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Thelma Harris

Thelma Louise Brannon Harris, age 89, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away Sunday afternoon, January 9, 2011. She is survived by her beloved husband of over 69 years, Raymond C. Harris and her son, Wayne G. Harris (Marilyn), both of Fayetteville, GA. She is also survived by her sister, Oralie Brown of Camden, SC and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

January 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Joanie Mae Wesley

Mrs. Joanie Mae Green Wesley, 98, of 1311 Collins Circle, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. at Life in the Word Outreach Ministries, Camden, SC, with burial in St. James Deliverance Pentecostal Assembly Church Cemetery, Camden, SC.

January 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Miss Camden Scholarship Program, Miss Camden Teen Program accepting contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Program and Miss Camden Teen Program are seeking contestants for their 2011 pageant to be held Feb. 26 at Camden High School. Miss Camden/Miss Camden Teen are official preliminaries to Miss South Carolina/Miss South Carolina Teen and Miss America/Miss America's Outstanding Teen.

January 14, 2011 | | Localife


Pets of the Week - Jan. 14, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old calico cat and a 10-week-old hound 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 Web ...

January 14, 2011 | | Pets


Spartan grapplers sweep tri-match with Camden, Eau Claire

By his own assessment, Camden Military Academy head wrestling coach Mark Dority knew both Camden and Eau Claire were not at the top of their respective games coming into last Thursday's tri-match at the white Field House on the CMA campus.

January 14, 2011 | | Camden Military


Twice as nice

James "Foots" Hasty of Camden, won the Twin Lakes Bass Masters Fishing Tour for the second time in as many years. Formerly known as the DuPont Fishing Club more than 20 years ago, the circuit fishes a different lake each month. In 2010, Hasty had a total haul which weighed in at 63 pounds, 11 ounces. He nearly reeled in the big fish in the circuit for the second consecutive time, losing that crown by a single ounce.

January 14, 2011 | | Sports


Larry Stuckey

Larry Donell "Squirt" Stuckey, 60, of Southland Forest, Stone Mountain, GA, died Saturday, January 8, 2011.

January 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Summers

Funeral service for Dorothy Summers, 83, of Camden, will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011, 1:00 P.M. at Abundant Life Prayer, Praise and Worship Center with burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Pari.

January 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Seven more Kershaw County teachers receive national board certification

Seven more Kershaw County teachers have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the current total number of district employees who are National Board certified (NBC) to 151.

January 14, 2011 | | Education


Montgomery to be speaker at MLK Jr. program

The Rev. David L. Montgomery will be speaker for the Camden-Kershaw County NAACP Branch's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Camden First United Methodist Church, 704 W. DeKalb St.

January 14, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 14, 2011

January 14, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Gov. Nikki Haley

While not surprising anyone with stupendous announcements or shocking proposals, Gov. Nikki Haley was solid in Wednesday's inaugural address, and she appears determined to avoid the contentious relationship that existed between the General Assembly and the governor's office for the last eight years. Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so that remains to be determined, but the governor has certainly laid down a carpet of cooperation that could lead to smoother relations in the future. She has gone out of her way to signal to legislators that she won't be following the ...

January 14, 2011 | | Editorials


What is enough?

WASHINGTON -- "High Capacity Magazines ... When ten rounds isn't enough," the Internet site offers.

January 14, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


SCP ensemble to perform free concert in Camden

The South Carolina Philharmonic continues the popular "Where in the Midlands is Morihiko?" concert series in Camden today from noon to 1 p.m. at KershawHealth Medical Center.

January 14, 2011 | | Localife


Parent tries to make amends with daughter after bad choices, lies

Dear Annie: I am 55, married for 29 years, and the mother of three children. The problem is our middle child, "Martina," who is living with a 50-year-old divorced father of two. One of his children is married with kids, so our 24-year-old daughter is living with a grandfather.

January 14, 2011 | | Dear Annie


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A broader definition of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are somewhat of a mascot for the U.S. economy -- nothing embodies the American dream more than an entrepreneur. Consequently, we've been trained to think there's a positive correlation between the number of start-ups and the health of the economy. But Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship, and Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global, argue otherwise. Real, high impact entrepreneurship comes from "scale-ups" instead. Scale-ups are growing businesses that promote a "long-term entrepreneurship," eventually leading to more innovation and increased economic health. The continued growth of established businesses does more for the economy than a high number of ...

October 27, 2014 | | National


Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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