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Wagging the Dog

A few months ago, I was talking with a mother of a private school student, and I asked her if she minded telling me why she chose a private school for her child. I've asked this question to numerous private school parents over the years, and I always learn something. But the answer I got in this case was one that I hadn't heard before. This mother said, "I don't want my child to be a test score." She went on to tell me that in her opinion, standardized testing in public schools had become more important ...

December 16, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Hartis retires

Kershaw County Magistrate Judge Eugene "Gene" Hartis (center) celebrates his retirement Thursday with his family at the Kershaw County Courthouse. Hartis retired Thursday after working at the courthouse for 30 years, 28 as a magistrate judge. Original from North Carolina, Hartis attended Bethune area schools. He said the past 30 years have gone by quickly, and recognized his family, employees and his friend, the late Sen. Donald Holland. Hartis said he remembered when the magistrate's office only collected $189,000 in fines. Last year, the office collected more than $1 million, he said, acknowledging the county's growth in ...

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Ariail for Dec. 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 16, 2013

• The Chronicle-Independent offers a tip of its hat to Rigdon Boykin, Ann Bass and everyone at Kimbrell's Furniture on completing renovations to its Camden store. The $350,000 spent on the project isn't just an investment in the store, but an investment in downtown Camden. Camden Mayor Tony Scully called it a "transformational vision, showing us what's possible." We agree, hoping not only that other property owners will upgrade their buildings, but that Kimbrell's lead will entice new businesses and developers to invest in Camden as well.

December 16, 2013 | | Editorials


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lillie L. Caldwell

Mrs. Lillie L. Caldwell, 63, of 343 Johnson Pond Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Navis “Bobbie” Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Where Charlie Tinker lies buried

(This is a three-part series on Charlie. This is the first installment.)

December 16, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


City seeks public input on Maxway property

The city of Camden is soliciting input from the public on proposed future public uses for the former Maxway property at 1001 Broad St. in downtown Camden.

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Joseph Kershaw Chapter DAR recognize Veterans Day

The Joseph Kershaw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met earlier this season at the Old Armory Steakhouse in Camden to commemorate Veterans Day.

December 16, 2013 | | People & Places


What was the question?

Verbal communication can be very surprising. Sometimes it can be annoying. It can also be so amazing that the listener hardly has a reply except a gasp.

December 16, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Navis "Bobbie" Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


KershawHealth Pharmacy director reelected to SCSHP board

Doug Murray, PharmD, of Heath Springs, has been reelected to the board of the S.C. Society of Health System Pharmacists (SCSHP) as the representative for District 3. SCSHP is a state affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. SCHSP's mission is to advance public health, safety, patient care and patient outcomes through enhancing the roles of health-system pharmacy professionals by promoting education, communication, research and legislation.

December 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


Mary English Miles

Ms. Mary English Miles, 83, of 26 Heatherwood Drive, Lugoff, SC, passed on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

December 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herbert "H.B." Brisbon

Mr. Herbert "H.B." Brisbon, Sr. was the oldest son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Green Brisbon of Rembert, SC. He entered into his heavenly home on Monday, December 3, 2013.

December 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Police work needs good sense of humor

Being a police officer is definitely a challenging and dangerous career path. This includes the dangers to the heart and mind. Arriving at fatal collision ...

June 13, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for June 13, 2017

Beginning its fourth year, the Camden Poets Society recently recognized student poets in its 1995 Kershaw OCunty Young Poets Competition.

June 13, 2017 | | Yesteryear


KCSD offers summer learning, fitness opportunities

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is offering students several learning opportunities this summer.

June 13, 2017 | | Kershaw County


HFKC to start accepting grant applications Sept. 1

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1. The application process will close on September 30. Selected ...

June 13, 2017 | | Healthcare


PAULO ANDRADE

Funeral services for Paulo Andrade, 86, will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Chaplin ...

June 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


DORIS CADDELL

An inurnment service for Doris Meadows Caddell, 88, formerly of Camden, SC, will be held at 11AM, Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Quaker Cemetery. Kornegay ...

June 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHARLES COOPER

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Charles Edwin "Chuck" Cooper, 80, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June ...

June 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


SIDNEY JACKSON

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Sidney Dunbar Jones Jackson, 90, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, June ...

June 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA LEIGH

A memorial service for Mrs. Patricia Dawn Anderson Leigh, 51, will be held Saturday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethany Westville Baptist ...

June 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


PAUL REYNOLDS

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Paul Travis Reynolds, 40, will be held today at 4:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus ...

June 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


The walls came tumbling down ... down

(Around 8 a.m. Friday, June 9, CIDS Inc. began demolishing the Lugoff Elementary School gymnasium. Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn was the only member ...

June 13, 2017 | | Education


L-FR receives federal grant

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently received another large federal grant award from the FEMA AFG Grant Program for $74,780. The funds were awarded to purchase ...

June 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


County’s youth sports summer camp season kicks off next week

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 23, 2017 | | Sports


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