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Brown wins football contest prize money

Tim Brown missed the mark on two games to win the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekend of Oct. 18.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 24, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

October 24, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


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My Brain on NASCAR - Oct. 13, 2017

It's October, and only seven races remain in NASCAR's playoffs. (On a side note, I'm still stymied regarding the reason why NASCAR ...

October 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Steps toward solutions

"If I can't fix it, it ain't broke."

October 13, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Education Oversight Committee needs major reality check

Imagine if the teacher of your child or grandchild or some other young person in your life told the class that no matter what grades ...

October 13, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Community Camera - Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 | | People & Places


SCSPA never fails to impress

October is not just the gateway month to the holiday season, but also means the return of the S.C. Scholastic Press Association Conference (SCSPA ...

October 13, 2017 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Phillips and Lanious exhibition opens Oct. 20

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County announces a new Bassett Gallery exhibition opening Friday, Oct. 20, prior to the Friday evening performance of ...

October 13, 2017 | | Arts


FAC announces board members, award winners

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County recently held its annual meeting in the Watts Performing Arts Wing. Donors, sponsors, volunteers and friends gathered ...

October 13, 2017 | | People & Places


RICHARD BRANHAM

Funeral services for Richard G. Branham, 82, will be held today at noon at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH L. GASKINS

Sarah Louise Gaskins, 94, of Cassatt, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


LARRY D. GOGO

Memorial service for Larry Donald Gogo, 64, were conducted Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel. The family received friends prior to ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLE GRIZZELL

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Carole Jean Grizzell, 63, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:30 PM, Monday, October 16 ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEAN LONG

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jean Davies Long, 90, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Lyttleton Street United ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA L. MCCRAE

Virginia Laffitte McCrae, 90, died peacefully on October 7, 2017 at Rock Hill Post Acute Care Center where she had been a resident for over ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


GREG WATTS

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Greg "Tippy" Watts, 44, of Blythewood, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, today, October 13 ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT HARRIS

Mr. Robert Harris, 72, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Rembert, passed on Monday, October 2, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


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