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Obama's border blues

It may not rank highly in polls of voters' priorities compared to the jobs and the economy, yet immigration has taken on a central role in the 2012 presidential campaign drama.

October 31, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Oct. 31, 2011

October 31, 2011 | | Ariail


Gary wins football contest, $50 prize on tie-breaker

Jimmie Gary missed three games and went to a tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

October 28, 2011 | | Sports


Wife tired of refereeing husband, mother arguments

Dear Annie: I have been married to "George" for more than 20 years. For most of this time, there has been tension (to put it mildly) between my husband and my mother. He rubs her the wrong way, she snipes at him, and he snipes back. I've had several conversations with them over the years, asking them to be more tolerant of each other, if only for my sake. That works for a while, but eventually, they return to their old ways.

October 28, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Lady Knights advance to round 3

It took five games to do it, but the North Central volleyball team overcame the second round jinx as the Lady Knights won the fifth-game tie-breaker against visiting Christ Church, 15-7, to propel them into Monday's third round of the class A state tournament.

October 28, 2011 | | Sports


Moneta Hawkins Harrell

Moneta Hawkins Harrell, 66, of Carter Lane, Camden,died Thursday, October 27, 2011.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lonnie Mitchell Sr.

Mr. Lonnie Mitchell, Sr., 57, of 1427 Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 23, 2011. He was the son of Eloise Barnes Mitchell and the late Leroy Mitchell, Sr. and husband of Geneva Williams Mitchell.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Hazel Phillips

Funeral services with Masonic Rites for Hazel Willard Phillips, of Bethune, will be held Friday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethune Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Guy Oliver, Jr. will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, October 27, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, SC.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


John Elliott "Jay" Reeves Jr.

Funeral service for John Elliott "Jay" Reeves, Jr., of Columbia, will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Crossings Community Church. Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Friday October 28, 2011 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Chandra Smith

Chandra Cay Smith of Columbia, SC died on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


GOP campaign vs. the world

How important is it to have presidential candidates who, when talking about Libya, know where Libya is?

October 28, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


A reminder of Camden’s charm

Camden was at its finest last weekend when the Steeplechase Museum put on a very successful antique show bringing in dealers from seven states, buyers from as far away as Ohio and Alabama and visitors who stayed at our hotels, ate at our restaurants and supported what Camden has to offer. The antique show was held at the Rhame Arena that was transformed into a beautiful exhibition building. Everyone was impressed with what was done to a building that has been utterly neglected and is now is being cast aside for something newer that can't be used for events ...

October 28, 2011 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Rec notes -- Oct. 28, 2011

The Kershaw County Wrestling Club is set to begin registration for wrestlers currently in grades 3-6. Beginner to intermediate skill levels are welcome.

October 28, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- Oct. 28, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4:

October 28, 2011 | | Education


Pets of the week -- Oct. 28, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Texan, a male domestic short-haired dilute tabby kitten, and Jax, a 2-year-old male hounds mix dog. 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 wcas ...

October 28, 2011 | | Pets


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Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellna Marie Porter

Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


Canine Classic to benefit Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.

November 19, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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