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Noted and passed - Dec. 9, 2013

• A new study shows that dementia is going to be even a bigger problem than originally thought, estimating that 135 million people will have the disorder by 2050; that's a 17 percent increase above previous predictions. Dementia -- with Alzheimer's Disease being the best known type -- has stubbornly fought the best efforts of scientists to discover a cure or a way to slow the progression. These new figures are a stark reminder that for all its advances, medicine is still an inexact science.

December 09, 2013 | | Editorials


The poor dirt farmer

There's nothing glamorous about being a farmer, nothing charming, little endearing and certainly few things easy about it. It is either a calling or a curse, depending on how one looks at it. Some are born into it and some just can't find a way to escape it for it's all they've ever known.

December 09, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Marley and you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a black male cat and Marley, a four month old male terrier. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call ...

December 06, 2013 | | Pets


First Thanksgiving -- WES school photo

Wateree Elementary school students from Mrs. Joni Baker's class LB Benavidez, Evelyn Register, Ashtlyn Landy, and Marshall Bullock dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims to celebrate Kindergarten's "First Thanksgiving."

December 06, 2013 | | Education


Colonial Christmas at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

Some of the most cherished Christmas customs and symbols were introduced in Britain and America during the 19th century Victorian Era, particularly the 1840s.

December 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Reid Buckley Author Event, Reading from Infinity

Reid Buckley will read from his latest prose book Infinity, Dec. 10 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Books on Broad, located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Seating is limited.

December 06, 2013 | | Arts


Jackson Elementary School dental screenings

Drs. Moss and Owen of Camden recently provided dental screenings for children at Jackson Elementary School. Above, Dr. Cathy Moss screens a young student. In two hours, the dentists were able to screen 500 children.

December 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Dogs travel to meet L-E on Friday

Camden will make the short trip over the Wateree River to take on Lugoff-Elgin in the first of two consecutive Friday night basketball doubleheaders between the two schools.

December 06, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


L-EMS wrestles past CMS; Leopard Duals set for Saturday

Picking up where they left off last season, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team kicked off its 2013-14 campaign with a 51-27 victory over Camden Middle School on Tuesday night.

December 06, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Price wins contest finale

Marion Price missed just two games and won the final Chronicle-Independent football contest of 2013 outright.

December 06, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Dec. 6, 2013

December 06, 2013 | | Ariail


The GOP’s toxic messaging

WASHINGTON -- As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying -- and its weapons are of superior grade.

December 06, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Interim CEO

During a turbulent year at KershawHealth, one theme has been consistent: that patient care has not deteriorated and that the hospital's staff has continued to provide high-level medical services and compassionate care for patients. That's no doubt been made more difficult by the turmoil surrounding the facility's top management and board. Now, with a new executive having been hired to run KershawHealth on a temporary basis, it's time to focus on returning the hospital to profitability and "settling things down."

December 06, 2013 | | Editorials


Lady Bulldog duo earns Region 4-AAA honors

Camden High School senior Madison Grant and junior teammate Morgan Wilson were named to the 2013 All-Region 4-AAA Volleyball Team as selected by the conference's seven head coaches.

December 04, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Yesteryear - Dec. 4, 2013

High school girl's data on Battle of Camden to be used for class study

December 04, 2013 | | Yesteryear


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DWAIN ANDREW WRIGHT

Mr. Dwain Andrew. Wright, 56, of 5620 Timothy Lane, Rembert, passed on Sunday, June 18, 2017.Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m ...

June 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


KCSD hiring school cafeteria substitutes

The Kershaw County School District is looking for persons who are interested in serving as substitutes in its school cafeterias. Food Service substitutes are paid ...

June 23, 2017 | | Education


Almost showtime

Looking to enjoy a fun, family-friendly holiday tradition? The Lake Wateree Association will host the annual Fourth of July fireworks show on Tuesday, July 4 ...

June 23, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Master Gardener class now enrolling new members

Ever thought about becoming a Master Gardener?

June 23, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


HFKC to accept grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1, 2017. The application process will close on September 30 ...

June 23, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


New CCTC building

June 23, 2017 | | Education


Colleges, universities recognize graduates, academic achievement

The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized May graduates during commencement exercises held May 2, 2017 on the Quad behind the John C. Stockwell Administration ...

June 23, 2017 | | Education


Volleyball camp on deck at CHS for next week

Here is the listing of youth summer sports camps in Kershaw County being held the week of June 26:

June 20, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail - June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017 | | Ariail


Kind acts

Below, readers will find a letter from a fellow reader praising the kind act of the manager of a local business.

June 20, 2017 | | Editorials


Our new life in the dugout

WASHINGTON -- Kelley Paul had gone to bed Tuesday night as usual, with her cellphone set on "Do Not Disturb," except for family and close friends ...

June 20, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer thankful for Camden IGA 'angel'

Sometimes, an angel appears when you least expect it.

June 20, 2017 | Laura Thompson Camden | Letters


Headless and history

Hobkirk Hill is named for a village and civil parish in Scotland.

June 20, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Seniors look back

One of the groups I meet with regularly is Student Cabinet, which is made up of student council officers from every grade from each of ...

June 20, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


MADDIE BELL ALEXANDER

Ms. Maddie Bell Alexander, 78, of 2311 Tickle Hill Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be ...

June 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


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