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Middle schools to join in job shadowing

Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 2. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.

January 20, 2012 | | Education


Rec notes -- Jan. 20, 2012

The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here.

January 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Truck route

We're glad to see that another hurdle has been cleared in the city of Camden's efforts to get a truck bypass of the downtown area established. The Santee-Lynches Council of Governments recently voted unanimously to approve all three segments of the proposed truck route, and the vote also means about $17 million worth of state and federal funding will be released for the project. Obviously, that's a big step forward and puts the project into "when is this going to happen" status rather than "is this ever going to happen?" condition.

January 20, 2012 | | Editorials


Petra D. Boykin

A graveside service for Petra Denise Boykin, 29, of Elgin, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery. The Rev. Susan Wight will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to a Hospice of one's choice.

January 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


I call him Merle…

Not so long ago I was reading an interview with a classical musician in which the reporter who was questioning the artist asked, "Who is your favorite composer?"

January 20, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


New petition misleading

We were under the impression that the new petition being circulated regarding the Camden Sports Complex was a petition for a referendum. After all, the motto of the petition effort is "Let the People Decide." An analysis of the petition website frames it in a similar way. Indeed, the name chosen for the petition group is the "Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition," and the reason given for creating the organization is to present Camden's City Council with a petition requesting a binding referendum to allow the registered voters of Camden to choose between supporting this project or not supporting it.

January 20, 2012 | Austin Jenkins and Karin Jenkins, MD Camden for the Y | Letters


Camden strategic planning

Since my election in 2008, I have led our Council in designing an annual strategic plan. A strategic plan is a strong management tool which helps both the Council and the City staff to focus energy toward the same goals. It is a disciplined planning process to develop an annual vision. Before we begin the multi-step process covering vision, mission, objectives, values, strategies, goals and programs, we must review our current status. This planning also provides us with benchmarks for historic reviews. This plan becomes our focus for the future.

January 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


‘...leave us to our old tried and true ways’

I am writing in response to a letter in the Chronicle-Independent dated January 11th from Andrew Pope. Surely he checked Camden and its facilities very carefully before making his move. If the Y was so important to him, he must have discovered that Camden has no Y, but has many exercise spots indoors and outdoors. This has been the Camden way of life for a long time … a way that many of us truly enjoy. There is so much in Camden to be proud of -- do not try to change it. If Camden does not have what you want for ...

January 20, 2012 | Henrietta McWillie Camden | Letters


Deer slayer (a misnomer)

To characterize me as a deer slayer, a hunter, or an outdoorswoman would be incongruous, to say the least. I do know how to handle a gun, having had a brother who assumed I might be of interest as a playmate if I knew how to shoot. Therefore, he dared me to shoot a double barrel shotgun and blow out the pantry window. Naturally, a challenge such as this required action. I shot out the window, was kicked a summersault, and expected the deserved whipping. (No one called or thought of DSS back then.) Mother, a widow, was too thankful ...

January 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Food for the Soul receives donation

January 20, 2012 | | Localife


3-D solo exhibit on display at FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) welcomes 3-D artist Jen Pepper whose work will be showcased at the FAC beginning with an opening reception today at 6 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. Join us for the opening reception prior to the production of the "Chicago -- The Musical" which starts at 8 p.m. The reception is sponsored by First Community Bank and includes light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.

January 20, 2012 | | Localife


Wygenia M. Washington

Wygenia M. Washington

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary C. Stuckey

Mary C. Stuckey

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miriam Anderson

Miriam Anderson

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Mr. Poeta and Miss Rabon announce engagement

Katherine Elizabeth Rabon and Charles Durant Poeta of Lugoff will be married October 4, 2014.

September 15, 2014 | | Localife


Rembert woman arrested for murder

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Rembert woman for murder in connection with a fatal shooting that took place Thursday morning on Baynard Boykin Road.

September 15, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Martin L. Cahn C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)

September 15, 2014 | | Sports


Bribing children might reinforce their bad behaviors, experts say

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September 12, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have You Seen This?

DUCKBURG -- If you were a kid between 1987 and 1990, or if you were a Disney rerun junkie, you are more than likely a fan of Disney's cartoon "DuckTales."

September 12, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National


Father gives daughter's Ray Rice jersey a powerful makeover

BALTIMORE -- When a little girl's hero turned into the villain, her father decided to turn the situation into a teaching opportunity.

September 12, 2014 | Jessica Ivins KSL | National


How to Read a Map

A map is an essential tool when you face the wilderness under any conditions; when you go camping, hiking, hunting, or are just driving through a wilderness section of the country. There are several different kinds of maps which you should be familiar with, so you will know which kind you should take with you.

September 12, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National


Lugoff Garden Club welcomes Bishopville topiary artist

Pearl Fryar, well-known Bishopville topiary artist, will be the guest speaker at the Lugoff Garden Club's first meeting of the 2014-2015 years on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Members will meet at the home of Mrs. John Henderson (Charlene) in Kings Grant. The Lugoff Garden Club's meetings will be held the third Monday of each month September through May.

September 12, 2014 | | Localife


Front lines to food lines

Jennifer Gilmore, executive director of the Feeding America San Diego food bank, recently drove through a neighborhood of three-bedroom homes with manicured lawns and clean sidewalks in a military housing development. When she arrived at her destination -- the neighborhood school -- she was stunned to see 300 people waiting for food.

September 12, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Lynchwood Lodge 197 Masons clean up Bethune

September 12, 2014 | | Localife


It takes a credit card just to keep up for some families, poll says

One-fifth of families could not live on a cash-only basis without overhauling their lifestyle, according to a national poll that found those families need a credit card just to maintain current lifestyle.

September 12, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Mayor Scully makes first donation to Knights of Columbus for annual drive

The Knights of Columbus Council of Camden will not kick off their annual Operation Hope Drive until Sept. 25, but Mayor Tony Scully made a donation at Camden City Hall Wednesday, Sept. 10, making him the first person to donate and get the first Tootise Roll from the Knights.

September 12, 2014 | | Localife


Elderly bullies

It's not just schoolchildren and adults in the workforce getting bullied in today's society.

September 12, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Celebrating the American spirit with these 4 movies

USA -- No one will ever forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The attack on this country was devastating, but out of the tragedy America rose united with an even stronger spirit.

September 12, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


11 jobs that need women ... and men

Men and women are both entering the workforce.

September 12, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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