The Kershaw County-based SC Ballers and T Ballers AAU youth basketball teams would like to congratulate the winners of their gas card raffle: Shawn Phipps won the $100 certificate, sold by Josh Byrd, and Rhonda Phipps the $50 gift card, sold by Brady Brown.
North Central's hopes for a first round class A state baseball playoff game all but went by the boards following Friday's 8-6 loss at Lewisville.
Playing their two best games of the season in consecutive contests, the North Central softball team improved their post-season stock by splitting a pair of Region 3-A contests with Great Falls and Lewisville.
After three nights of auditions where preliminary judges saw 59 total contestants and 20 finalists performed in the live finale, a winner has been announced. Julianna Cobb of Lugoff was declared the winner of the second annual Kershaw County's Got Talent produced by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on March 24. The event was emceed by KOOL 102.7/STARTIME1590's Patty Rose and Tyler Cupp.
First Grade Cardinal Achievers
A few weeks back, I was honored to be present to see the Baron DeKalb Elementary School Improvement Council receive the Dick and Tunky Riley School Improvement Council Award. What made it a particular privilege was the fact that former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley was there to present the award. The opportunity to meet him was truly memorable for me.
Student honor rolls for the third nine-week period at North Central High School have been reported.
Mitt Romney's trying to talk his way out of his gender gap, but, take it from me, women like guys who listen. My wife told me that.
We've come a long way from President Theodore Roosevelt's famous saying "Speak softly and carry a big stick." President Barack Obama's policy apparently is to whisper slyly and compromise our security.
Caroline Marie Parks of Camden, S.C., and Jon Nicholas Watts of Lugoff, S.C., were united in marriage on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at six o'clock in the evening at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, S.C. The Reverend Steve Patterson and Reverend Frank Griffith officiated the marriage ceremony. A reception immediately followed at Springdale Hall in Camden, S.C.
• We're glad to read that analysts say the surge in gasoline prices is nearing its end and that prices might actually subside a bit as we head toward summer. Here in the United States, fuel prices have never been a classic supply-and-demand item, and there are few who truly understand the system. But one thing is indeed clear: if prices are going down, we're all going to have more money in our pockets to spend on other things and to help stimulate the recovery, and that's indeed a good thing.
The Baron DeKalb Elementary School Improvement Council (SIC) was recently presented the 2012 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for SIC Excellence. Accepting the award from Dick Riley (fourth from left), former S.C. governor and U.S. Secretary of Education, are (from left) Frederica Brown, teacher and SIC member; Darlene Platte, teacher; Principal Betty Turner; Candy Anderson, parent and SIC Chairperson; Patricia Leigh, teacher/PTO; community member Steve Leigh; Marcia Rogers, parent and SIC member; Kershaw County School District Superintendent (KCSD) Dr. Frank Morgan; and Timothy Hopkins, KCSD's executive director of elementary education.
After reading this year's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees candidate election announcements, Doug Berry of Camden said he realized that most of the candidates want the same thing: to use taxpayer money as efficiently as possible; to supply teachers with the equipment they need to do their job proficiently; a school system that prepares children to become professionals, have a positive impact on society and become the leaders for tomorrow, among other things.
The Knights of North Central got back to their winning ways with a sweep over four visiting opponents in a five-school track meet in Boonetown last Thursday.
• Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Fine Arts Center's (FAC) "Dancing With the Stars" event. We think we can place it firmly in the "fun(d)raising" category, in that it not only raises money for the FAC, but raises the fun quotient with folks getting to see some of Kershaw County's notable residents doing their best to shimmy and shake or tango across the stage. Extra congratulations to Tyke Redfearn and Ginny Marshall for winning the technical award for best dance routine, and to Eric Boland and Amanda Smith for earning the People's Choice Award ...
The Kershaw County School Board response in Monday's Chronicle-Independent to Scott Jordan's statement on Zemp Stadium is nothing if not informative. If you haven't been paying attention, the school district has proposed a facilities referendum for the November election which would, among other things, abandon Zemp Stadium while spending millions of additional taxpayer dollars on a new stadium on Ehrenclou Drive.
When I think back on the days of my youth, that time when I had the privilege of traveling on the NASCAR circuit, it would be hard to pick a lesson learned that was more important than another.
Debbie Branham continues her campaign to be Kershaw County's next Probate Judge.
Monday's KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting started off with a generous gift from its Hospital Auxiliary.
When the Walt Disney Company announced plans to create an attraction at Walt Disney World's Epcot World Showcase based on the hit movie "Frozen," it likely did not expect impassioned responses from fans of attraction it will replace.
CHEESEBRIDGE -- "The Boxtrolls" hit theaters this weekend, and there is a lot of positive talk about the newest stop-motion animated picture.
(C-I Editor's Note: We believe the following article is meant to be satirical. Please decide for yourself, however.)
So, 2014 hasn't lived up to the hype. Sure the usual franchise fodder and gratuitous effect-splendors have pulled in big numbers, but on a whole, this year has been a critical and commercial yawn for the film industry.
Funeral service for Tommy Hardy Foskey, 45, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ridgeway Ward, with burial to follow in the Centerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Colie Blease "Rusty' Bowen Jr., 57, will be held on today at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
LEXINGTON --- A slow start by Lugoff-Elgin allowed host White Knoll to race to a 28-7 halftime lead. But a dogged second half by the Demons made for some anxious moments as the Timberwolves hung on for a 35-20 victory over the guests from the West Wateree.
The way we feel cared for varies. Sometimes you may show someone you care for them in ways that are completely opposite from the way they feel appreciated.
Back when you and your spouse were dating, things were exciting. You couldn't wait to see each other and you got butterflies whenever you'd think of getting together. But over the years, things changed. You still love each other, but that spark isn't as strong now. It'd be nice to have that spark again, but you just don't know what happened.
Summer is over, kids are used to the school routine and cooler weather is upon us. It's time to break out the pants, sweaters and your wallet. Dressing kids can be an expensive affair. In my family, due to age and gender differences, I can't often pass clothes down. I've had to get creative to make our wardrobe needs match our clothing budget. Here are five tips to save money and keep the kids warm this fall.