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Shatter the black suicide myth

The death of Don Cornelius, creator and host of "Soul Train," brought two conflicting memories to mind: the weekly joy of that iconic program as a defining feature of black American pop culture and the terrible pain inflicted on the surviving family and friends of those who commit suicide.

February 10, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Barton earns Dean’s List honors

Alana E. Barton of Elgin was named to the Dean's List at Columbia College.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Student honor rolls reported at North Central

Honor rolls for the second nine-week period at North Central Middle School have been announced.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Writing time

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Shadowing for the future

On Ground Hog's day, seventh- and eighth-grade students from area middle schools traditionally go to work with a relative to expand their knowledge of the world of work. Fourteen students visited Blaney Elementary School to shadow relatives or former teachers. Twelve of those were from Stover Middle School. Shadows included (first row, from left) Kaitlyn Fuller, Kortney McCoy, Katelyn Morgan, Rebeka Scherer, Kayla Perito, Alyssa Weems, (second row) Austin McAvoy (L-EMS), Dylan Rogers, Craig Carter (L-EMS), Caroline Seeley, Mikayla Price and Ashley O'Cain. Not pictured were Madelyn Jackson and Paige Martin.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Jackson to be local NAACP anniversary speaker

The Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr. will be guest speaker for the 67th anniversary of the Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP celebration Feb. 17.

February 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes for Jan. 10, 2012

Registration is underway for youth baseball and girls slow pitch and fast pitch.

February 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Thomas named to Erskine Dean’s List

Portia LaLiah Thomas of Camden was among 89 students named to the Erskine College fall 2011 Dean's List announced by Interim Vice President and Dean of the College Dr. Brad Christie.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Freddie Lee Robinson

Mr. Freddie Lee Robinson, 60, of 167 Reddick Road, Bishopville, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. He was the son of Almeter Boyd Robinson and the late Willie Robinson. Funeral service will be held Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Saint Matthew Baptist church with burial in church cemetery, bethune. Mr. Robinson will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral home, Camden is serving the family of Mr. Freddie Lee Robinson.

February 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


GOP division

Democrats and independents who want to see President Obama win another term in office got a boost Tuesday when former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won Republican primary contests in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri, signaling that the GOP's efforts to coalesce behind Mitt Romney are not working, at least for the time being. Santorum will not receive any delegates from any of the three states, as all were non-binding straw polls -- so-called "beauty contests" in political parlance -- but his success indicates that the right wing of the Republican Party isn't warming up to Romney, whose conservative credentials they consider ...

February 10, 2012 | | Editorials


Living in a crazy world

• We Americans have become the most sensitive, easily offended, quick-to-demand-an-apology, get-our-feelings-hurt, complainingest nation in the history of the world.

February 10, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Cabaret Night with Columbia Ballet at FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the second annual performance of Cabaret Night with the Columbia City Ballet in the Wood Auditorium tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets to this, one-night-only event are $35 each. The ticket price includes a wonderful "After Party" at TenEleven Galleria immediately following the performance. Only Cabaret Night ticket holders will be allowed access to this special gathering.

February 10, 2012 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jan Tilford will host the club at 1709 Mill St. Camden. Carolyn Brown and Michelle Herod will help to provide delicious refreshments for everyone to enjoy!

February 10, 2012 | | Localife


School menus -- Feb. 10, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 13-17:

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Camden Coin Club spring show to be March 17

The Camden Coin Club's annual spring coin show is slated for March 17 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

February 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Ariail for Oct. 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Sheheen still best choice for governor

For only the second time in its history, the Chronicle-Independent is endorsing a candidate for political office. And, as we did four years ago, we are, again, wholeheartedly endorsing State Sen. Vincent Sheheen for governor of South Carolina.

October 15, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Oct. 15, 2014

NC stork delivers sugar babies

October 15, 2014 | | Yesteryear


A remedy for high turnover

ASPEN, Colo. -- One of the challenges that advocates are discussing here at an anti-poverty conference in Aspen -- yes, I realize the irony -- is getting buy-in from the private sector. How do you convince companies that social spending and government "handouts" are good for the bottom line?

October 15, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Elgin town council member supports Burns

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, residents of Kershaw County will have the chance to cast their vote for chairman of Kershaw County Council. I am honored to announce that I am endorsing Julian Burns for this position. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Burns over the past few months, and one thing that I have come to admire about him is his desire to serve his community.

October 15, 2014 | Melissa Emmons Elgin | Letters


For the Record - Oct. 15, 2014

Real estate transactions

October 15, 2014 | | For the Record


Camden accountant sentenced

A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.

October 15, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bob Williams announces run for Camden council

Robert M. "Bob" Williams recently announced he is running for one of two open seats on Camden City Council in the upcoming election Nov. 4.

October 15, 2014 | Information and photo provided by Bob Williams | Politics


Mae Estelle Anderson

Funeral service for Mae Estelle Anderson, 73, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospital Foundation.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jimmie McRay Cherry

Funeral services for Jimmie McRay Cherry, 85, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society begins wreath sales for veteran’s graves

The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society are selling Christmas wreaths through Wreaths Across America for the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The placing of wreaths on veteran's graves are a great tribute to the men and women who have given so much for the freedom enjoyed each day. This year, the Fort Jackson Cemetery needs 3,500 wreaths to cover each veteran's graves. The Wreath Laying Cemetery will be held at the cemetery on December 13, 2014, at 12 Noon.

October 15, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Ariail for Oct. 13, 2014

October 13, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 13, 2014

• We're seeing some good business and other news here in Kershaw County, showing signs that, perhaps, the community is beginning to climb out of the economic doldrums that have plagued us for too long now. The highlight of the week, of course, was word that Hengst is going through its third expansion, announcing it will invest $8 million into the Steeplechase Spec Building and bring 20 new jobs during the next three years. In the meantime, we've seen new small businesses spring up, or new life bloom in older ones, across the county. There are also still rumors ...

October 13, 2014 | | Editorials


A lifetime of bad decisions

When Miss Ondia Mae died at 75, those of us who knew her marveled that she had managed to make it to the end of her life without winding up in the poorhouse.

October 13, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Strategic partnerships -- what are they?

KershawHealth's Strategic Plan, approved by the board of trustees earlier this year, makes it clear that various alliances are essential to the organization's future success in caring for our community. We must recognize that there are 13 not-for-profit and investor-owned hospitals within a 50-mile radius of Kershaw County and that, more specifically, KershawHealth competes with large healthcare systems in the Columbia metropolitan area. An openness to new ideas and new ways of partnering in a rapidly-evolving healthcare environment is the only strategy for success.

October 13, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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