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Redbait and switch: An arms race of outrage

As the campaign year heats up, the politics of umbrage already is in full swing. But some offenses are worth getting outraged about more than others.

April 30, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The Home Front

What impact did Russian squirrels have on a particular profession?

April 30, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Relay for Life car cruise-in Saturday at Little Midget

A Relay for Life car cruise-in will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Blackmon's Little Midget.

April 30, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CPD to host community meetings

The Camden Police Department (CPD) invites Camden residents to a series of community meetings in May. Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said the purpose of the series is to give citizens of different Camden neighborhoods the chance to voice concerns unique to their communities.

April 30, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Noted and passed -- April 30, 2012

• USAirways, which has a major hub in Charlotte, is making a play for American Airlines, which is in bankruptcy, cutting a deal with American's unions that will give USAirways a step up in the merger it seeks. For Kershaw County travelers who choose to fly out of Charlotte rather than subject themselves to the restrictions of Columbia's limited flight schedules, that would be a great improvement, and we hope USAirways is able to pull its deal off.

April 30, 2012 | | Editorials


A century of service

You find them in all walks of life. They might be playing outfield for the Philadelphia Phillies (Shane Victorino). Or hosting the show "Dirty Jobs" for the Discovery Channel (Mike Rowe). Or founding Wal-Mart (Sam Walton). Or even becoming president of the United States (Gerald Ford).

April 30, 2012 | Edwin Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Couple granted rare chance for appraisals by 'Antique Roadshow'

(The following story appeared in the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal and is reprinted here with permission.)

April 30, 2012 | By Sally Litchfield Marietta Daily Journal | Miscellaneous


Lugoff business donates three tons of food to Christian Community Ministries

This tax season, Wateree Business & Tax service offered a $25 discount on tax returns when clients donated five pounds of food to Christian Community Ministries. With the help of their customers, the Lugoff business has donated more than three tons of food since last year. This season, Wateree Business & Tax has donated 3,471 pounds of food, with a few more drops-offs scheduled. A box of food for the needy from CCM weighs about 30 pounds. Wateree Business & Tax will have helped 215 to 220 families in a two-year period. Above, the Wateree Business & Tax staff along with Allen Roberts ...

April 30, 2012 | | Localife


Miss Hawkins, Mr. Boykin engaged

Mr. and Mrs. William Huffman Hawkins of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Renee Hawkins of Camden, to John Corbett Boykin, III of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ellis Boykin of Camden.

April 30, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


County legislators sponsor Walker’s Teacher of Year bid

State senators Joel Lourie and Vincent Sheheen, along with State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, recently honored the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by sponsoring KCSD Teacher of the Year Helen Walker's appearance at the South Carolina Teacher of the Year celebration in Columbia to be held Tuesday.

April 30, 2012 | | Education


Loretta Gamble

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Loretta Wiles Gamble, 78, Lugoff will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Gamble's memory to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


A sign of honor

Community members gathered April 17 at Boykin Park for the unveiling of a new Monroe Boykin historic marker. The park was named in honor of Boykin, who was born into slavery but became a community leader after the Civil War. He went on to help form Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Camden and served as its first pastor. Family members were present to unveil the marker which is located on the Campbell Street side of the park. On hand were (from left) Leon Morgan Jr., Clarence McMillan Jr., Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, Billy Shepherd ...

April 30, 2012 | | Camden


Rosa Lee Caldwell

Mrs. Rosa Lee Caldwell, 88, of 1103 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Helen Gainey Graham

Graveside services celebrating the life of Helen Gainey Graham, 88, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 at Forest lawn memorial park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Forest lawn memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Graham's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC, 29020 or the Camden High School Bulldog Club, P.O. Box 587, Camden, SC 29201.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Therodow Brown

Mr. Therodow Brown, 52, 5895 Halley Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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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