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Pets of the Week - March 4, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 10-week-old male bulldog mix puppy and a 10-week-old brown tabby 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 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 ...

March 04, 2011 | | Pets


A message for today’s youth, purity is a beautiful quality

Why is purity no longer valued? I've often asked myself this question, especially through my high school years. Now, purity has become an "old-fashioned" way of living; a virtue that is ridiculed and scoffed at. Just last semester I was laughed at for wearing my purity ring, a symbol that says I will wait for marriage.

March 04, 2011 | Christina Stokes Camden High School | High School Columns


2011 Midlands Master Naturalist course to be taught by Jenkins

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation and Clemson University have partnered to present the 2011 Midlands Master Naturalist course. Based out of Columbia, the six-week course will be held each Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. starting May 5 and ending on June 10. The course will be taught by Camden native Austin Jenkins, who will draw upon other experts to address certain topics. Jenkins is a naturalist who teaches biology at USC Sumter, and in partnership with others, he has graduated three classes of Master Naturalists in the past.

March 04, 2011 | | Localife


In support of literacy

North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Lori Pate (left) and NCMS Principal Dr. Burchell Richardson (right) receive a $4,400 grant check from International Paper employee Timmy Boone (center). Pate wrote the grant for International Paper's literacy funding that is made possible through employee sponsorship. This is the fifth year that Boone and Pate have worked together to receive funding for NCMS and literacy improvement.

March 04, 2011 | | Education


LR cancels Thursday baseball game with Demons

Thursday night's scheduled baseball game between Lower Richland and Lugoff-Elgin at L-E's Optimist Field has been cancelled after the visitors decided that they could not play the game, which was to be a third round contest in the Carolina Ale House Tournament.

March 02, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rhame City Arena to host S.C. Taekwondo championships

Some of the top Taekwondo athletes from the county and the region will take to the floor of Camden's Rhame City Arena for Saturday's 2011 South Carolina State Taekwondo Championships.

March 02, 2011 | | Sports


NC rolls in tourney opener; CMA takes pair

After having been shut out by Great Falls in first round play of the May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash in Boonetown, Camden Military Academy bounced back to win its next two games in the six-team round-robin event.

March 02, 2011 | | Sports


Cassatt man charged in Camden woman's death

A Cassatt man is in jail charged with reckless homicide after a woman's body was discovered at a Lee County hunting club.

March 02, 2011 | By Gee Atkinson Lee County Observer (Bishopville, S.C.) editor | Crime-Police-Fire


New chiropractic practice to open

Dr. James D. Smith, D.C., will open his new practice, Camden Clinic of Chiropractic, at 408 E. DeKalb St., Suite D, Camden, Monday.

March 02, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Corrections and clarifications

Restaurant hours for Charlie's on Broad were incorrectly reported in the New Chamber Member Spotlight featured in the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce publication, The Connection, which was included in Monday's Chronicle-Independent. Charlie's, located at 1035 Broad St. in Camden, is open every day of the week -- Sunday through Saturday -- from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. until the last customer is served.

March 02, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Robert Ariail -- March 2, 2011

March 02, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Public unions

The drama that's been playing out for a couple weeks in Wisconsin over public sector unions has moved to Ohio, and it's almost certain that the issue of public unions isn't going away. While union membership has been declining for years in private business, that hasn't been the case with public unions; in 2009, for the first time in this country's history, a majority of unionized workers were in government jobs rather than private ones. And the percentages are even more striking: while only 7 percent of private workers are unionized, 36 percent of government ...

March 02, 2011 | | Editorials


The power of early education

One of the many priceless moments in the 1990 film "Kindergarten Cop" takes place when Detective John Kimble, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, tries to explain why he is a kindergarten teacher. To a teacher colleague, who is unaware he has entered the school in an undercover role, he explains, "I got tired of teaching teenagers because by the time they came to me I felt there wasn't much I could do with them. I realized that the real action is in kindergarten."

March 02, 2011 | John Moncure, Ph.D. Headmaster, Montessori School of Camden | Columns


Area schools seem to provide positive learning experience

All Kershaw County residents and parents should be very proud of their schools. For two weeks in February, I was a member of a team who administered an assessment called the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) or the Nation's Report Card, to 4th and 8th graders at four Kershaw County schools. The students were cooperative and polite and stayed on task the entire assessment period. They asked questions about the test and appeared committed to doing their best.

March 02, 2011 | Judy Matthews Camden | Letters


Community's caring appreciated

There are no words to express our feelings of sorrow in the loss of our family member, Jerry Geiger. We find comfort in knowing that so many of you were there for us when we needed you.

March 02, 2011 | | Letters


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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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