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Mary Truesdell

Mrs. Mary Ethel Melton Truesdell, of Bethune, died June 3, 2011, at Mountain View Community Living Center in Clayton, GA. A daughter of the late Ervin Toland and Ethel Thomas Melton, Mrs. Truesdell was born April 22, 1914, in Wagram, NC. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest Zachary Truesdell, Jr., and her brother, Ervin Toland Melton, Jr.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


The danger in 140 characters

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell says that he'd own up if it were his. Jon Stewart says that he doesn't remember his old friend being quite all that!

June 08, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Writers Group | Columns


Two KCSD teachers heading to science center

Two Kershaw County School District teachers have been selected to attend a summer science institute at Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.

June 08, 2011 | | Education


John Edwards

We don't want to make it seem as if we're piling on someone when he's down, but frankly, we always thought John Edwards was a bit sleazy -- and we've said that before. Even prior to revelations about his affair and child with videographer Rielle Hunter, Edwards always seemed just a little too slick, a tad too holier-than-thou. He was, to sum it up in a word, smarmy.

June 08, 2011 | | Editorials


You go, girls!

On Saturday, April 30, Team DME, consisting of several You Go, Girls; faculty members; and school friends took to the streets in the Providence Women's Heart and Sole race in Columbia to help raise awareness for women's heart disease, the number one killer of females in South Carolina. Some of them completed the five mile walk or run, while others opted for the 3 mile walk or run. No matter the distance, though, one thing is for sure... all had a fantastic time completing this heart-healthy event in our community. In the picture, You Go, Girl team members ...

June 08, 2011 | | Education




Larry Boykin

Mr. Larry Boykin, 57, of 678 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Edward Louis Ingram

Edward Louis Ingram, 79, of Reidsville, GA., passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA. surrounded by his loving family.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sara Eunice Sullivan Pracht

Sara Eunice Sullivan Pracht of Anderson and Greenville, was born in Anderson South Carolina on October 21, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Jacob Wannamaker Sullivan, Sr. and Eunice Glenn Sullivan. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by brothers Jake W. Sullivan, Jr., and Henry Glenn Sullivan. She is survived by one son, J. Chris Pracht, IV and one grandson J. Christopher Pracht, V. She is also survived by loving care givers, J.B. and Gay Watts, Ms. Pauline Stephenson and Shirley Lance, as well as many members of Buncombe St. United Methodist Church.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rosa McQuillar

On Saturday evening June 4, 2011 at Kershaw Memorial Hospital God came and quietly took his faithful servant Mrs. Rosa Henry McQuillar home.

June 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden Rotary Club awards scholarships

The Camden Rotary Club awarded six scholarships to local seniors. Four students received $1,000 each and two students received $500 each for having the two highest SAT/ACT scores at Camden High School. Scholarship Chair Beth Watson (far left) stands with students (from left) Brittany Bradley, Mary Hay Gantt, India Robinson and Ashleigh Hough, all from CHS. Brad Diefendorf (far right) attends Camden Military Academy. Absent from photo is Jarrod Hughes from CHS.

June 08, 2011 | | Localife


FRC to hold second annual Girl Power event

Lady Gamecock coach and three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley and Ms. South Carolina -- United States 2011 Laura Holley will offer motivational speeches at the Second annual Girl Power event sponsored by the Family Resource Center Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center at 124 Battleship Road in Camden.

June 08, 2011 | | Localife


Race to the Bottom

The state superintendent of education, Mick Zais, and Gov. Nikki Haley will not apply to the U.S. Department of Education for up to $50 million in federal Race to the Top funds allocated for South Carolina's public school system.

June 08, 2011 | Fred R. Sheheen C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Geoff Achison, Randall Bramblett to perform in rare concert at FAC

Mark your calendars for June 17 to enjoy a rare music opportunity coming to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) A special duo performance by Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett is slated for June 17 in the Wood Auditorium. A special welcoming cocktail hour is planned for 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Wood Auditorium with the concert immediately following at 8 p.m. Tickets to this special evening of blues rock music are $15 for adults, and $10 for students, seniors and military.

June 08, 2011 | | Arts


KC has perfect first week

As far as opening weeks are concerned, that which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team turned in for first-year head coach Curtis Johnson is playing to rave reviews.

June 06, 2011 | | Sports


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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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