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Overcrowding

At the beginning of one school year, I entered my room to see an extra row of filled desks as well as students enough to fill another row. There was hardly enough room to squeeze sideways through the rows to give help. If anyone had tried, bending would have presented a posterior to the pupil in the desk on the adjoining row. The students looked at me; I looked at them. Then they began to beg. "Please, Ms. Pruett, do not move any of us." They were smart enough to know no teacher could have so many students in one ...

August 01, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The camera's place in court

WASHINGTON -- The video of James Holmes from inside the Arapahoe County Courthouse was as mesmerizing as it was creepy. His fluorescent mop of pink and orange hair. His vacant eyes, alternately bulging and droopy. Was he medicated? Crazy? Vamping for the camera? And the question, unbidden and against journalistic interest: Should we really be seeing this? Is justice best served by having a camera in this courtroom?

August 01, 2012 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Award-winning

August 01, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Pet talk - Aug. 1, 2012

There are a number of things around your house that can be deadly to your cats and dogs, some you may know, and some may be surprising. Some are even in your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, shares some enlightening information about common food items that may be toxic to your pet.

August 01, 2012 | Texas A&M University | Pets


Angie Newman

A memorial service for Angela Jewell "Angie" Newman, 39, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

August 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Military briefs - Aug. 1, 2012

Master Sgt. Ricky L. Whitehouse retired from the U.S. Air Force on July 20 after serving his country for 22 years.

August 01, 2012 | | Military


Camden writer named Artist Fellow

Kathryn Etters Lovatt, of Camden, is one of three women awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the S.C. Arts Commission Board. Lovatt, Nancy Ancrom of Columbia and Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clanton of Irmo each received $5,000. Lovatt earned the award for prose writing. Ancrom and Yonkey-Clanton work in poetry and dance choreography, respectively.

August 01, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Remembering victims

August 01, 2012 | | Military


Respecting the flag

August 01, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


KC Clemson Club outlines fall plans

The Kershaw County Clemson Club will host its annual kickoff pool party for freshman from the area who will be attending Clemson University on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Camden Country Club.

August 01, 2012 | | Sports


CHS X-C opens practice

The Camden High School boys' and girls' cross-country teams will begin practice for the 2012 season on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

July 31, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Gun lobby fires up Obama fear

As with other mass shootings, the killings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., trigger a familiar chain of reactions: horror, remorse, rage and a call for new restrictions on guns.

July 30, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


A day to remember

Family, friends, dignitaries and fans came out in large numbers for Thursday's Larry Doby U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp ceremony hosted by the Camden Archives and Museum. Here are two additional photos from the memorable event.

July 30, 2012 | | Sports


Lt. William E. Johnson Jr.

In 2010, Broadus R. Littlejohn, a Spartanburg collector, gave Wofford College a very large collection of books, pamphlets, documents and manuscripts. Among his gift were more than two dozen Civil War letters and a diary Lt. William E. Johnson Jr. of Liberty Hill kept from May 1864 until June 1865 while he was a Union prisoner-of-war.

July 30, 2012 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Noted and passed - July 30, 2012

• We offer a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to the Rev. Bruce Hancock and the members of Camden's First Baptist Church, who are celebrating Hancock's 20th anniversary as pastor. It is rare that a minister remains at one church that long, and Hancock has carved out an enviable record at the county's largest church, with a great deal of growth (and spiritual nutrition) taking place.

July 30, 2012 | | Editorials


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Clinic Classic 5K hits the streets Saturday

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

April 14, 2015 | | Sports


Webb's game-winner gives Dogs 2-1 victory

Hunter Webb headed a rebound from a shot from off the foot of teammate Moises Mata with eight minutes left in regulation to lift the Camden High boys' soccer team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over host Buford last Wednesday.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Miss McCaffrey and Mr. Cook to wed in May

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dale McCaffrey and Mrs. Eileen Patricia Boyce are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Renae McCaffrey to Matthew Michael Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levern Cook. A wedding is planned for May 16, 2015 at Four O' Three North Lake Venue, 403 North Lake venue in Lexington, S.C.

April 13, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County presents the second annual performance of Seasons of the South -- The Original Home Grown Musical and Storytelling Show, written by Teri Leigh Teed, on Friday in the Wood Auditorium at 7 p.m. A reception for the opening night of Ms. Teed's fine art photography exhibition "Seasons of the South – Celebrate Nature, Celebrate Life " will be held prior to the performance beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jordon Turner (folk harp) and Elizabeth Derrick (Native American flute) will perform during the reception and show. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by ...

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


Churches to host missionary service April 14

Camden First Church of the Nazarene along with Faith Nazarene Church in Lugoff are hosting missionary John Haines from Switzerland.

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant

The city of Camden recently received a $1.6 million by the South Carolina State Housing Authority through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The award will facilitate the purchase and removal of blighted residential structures and improvement of parcels in Camden neighborhoods and adjacent properties in Kershaw County.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Buford rallies to top NC, 7-2

When they first met on March 13, North Central left Buford with a 22-0 loss in a Region 4-AA baseball game stopped in the fifth inning.

April 13, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


L-E girls outlast Lady Vikes, 11-7

Although this was only Lugoff-Elgin's fifth game in Region 4-4A softball play, head coach James Marlow knew the importance of the Friday's home game against Spring Valley.

April 13, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 13, 2015

• Congratulations to Johnny Deal and Richard Walkirch for receiving, respectively, the United Way of Kershaw County's Jake Watson and Ann Dallas awards. Deal, often known as "Mr. Camden" or "Mr. Facebook" around town, is one of many people's favorite personalities. That doesn't necessarily win you awards. What does is a commitment to community involvement, which Deal has in spades, working with the Camden Jaycees, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Community Medical Clinic, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, the United Way and more. As for volunteerism, we can't imagine a more worthy recipient for the Dallas ...

April 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Miss Elinor’s thank you

It often amazes me how many words of kindness and encouragement I receive for the stories I tell. Often, a reader will write, "You don't know me, but I feel that we are friends."

April 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Joint replacement center offers new option

When the Joint Replacement Center at KershawHealth opened last month, it was a truly collaborative effort resulting in significant benefits for those having total joint replacement surgery. Today, the majority of patients will have surgery, begin therapy the same day and return home on the third day to continue their rehabilitation in the comfort of home. They will return to the things that mean the most to them -- home, family, work, and favorite activities -- sooner and further along in their recovery than before. Already, those who have been through the new program are excited about the change. They recognize the ...

April 13, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beckham: ‘Oh, you’re the talent’

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Hollywood star? How would you feel strolling on the red carpet as flashbulbs popped and adoring fans called out to you on Oscar night?

April 13, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


John Henry Cooper

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of John Henry Cooper, 75, of Camden, SC, was held at 4:30 PM, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Wateree Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Gene Brown officiated. Memorials may be made in John's memory to Kershaw County Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

April 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


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