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Wagging the Dog

A few months ago, I was talking with a mother of a private school student, and I asked her if she minded telling me why she chose a private school for her child. I've asked this question to numerous private school parents over the years, and I always learn something. But the answer I got in this case was one that I hadn't heard before. This mother said, "I don't want my child to be a test score." She went on to tell me that in her opinion, standardized testing in public schools had become more important ...

December 16, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Hartis retires

Kershaw County Magistrate Judge Eugene "Gene" Hartis (center) celebrates his retirement Thursday with his family at the Kershaw County Courthouse. Hartis retired Thursday after working at the courthouse for 30 years, 28 as a magistrate judge. Original from North Carolina, Hartis attended Bethune area schools. He said the past 30 years have gone by quickly, and recognized his family, employees and his friend, the late Sen. Donald Holland. Hartis said he remembered when the magistrate's office only collected $189,000 in fines. Last year, the office collected more than $1 million, he said, acknowledging the county's growth in ...

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Ariail for Dec. 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 16, 2013

• The Chronicle-Independent offers a tip of its hat to Rigdon Boykin, Ann Bass and everyone at Kimbrell's Furniture on completing renovations to its Camden store. The $350,000 spent on the project isn't just an investment in the store, but an investment in downtown Camden. Camden Mayor Tony Scully called it a "transformational vision, showing us what's possible." We agree, hoping not only that other property owners will upgrade their buildings, but that Kimbrell's lead will entice new businesses and developers to invest in Camden as well.

December 16, 2013 | | Editorials


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lillie L. Caldwell

Mrs. Lillie L. Caldwell, 63, of 343 Johnson Pond Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Navis “Bobbie” Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Where Charlie Tinker lies buried

(This is a three-part series on Charlie. This is the first installment.)

December 16, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


City seeks public input on Maxway property

The city of Camden is soliciting input from the public on proposed future public uses for the former Maxway property at 1001 Broad St. in downtown Camden.

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Joseph Kershaw Chapter DAR recognize Veterans Day

The Joseph Kershaw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met earlier this season at the Old Armory Steakhouse in Camden to commemorate Veterans Day.

December 16, 2013 | | People & Places


What was the question?

Verbal communication can be very surprising. Sometimes it can be annoying. It can also be so amazing that the listener hardly has a reply except a gasp.

December 16, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Navis "Bobbie" Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


KershawHealth Pharmacy director reelected to SCSHP board

Doug Murray, PharmD, of Heath Springs, has been reelected to the board of the S.C. Society of Health System Pharmacists (SCSHP) as the representative for District 3. SCSHP is a state affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. SCHSP's mission is to advance public health, safety, patient care and patient outcomes through enhancing the roles of health-system pharmacy professionals by promoting education, communication, research and legislation.

December 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


Mary English Miles

Ms. Mary English Miles, 83, of 26 Heatherwood Drive, Lugoff, SC, passed on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

December 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herbert "H.B." Brisbon

Mr. Herbert "H.B." Brisbon, Sr. was the oldest son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Green Brisbon of Rembert, SC. He entered into his heavenly home on Monday, December 3, 2013.

December 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Margie Morris

CAMDEN – A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margie Baker Morris, 74, was held Monday November 21, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


May Francis McDonald

Memorial services for Miss May Francis McDonald, 90, of 189 Richardson Court in Lugoff, will be held Saturday, November 26, 2016, 2:00 P.M ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Howard Lee Johnson

Mr. Howard Lee Johnson, 59, of 1504 Campbell Street in Camden passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016. Viewing only is planned and will be held ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Mary Hartzler

Mary Goodwyn Hartzler, 95, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born September 20, 1921 in Charleston, SC, the daughter of the ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elliott Brevard

Funeral service for Mr. Elliott Brevard , Jr., 78, of 1606-A Kershaw Hwy in Camden, will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 1:00 P.M ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Local residents help Red Roses win USTA Southern Sectional

A trio of Camden residents helped the Red Roses tennis team, based out of Rock Hill, to the USTA Southern Sectional 65-plus tennis title. The ...

November 18, 2016 | | Tennis


NC's Cunningham finalist for Mr. Football

North Central running back/defensive back Cedrick Cunningham has been named as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football.

October 14, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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