KershawHealth completed its most recent survey by The Joint Commission Aug. 7-10, and the initial results were excellent. During their final briefing, surveyors noted that KershawHealth is performing well throughout the system and providing excellent care for its patients. The commission complimented staff members on their professionalism and care, and noted as well the positive engagement of physicians and board members.
It always amuses me when conservatives, who rail relentlessly against "political correctness" when it comes from the left, turn against one of their own like Rep. Todd Akin for saying what he really means.
A celebration of life service for Millie H. Robinson, 69, of Cassatt, was held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, August, 23, 2012 at Cassatt Baptist Church. Rev. Don Coppedge and Rev. Marvin Tennant officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Family received friends after the service in the church fellowship hall and at the home. Memorials in Millie's memory may be made to Cassatt Baptist Church, 2604 Highway 1 North, Cassatt, SC 29032.
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Davis Morris will be held at Wateree Baptist Church at 2:00PM, Friday, August 24, 2012 with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Friends may call at the home at 2010 Pleasant Ridge Drive after the service.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) held its STARS camp at Lugoff Elgin Middle School the week of July 23. Other STARS camps were held at North Central and in Camden. The acronym STARS stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Service. Middle school age campers learned how to be safe on the Internet, the importance of wearing seat belts, anti-bullying techniques, crime scene investigation, forensics, prosecuting criminal cases, basic first aid, the dangers of substance abuse, fire safety and general police techniques.
Dear Annie: Years ago, my brother, "Harry," cheated on his wife. She forgave him, and they got back together. They seem very happy.
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AgSouth Farm Credit recently reported second quarter earnings totaling $11.09 million, bringing year-to-date income, as of June 30, for the cooperative to $21.5 million. This compares to $9.0 million for the second quarter of 2011 and $17.07 million year-to-date on June 30, 2011.
A Memorial Mass for Florence Romaniello, 81, will be held Friday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate.
Mr. Byron Kareem Horton, 32, of 1450 Deloache Street, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Camden, S.C., with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Laura "Ms. Laura" Jannette Elliott Medlin Brown, 75, of Camden, will be held at 1:00PM, Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Bishop Foy Connell will officiate. Burial will be at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, August 24, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Ms. Laura's memory to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward, 34 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC 29020.
By now, everyone is accustomed to being bombarded by different presidential polls that purport to indicate how the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney is going. Many of these focus on the so-called swing states -- those that are still up in the air and will probably decide the election. But political analyst Nate Silver, who's been extremely accurate in predicting political goings-on in the past, has a new measure, and South Carolina ranks at the very top.
• A tip of the C-I hat to Kershaw County Deputy Fred Tiah, a school resource officer at Stover Middle School in Elgin. Tiah, as we reported Friday, is from Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries in this year's Ebola crisis. Recognizing he has been welcomed to and is finding success in America, Tiah says he wants to help children in his native country who have been orphaned by the deadly disease. He's put his idea into action, raising money to help pay for the children's education and medical supplies. Tiah also wants to be a role model ...
There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.
You may have read about the letter of intent to be agreed upon between KershawHealth and MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare. This agreement is about more than simply the leasing of real estate and ownership of property. Ultimately, it is about an investment of organizational and financial resources in this community and its healthcare needs. MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare will invest heavily in programs, facilities, and services at KershawHealth that will increase our patient volume and, in turn, increase revenue. From an organizational standpoint, it will provide access to best practices and strategies to improve the quality of care provided, enhance ...
I applaud the Chronicle-Independent for front page coverage of the dropping of charges against Mr. Sammie Tucker. All too often, especially in larger media markets, good news is relegated to the back pages, while sensational news makes the front page. I believe our community newspaper makes a concerted effort to report the news as it happens and, more importantly, reports good news.
On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...
According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.
The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.
Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)
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.