It's crunch time! For most seniors in our county, most are experiencing the dreaded "senioritis." Students across the county, including me, are faced with many difficult decisions that will ultimately impact the rest of our lives. Decisions such as where to go to college, what to major in, whether to go straight into the work force, or joining the armed forces.
The last time Charles Moore of Elgin (right) saw Eugene Rock (left) was around late 1957. Moore, a member of American Legion Post 17, kept an old picture of the men he served with in the U.S. Air Force. The picture included all the names and hometowns of the men.
Funeral services for Colleen Nevers Rohr, 86, of Camden, will be held, Monday, April 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Annunication Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Frackville, PA with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 9:00 AM in the church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Rohr's memory to the American Cancer Society, C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or the Humane Society of the US, C/O The HSUS, Dept MEMIT9, 2100 L. St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.
The recent furor in Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker's decision to eliminate some of the collective bargaining rights of public unions has died down somewhat, but the issue over public unions isn't going to go away anytime soon. Across the country, people are taking a hard look at unions populated by people who are paid with taxpayer dollars. In Wisconsin, as you'll remember, Democratic members of the state Senate fled into neighboring Ohio, thus meaning a quorum could not be present for Senate business and Walker's plan could not come to a vote. Republican senators found ...
The debate over school vouchers; public vs. private sectors nothing new
The recent announcement that a statue of Camden native Larry Doby (along with Bernard Baruch) will grace the grounds of the Camden Archives and Museum came soon after the death of Duke Snider, one of the great baseball players of all time and one of the "Boys of Summer" as immortalized in the book by Roger Kahn.
After hearing President Barack Obama's robust response to their budget-cutting proposals, Republican leaders sounded shocked to hear that the president sounds like -- Gasp! -- a Democrat.
Applications will be accepted through April 30 for the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge No. 2603 annual Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship. Any Kershaw County High School senior planning to pursue a career in education is eligible to apply.
Hooray for the animals and workers at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Thank you, Ms. Thiel, Sharon and Meredith and other sponsors of the shelter, for providing such a generous gift. Now that a concrete facility is a fact, I see a real path to making this a dream come true for our furry friends.
South Carolina education, business and government came together in 2005 to pass the Education and Economic Development Act, now known as Personal Pathways to success. The act's purpose is to help build a "life-long learning" workforce that is both educated and capable of competing in the global knowledge economy.
NEW YORK -- As the number of Republicans declaring themselves potential presidential candidates has begun to look like a conga line without music, hope lingered that somewhere unnoticed was a brilliant dark horse biding his sweet time.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Ten nurses graduated at Camden Hospital in the spring of 1947. They included (first row, from left) Helen Manor, Sadie Frietag, Annie Belle Moates, Mary Lee Simpson, Margaret DeBruhl, (second row) Annie Mae Goodwin, Hazel Adams, Rosa McLeod, Edith Simpson and Carolyn Hall.
"Peeps" are marshmallow Easter candies shaped like baby chicks. They come in all colors and they're rolled in sugar. I ate one of the Peeps from a package. It was sweet, but it didn't taste very good. I ate one of each color. They were pink and green and yellow and purple. They all tasted alike -- sweet.
Wateree Animal Hospital in Camden will hold a rabies vaccination clinic Saturday in cooperation with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
WASHINGTON -- The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager's spine.
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All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration later this month at their children's schools.
For more than 38 years, the Kershaw County Council on Aging (KCCOA) has provided services and programs for residents in Kershaw County aged 60 and above. These services and programs have been delivered in compliance to the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Administration of Aging, the Lieutenant Governor's Office, South Carolina Network's Policies and Procedures, the Santee-Lynches AAA/ADRC Policies and Procedures and all associated laws and regulations.
The Camden Coin Club's annual Fall Coin Show returns Saturday, September 27, at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The show will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
American Legion Post No. 17 installed new officers on July 7 for 2014-15 including Commander Clay Carruth; 1st Vice Commander David Fuller; 2nd Vice Commander Bill Haynes; 3rd Vice Commander Charles Moore; 4th Vice Commander John West; Sergeant-at-Arms Perry McCoy; Finance Officer Jimmy Mayor; Service Officer Billy Bell; Adjutant James Rabon; past Adjutant William Barrett; Historian Glen Inabinet; and members-at-large Dennis Belue, Richard Lackey and Ashby Rhame.
Two Camden students, both attending schools outside Kershaw County, are recent recipients of additional National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.
One of the things I enjoy most about what I do is being invited to cities around the country. Whether I'm speaking at conferences, banding birds or taking part in archaeological digs, I look forward to being able to spend time in places that are different from small town South Carolina. One of the draws for me is getting to see the way other places address conservation issues. I absolutely love seeing the various approaches to environmental issues by municipalities and hearing ideas from diverse groups of conservationists. My most recent trip was no different, giving me hope that ...
The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.
Althea Floyd Garrison, 90, formerly of Georgetown, S.C., died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Columbia. She will be buried on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in Lake City Memorial Park, Lake City, S.C. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown on a day and time in August to be determined. The family will receive friends there prior to the service at the church.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Silvia Szekeres Jonkoff, 83, formerly of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. John L. Hallman, III will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Jonkoff's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or the American Diabetes Association of SC, Middleburg Drive, Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204.
Attorney General Eric Holder's recent statement that race plays a part in some Americans' opposition to President Obama's policies has stirred strong reaction from both liberals and conservatives, and reaction has highlighted the fact -- no surprise here -- that blacks and whites often look at issues of race differently. We suspect that Kershaw County would mirror the national opinions of a recent Gallup poll in which people were asked whether this country's criminal justice system is biased against blacks. More than two-thirds of whites said no, while about the same percentage of blacks said yes.
School district to use Lexington County plan for teacher evaluations