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Early forecast: More gridlock

WASHINGTON -- Is the government's gridlock about to be dislodged? Imagine the capital as a giant set of pulleys and levers, operating at cross purposes. In the end, the forces tugging President Obama and Republican leaders apart may be more powerful than the ones pushing them together.

November 12, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The night shift

One of the most common reactions I get when people find out what I do is most people think I get paid to play. It's quite true that I enjoy my work and I never wish to go back to punching the 9-to-5 clock anymore than I wish to go to the same old boring place to work over and over again. Looking across the boundaries of genus and species, our representatives in nature all have a job to do that we call a niche. The jobs that are done in the natural world are as varied and as ...

November 12, 2014 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Inabinet - Nov. 12, 2014

November 12, 2014 | | Inabinet


Yesteryear for Nov. 12, 2014

NSDAR provides flags for holidays

November 12, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Lady Bulldogs run to a8th place finish in AAA state meet

Pam Chickering placed no pressure on her Camden High girls' cross country team heading into last Saturday's AAA state championship held at Clemson's Sandhills Research facility course in Columbia.

November 12, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Too early for the Christmas Spirit?

Some television networks have started showing Christmas movies. Are you in the Christmas spirit yet, or do you think it is too soon?

November 12, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Master Willard Rodgers, Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Master Willard Rodgers, Jr. 70, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jacqueline Young McCall

A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Jacqueline Young McCall, 48, will be held on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Peggy Ray Shannon

A funeral service celebrating the life of Peggy Ray Shannon, 76, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Charles R. Everett will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Shannon's memory to the Hospice Care of one's choice.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Arlene Francias Craft

Mrs. Arlene Francias Craft, 54, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, New York she was teh daughter of the late Lawrence and Minnie Lee Kirkland Craft. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing services will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Three p.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Craft family

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ethel Barnes Blizzard

Ethel Barnes Blizzard, 90, of Camden, widow of Charles Alton Blizzard died Sunday, November 9, 2014. She was the daughter of Lizzie Turner Barnes. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Blizzard's memory to Antioch Baptist Church, 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, SC 29020

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


A Veterans Day Salute

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 hosted a Veterans Day program Tuesday. Camden High School (CHS) Junior ROTC cadets participated, as did the CHS band, and cadets from Camden Military Academy, the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice's Birchwood High School and North Central High School. See more photos in our Localife section.

November 12, 2014 | | Military


S.C. DHSS director to speak at Baruch Dinner

S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Anthony Keck will be the guest speaker for the seventh annual Baruch Society Members' Dinner on Thursday at Camden's National Steeplechase Museum. The KershawHealth Foundation established the Baruch Society in 2008 to recognize and thank supporters. Those making annual contributions of $1,000 or more receive an invitation to attend the Members' Dinner.

November 12, 2014 | | Healthcare


McCorkle ‘Legacy’ bench to be installed at Hampton Park today

The city of Camden will install a "Leader's Legacy" bench in honor of Dr. F.N. McCorkle today at 3 p.m. at Hampton Park along Lyttleton Street.

November 12, 2014 | | Camden


Hobkirk’s Hill votes provided by voter registration office

Precinct-by-precinct election results provided to and published by the Chronicle-Independent on Nov. 7 included "0" votes from the Hobkirk's Hill precinct. Below, are the correct votes for each office published in our Nov. 7 edition, as provided by the Kershaw County Voter Registration Office.

November 12, 2014 | | Politics


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Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellna Marie Porter

Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


Canine Classic to benefit Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.

November 19, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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