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Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Carol Thompson (left) and Kim DuRant (right) were recognized by the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA) with special lapel pins for reaching milestones in their years of service on the board. School Board Chairperson Mara Jones (center) presented the pins to Thompson and DuRant at the Feb. 7 school board meeting. Thompson, who has the longest tenure of any current school board member, was recognized for 15 years of service. She serves as the board's chaplain and has also been the vice chairperson in the past. DuRant was recognized for 10 ...

March 12, 2012 | | Education


James L. Branham

Funeral service for James LeGrande Branham, 65, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Steve Dixon

Mr. Steve Dixon, 49, of 1483 Dixon Road, Elgin, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Julia Ann Salmond

Funeral service for Julia Ann Salmond, 61, of 1791 Flint Hill Road in Camden will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Amy Nicole Smith

Amy Nicole Smith, 38, of Sumter, beloved daughter of Lynn and Cynthia M. Smith, died on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012 | | Ariail


Library to offer free downloadable music

Songs from artists in the Sony Music catalog -- artists such as Daughtry, Miranda Lambert, T-Pain, Paul Simon and many more -- will soon be available to download from the Kershaw County Library's website.

March 12, 2012 | | Localife


FAC presents second annual Kershaw County’s got Talent

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to announce auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning on March 21 the FAC will hold three nights of auditions throughout the county for the second annual Kershaw County's Got Talent--a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. If you sing, act, play an instrument, dance, juggle, are a comedian or just have an amazing talent, then this competition is for you! See if you can move forward to the final competition scheduled for March 24 at the FAC. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by McDonald's ...

March 12, 2012 | | Localife


Lugoff Toyota to build new dealership

Construction will begin this spring on a new home for Lugoff Toyota, to be built on the dealership's existing site at 878 U.S. 1 South in Lugoff.

March 12, 2012 | | Business


Public land

They put the war dead in the library. The Yankees took all of the livestock, food, and feed. The hungry rats quickly became a problem.

March 12, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed - March 12, 2012

• In the wake of revelations that some NFL teams paid bonuses to defensive players for delivering such hard hits that offensive players were knocked out of games, it would be naïve for anyone to believe this is a new wrinkle. But league commissioner Roger Goodell needs to deal with this and put an end to it, especially in light of all the recent revelations about brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head.

March 12, 2012 | | Editorials


Brash Limbaugh

Americans praise civility, but we constantly reward rudeness. That annoying fact of life helps to explain why the blessings that Rush Limbaugh brought to the Republican base recently turned into a curse.

March 12, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Rabid raccoon reported in lake area

A raccoon from the Lake Wateree area of Kershaw County tested positive for rabies, prompting the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to advise individuals to be especially cautious and avoid wild animals.

March 12, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Miss Watson, Mr. Thompson engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell Watson of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Watson to Mr. John Anderson Thompson, III of Camden, S.C. He is the son of Mr. John Anderson Thompson, Jr. and Ms. Virginia Vanmetre Kornegay of Camden, S.C.

March 12, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Chapin snaps Demons' win streak at four

Playing for the third time in as many nights and 24 hours after an emotional win over rival Camden may have caught up with the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.

March 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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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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