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Legislative report cards

Surprise, surprise. Gov. Nikki Haley has handed out poor "report card" grades to Democratic legislators in Columbia, and they have responded by giving her a poor grade as chief executive of the Palmetto State. When Haley announced shortly after being elected that she planned to hand out grades to legislators, it sounded like a bad idea to us. First of all, it's arrogant. Second, it was reasonably easy to predict that members of her own party would get higher marks than Democrats. And third, it looked as if Haley had learned nothing from the contentious relationship that her predecessor ...

October 05, 2011 | | Editorials


Sidewalk Survey -- Oct. 5, 2011

October 05, 2011 | Ashley Lewis Ford C-I | Sidewalk Survey


United Way offers awards to the best chili cookers in town

United Way of Kershaw County will host its first Chili Cook-off Nov. 5 at the Town Green in Camden from noon to 4 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Second Nature.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


2011 Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree to take place at Historic Camden this weekend

The Wateree Distric Boy Scouts of America presents the 2011 Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree Friday through Sunday at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


Ridgeway assisted living home gives donation to LES

The residents and staff at Southwinds Assisted Living Facility in Ridgeway took up a collection of school supplies to donate to Lugoff Elementary School. The supplies will be used in Lynn Looney's special education class.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


Program encourages communication between parents and teens

The Family Resource Center will be running workshops for Kershaw County parents, and other adults working with teens designed to help start discussions with about self-esteem, puberty/sexuality, mixed messages in the media, peer pressure ect. The first workshop will be held at the United Way of Kershaw County, located at 110 East DeKalb Street Camden, Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


Mother worries about lethargic, 26-year-old son

Dear Annie: My 26-year-old son graduated two years ago from a terrific university. During college, he lived on his own and had a girlfriend, but just before graduation, they broke up. My son had a hard time coping, and when he graduated, he came back to live at home.

October 05, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Candy Days

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham (left) presented Camden Lions Club member Rich Pinkerton with a proclamation Sept. 30, declaring Oct. 2-15 as South Carolina Lions Sight and Hearing Conservation Weeks in Camden. The observance will also include the annual Lions Club Candy Days donation drive, where Lions give away mints for donations to support state and local programs that assist the underprivileged with eyeglasses and hearing aids. Chaired by Pinkerton, the candy drive helps to provide funds to operate the South Carolina Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit, eye examinations and surgeries. Additionally, it helps support two camps for blind children in ...

October 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mini-Olympics coming to area

Move over, Rio de Janeiro, the Olympics are coming to Camden and Kershaw County. The Mini-Olympics, that is -- featuring the potato sack race, obstacle course, long jump and more.

October 05, 2011 | | Camden


Eddie "Toot" James Ricks

Eddie "Toot" James Ricks, 80, of Longtown Road, Ridgeway, died Sunday, October 2, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


K.C. Singleton Jr.

Funeral service for K.C. Singleton, Jr., 68, of River Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, October 6, 12:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel for family members only and a private burial.

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Harriett Walker

Services to celebrate the life of Harriett Vincent Walker of Camden, formerly of Kershaw, SC will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Lakeview Baptist Church. The Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Walker's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Second Baptist Church, 7737 Kershaw Camden ...

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


KCSO receives DUI grant

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to help in reducing the county's DUI fatality rate, the highest per capita in the state.

October 05, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Let voters decide

I've always been proud to say I'm a Camdenite, even though I haven't lived there in more than four decades. My dad, Everett "Skip" Ring, was among the first wave of out-of-staters DuPont transferred in during the early 1950s. We moved to Camden the week of my 5th birthday and resided there until the summer after I graduated Camden High. Although I have lived numerous other places, in my heart Camden is my hometown. Over the last 12 years, business trips have afforded me the opportunity to periodically visit Camden as I've passed through. I have ...

October 05, 2011 | Jim Ring Mechanicsville, Va. | Letters


National Newspaper Week

October 04, 2011 | | Viewpoint


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

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.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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