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Taylor Reedy Jr.

Taylor Reedy Jr., of Lugoff, died Monday.

January 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Parenting: to push or not to push

WASHINGTON -- I come from a family where the "joke," if you came home with a 97 on a math test, was to ask what happened to the other three points. The punch line, if you scored 100, was to ask whether there was any extra credit.

January 26, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Make prom special for those less fortunate

Every year, the Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) collects gently used prom dresses and accessories for their annual Belle of the Ball, an event designed to provide dresses, shoes and accessories to girls who couldn't afford them otherwise.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Howden North America donates $3,800 to Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen

Howden, North America Inc., a world supplier of fans, rotary heat exchangers, compressors and gas handling equipment for the power generation petrochemical, steelmaking, mining and cement production industries, donated $3,847 to Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen.

January 26, 2011 | E. Mike McClendon (Special to the C-I) | Localife


FAC brings ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to stage Thursday

Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" comes to life on the stage of the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Thursday at 8 p.m. "To Kill A Mockingbird" runs through Sunday. Shows are at 8 p.m. nightly; with the Sunday matinee set for 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military. This production is sponsored by Powers Funeral Home.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


The outrage industry

NEW YORK -- As a longtime champion of greater civility in public discourse and one who has led the charge for dialed-back rhetoric, may I respectfully take most of it back?

January 26, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Social Security

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is one of the few lawmakers in Washington who's willing to forge compromises, and that sometimes lands him in hot water with hard-right conservatives in the Palmetto State. Now, with Graham realistically saying that in order to stem the horrific budget deficits the country is running that we must look at the possibility of changing the Social Security retirement age, he's also catching heat from the left.

January 26, 2011 | | Editorials


Spartans bounce back to stomp Providence

Playing for the first time in 12 days, the Camden Military Academy basketball team lost a 73-68 overtime heartbreaker against Heathwood Hall in a game played in Columbia on Wednesday night.

January 26, 2011 | | Camden Military


Montessori School of Camden to host Winter Gala

The Montessori School of Camden will hold its annual Winter Gala and fundraising event at the Robert Mills Court House from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. The event is sponsored by Sentinel Health Partners, South Carolina ENT, Louise and David Cutler, Farber Family Associates, Heritage Community Bank, McDonalds of Camden, Protective Technologies, Inc., and the Conder/Heaton Families.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Yesteryear -- Jan. 26, 2011

31 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 23, 1980

January 26, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 24, 2011

January 24, 2011 | | Viewpoint


County middle schools to participate in job shadowing

Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 4. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


TRAC report sidelined

With the passage of Act 81 of 2009, the General Assembly took an important step to confront the antiquated and faulty tax structure that has been cobbled together over the decades, and that is now breaking down in the modern economy. The legislature created the South Carolina Taxation Realignment Commission to conduct a "thorough assessment of the State's current tax structure to determine its 'adequacy, fairness, and efficiency' and to ensure that our State remains an 'optimum competitor in its efforts to attract business and individuals to locate, live, work, and invest' in South Carolina."

January 24, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Coach Culp will always have his day ‘on’ court

B.J. Culp holds a plaque with a photo of her late husband and former Camden High girls basketball coach and CHS history teacher, Mike Culp, after Friday night's ceremony renaming the basketball court at Camden High as the Coach Michael G. Culp Court. Surrounding Culp are her daughter-in-law and son, Ashley and Kevin Culp, along with her oldest son, Michael Culp. Pictured behind the Culp family is a permanent plaque, which will be affixed to the wall for fans to see as they enter the gym.

January 24, 2011 | | Sports


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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


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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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