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Pocotaligo Kennels Boykins make showing at Westminster

The first Boykin Spaniel that Kim Parkman ever saw was in 1980 when her future husband, Jule, gave his father a puppy as a gift. "He was the foundation stock with the Boykin Registry," Parkman said.

March 25, 2011 | Gee Atkinson Lee County Observer editor | Miscellaneous


ATEC surpasses national goals

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students exceeded national career and technical education performance standards for 2010, according to results released by the S.C. Department of Education.

March 25, 2011 | | Education


Former KC administrator to retire from Lee County

Bobby Boland, who stepped down as Kershaw County administrator in 2008 after seven years on the job, announced Monday he will retire as administrator in Lee County effective April 22.

March 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 25, 2011

CHS Spring Break Baseball Camp April 4-6

March 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Helen Geary

Helen Roseborough Geary, 97 of Seminole, FL., formerly of Lugoff, died Monday, March 14, 2011.

March 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lady Knights come up short in trio of Region 3-A contests

After a one-run loss to Lewisville last Friday night, the North Central softball team lost a pair of 15-0 decisions against Chesterfield and McBee, respectively, on Monday and Tuesday nights.

March 25, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


USC appointment

We commented last week on the puzzling decision that Gov. Nikki Haley made in not re-appointing Darla Moore to the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. We still aren't clear why Haley chose to pick a fight with Moore and so many university alumni who are grateful for the $70 million pledge Moore has made to USC. But Sen. Jake Knott's intention to pass a new law opening another seat on the board, and then to have Moore run for it, isn't the proper way for legislators to express their disapproval.

March 25, 2011 | | Editorials


Fred Lewis Price Sr.

Fred Lewis Price, Sr., 88, of Columbia, died on Sunday, March 20, 2011. A funeral service was held 2 o'clock, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Hope Baptist Church, 2117 Clemson Road, Columbia. Interment, with military honors, followed at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens where the family greeted friends. Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Price's nephews, Richard Price, Charles Price, W.D. Price, Terry Price, Mark Ammonds, and Elbert Coward, Jr. The Rev. Howard S. Price, Lewis Price, Reed Price, and Olin Price served as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Hope Baptist Church, (mailing address - 1301 Summit Parkway ...

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wanda Brandt

Wanda "MiMi" Earnhardt Brandt 79, of Spencer, N.C., passed away Sunday March 20, 2011 at her residence.

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clara Branham

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clara Branham, 86, of Elgin will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Branham's memory to the Arthritis Foundation-Carolinas Chapter, 200 East Woodlawn Rd., Suite 156, Charlotte, NC 28217 or Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association - Midstate - South Carolina, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries




KCSO investigator honored for service

Columbia Northeast American Legion Post No. 182 presented Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Investigator Justin Dill with a special law enforcement award for "outstanding public service." Dill received the award Feb. 8 at the post's annual public safety awards dinner at Fort Jackson.

March 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Firefighters train at Yutaka

More than 50 firefighters from across the county used a training drill March 17 at South Carolina Yutaka Technologies to prepare for real-life emergencies.

March 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Hold DUI traffic unit to self-sustainability

A common political tactic to increase spending is to use DUI fatalities and the victims' families to take more money from taxpayers.

March 23, 2011 | Shelby Price Lugoff | Letters


Stokes takes a brave stand

I wish to congratulate Christina Stokes on a great column on purity in the March 4 edition of the Chronicle-Independent.

March 23, 2011 | Leland LeGrand Lugoff | Letters


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KC volleyball teams at home for playoff openers

All three Kershaw County volleyball teams will be in post-season action over the next two nights.

October 22, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Demonstratives continues to dominate

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative clinched the Lonesome Glory Champions Award as 2014′s leading earner on Saturday when he drew away powerfully to a 3 3/4-length victory in the $250,000 Grand National at the Far Hills Races.

October 22, 2014 | | Equine


Ariail for Oct. 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 | | Ariail


Football brawl

What should have been a celebration of a sturdy football win by Camden High School (CHS) turned into an ugly incident Friday night at Zemp Stadium when a brawl occurred as players went through the handshake line following the game. The incident led to a significant amount of publicity across the state, causing a black eye to CHS and the city itself. While various investigations of the fight continue, including scrutiny by the Camden Police Department for possible criminal conduct, it appears the brawl was triggered by Dreher players.

October 22, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Oct. 22, 2014

Love a fair

October 22, 2014 | | Yesteryear


The question unanswered

WASHINGTON -- So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial.

October 22, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Lugoff residents invoke Roosevelt on immigration

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on immigrants and being an American in 1907:

October 22, 2014 | Bill and Nancy Heil Lugoff | Letters


KershawHealth implements Ebola preparedness plan

The current focus on the death of a patient with Ebola in Dallas and the subsequent infection of two nurses at the same hospital, as well as the global nature of travel today, has led some to wonder how community hospitals might deal with possible Ebola patients.

October 22, 2014 | | Healthcare


KCSD in top 20 on federal report cards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) exceeded state expectations according to data released by the S.C. State Department of Education.

October 22, 2014 | | Education


Book signing

Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker's husband, Sampson, signs a copy of "Unthinkable Choice" at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson's decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his "hobby farm" in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.

October 22, 2014 | | Business


Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

For some, Halloween means dressing up as a witch, zombie or vampire. For others, especially this year, Halloween means dressing up to contain Ebola.

October 21, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It's been 12 years since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind with a beaming Ted Kennedy by his side. According to the terms of the law itself, every public school was now supposed to be adequate.

October 21, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.

October 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.

October 21, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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