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New kid on the block

Hey, y'all! I am Jim McGowan. I am the most recent addition to the award-winning staff of the Chronicle-Independent. I can only hope to live up to their high standards. It will not be easy. I will be the Localife editor and cover the education beat.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns


Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

Having spent many hours working to get the historic Seaboard Railroad station preserved, I was extremely pleased to see that Amtrak was at the city council work session June 22 to present its plan for improvements to the station.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Rhame Arena concept

During the last Camden City Council work session, and as reported in the July 28 Chronicle-Independent, the concept of "adaptive reuse" of Rhame Arena was discussed. It was during this discussion that it was noted that the concept and sketch under discussion was developed by the daughter of Marti Wallace and Mike Jones (Elizabeth Ancrum Jones). Miss Jones developed her proposal several years ago. After a discussion of the property during a prior council meeting, her work was provided to city staff for their consideration.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


2014 TripAdvisor awards

It is always exciting to read positive press in the Chronicle-Independent concerning businesses in our area. Sam Kendall's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award was wonderfully covered by the C-I for its hard-earned recognition. Each year, TripAdvisor assesses local businesses worldwide and awards certificates to those with very high ratings. For 2014, they awarded three Certificates of Excellence in Camden to Sam Kendall's, Salud! Mexican Kitchen, and Bloomsbury Inn. In addition, their highest recognition, Traveler's Choice Awards, honors like businesses nationwide. As the C-I well-covered earlier in the year, Bloomsbury was a Traveler's Choice Award winner for ...

July 30, 2014 | Katherin L. Brown Camden | Letters


For the Record - July 30, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 30, 2014 | | For the Record


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Coin Club announces annual Fall Show

The annual Fall Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St., Camden.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


Palmetto Hearing moves

Palmetto Hearing recently moved to 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden. It will be open Tuesdays by appointment and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business offers hearing aid fittings and follow up care. It also provides hearing evaluations, swim plugs, assistive listening products, custom ear molds and hearing aid service and repair. "We have been providing hearing health care for 25 years and are proud to be locally owned and operated to assist the residents of Kershaw County and it's surrounding areas." The owner is Cyndi Henderson and the manager is Amanda Henderson. The telephone number ...

July 30, 2014 | | Business


VFW honors local commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Ralph Best has achieved All American status as a district commander. Best, commander of District 5, covering Kershaw County as well as York, Lancaster and Chester counties, in the Department of South Carolina, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.

July 30, 2014 | | Military


Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.

July 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Girl with local ties in beauty pageant

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Rock of Ages

I remember once I was giving a presentation about important conservation properties in the Piedmont. I showed photos of the incredible rock formations on a particular property and happened to mention their age in an effort to describe their grandeur. Afterwards, I was confronted by an indignant man who told me that the age of rocks cannot be known. He accused me of making those figures up out of thin air. Surprised by his vociferous tone, I told him I was sorry to have upset him. While not a confrontational person, I am a teacher, and I began to politely ...

July 30, 2014 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wins double medals in karate tournament

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


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NC volleyball, CHS tennis eye region titles

North Central closed in on another conference volleyball championship by sweeping three sets from Chesterfield last Thursday to improve to 9-0 in Region 4-AA play ...

October 02, 2018 | | Sports


Ariail - Oct. 2, 2018

October 02, 2018 | | Ariail


Column: A twist of decision

Tink and I sat in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, one of the South's Grand Hotels. It was Christmas Day and ...

October 02, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: School bus experiences

On a morning in early September 1934, an older brother and I left our home on what is now Teal Road and walked one-half mile ...

October 02, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Letter: Gustafson responds to education questions

Thank you, Dr. Frank Morgan, for recently highlighting a list of legitimate educational challenges. As a candidate and the Republican nominee for S.C. House ...

October 02, 2018 | Penry Gufstason, SC House 52 candidate Camden | Letters


Letter: Funderburk responds to education questions

I am pleased to respond to the questions that Dr. Frank Morgan presented in a letter published in the Chronicle-Independent on August 10, 2018. I ...

October 02, 2018 | State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk SC House District 52 | Letters


CHARLOTTE BROWN

Funeral Services for Charlotte Brown, 94, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at noon at Mt. Joshua Missionary Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

October 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILBERT WILLIAMS

CAMDEN - A service to celebrate the life of Wilbert Ronald Williams, age 76, of Camden will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 1 ...

October 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


Boys & Girls Clubs officially established

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands recently established the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kershaw County.

October 02, 2018 | | Education


Man on probation arrested after high speed chase

A Camden man earned another trip to jail after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase that ended when he wrecked the vehicle he ...

October 02, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Feature photo: Tootsie Roll Drive

Fred Florian (left) Chairman of the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive, presents the first Tootsie Roll to Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who made ...

October 02, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


KCSD Teacher Career Fair set for Oct. 27

The Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Oct. 27 at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8 ...

October 02, 2018 | | Education


College News - Oct. 2, 2018

Craig Carter of Lugoff, was among the 61 cadets named to the Citadel's South Carolina Corps of Cadets President's List for the 2018 ...

October 02, 2018 | | Education


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