Of all the presidential candidates, nobody was more a "dead man walking" than Newt Gingrich, the former U.S. House Speaker whose staff deserted him early in the campaign and who was left for dead by voters and the media. But he has been revived in the turbulent Republican race for the White House nomination and polls now show him leading his rivals in Iowa and South Carolina, and even in New Hampshire, where Mitt Romney is almost a neighbor. Ironically, it is Gingrich's ability to stand up and take the heat for his past conduct that is helping ...
Bobcats love to read! At least Midway Bobcats do! Thirty-eight Midway Elementary School students who met or exceeded the Accelerated Reader goals for the first nine weeks of school recently celebrated their achievement with homemade cookies and slushies. Those students included second-graders Regan McGougan, Unique Bethea, Samantha Harrelson, Brooke Stevens, Carissa Reynolds, Deanna Couick, Eden Mock and Matty Stephens; third-graders Destiny Atkiinson, Maggie Carter, Jullyan Gonzalez, Lanie Hackworth, Jonathan Hopkins, Danial Kashmiri, Barri McGougan, Isahir Vera, JaDarius Samuel, Stephanie Martinez, Jesse Wyant, Ryan Hodge, Zy-Curtis Elgin, Isis Frasier, Anna Grace Brazell; fourth-graders Kyrsten King, Levy Portee, Julio Tamayo, Taylor Thompson ...
WASHINGTON -- "Anybody but Mitt" has become a familiar mantra throughout the Republican primary campaign. It is also weird and self-defeating.
With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issuing threats about America's planned missile defense for Europe, it may be time to remind the Obama administration why we need such defenses in the first place -- in Europe and elsewhere.
This writer is not in favor of any more money of any kind going to Europe to be wasted on their "more of the same." Instead, we could help Europe and ourselves at the same time by instituting a nationwide all-American program of massive oil, gas and coal energy production.
Photo cutline -- A tree for the future -- Charles Ramsey with the S.C. Forestry Commission and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Principal Larry Patrick plant a tree in front of the school in celebration of the recent Arbor Day program, organized by teacher Clarence Taylor. The band performed songs for the holiday season, and teachers and students were recognized for their outstanding bulletin boards, poems and tree drawings.
For the record
Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate a very special birthday of a very special church member during its Sunday morning worship and a reception to follow.
The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students Friday, 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.
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Swafford of Camden celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. The couple was married Aug. 5 1961. Joyce Robinson retired from DuPont. Dean is a retired school teacher.
Most of us have heard that you typically gain a few pounds during the winter holiday season, but did you know that this extra weight accumulates through the years and may be a major contributor to obesity and the diseases associated with it later in life? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of all adult Americans are overweight, as defined by body mass index. Body mass index is a mathematical formula used to correct body weight to account for a person's height. The latest survey from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental ...
The Lugoff Fire Department will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus through the neighborhoods in Lugoff this year. Santa will be escorted through different areas of the Lugoff community each night this week. Several residents of Lugoff have requested this event return to the community so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas Night, LFD Chief Dennis Ray said.
• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...
It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.
As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.
Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...
I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.
Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.
Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.
Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.
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.