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Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


L-E advances, CHS eliminated in volleyball tourney

It was a mixed bag for Kershaw County volleyball on Thursday night.

October 27, 2014 | | Sports


Brown wins football contest prize money

Tim Brown missed the mark on two games to win the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekend of Oct. 18.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

October 24, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


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MARY ANN DAWKINS

A funeral service for Mary Ann Dawkins, 92, will be held today, January 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with a ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


DORIS H. DUTILLE

A funeral service for Doris H. Dutille, 80, will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


NETTLES A. MYERS III

Nettles A. "Tripp" Myers, III, 49, died Monday, January 8, 2018. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


ROSA LEE OSBORNE

Mrs. Rosa Lee Osborne, of 7995 Osborne Road in Rembert, died Monday, January 8. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


FAYE POWELL

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Sandy Faye Floyd Powell, 62, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, January ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


WESLEY “BUCK” TAYLOR

Funeral service for Wesley Alan "Buck" Taylor, 61, will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to ...

January 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


KCSO nabs two out of state fugitives

Two fugitives from out of state were caught in Kershaw County last week.

January 09, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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