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Food stamps and turkey tales

WASHINGTON -- If you peruse the news on any given day, the farm bill/food stamp debate produces two general impressions: Republicans are heartless turkey thieves; Democrats are spendthrift welfare caterers. If only neither were a little bit right.

December 04, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Roosters part of Camden’s heritage

This is a copy of my letter to the Camden Planning Commission and to Camden City Council. I have had many phone calls from people concerned about this proposed ordinance, as well as calls from my neighbors supporting my having roosters. I have been advised that I am grandfathered, but more restrictive covenants, and zoning ordinances are not the answer for Camden. Any noise nuisance noise cases should be handled on an individual basis, whether they are due to barking dogs, loud music, or roosters.

December 04, 2013 | Vickie Dawson Camden | Letters


Classically Carolina

"We are Camden, a place surrounded by history. Long a home of Native Americans, we were founded not long after Carolina was separated into North and South. Here, King Haigler, the Catawba chief, worked for peace among natives and colonists along the banks of the Wateree. Here, Patriots suffered one of the worst defeats in the Revolutionary War. Yet, from this place the tide of war would turn and ultimately lead to victory for a fledgling nation built on ideals of equality, freedom, and hope."

December 04, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reynolds named LCFS Employee of the Quarter

Rollie Reynolds, son of Gay and Rollie Reynolds, of Kershaw County, recently received the Employee of the Quarter award from the Lexington County Fire Service (LCFS) where he serves as an apparatus operator.

December 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Exploring Ancient Egypt

Sixth grade students at Camden Middle School (CMS) recently celebrated Mummy Day, a culmination of a unit of study on Ancient Egypt. During the school day, students traveled to four stations where they participated in cross curriculum activities. Students created life-size sarcophagi, found the surface area of pyramids that they then constructed, participated in a virtual pharaoh's mummification process, and then mummified chicken legs.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


INVISTA winter 2013 blood drive

INVISTA's annual holiday blood drive will be Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

December 04, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Power grab

One of the many problems in politics today is that many elected officials begin to believe they are smarter than the electorate and feel they should be able to make decisions that contravene public attitudes. They justify this, of course, in a myriad of ways. The recent resignation of a Colorado state senator is the ultimate in arrogance when it comes to ignoring the voters and trying to circumvent the will of the people.

December 04, 2013 | | Editorials


Montessori School welcomes grandparents

The 84 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


Mary Elizabeth Robinson Brevard

Passed away quietly in her sleep on November 26, 2013 in Vista, California at the home of her son, Von.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Charles Lloyd "Rick" McBride

A celebration of life service for Charles Lloyd "Rick" McBride, 66, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, The American Cancer Society, Abby Road Hospice, or the Agape Hospice House.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herbert Brisbon, Sr.

Herbert Brisbon, Sr., of 69 Brisbon Lane, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ashley Grantham

Funeral service for Benjamin Ashley Lewis Grantham, 40, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Andrew Robert Henshaw

A celebration of life service for Andrew Robert Henshaw, 28, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Harris named 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year

Amanda Harris, a fourth grade teacher at Jackson School, is the 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council named Harris its teacher of the year during its annual recognition program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School. Each school in the district had the opportunity to nominate a reading teacher of the year who submitted an application to be critiqued by an external judge.

December 04, 2013 | | Education


Mary Ann Thompson

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ann Catoe Thompson, 63, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Brother Burch Kelly will officiate. A visitation will be held from 6-8 at the Camden Chapel.

December 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Inside the South Carolina mind

In 1929, Gaffney, S.C., native W.J. Cash wrote his seminal book "The Mind of the South." Every subsequent attempt to understand the mind ...

February 10, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Glenn Price inducted into SCMEA Hall of Fame

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band director Glenn Price was the only person inducted into the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame on ...

February 10, 2017 | | Education


Announce your weddings and engagements in the C-I

The Chronicle-Independent will now publish wedding, engagement and 50th and above wedding anniversary announcements on the People&Places page free of charge. Announcements can include ...

January 31, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Charleston jumps onto NSA's spring slate

A new race meet, The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry, will join the National Steeplechase Association's 2017 spring racing schedule.

December 27, 2016 | | Equine


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