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You go, girls!

On Saturday, April 30, Team DME, consisting of several You Go, Girls; faculty members; and school friends took to the streets in the Providence Women's Heart and Sole race in Columbia to help raise awareness for women's heart disease, the number one killer of females in South Carolina. Some of them completed the five mile walk or run, while others opted for the 3 mile walk or run. No matter the distance, though, one thing is for sure... all had a fantastic time completing this heart-healthy event in our community. In the picture, You Go, Girl team members ...

June 08, 2011 | | Education




Larry Boykin

Mr. Larry Boykin, 57, of 678 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Edward Louis Ingram

Edward Louis Ingram, 79, of Reidsville, GA., passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA. surrounded by his loving family.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sara Eunice Sullivan Pracht

Sara Eunice Sullivan Pracht of Anderson and Greenville, was born in Anderson South Carolina on October 21, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Jacob Wannamaker Sullivan, Sr. and Eunice Glenn Sullivan. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by brothers Jake W. Sullivan, Jr., and Henry Glenn Sullivan. She is survived by one son, J. Chris Pracht, IV and one grandson J. Christopher Pracht, V. She is also survived by loving care givers, J.B. and Gay Watts, Ms. Pauline Stephenson and Shirley Lance, as well as many members of Buncombe St. United Methodist Church.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rosa McQuillar

On Saturday evening June 4, 2011 at Kershaw Memorial Hospital God came and quietly took his faithful servant Mrs. Rosa Henry McQuillar home.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden Rotary Club awards scholarships

The Camden Rotary Club awarded six scholarships to local seniors. Four students received $1,000 each and two students received $500 each for having the two highest SAT/ACT scores at Camden High School. Scholarship Chair Beth Watson (far left) stands with students (from left) Brittany Bradley, Mary Hay Gantt, India Robinson and Ashleigh Hough, all from CHS. Brad Diefendorf (far right) attends Camden Military Academy. Absent from photo is Jarrod Hughes from CHS.

June 08, 2011 | | Localife


FRC to hold second annual Girl Power event

Lady Gamecock coach and three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley and Ms. South Carolina -- United States 2011 Laura Holley will offer motivational speeches at the Second annual Girl Power event sponsored by the Family Resource Center Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center at 124 Battleship Road in Camden.

June 08, 2011 | | Localife


Race to the Bottom

The state superintendent of education, Mick Zais, and Gov. Nikki Haley will not apply to the U.S. Department of Education for up to $50 million in federal Race to the Top funds allocated for South Carolina's public school system.

June 08, 2011 | Fred R. Sheheen C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Geoff Achison, Randall Bramblett to perform in rare concert at FAC

Mark your calendars for June 17 to enjoy a rare music opportunity coming to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) A special duo performance by Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett is slated for June 17 in the Wood Auditorium. A special welcoming cocktail hour is planned for 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Wood Auditorium with the concert immediately following at 8 p.m. Tickets to this special evening of blues rock music are $15 for adults, and $10 for students, seniors and military.

June 08, 2011 | | Arts


KC has perfect first week

As far as opening weeks are concerned, that which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team turned in for first-year head coach Curtis Johnson is playing to rave reviews.

June 06, 2011 | | Sports


This week in League III American Legion baseball

Monday: Sumter at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Cheraw at Manning-Santee (7 p.m.); Hartsville at Dalzell-Shaw (7 p.m.)

June 06, 2011 | | Sports


The ramp

The C-130 was parked on the tarmac, her rear door open, yawning in the afternoon sun. The small, relatively quiet corner of the runway in which she was parked stood in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the surrounding airfield. The base, elsewhere, was alive with activity. This made perfect sense given that this was a warzone; schedules had to be kept, deadlines had to be met, missions had to be completed. Her crew had dispersed, but she remained, alone and waiting. The plane, a workhorse of her generation, had carried men and machine to theaters across the globe ...

June 06, 2011 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Board games

June 06, 2011 | | Education


KershawHealth Foundation, racing association fund lithotripter center

Last year the KershawHealth Foundation made a grant of $210,000 for the purchase of a lithotripter, which uses sound waves to break up kidney stones into tiny pieces that are easily passed. This grant, along with $90,000 from the Carolina Cup Racing Association, which annually provides funding to KershawHealth from the running of the Carolina and Colonial Cups, made the purchase possible.

June 06, 2011 | | Healthcare


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Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

October 24, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 24, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

October 24, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


New Zealand airline releases 'Hobbit' safety video

What once was a simple video that detailed the safety rules on an airplane has now become a source for viral videos.

October 24, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


#ThrowbackThursday: Why do we love the '90s?

Websites are about to code it up like it's 1994.

October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


American detained in North Korea returns home

A man detained in North Korea on charges of illegal proselytization was released Tuesday in what many sources are calling a political move rather than a step forward for religious freedom.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


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