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How General Grant became Mr. Grant

(This is the second of a three-part series on the discoveries made after a visit to Charlie Tinker's grave.)

January 20, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Learning the letter ‘P’

January 20, 2014 | | People & Places


Few announces run for S.C. Superintendent of Education

Sheri Few, a Kershaw County education activist and leading Common Core opponent, announced her candidacy for state superintendent of education Friday, calling the race a "national referendum on Common Core." Few provided the Chronicle-Independent with a press release and a copy of a speech she gave Friday.

January 20, 2014 | | Politics


Miss Burns, Mr. Koven to Wed

Major General and Mrs. Julian Hall Burns of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Renee Burns, to Matthew William Douglas Koven. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Gale Koven of Marietta, Ga.

January 20, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


Mystery couple

The C-I and the Kershaw County Library need your help to solve another mystery. This time, it's not only to identify the couple in this picture, but to whom the photograph belongs. The photograph was one of many found with a book returned to the Library's main branch in September. The mix of other photographs appeared to range in date from the 1950s to somewhat more recently. They included wallet sizedand larger photographs. If these are your photographs, or you think you might know who owned them, please go to the Camden main branch, 1304 Broad St., or ...

January 20, 2014 | | Viewpoint


Noted and passed - Jan. 20, 2014

• The concept of balanced reporting in today's national media is pretty much a joke. Fox News isn't going to hide its favoritism of right-wing politicians, while MSNBC (and virtually all other national broadcast outlets, including the three major networks) cannot abide anyone who isn't a liberal. Pundits have had a field day with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the so-called Bridgegate affair. The general response from analysts on the left has been, "Well, he says he didn't know about it and we are going to take him at his word, but if he did know ...

January 20, 2014 | | Editorials


The General Assembly: stay tuned

I have some of my most interesting conversations with community members in informal settings like the grocery store, the Farmers Market, convenience store gas pumps and church. One Saturday this past summer while I was eyeing some Silver Queen corn at the Farmers Market, a lady I've known since I moved here asked me why I spend so much time talking about politics and legislation.

January 20, 2014 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Jan. 20, 2014

January 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Ellen Strak Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ellen Strak Davis, 99 of Camden will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. David Weaver and Chaplain Brian Ogburn will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Davis memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Building Fund, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


State leaders aren’t great

Great leaders understand that by empowering other people, they become more powerful. Jesus, Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King Jr. are good examples of people who understood this philosophy. Unfortunately, very few politicians in Columbia understand this concept. Otherwise, our state would have a first-class education system, a functionally ethical government, outstanding health care for all people, and safe roads. Hopefully, one day, we will have the courage to elect more politicians who understand that by empowering the electorate, our state becomes a stronger democracy of engaged citizens.

January 17, 2014 | Dan Outlaw Camden | Letters


Glenn McConnell

Camden and Kershaw County have had a long, pleasant relationship with the College of Charleston. Countless students from this area have attended school in the Holy City, and there aren't many people who have gone there and not liked it. So it was particularly interesting when Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell announced he would not seek re-election but would instead throw his hat in the ring to become president of the College of Charleston.

January 17, 2014 | | Editorials


These animals are waiting for you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Babe, a 3-month-old female hound mix and a female kitten 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 425-6016 or ...

January 17, 2014 | | Pets


Robert Mills’ trail in Camden

When I was a pre-teen, I absolutely devoured every Nancy Drew mystery book I could check out of the Charleston County Library or borrow from a friend. Oh, the adventures Nancy took me on as she snooped out the trail of a mystery. Each little clue she found led to another and another and they all eventually solved the mystery. The exotic situations in which she became involved were fascinating. She always solved the mystery, through each one's twisting, turning plot. Clue by clue.

January 17, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec. Notes -- Registration open for Zumba fitness classes at Bethune Rec. Center

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

January 17, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014 | | Ariail


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Schools can’t develop workforce alone

Every time there's a societal, economic or other crisis issue of some sort, public schools are usually expected to solve it … oftentimes without any ...

October 17, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Kendall Mill Village tour, concert Sunday

A fresh look at a resilient old section of Camden is to be offered Sunday when the Kershaw County Historical Society, with the Camden Community ...

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Courtney Halley to wed Nicholas Winn

Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Halley of Camden, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Halley to Nickolas Winn, son of ...

October 17, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 100th! birthday

Margaret Philllips Stevenson turned 100 on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 90th birthday

Mrs. Lucille Brazell of Lugoff is celebrating her 90th birthday on October 17. She is the widow of Roy Brazell Sr.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


SARAH L. GASKINS

Funeral services for Sarah Louise Gaskins, 94, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial following in Gaskins ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


LILA JOHNSON

Funeral service for Mrs. Lila Johnson, 79, of Elgin, will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Greenhill Baptist Church, 2215 ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


COREY SHANNON

A service to celebrate the life of Corey David Shannon, 35, will be held on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


City dedicates Legacy bench to Rev. Hancock

It was, as Camden City Manager Mel Pearson pointed out, a beautiful day Oct. 6 for a special honor: the dedication of a Leaders Legacy ...

October 17, 2017 | | Camden


Ariail - Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 | | Ariail


Amy McClester

We join the community in mourning the loss and commemoraing the life of Amy J. McLester.

October 13, 2017 | | Editorials


The big fish

Life hosts so many things to ponder. Have you ever pondered what 211 pounds of fish looks like, or better yet, what 1,540.08 ...

October 13, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Oct. 13, 2017

It's October, and only seven races remain in NASCAR's playoffs. (On a side note, I'm still stymied regarding the reason why NASCAR ...

October 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Steps toward solutions

"If I can't fix it, it ain't broke."

October 13, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Education Oversight Committee needs major reality check

Imagine if the teacher of your child or grandchild or some other young person in your life told the class that no matter what grades ...

October 13, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


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