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Noted and passed - Aug. 18, 2014

• Here in Kershaw County, we don't think about bridges much, unless it's the spans crossing the Lynches and Wateree rivers on U.S. 1, I-20 and other roads. Many bridges in our county are small, made of wood or pipes used as culverts. They cross streams and branches of creeks and -- according to our recent two-part story -- not in the greatest shape. Some state-owned bridges are in the process of being repaired or replaced with state and/or federal funds. But many others are owned by the county. All but two currently open bridges that cross bodies of ...

August 18, 2014 | | Editorials


C-I seeks oldest Kershaw County resident

The Chronicle-Independent is looking for the oldest person in Kershaw County. We'd love to interview them for a possible story about their memories of Kershaw County and about their lives.

August 18, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Camden planning free Citizens Planning College

The city of Camden will present "Citizens Planning College" a program that will teach the "ins and outs" of city planning in Camden.

August 18, 2014 | | Camden


Collier is KershawHealth’s new chief nursing officer

Stacy Collier, MSN, RN, has been selected to serve as KershawHealth's Chief Nursing Officer. The graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Carolina.

August 18, 2014 | | Healthcare


Betty Jean Asti

Betty Jean Alexander Asti of Newark, DE, passed from this life to glory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Haven and Anna Alexander on June 12, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Heavy rains, lightning cause flooding, fires

At least 3 inches of rain fell in Kershaw County on Tuesday as about an hour-long storm brought heavy rains and frequent lightning strikes. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said a rain gauge at the city's parking lot measured 3.2 inches of rain Tuesday.

August 15, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn, Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


A’s for everyone

WASHINGTON -- Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation!

August 15, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Fighting two diseases

Two horrific diseases have been brought into the spotlight recently -- ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which has caught the public eye through an "ice bucket challenge," and depression, brought into further consciousness through the tragic suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Attention in such matters is always beneficial, both in terms of raising money to fight the diseases and in making Americans more aware of the challenges of such maladies.

August 15, 2014 | | Editorials


Taming the wilderness

I jokingly call my backyard "the wilderness." My house, built in 1912, sits fairly close to my downtown street, as is the custom in the Historic District in Sumter. The Victorian cast iron fence and neat little patch of grass in my front yard belie what is happening behind my house. The deck at the back of my house overlooks a very deep backyard filled with towering oak and pecan trees. Just over the fence at the rear of the yard is a magnificent willow oak which is probably 100 years old. It rises majestically above all and makes a ...

August 15, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader upset over ‘massacred’ tree

Recently, a moron driving a green tractor, S.C. highway department, I suppose, mutiliated a beautiful tree in a couple's front yard while they were at work.

August 15, 2014 | Mary Moak Brown Elgin | Letters


Dealing with depression

There is help, there is healing. Many descriptions describe the downward plunge; the things that hold you down and the things that take you out. The common known things are drugs, alcohol -- addictions to things with chemical reactions that are bad for the body. The body is a chemical reaction chamber; all it needs is a catalyst and it's a brand new chemical which can put that nail in your coffin. The reactions or side effects are the worst. It's reaction and then interaction and reaction and maybe interaction again.

August 15, 2014 | Linda Sutton-Dutton Camden | Letters


These pets need a fur-ever home!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Maddie, a 8-month-old female cat; Cindy, a 4-year-old Hound mix; Cuddles, a one-year-old male cat who is very friendly and loving and Patch, a 3-month-old Terrier mix that is full of energy and loves to run and play. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The ...

August 15, 2014 | | Pets


Beulah M. Kibler

Ms. Beulah M. Kibler, 89, of 1288 Timber Creek Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sandra Lee Lemons

A graveside memorial service for Sandra Lee Lemons, 47, of Clinton, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, August, 16, 2014 in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery in Cassatt, SC. Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


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"Do what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it, the way you are supposed to do it, always to the ...

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Three arrested for breaking into cars, home

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, whose last known address is on Broad Street in Camden; Marshall Marlin Minich, 17 ...

August 04, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD graduates’ scholarships at all time high

Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 617 high school graduates in the class of 2017 earned $12.4 million -- the highest overall scholarship total ever ...

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S-LCOG seeks public comment on new econ dev strategy

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is currently seeking public comment on the region's new five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is ...

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Mid-Carolina Credit Union breaks ground on flagship branch in Lugoff

Mid Carolina Credit Union hosted a groundbreaking event for their new two-story 12,000-square-foot main office on Tuesday. The Lugoff facility will be located next ...

August 04, 2017 | | Business


Historic Camden restoring battlefield forest

Historic Camden is developing a ten-year reforestation plan to restore the Longleaf Pine forest at the Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Road north of Camden ...

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCTC honors health sciences students in ‘pinning’ ceremony

Five Central Carolina Technical College nursing students from Kershaw County were recently pinned during a ceremony held at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


Camp Emmanuel celebrates 10 years

Camp Emmanuel, at Emmanuel Methodist Church in Antioch, recently celebrated its 20th year with speakers, field trips and lots of fun. Despite the large numbers ...

August 04, 2017 | | People & Places


Roger Rules

Abigail Rose Bates (left) and Alejandra Vergara are this year's recipients of Roger Jennings Davis Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships, which are $1,000 each ...

August 04, 2017 | | People & Places


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