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Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


L-E advances, CHS eliminated in volleyball tourney

It was a mixed bag for Kershaw County volleyball on Thursday night.

October 27, 2014 | | Sports


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


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Column: Tips for protecting taxpayers

Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many ...

May 15, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: A teacher walk-out in SC?

Teachers have generally been taken for granted for about as long as history has been recorded. Teachers are the very best of people. They want ...

May 15, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Making hay with horse sense

WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump said, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," it's ...

May 15, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Clarifiying points in Parker’s column

I would like to clear up a few items in Kathleen Parker's piece in today's (May 11, 2018) paper where I am mentioned ...

May 15, 2018 | Kate Denton Camden | Letters


NICHOLAS ERIC AMADOR III

Nicholas Eric Amador III, 21, of Lugoff, SC formerly of Moultrie, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

May 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


CHARLOTTE EDITH OWENS

A funeral service for Charlotte Edith Owens, 84, will be held at 4pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church with ...

May 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature Photo: Police Week

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (front, center) is all smiles as she presents a proclamation to the Camden Police Department (CPD) declaring this week, May ...

May 15, 2018 | | Camden


Clinton closes out Dogs in semifinals

Defending 3A Upper State tennis champion Clinton will return to Saturday's state finals after having defeated visiting Camden, 6-0, in Wednesday's AAA Upper ...

May 11, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS golfers headed back to state tourney

For the first time since 2011, the AAA state boys' golf championships will include Camden High in the field.

May 11, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Post 17 tryouts to be held next week

Tryouts for the James Leroy Belk Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball team will be held on Monday through Wednesday, May 14-1, beginning ...

May 11, 2018 | | Sports


CHS athletic banquet tickets now on sale

The Camden High School Athletic Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 22 in the school gymnasium.

May 11, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


The FEW. The proud. The champions

FEW 360, a youth sports organization started by Brian Chivers, had its girls' 12u AAU/travel basketball team made up of Kershaw County girls 12 ...

May 11, 2018 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail - May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Budget time

As the days get warmer and May turns into June, a number of events will be taking place, from school graduations to summer vacations.

May 11, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Squatters

Looking back, I realize they lived like frontiersmen. A squirrel-hunting boy who skirted their wooded encampment, I considered them bums. Looking back that seems harsh ...

May 11, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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