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Giving old electronics new life

Unwanted computers, printers, televisions, and other devices comprise one of the nation's fastest-growing waste streams. Inspired by the concerns of several constituents, I advocated and sponsored legislation over the course of several years to address this problem. Through collaboration with other legislators, manufacturers, recyclers, and the environmental community this effort culminated in the passage of legislation in 2010 that makes South Carolina a leader in responsibly managing this waste while protecting our environment and growing our economy.

April 18, 2011 | State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed

• If you listened to President Obama's speech last week, you probably got the idea that the United States imposes an unfairly high tax burden on citizens who make the least money. In reality, the bottom 50 percent of all earners pay only 2.7 percent of all taxes. That's hardly confiscatory.

April 18, 2011 | | Editorials


1,000 rounds

On April 6, American Legion Post 195 liaisons Bill and Nancy Heil presented Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with 1,000 rounds of ammunition for firearms training. In the past, Matthews said that officers were only required to fire 50 rounds of ammunition once a year – a move that he said was both grossly inadequate and negligent. "I want my guys, if they have to shoot at a bad guy, I want them to hit the bad guy and not some good guy standing there," he said, adding that he wants to step up firearms training so that officers will ...

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS wins 18 regional science fair awards

This is only the second year that Camden Middle School's seventh-grade students have competed in the tegional science fair but they came out on top, earning seven out of 10 awards given for seventh-grade best regional projects.

April 18, 2011 | | Education


Miss Sran, Mr. Bodie engaged

Miss Alexandra Sran of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and Garrett Evan Bodie of Camden announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sran of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of CMSgt (Ret.) and Mrs. Timothy A. Bodie of Camden, S.C.

April 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ms. Stokes, Mr. Norton plan autumn wedding

Ms. Brenda H. Stokes of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. George Donald (Aileen) Stokes Sr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Amy Elizabeth Stokes of Atlanta, Ga., to Mr. Sean Patrick Norton of Atlanta, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick (Sherry) Norton III of Atlanta, Ga.

April 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Thomas and Marian McCaskill of Lugoff will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2011 with family and friends. They have three daughters, Cheryl Schwartz (Billy), Connie Frith (Bill) and Carol Johnson (Craig) all of Lugoff and a deceased son, Thomas McCaskill III of Oklahoma. They are blessed with nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

April 15, 2011 | | Localife


Historic Camden presents a Lyceum Series Program

At the beginning of the American Revolution the British army was far superior to the Patriots forces in size and in training. Yet six years later, they surrendered at Yorktown.

April 15, 2011 | | Localife


Issac McCoy

Funeral service for Issac McCoy, 54, of Cheraw Road in Cassatt will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in DuBose Cemetery. He died Monday, April 11, 2011.

April 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - April 15, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 10-week-old Siamese mix kitten and a 12-week-old Labrador mix puppy. 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@camden.net. The shelter's ...

April 15, 2011 | | Pets


Alice D. Wonderling

Services for Alice D. Wonderling, 76, of Lugoff, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

April 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Local businesses ... always first

The city of Camden's idea to have a free concert April 23 to observe the opening of the new Town Green is a great idea, and it will indeed be a festive event that will show off the new facility and its attractions. Unfortunately, planning for the event didn't go as smoothly as it should have, and local food merchants ended up both hurt and aggrieved over the way things were initially planned. They had a right to be disgruntled.

April 15, 2011 | | Editorials


Miss Camden Teen supports the arts through community service project

Hi, my name is Blythe Neal and I am an eighth grader at Camden Middle School. Let me tell you about myself. I play clarinet in the band, was a 2010 CMS cheerleader, run cross country for CHS, and have taken dance for 12 years including jazz, contemporary, ballet/pointe, tap, hip hop and musical theatre with the Southern Strutt dance company. I am also a member of the Camden Junior Shag Club and the SC Junior Shag Association. Currently, I am your Miss Camden Teen 2011 and will be competing in July 2011 for the title of Miss Teen ...

April 15, 2011 | By Blythe Neal Camden Middle School columnist | High School Columns


Bulldog netters improve to 10-0

This is more like it.

April 15, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


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Mara Jones responds to Scott Jordan’s statement about Zemp Stadium

After a Chronicle-Independent story Friday reported statements made by Scott Jordan to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voicing his objection to what he thought was a plan to demolish Zemp Stadium in Camden if a new stadium is built near Camden High School, Board Chairperson Mara H. Jones issued the following statement via email.

September 22, 2014 | | Education


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Irmo (G – 4 p.m.)

September 22, 2014 | | Sports


Kahler wins via tie-breaker

Michelle Kahler missed three games and had to survive a tie-breaker in order to win the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekend of Sept. 6.

September 22, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Knights perfect through nine matches

North Central tuned up for last Saturday's Carolina Challenge volleyball tournament by breezing to a three-sets, 25-7, 25-15 and 25-16, win over visiting Central of Pageland on Thursday night in a Region 4-AA volleyball match.

September 22, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail for September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 | | Ariail


She’s back

No couple in America stirs emotions like Bill and Hillary Clinton, so when she showed up at an Iowa political festival acting more and more like a presidential candidate, it caused quite a flap among those who have begun such movements as "Ready For Hillary," and also among those who'd rather see anybody than her become president. But it proved one thing: that even after decades in the spotlight of the political arena, she still commands attention.

September 19, 2014 | | Editorials


Many life milestones are out of millennials’ reach

WASHINGTON -- We want to move out. We want to own our home. We want to marry. We want to work.

September 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Give me air!!

Hot, hot, hot! We're on the second day of 99 degrees-plus-the-heat-index weather. I'm on my wide front porch on the shady side of the house with a woven Palmetto frond fan in my hand. Back and forth, waving steadily. It helps a little -- fanning my sweat glistened cheeks and neck. The ladies a century ago would have said they were "glowing." They used these fans too -- in fact my older friend bought dozens of them for her daughter's summer wedding at Salem Black River Presbyterian years ago -- before they put in air conditioning. She gave me this ...

September 19, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wateree Sailing Club plays host to EMSA regatta Oct. 4-5

The Wateree Sailing Club (WSC) will host an Eastern Multihull Sailing Association (EMSA) regatta on Lake Wateree on Oct. 4-5.

September 19, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Knights thump Cheraw

Cheraw proved to be a mere bump in the road for North Central as the Lady Knights crushed visiting Braves in three sets, 25-7, 25-16 and 25-18, on Tuesday night in a Region 4-AA volleyball match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.

September 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Rec Notes: Monday last day to register for Golf Tourney

Kershaw County Parks and Recreation will host its 15th annual Senior Golf Tournament (ages 50 and up). The tournament will be held on Friday, September 26 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. There will be a Shotgun Start at 9 a.m.

September 19, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a fur-ever buddy

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are: Gar a 3-year-old Boston Terrier mix, Gemini a 5-month-old domestic short haired cat, General a 4-month-old male domestic short-haired cat and Chad a 2-month old male Husky mix.

September 19, 2014 | | Pets


Debra Lynn Summers

After battling Leukemia for over a year and a half, Debra "Debbie" Lynn Summers, 59, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on September 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Sally Bourgoin and survived by siblings Louann Ward (William), Ralph Bourgoin (Nancy) and Phillip Bourgoin.

September 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Millennials more likely to make credit mistakes

Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.

September 18, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


The Clean Cut:

Kathryn Waldvogel couldn't wait to see her family, and apparently her 3-year-old son Cooper couldn't wait to see his mom.

September 18, 2014 | | National


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