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Should S.C. pay for surveillance?

Gov. Nikki Haley's executive budget grabbed a few headlines for its items on education, transportation and Medicaid waiver programs. One component of the budget was almost completely ignored, however, and it shouldn't be. The governor's proposed spending plan includes $8.5 million in total funds -- $5.3 million from the federal government -- for a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Fusion Center.

February 24, 2014 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Few today remember The Orangeburg Massacre

If you're now a 60-year-old native South Carolinian, you're unlikely to have any personal memory of the events known as the Orangeburg Massacre. You would have been 14 when it happened on Feb. 8, 1968 -- two years before the deaths of four white students at Kent State University in Ohio.

February 24, 2014 | By Jack Bass College of Charleston | Columns


Greenville knocks Dogs from tourney

Greenville outscored visiting Camden, 27-8, over the final 11 minutes of play to advance to the third round of the AAA state basketball playoffs with a 41-34 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

February 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Food for the Soul announces new board members, service numbers

Food for the Soul soup kitchen and temporary shelter recently added five new Kershaw County residents to its board of directors. The organization also announced its food and shelter service numbers for 2013.

February 21, 2014 | | People & Places


Frances Justice Glenn Kirby

Justice Kirby, 79, of Camden, South Carolina, passed away on February 18, 2014. Born February 14, 1935 in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Roy "Pap" Glenn and Frances Collins Glenn of Rock Hill, SC.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


The Mills Courthouse -- not!

Long before I came to work in Camden, my husband and I would drive up here from Sumter to have a lunch date some Saturdays. As we passed the Robert Mills Courthouse, the historic preservationist part of me would smile in satisfaction that the people of Camden preserved this landmark. Sumter's oldest courthouse, which Mills modified, was torn down in the name of "progress" years ago -- and they built a Maxway in its place! Really!

February 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


UAW defeat

The recent union defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant is yet another sign that the United Auto Workers, once an indomitable force in this country, is merely a shell of its former shelf. Where the American economy is concerned, that's a good thing. Employees at the Chattanooga plant turned thumbs down on the union despite a protracted lobbying effort by UAW officials; in fact, Volkswagen itself had been in favor of the union and had allowed organizers nearly unlimited access to its plant while denying that same right to opponents.

February 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Carmon attending Padres' top prospects minicamp

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Camden native and former Camden High and Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball standout Stephen Carmon is one of 41 players in the San Diego Padres' minor league system currently attending the organization's minicamp for top prospects in Peoria, Ariz.

February 21, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 21, 2014

February 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Republicans getting to yes

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have excelled at concealing their brilliance in recent years and Democrats have exalted in their own good fortune.

February 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Olando Jamell Jenkins

Olando Jamell Jenkins, 26, of 1045 Spaulding Ave., Sumter, South Carolina, passed on Monday, February 17, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the New Haven United Methodist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at New Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery Bishopville, SC.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Edward David Moser

Edward David Moser, 60, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center. He loved sports & was a true Buckeye fan, born & breed, just ask Brutus.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Noble offers wrong mindset

In response to Phil Noble's February 19th column entitled "White Guys in Tall Buildings," I offer the following:

February 21, 2014 | Dwight deLoach Camden | Letters


Camden native announces for S.C. Superintendant of Education

Camden native Dr. Don Jordan, a full professor in the University of South Carolina's (USC) College of Arts and Sciences since 1992, recently announced his candidacy for S.C. Superintendent of Education. Jordan will run as a Republican.

February 21, 2014 | | Politics


Midlands Women’s Center to hold fundraising banquet

Midlands Women's Center, the pregnancy care center of Kershaw County, will host its annual fundraising banquet and silent auction today at 6 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church at 106 Longtown Road in Lugoff.

February 21, 2014 | | People & Places


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February 17, 2017 | | Education


Steering the ship…

Considering my occupation as a meager student in high school, I've had few chances to partake in managerial positions. I suppose that's a ...

February 17, 2017 | | High School Columns


Camden High School Students of the Month, January

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Clemson, 4-H offering spring projects

The Clemson Extension and 4-H will soon be offering spring projects, including raising chickens and planting gardens.

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of ...

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


This week in KC sports

Monday: Pee Dee Preseason Invitational Tournament in Kelleytown ( Camden vs. Chesterfield -5 p.m.); Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash at North Central High School (Camden ...

February 05, 2017 | | Sports


Announce your weddings and engagements in the C-I

The Chronicle-Independent will now publish wedding, engagement and 50th and above wedding anniversary announcements on the People&Places page free of charge. Announcements can include ...

January 31, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Charleston jumps onto NSA's spring slate

A new race meet, The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry, will join the National Steeplechase Association's 2017 spring racing schedule.

December 27, 2016 | | Equine


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