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Boys Book Club meets at NCMS

At left, the Page Turners Book Club (for boys only) has begun meeting every Thursday afternoon in the library at North Central Middle School. "We're full to capacity," says school librarian Cindy Sparks. The 12 boys will meet for 10 weeks and are enjoying the book Stranded 2: Trial by Fire by author Jeff Probst, best associated with the Survivor TV series. Along with reading together, the boys enjoy an after school snack, hands on activities related to the book and weekly door prizes. Members receive official membership cards and club bracelets, above right. Club activities are featured on ...

February 17, 2014 | | People & Places


Ariail for Feb. 17, 2014

February 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 17, 2014

• We note with sadness the recent death of Bill Few of Liberty Hill, one of the great high school football coaches in this state. Few, who attended Clemson on an athletic scholarship, was a no-nonsense coach who instilled discipline in his players and compiled, over his 26-year career, a 221-68-3 record, including three state championships. His last few years on the field were spent at North Central High School.

February 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Oh dear, bless her heart

She said it, of course, with smirk. Those women who really don't understand the ways of the women of the South seem to always speak about us in words that are vividly cloaked in disdain.

February 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


‘Running schools more like a business’

In the middle of more than $30 million in budget cuts our school district had to make during the economic downturn -- cuts that are not yet close to being fully restored -- a number of politicians and citizens told me that schools needed to be "run more like a business." That's a line I hear a lot. It's a good sound bite, especially from politicians and others who don't want to acknowledge the consequences of poor long-term decisions. But it doesn't reflect reality.

February 17, 2014 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Russian roulette

The game of Russian roulette consists of taking a loaded gun, aiming it at your head, firing it, and hoping the chamber will be empty. After I completed my Ph.D., I still lacked wisdom. When my husband wanted to give me a trip for a graduation present, I thought I had earned at least a trip to three locations, so I chose China, Egypt and Russia. Each location was different, but this article concerns Russia. The tourism brochures painted marvelous pictures of an elegant vacation with spas, up-to-date hotels and excursions. The brochures did not lie: the sites were ...

February 17, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden officials graduate from institute

The city of Camden announces that Mayor Tony Scully and Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Parks both recently graduated from the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Elected Officials Institute of Government.

February 17, 2014 | | Camden


Aberdeen Catery offers culinary arts scholarship

Aberdeen Catery is offering a $500 scholarship for Kershaw County School District high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts.

February 17, 2014 | | Education


Wateree Outdoor Life Festival set for March 8

The inaugural Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) will be held on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden on Saturday, March 8.

February 17, 2014 | | Sports


Engrams joins Ravens' staff

After days of Internet speculation, the Baltimore Ravens officially announced former Camden High standout Bobby Engram as the team's wide receivers coach on Tuesday.

February 15, 2014 | | Sports


Carolina Cup parking space renewals due Feb. 18

Due to the inclement weather the deadline for renewing Carolina Cup reserved parking space for this year's races has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 18.

February 15, 2014 | | Equine


Breaking: Woman charged as ruthless

WASHINGTON -- Groundhog Day isn't just a movie.

February 15, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 14, 2014

February 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Valentine’s Day in Camden

Here are some Valentine and anniversary stories of your friends and neighbors with a dash of local history.

February 15, 2014 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FCC proposal

As a news organization, we at the Chronicle-Independent tend to pay more attention to First Amendment issues than most people, and a new proposal by the Federal Communications Commission threatens to let the government decide what news stories television stations can broadcast. We realize, of course, that many cable stations today lean one way or the other; you need look no further than the two most commonly cited ones, FOX News and MSNBC, both of which might purport to deliver straight-up news but seldom do. But the great thing is that people can tune in to whatever news outlet they ...

February 15, 2014 | | Editorials


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Real estate transactions

April 14, 2017 | | For the Record


Spring Fling Trail Ride is April 29

Please join the South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation for the annual Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride on Saturday, April 29. Riders will have access ...

April 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


First Palmetto annual meeting is slated for May 10

First Palmetto Financial Corporation, the holding company for First Palmetto Bank, will hold its 2017 annual meeting of stockholders at 10 a.m. on Wednesday ...

April 14, 2017 | | Business


Like books?

Have you ever gotten lost in unknown (perhaps nonexistent) places? Have you fallen in love with people you have never met? Have you been so ...

April 14, 2017 | By Emily Seay, senior Lugoff-Elgin High School | High School Columns


AMOS ADAMSON

Dea. Amos Adamson, 83, of 1099 Hwy. 1, North in Cassatt died Thursday, April 13, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

April 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


KAAREN ELLEN HAMMOND

Funeral service for Ms. Kaaren Ellen Hammond, 50, of 1143 Wylie Street in Camden, will be held Saturday, April 15th, 2:00 P.M. at ...

April 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


JAMES TROY STEVENSON

A memorial service to celebrate the life of James "Jimmy" Troy Stevenson, Jr., 62, of Camden will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4 ...

April 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


RODERICK TRUESDALE

Funeral services for Claude Roderick "Roddy" Truesdale, 66, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church, with burial to follow ...

April 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


LARRY DUANE COOPER

A memorial service for Duane Cooper, 57, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with burial to follow in ...

April 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


Local students join Phi Beta Kappa

The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor ...

April 14, 2017 | | Education


NCMS announces 3rd quarter Honor Rolls

North Central Middle School recently named the following honor roll studetns for the third nine week period.

April 14, 2017 | | Education


KCSO earns sixth consecutive DUI enforcement award

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) received its sixth consecutive Agency of the Year award for departments with 51-100 officers "excelling in the area ...

April 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


WeylChem to expand Elgin operations

WeylChem US Inc., a provider of custom manufacturing and tolling services, as well as advanced intermediates and reagents, will invest more than $13 million in ...

April 14, 2017 | | Business


Caring professionals

April 14, 2017 | | Business


Bulldogs stop Demon netters in wind-ravaged pairing, 6-0

On a cold and windy Thursday afternoon with temperatures more suited for hockey, the Camden High tennis team took a 6-0 win over host Lugoff-Elgin ...

April 11, 2017 | | Tennis


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