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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


Yesteryear -- March 2, 2011

33 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 27-March 3, 1978

March 02, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Lifting the heavy thumb

WASHINGTON -- Mike Huckabee made a great argument for gay marriage.

March 02, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Beautiful weather

Have you taken advantage of the milder weather this week?

January 21, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Former county councilman joins Heritage bank board

Former Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak is now a member of the Heritage Community Bank Board of Directors.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Wright is new partner at Savage, Royall & Sheheen

Savage, Royall & Sheheen LLP named Michael D. Wright a partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2015. With the addition of Wright, the firm now has seven attorneys serving the community, continuing its commitment of building long term relationships with clients while finding sensible solutions to complex issues.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Demonstrative runs away with Eclipse Award

As solid as Demonstrative was over the race course in 2014, the winner of the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award was even more dominant in the voting booth.

January 21, 2015 | | Equine


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School reports Honor Rolls

Sixth Grade

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Ariail for Jan. 21, 2015

January 21, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Sen. Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. John McCain of Arizona have been buddies for a long time, and they're cut out of the same cloth: moderate Republicans who are willing to cross the aisle to get legislation passed. The far-right wing of the GOP makes a lot of noise about whacking Graham down to size, but he keeps winning elections by sizeable margins. That suits us fine. We'll have to admit we thought it was pretty funny recently when McCain said he'd like to see his "illegitimate son, Lindsey Graham" make a run for the ...

January 21, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: When the pope talks...

WASHINGTON -- Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

January 21, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reader: Diversification not needed at Clemson

I have been a member of IPTAY (Clemson University's athletic fundraising organization) for the last 26 years. Needless to say, I support and generally agree with the manner in which Clemson is operated. Recently, however, I am in disagreement with its president's call for more diversification. Generally, when someone makes such a call, they simply want more hyphenated Americans.

January 21, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Bierbauer: Charlie Hebdo and free speech

Journalists did not need the atrocity of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris to know ours is a risky business. But it has made the rest of the world aware of the price of exercising free speech.

January 21, 2015 | Charles Bierbauer C-I guest columnist | Columns


Rev. Grahame Butler-Nixon

The Rev. Grahame Butler-Nixon, 82, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia, SC. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM with interment in the church's Memorial Garden following the service.

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Beulah Monroe Bowen

Beulah Monroe Bowen, 91, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born on April 12, 1923 in Blaney, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Gillyard Percival and Pearl Goff Monroe. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of more than 72 years, Murdic Bowen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and is also survived by her three daughters, Beverly Nates (Larry), Glenda Morris (Mike, deceased), and Lynn Nelson (Mike); six grandchildren, Gina Nates Henderson, Kristin Nates McGee, Kim Morris Gaines, Lisa Morris Dutton, Seth Nelson, and ...

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Noble: The moral test of government in S.C.

Gov. Nikki Haley was recently sworn in for her second four-year term and a new legislature convened in the State House. This seems like an appropriate time to look back on their record over the last four years.

January 21, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Jan. 21, 2015

All that Glitters is Miss Green and Gold

January 21, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Anne Cushman Prettyman

Anne Cushman Prettyman passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 17, 2015 following a five-year illness. Services will be held for Anne on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363. There will be a reception following the service at the church.

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


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