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Baron DeKalb celebrates American Education Week

Baron Dekalb Elementary (BDK) teachers, students, staff and parents celebrated American Education Week and the school's academic success Nov. 17-22. American Education Week started in 1921 and serves to recognize and celebrate public education.

December 03, 2014 | | Localife


Business After Hours presents kid-friendly holiday social with Santa

The annual Business After Hours/Kid-Friendly Holiday Social with Santa is taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 03, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Community Concert Band presents holiday concert

The Camden Community Concert Band will present its holiday concert starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. The concert is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Rusty Major is pictured practicing during a recent rehearsal. The CCCB will perform many Christmas classics such as "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and "Greensleeves," and will feature "Suite from The Nutcracker" as well as crowd favorite "Sleigh Ride".

December 03, 2014 | | Localife


God’s Helpers welcomes Dr. Daniel Hembree to annual senior citizens/ disabled Christmas gathering

God's Helpers are having their 22nd annual Senior Citizens/ Disabled Christmas gathering 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

December 03, 2014 | | Localife


Brown wins contest finale

Tim Brown missed two games to win the final Chronicle-Independent football contest of the 2014 season.

December 03, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Dec. 3, 2014

December 03, 2014 | | Ariail


Looking for a change

When Republicans took control of the Senate in last month's election -- of course, the newly elected solons won't actually take office until next month -- they were greeted soon thereafter with President Obama's decision to take executive action on immigration. That was as heavy a slap in the face as the nation's chief executive could have delivered, in essence saying he had little interest in cooperation with the GOP. Now, with a spending bill of some kind needing to be passed to avoid a government shutdown, Republicans must decide how they're going to play it.

December 03, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Dec. 3, 2014

Catfish Stomp offers recipe for weekend fun

December 03, 2014 | | Yesteryear


A Thanksgiving

This season, I am thankful for the ways in which we connect with nature. For me, this happens by walking in the woods. Others connect through photography, art or even the internet. Another conduit is hunting. Some find it diametric that I could love wildlife so immensely while also ending the life of such organisms. However, hunting gave me the appreciation I have for life. When you watch life leave an animal because of your actions, your appreciation for life can be enhanced.

December 03, 2014 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ferguson and the media circus

WASHINGTON -- As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.

December 03, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Eat Smart Move More

Accuride employees (first picture) and Hengst employees (second picture) gather at the one-half mile mark at their respective companies' walking trails. Accuride and Hengst are among three businesses, along with INVISTA, which have partnered with Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County to provide their employees with a marked walking trail. Eat Smart Move More promotes healthy living for residents in Kershaw County. In 2008, the program conducted a survey, resulting in comments from residents saying they were not aware of designated walking trails in their communities. "One of the things we got out of our survey was getting more walking ...

December 03, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Kendall Park closed as city upgrades walking trail

A well-used Camden city park walking trail will soon have a new look and feel.

December 03, 2014 | | Camden


Crime Report - Dec. 3, 2014

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a charged a Lugoff man with a fifth DUI offense, along with other charges, after he led deputies on a chase early Sunday.

December 03, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Dec. 3, 2014

Real estate transactions

December 03, 2014 | | For the Record


Reader finds ‘Benghazi’ cartoon distasteful

I am not sure who chooses the artwork of the editorial page, but I have to question the taste and integrity of the piece published on Monday, December 1, 2014, where the elephant is beating the "dead" donkey labeled "Benghazi."

December 03, 2014 | Rev. John M. Zimmerman Camden | Letters


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Ariail for Dec. 17, 2014


December 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Dec. 17, 2014

Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication

December 17, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


Letters: Reader says Democrats ‘confessing’ torture is distraction

I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?

December 17, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Christmas Flicks

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

December 17, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Noble: It all started with BBQ

Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.

December 17, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Police officers

With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...

December 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Slow start haunts Knights, again

Cary Phillips has been the head coach of the North Central boys' basketball team for all of five games. But he already knows his team needs to get off to better starts to avoid beginning behind the 8-ball.

December 17, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Holiday hoops camp on tap at Camden High

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Leopards get the belt and revenge in winning tourney title

Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.

December 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs take second in MCCU Holiday Classic

With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


William G. Blake

William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Parker: Talk about a wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

December 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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