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LFD supports highway safety

A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.

December 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fill a Truck Campaign benefits more than 80 KCSD students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


A Kershaw County connection

(This story appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 12, 2013, and is used with permission of the publisher.)

December 27, 2013 | By Drew Brooks Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer staff writer | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County cares

Many, many years ago, Tom and Cyndi Fussell started a tradition of serving the hungry and homeless on Thanksgiving Day out of their restaurant in Camden. Kelly and I were fortunate to join them some years later, and -- several years ago -- formed a group called Kershaw County Cares to continue the tradition started by Tom and Cyndi. This year, more than 100 volunteers gave up part of their Thanksgiving and Christmas days to come and prepare, serve and deliver more than 1,450 meals to Kershaw County's less fortunate!

December 27, 2013 | Todd and Kelly Warnock Kershaw County Cares | Letters


The night before Christmas

Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive

Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) Student Council recently hosted a Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive challenge. The BDK Student Council hosted the Carolina vs. Clemson Food Drive to promote teamwork, show community spirit, and to address local hunger issues. Donations were delivered to the Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and to other families in need. "The Carolina vs. Clemson Challenge was a fun way to show people in our community that we care," Student Council member Joshua Vasquez said.

December 24, 2013 | | Education


Ariail for Dec. 25, 2013

December 24, 2013 | | Ariail


Yesteryear - Dec. 25, 2013

Service Station Santa

December 24, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Mother and son at odds over religious tradition

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.

December 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Champe, Ray, Brazell are LFD Firefighters of the Year

During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.

December 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Morgan gets 4 percent raise

Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."

December 24, 2013 | | Education


A bum year in Washington

WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.

December 24, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Mystery cup

Help the Chronicle-Independent solve a mystery! Can you identify this mystery tennis trophy cup, or explain how it ended up more than 2,700 miles away in Yakima, Wash.?

December 24, 2013 | | Viewpoint


Timeless classic

We offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:

December 24, 2013 | | Editorials


Cub Scouts receive ‘Arrow of Light’ award

Cub Scout Pack 303 held their holiday banquet, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The program started with Bill Beale leading the Scouts in Christmas carols. Pastor Steve Patterson had the benediction, Cub Master Norman Gullard had the opening ceremony and Jim Bradshaw welcomed guest and leaders. The Scouts had a surprise guest -- Mrs. Santa Claus! She gave each Scout a gift. The Scouts then held an impressive candle lighting ceremony to open the awards ceremony. The following Scouts received awards:

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


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Do you know her?

"Before my brain became a tangled web of amyloid plaques, I could read for hours. Before my words became merely an alphabet of ashes, I ...

August 04, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Is American Dream dead in S.C.?

If you stop and really think about it, this is the most fundamental question one could ask about our state and nation.

August 04, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


GERALD GORDON HAYES

Jerry Hayes died peacefully, surrounded by his family in Charleston, S.C. on Wednesday July 26th, at the age of 77. He was born in ...

August 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSALEE LAWHORNE

Funeral service for Rosalee Lawhorne, 76, will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Greenhill Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

August 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


ISABEL SMITH WHITE

"Do what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it, the way you are supposed to do it, always to the ...

August 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


Three arrested for breaking into cars, home

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, whose last known address is on Broad Street in Camden; Marshall Marlin Minich, 17 ...

August 04, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD graduates’ scholarships at all time high

Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 617 high school graduates in the class of 2017 earned $12.4 million -- the highest overall scholarship total ever ...

August 04, 2017 | | Education


S-LCOG seeks public comment on new econ dev strategy

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is currently seeking public comment on the region's new five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is ...

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


For the Record - Aug. 4, 2017

Real estate transactions

August 04, 2017 | | For the Record


Mid-Carolina Credit Union breaks ground on flagship branch in Lugoff

Mid Carolina Credit Union hosted a groundbreaking event for their new two-story 12,000-square-foot main office on Tuesday. The Lugoff facility will be located next ...

August 04, 2017 | | Business


Historic Camden restoring battlefield forest

Historic Camden is developing a ten-year reforestation plan to restore the Longleaf Pine forest at the Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Road north of Camden ...

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCTC honors health sciences students in ‘pinning’ ceremony

Five Central Carolina Technical College nursing students from Kershaw County were recently pinned during a ceremony held at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.

August 04, 2017 | | Education


Camp Emmanuel celebrates 10 years

Camp Emmanuel, at Emmanuel Methodist Church in Antioch, recently celebrated its 20th year with speakers, field trips and lots of fun. Despite the large numbers ...

August 04, 2017 | | People & Places


Roger Rules

Abigail Rose Bates (left) and Alejandra Vergara are this year's recipients of Roger Jennings Davis Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships, which are $1,000 each ...

August 04, 2017 | | People & Places


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