long is now right ...

March 24, 2017 | Logan Coates | People & Places


UWKC fundraising event at Lugoff Ford this Saturday

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) will be hosting a test drive event at Lugoff Ford, sponsored by Ford National, this Saturday March 25 ...

March 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Emanuel: Love is the Answer at FAC April 4

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present Emanuel: Love is the Answer an original multimedia ballet produced by the Columbia City Ballet ...

March 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping kids go to Camp Woodie

Camden Walmart Store Manager Missy Foster presents a $2,000 check to, from left, Leon Prosser and Paul Napper, members of the Wateree Chapter of ...

March 24, 2017 | | Kershaw County


DU banquet tickets will be sold at door

Tickets for Saturday night's Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be availabe at the door.The popular annual event is moving to the spacious ...

March 22, 2017 | | Sports


GARY D. GREGORY

Funeral service for Gary Deland "Hootie" Gregory, 70, will be held today at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Richard ...

March 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS MISSOURI

Mr. Thomas Missouri, 68, of Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 17, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Memorial Services will be ...

March 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


Four years strong

Dave's Place, a family restaurant in Elgin, recently celebrated its four year anniversary. The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to ...

March 21, 2017 | | Business


Three new Guardians ad Litem sworn in

Three members of the Kershaw County community were sworn in by the Honorable Dana A. Morris as volunteers in the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad ...

March 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCS names honor rolls, spelling club students

The following students were named to the Cornerstone Christian School honor roll for the third nine weeks period:

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Ariail - March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Robert Ariail

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations to nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail, who was honored this past weekend by the S.C ...

March 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Workforce is number one business concern

The number one concern of businesses considering coming to central South Carolina, and therefore, Kershaw County, is workforce. Mike Briggs, President and CEO of the ...

March 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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