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Letter: What kind of society do we really have?

I am a retired public school employee and I am very sentimental about the Abbeville v. South Carolina decision. I pray regularly for our governor, Nikki Haley, and our state legislature's leaders to have some divine guidance for all public school districts here in South Carolina.

November 13, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

Noble: S.C. and ‘national’ Democrats

With the recent Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum in Rock Hill with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, South Carolina was ground zero for Democratic presidential politics.

November 13, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Mosquito dunks available to residents, businesses

The recent flooding event, followed up by days of additional significant rainfall, has led to a dramatic increase in the number of calls being fielded by the Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services related to mosquitos.

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County

ATEC refurbishes helicopter

U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. Troy Kok, deputy commanding general for Army Recruiting (center) leads a group of Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students, elected officials, veterans and others Tuesday in shouting "Ooh Rah!" to welcome "Lena," an Army AH-1F Cobra helicopter students recently finished restoring. "Lena" is named for singer and actress Lena Horne, whom Kok said devoted her time to supporting the armed forces. ATEC's 33 auto collision, welding, digital art and design and graphic design students collectively worked for more than 1,000 hours to refurbish "Lena," which saw action in Viet Nam, Desert Storm and ...

November 13, 2015 | | Education

Kershaw County honors military on Veterans Day

Students, family members, staff and veterans from all branches of the military filled Camden Elementary School's (CES) multi-purpose room Tuesday for one of the Kershaw County School District's many Veterans Day-related celebrations. Similar ceremonies took place across the district, as well as Wednesday at Camden's American Legion Post No. 17 and American Legion Post No. 195 in Lugoff on Thursday.

November 13, 2015 | By Martin L. Cahn and Jim Tatum C-I news staff | Military

Willie Salmond

Mr. Willie "Bill Billo" Salmond, 87, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late James and Dora James Salmond. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, with military honors. Mr. Salmond will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's ...

November 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Wayne Broughton

Funeral service for Wayne Broughton, 62, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Westville. The Rev. Tim Broughton will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

November 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rebecca Bess

Ms. Rebecca Bess, 87, of 718 King Street, Camden, passed on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted on today, Nov. 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Nelson-Haile Funeral Home Chapel, Camden.

November 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Lula T. Adamson

Mrs. Lula Mae Thompson Adamson, 67, of 1242 Bishopville Highway, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

MPES celebrates Dictionary Day

Danyelle Stokes (first picture), a 1st Grader in Amanda Williams' class at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES) dressed up as a nurse for Dictionary Day on Oct. 30. The celebration served as a creative way to use Halloween to develop language skills and knowledge. The second picture features MPES Kindergarten teachers Melissa Gandy and Sheryl Barrett.

November 13, 2015 | | Education

Completing SBA loan applications may mean more assistance for some

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding storm and flood survivors in South Carolina to complete loan applications even if they do not plan to accept a loan.

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County

HVACs available to low income residents

Wateree Community Actions Inc. currently has funding available to assist families with the repair and installation of HVAC (heating and air systems).

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Chamber of Commerce helps cut ribbons at business grand openings

FIRST PICTURE: Recently, the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, along with elected officials, friends and family, celebrated the grand opening of Professional Development and Training Services (PDTS) LLC with a ribbon cutting. PDTS provides Certified Nursing Assistant training. Exemplifying the highest levels of professionalism, they teach students the skills needed to successfully pass the nurse aid state exam and also help students prepare for the workplace; giving them the tools and equipment to be stable in employment and be professional in all they set out to do. PDTS, at 931 Broad St. in Camden is open by appointment only, with classes ...

November 13, 2015 | | Business

DMES reports first nine weeks honor rolls

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 13, 2015 | | Education

CCS lists first quarter honor rolls

Cornerstone Christian School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine week period.

November 13, 2015 | | Education

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Yesteryear - Nov. 24, 2015

Guiding elementary school pupils across the street might seem like one of the duller aspects of his job, but Lt. Bill Roscoe, Camden Police Department ...

November 24, 2015 | | Yesteryear

Walker: Saving lives with your life’s passion

How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.

November 24, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-ed: Eminent domain and the new threat to property rights

On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of ...

November 24, 2015 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns

‘Special’ criminals

These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for ...

November 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County

For the Record - Nov. 24, 2015

Real estate transactions

November 24, 2015 | | For the Record

Bye Bye, Bully!

November 24, 2015 | | Education

Herbert Ray Rutledge

A service to celebrate the life of Herbert Ray Rutledge, 79, will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Robert Odom

Robert "Bob" Odom, 59, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away Nov. 17, 2015. Bob is survived by his loving family. Please see full obituary at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

John Donald Nelson

Funeral services for John Donald Nelson, 67, were held Sunday at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Todd ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Glenn Gray

Funeral service for Mr. Glenn Gray, 74, of Camden, will be held today, November 24, 2015 at Greater Faith & Joy Tabernacle, 1474 Hwy. 601 South ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary E. George

Mrs. Mary E. George, 71, of 204 Cool Springs Drive in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Sterling Felder

Mr. Sterling Felder, 17, of 33 Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patrick Roy Collins

A Celebration of Life Service for Patrick Roy Collins, 61, will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Clifton Mark Anderson

Funeral services for Clifton Mark Anderson, 63, will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

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