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Priester comes to aid of travelers in distress

Some people deserve recognition for going "above and beyond" and Al Priester, who runs AAA Towing in Lugoff, is one of them. My family and I were traveling from North Carolina to Georgia on Memorial Day when the transmission burned up in our car. We were on I-20 in Lugoff and Al was there a few minutes after calling roadside assistance. We weren't able to get a rental car so he took us to a hotel and said to call him if we needed anything. That meant a lot to us, being in a new place without a car.

July 22, 2011 | Sharon McKeithan Bogart, Ga. | Letters


Fannie and Freddie: bad tenants

Want to improve the housing market? Evict Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

July 22, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Student reading

Author Chris Crutcher says he's shocked -- shocked! -- that his book "Angry Management" has been removed from Kershaw County School District libraries and from the district's summer reading list. Imagine that.

July 22, 2011 | | Editorials


Fisher kicks off Saratoga meet by saddling pair of winners

Steeplechase racing inaugurated the Saratoga Race Course season last Sunday at the annual Saratoga Open House, and four new winners were created in an action-packed program at the popular community event.

July 22, 2011 | | Equine


Henry Bass Jr.

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Henry Bass, Jr., 82, of Camden will be held Friday, July 22, 2011 at 12:00 Noon in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Bass's memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


When politics stop working

Former first lady Betty Ford's funeral reminded many of us of how great she was. She also left some timely reminders of how great we could be, too.

July 22, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ariail -- July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011 | | Ariail


Libby Hough

A graveside memorial service celebrating the life of Cara Elizabeth "Libby" Gaskin Hough, 89, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 22, 2011at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Ed Stokes will officiate. In lieu of flowers, make memorials to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 2039 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Wayne Scaffe

Robert Wayne Scaffe, 28, of Cassatt, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Kershaw County Medical Center.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Wright

Willie Wright, 97, of Alston Road, Horatio, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wayne D. Davis

Wayne D. Davis, of Astor, Fla., passed away at home surrounded by his three daughters. Mr. Davis was born on Nov 29 1936 in Camden S.C to the parents of Clennie and Zada Davis. He served in the United States Army for 25 yrs, retiring as a Sgt Major. Upon his retirement he moved from Gainesville, Fl. relocating to Micanopy, Fl. in 1981. He became founder of The Pearl Of Micanopy Inc., in 1986 until 2002 at which time he retired to Astor, Fl.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Colonel (Ret.) Joel Thomas Cassidy

Funeral services with full military rites to celebrate the life of Colonel (Ret) Joel Thomas Cassidy, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 20 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family received friends on Tuesday July 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cassidy's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or National Kidney Foundation, SC Chapter, 500 Taylor St., Suite 101, Columbia, SC ...

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Juanita Branham

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Juanita Nelson Branham, 84, of Elgin, will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ken Jackson and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Branham's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078, the American Heart Association of SC Memorials & Tributes, P. O ...

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


School registration next week

The new school year is in sight with registration for Kershaw County School District students next week.

July 20, 2011 | | Education


Allstate agency owners earn service designation

Allstate exclusive agency owners Dennis Arledge (Elgin) and Kyle Cassidy (Camden and Lugoff) have been designated Allstate Premier Service Agents for 2011. Both of Cassidy's offices received this designation.

July 20, 2011 | | Business


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Noted and passed - Dec. 15, 2014

• A tip of the C-I hat to Kershaw County Deputy Fred Tiah, a school resource officer at Stover Middle School in Elgin. Tiah, as we reported Friday, is from Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries in this year's Ebola crisis. Recognizing he has been welcomed to and is finding success in America, Tiah says he wants to help children in his native country who have been orphaned by the deadly disease. He's put his idea into action, raising money to help pay for the children's education and medical supplies. Tiah also wants to be a role model ...

December 15, 2014 | | Editorials


The loss of parents and their wisdom

There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

December 15, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Partnership drives investment in health

You may have read about the letter of intent to be agreed upon between KershawHealth and MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare. This agreement is about more than simply the leasing of real estate and ownership of property. Ultimately, it is about an investment of organizational and financial resources in this community and its healthcare needs. MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare will invest heavily in programs, facilities, and services at KershawHealth that will increase our patient volume and, in turn, increase revenue. From an organizational standpoint, it will provide access to best practices and strategies to improve the quality of care provided, enhance ...

December 15, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader appreciates Tucker follow-up story

I applaud the Chronicle-Independent for front page coverage of the dropping of charges against Mr. Sammie Tucker. All too often, especially in larger media markets, good news is relegated to the back pages, while sensational news makes the front page. I believe our community newspaper makes a concerted effort to report the news as it happens and, more importantly, reports good news.

December 15, 2014 | Donny Supplee Camden | Letters


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Camden High basketball and wrestling schedules

Basketball

December 01, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Lugoff-Elgin basketball and wrestling schedules

Basketball

December 01, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central basketball and wrestling schedules

Basketball

December 01, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CMA basketball and wrestling schedules

Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)

December 01, 2014 | | Camden Military


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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