Wateree Elementary School (WES) Principal Gail Stehle (third from left) accepts congratulations on being named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2015 Principal of the Year on Wednesday. Stehle, who has served as WES' principal since 2009, received the honor after being selected by school and district administrators. Under her leadership, WES has received a Palmetto Gold Award, three Palmetto Silver Awards, three Red Carpet School Awards and a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Exemplar Award. Celebrating Stehle's naming as principal of the year are (from left) KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan; Stehle's daughter, Elizabeth Orr; and ...
magine having the opportunity to talk to a Spartan warrior from the 5th century. Then visit other stations and military camps to chat with a Medieval warrior or 1650 English Civil War infantryman. Guests will have the chance to do just that and more at Historic Camden's "Armies Through Time." "Armies Through Time" will be held March 20-22 at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site at 222 Broad Street, Camden.
I enjoy expressing my opinion via letters to the editor and I appreciate this newspaper's willingness to consider them for publication. Recently, there have been several rebuttals or contrasting viewpoints expressed in the same medium. Some have asked if that bothers me. My response has been, if by "bother," you mean does it elicit emotion in me, yes it does. It delights me. I think it's great.
Due to the predeicted threat of rain on Friday, that evening's Region 4-AA baseball game --- which had North Central playing at Buford --- has been moved up one day to Thursday, March 12 in Buford.
The deadline for purchasing $30 general admission tickets for the 83rd running of the Carolina Cup Races --- to be run on Saturday, March 28 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden --- is Saturday, March 14.
A pair of substitutes made key contributions as the Camden High boys' soccer team won their first match of the season, a 3-0 victory over host Camden Military Academy in a Saturday afternoon contest.
Breanna Barnes made a path for herself down the sideline and fired home the winning goal midway through the second half as the Camden High girls' soccer team knocked off host Andrew Jackson, 3-2, last Friday night.
Former Lugoff-Elgin standout Forrest Koumas set a University of South Carolina Aiken record by striking out 18 batters while holding host Georgia Southwestern to three hits en route to a 2-0 victory Friday evening in Americus, Ga..
Going into last week's Carolina Ale House Classic, Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes was interested to see how his team would compete against top-flight competition.
Piling up 136 points, the Camden High girls' track team won the inaugural Bulldog Track and Field Invitational held last Saturday at the Camden High Athletic Complex's track facility.
With March Madness -- the annual NCAA college basketball championship tournament -- almost upon us, Kershaw County hoops fans are no doubt ready for the excitement of the lose-once-and-you-go-home affair. Adding special flair this year is the fact that Kentucky is attempting to become the first team to go undefeated since the Indiana Hoosiers pulled off the feat in 1976.
I enjoy letters to the editor by my friend, Charlie Humphries, but I must take issue with the position he took in his letter to the Chronicle-Independent on March 4, 2015. In addressing the issue of a possible second referendum for Kershaw County School District building projects. He states, "This is not an issue the chamber of commerce needs to chime in on."
A big thank you to the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce for conducting a survey of its wide membership to help the Kershaw County School District decide how to proceed in light of the fact that a referendum put forward last November was not supported by the voters.
A friend told me I should have kept my mouth shut and should not have written the letter to the editor concerning crepe myrtles. Why? … because she cannot ride down DeKalb Street without seeking the tree that is different from all others and "doesn't want to cause a wreck." I also received a call this morning informing me that my sleuthing missed the real reason for the Crape murder column. Tree pruning in the historic district was the cause of the column rather than my choice of the only "different" crepe myrtle on DeKalb. It is just that when ...
Mrs. Betty Jean Catoe, 73, of Bethune died Monday, March 23, 2015.
Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.
(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.