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Swimming lessons

This week my daughter enrolled her three year old in swimming lessons at the recreation department swimming pool. Yesterday I got to watch a group of very focused young people teaching the children to swim. The pool and the facility were pristeen. The children were happy and well cared for. Thank you to Lydia Guinn who taught my granddaughter and to Jessica Mullins who is head of this fine program.

August 06, 2012 | Linda Goodale Camden | Letters


Unfair cell phone tax in Elgin

As of my June 23, 2012, and July 23, 2012, phone bill, I find that the city of Elgin, S.C., has begun to include a city license tax on my phone bill of $1.12. (I am not a resident of Elgin.)

August 06, 2012 | Dale Vanderbilt Elgin (area) | Letters


Banning guns not the answer to gun violence

As I am sure the flurry of knee-jerk and half thought rants pour in concerning the gun control laws, I draw this letter with hesitation, but certainly with hopes it will not be taken as such.

August 06, 2012 | Darrell C. Watkins Bethune | Letters


Camden’s the right place for me

I enjoyed your article in the Chronicle's June 25th edition entitled "Camden Is The Right Place To Be." It was very refreshing to hear someone else preach the attributes of our wonderful community. I could not agree with you more. As did so many of my contemporaries, I left Camden in the early '70s seeking fame and fortune. I could have chosen the path of least resistance and found permanent employment here My desire for adventure was a larger driving force than money. My intentions were always to one day return to the Wateree River Valley. Since returning I ...

August 06, 2012 | William “Rusty” Major Camden | Letters


Noted and passed - Aug. 6, 2012

• It's a bit absurd that the U.S. government taxes the medals that this country's Olympic athletes win. For those who take the top prize, the gold medal, they are expected to add $675 to their taxable income and fork federal taxes over on that amount. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will introduce a plan to abolish that tax, and it will be a miserly lawmaker, indeed, who doesn't support such legislation.

August 06, 2012 | | Editorials


KCSD earns a “B” in new rating system

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received a "B" in ratings released Friday by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) as a part of a new federal accountability rating system.

August 06, 2012 | | Education


Spy in the Sky hangs on to score an upset in Grade I Smithwick

Resuming his love affair with the Saratoga Race Course, Randleston Farm's Spy in the Sky fought off a furious late charge by Left Unsaid to win the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial steeplechase (Gr. 1) by a nose on last Thursday at Saratoga.

August 06, 2012 | | Equine


The spirit of the Olympic athlete

It's what's inside -- the verve; the drive; the untainted grit. It's the pilot light that never goes out. It's the fervor propelling an individual to impressive heights. It's the cause and effect. It's what makes a person leap over the same hurdles hundreds, thousands of times before ever getting it right. It's what makes a person perform 25,000 dives a year hoping to get one score that will count forever. It's what makes a person realize that to win it all, you can't be afraid to lose. It's what ...

August 03, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Military briefs - Aug. 3, 2012

Navy Seaman Apprentice Matthew S. Dylewski, son of Jeanne M. Chambers of Elgin, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.

August 03, 2012 | Dylewski promoted early | Military


Tax tips - Aug. 3, 2012

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:

August 03, 2012 | | Business


Feature photo: Wet Wednesday

August 03, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Dorton, school trustee, dies in single-vehicle crash

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees member Joseph "Joey" Dorton, 46, died in a single-vehicle car crash early Wednesday morning. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said Dorton died at the scene. Fellers said the accident was discovered by a passerby just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. He said the actual accident likely took place sometime during the 1 a.m. hour.

August 03, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Michael Ulmer C-I editors | Crime-Police-Fire


Truth meets the gaffe factory

Does President Barack Obama really believe entrepreneurs "didn't build" their businesses? Does his rival Mitt Romney really "like being able to fire people?" Welcome to summertime, when the fate of campaigns hangs on silly sound bites.

August 03, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Lt. Governor

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell isn't accustomed to being a figurehead. For many years, in his position as president pro tem of the Senate, he was one of the state's most powerful men. His knowledge of Senate rules and the respect he commanded in the Senate lent him unusual clout, which he was not timid about using. Then, through an unusual set of circumstances, McConnell became lieutenant governor after the former person who held that post, Kenneth Ard, ran afoul of ethics legislation and resigned. McConnell believes voters will approve a measure in November that will allow ...

August 03, 2012 | | Editorials


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Noted and passed - Dec. 15, 2014

• 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 ...

December 15, 2014 | | Editorials


The loss of parents and their wisdom

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.

December 15, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Partnership drives investment in health

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 ...

December 15, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader appreciates Tucker follow-up story

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.

December 15, 2014 | Donny Supplee Camden | Letters


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

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 ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

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.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

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.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Camden High basketball and wrestling schedules

Basketball

December 01, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Lugoff-Elgin basketball and wrestling schedules

Basketball

December 01, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central basketball and wrestling schedules

Basketball

December 01, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CMA basketball and wrestling schedules

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.)

December 01, 2014 | | Camden Military


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

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.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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