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.
Community volunteers, businesses and organizations donated time and goods valuing more than $1.4 million to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for the 2011-12 school year.
Is this the nastiest presidential campaign ever? That's a toughie. Past campaigns have set the bar so low that, to quote a senior advisor to Mitt Romney, "I don't think a world champion limbo dancer could get any lower."
This job affords me the luxury of being outside, which I love. During these past two years, I've had the opportunity to observe and capture many moments of nature up close as I prune young trees, perform tree exams and/or water our newly planted trees. The Chronicle-Independent has graciously allowed me to begin sharing my various nature experiences and knowledge of trees with you. It is my hope that your knowledge be enriched by the many wonders right here in our fair city.
Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly "night at the beach" and learn this special dance. It's easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play.
The ABLE Club of South Carolina, the official fundraising organization for Lugoff-Elgin High School athletics has established a fund for persons interested in making donations in memory of former Kershaw County School Board member Joey Dorton.
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Funeral Services for James R. Hampton, 72, of Columbia, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, August 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial in the Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for M.D. Leslie "Toad" Horton, 92, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and also following the burial in the fellowship building. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a 35-year-old county man for allegedly sexually assaulting his 17-year-old daughter. In order to protect the victim's identity, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is not releasing the suspect's name.
As Kershaw County Schools opened its doors to students Monday, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was there for the third year in a row with their fire trucks at two elementary schools early in the morning as students returned to class. Both an engine and ladder truck were sent from LFD headquarters to Wateree and Lugoff elementary Schools Monday morning as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day".
Photo cutline -- Here for Ceremony -- Among those attending a reception Thursday night at the American Legion Hut were South Carolina American Legion Commander Pierce Flemming, French Consul Jack Muller and his wife Mary, Grande Chief deGare Peter Karres, German Consul First Class Juergan A. R. Staks, Mrs. Burton Gale, Regent, Hobkirk Chapter, D.A.R., and Terry Gregory, American Legion Post 17 Commander. The reception was held in honor of the dignitaries in Camden to attend Friday morning's ceremony at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in honor of Baron DeKalb.
Labor Day should be a wakeup call for the attack on worker's rights raging through our country is coordinated, well funded and coming from many directions. The future of the middle class and unions are at stake. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came in mind.
• 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.