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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


Victor Mays

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Victor Lee "Vic" Mays, of Camden, was held at 4:00 pm Sunday, Jan 23. 2011 at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff, S.C. Visitation and Refreshments for family and friends followed the service.

January 24, 2011 | | Obituaries


Even caregivers need a vacation to recharge batteries

Dear Annie: I have been caring for my disabled husband while working full time and raising two children. I haven't had time alone in 15 years.

January 24, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Muslim 'Cosby Show'? Couldn't hurt

CBS anchor Katie Couric startled some listeners when she suggested a Muslim "Cosby Show," but the idea has merit. It's hard for us to be afraid of the people we see on TV sitcoms every week.

January 24, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


BDK, Doby's Mill schools tapped for SIC Honor Roll

Baron DeKalb and Doby's Mill elementary schools are among 12 South Carolina public schools to be named to the S.C. School Improvement Council's (SC-SIC) 2011 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

January 24, 2011 | | Education


History told

The book was a project of the historical society, for which Teal serves as publications committee chairman. The book, which made its official debut during a launch party/program Jan. 16 at Camden First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, spans Kershaw County's prehistoric to present times. The book may be purchased at the historical society headquarters, 811 Fair St., Camden, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays; Camden Archives and Museum; Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site; Elgin Town Hall; and various local vendors in the area. It may also be ordered from the University of South Carolina Press, Amazon, and ...

January 24, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Miss Herman, Mr. Cobb engaged

Mr. Kenneth E. Herman and retired Lt. Col. Debbie W. Herman, both of Camden, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Olivia Rose Herman of Camden, to Mr. Robert Shaun Cobb of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cobb of Camden.

January 24, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Pittman, Mr. Munn set date

Mr. and Mrs. David McLaurin Pittman, Sr. of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Megan Ada Pittman of Lugoff, to John Terel (J.T.) Munn of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Munn of Camden.

January 24, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Watson, Mr. Myers plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Watson Jr. of Leesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Leslie Anne Watson of Columbia, to Mr. Jordan Macdonald Myers of Columbia. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Banks Myers of Camden.

January 24, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Kershaw County Library to increase material available to residents

This February will see big changes for library users in Kershaw County, when the county library joins South Carolina Libraries Sharing Resources, SC LENDS, a group of libraries that share a common catalog and library materials. By becoming a member of SC LENDS, anyone with a Kershaw County library card will be able to request material from 15 other libraries statewide, which will then be routed to a local library, usually within 48 hours. Requesting material from other libraries will be free to patrons, and as easy as clicking a button. By joining forces with other counties, the collection available ...

January 24, 2011 | | Localife


Brevard Music Scholarship Competition announced

The Camden Music Association, in conjunction with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, announces the Brevard Music Scholarship Competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 5. With three different scholarship opportunities, winners will be awarded money toward further study or may spend the summer at the prestigious Brevard Summer Music Camp. The scholarships are funded by the Upton Foundation and the Fran Shealy Scholarship Fund.

January 24, 2011 | | Localife


This week in Keshaw County sports

Monday: Dreher at Camden (WR – 6 p.m.); North Central at Lewisville (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 24, 2011 | | Sports


Noted and passed

• We're glad to see Davis Love III picked as the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the 2012 matches. Love, who grew up the son of a highly regarded teaching pro in Charlotte, is one of the best-liked players on the PGA tour and has won 20 tournaments, including the PGA Championship. The 2012 matches will be played at Medinah Country Club near Chicago, and Love will be trying to stem a tide that has resulted in the Americans losing six of the last eight matches to the Europeans, including last fall's defeat in Wales.

January 24, 2011 | | Editorials


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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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