Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) opened its first campus in Kershaw County in 2001 in a former Belk's department store that now also houses the Kershaw County Government Center. CCTC President Dr. Tim Hardee said the downtown campus was "very small then." He said the goal at that point was to "serve the students of Kershaw County by getting them started (at the downtown Camden campus) and eventually move ...
Kershaw County Council will appoint three new members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees at Tuesday's meeting. At a special Sept. 3 work session, council interviewed 12 of the 13 remaining candidates. The last candidate was not present, but provided written answers to council's questions.
Of the original 20 applicants for three slots on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, 13 remain. Twelve of the applicants met with Kershaw County Council during a work session Tuesday. One, Roy Fakoury of DeKalb Township, did not appear but submitted a written application and responses to council's questions.
While the official minutes of a special August 27 meeting of Bethune Town Council tell a somewhat different story than originally told to the Chronicle-Independent, council's vote to hire Mayor Carlisle Davis' son, Glenn, as police chief may still violate state anti-nepotism laws.
Katherine Ellig of the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club has been named first place senior division winner in the 4H Gardening Project competition. Scores from Ellig's garden and record book will allow her to advance to the regional competition.
The town of Bethune hired Mayor Carlisle Davis' son following a special called meeting held Aug. 27. Carlisle Davis confirmed the outcome of that meeting during a phone call Friday.
There are so many adages about writing -- write what you know, write from the heart, show them don't tell them and the list goes on, ad nauseum. I took a fair share of writing classes as an undergrad and I loved those classes. That's the most fun I've ever had as a student in a learning scene, I have no doubt.
Speaking to the Camden Rotary Club on Thursday afternoon, University of South Carolina (USC) President Dr. Harris Pastides, talked about a program where students could graduate from college in three to three and half years. Pastides, who made his first public speaking appearance after becoming USC president in 2008 in front of the same Rotarians, also discussed the university's "Palmetto College," which allows students to complete their degrees online while ...
Christina Kirk, an Explorer assistant chief at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Explorer Post, recently attended a national firefighter training camp in Concord, N.H. Camp Fully Involved, is a physically challenging, aggressive, hands-on summer camp directed towards young women between the ages of 14-20 who are interested in exploring the career of firefighting. According to Dave Danielson, of the New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services (NHFSTEMS) division, Christina was one ...
Kershaw County Council spent part of its meeting Tuesday evening outlining, in detail, the process it will follow to make appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
Clifton H. Anderson looks back at the 1963 March on Washington with fond memories. Anderson was living and working in D.C. at the time and attended the march.
I'm not what most people would call a "morning person." I'm not cheerful and talkative in the mornings. I like to sleep as late as I possibly can before waking up to get ready for the day. When I was in college and my friend, Elena, had to share my room for three months one summer, I made a rule about mornings: do not talk to me until after 11 a.m.
Like many other graduates fresh out of college, Kaleigh Ward had plans to find a job and a house and begin her life as a young professional. Ward graduated in May from Furman University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. This bright, articulate young woman had plans to stay in the upstate, Greenville area where she had begun to establish herself. She had ...
Kershaw County Council will consider a resolution declaring the county's intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures with the proceeds of debt to be incurred by the county at Tuesday's meeting.
Kershaw County's unemployment rate is steadily improving as it fell from 7.9 percent in June to 7.2 percent in July. In July 2012, the county's unemployment rate was 9.3 percent, meaning the current unemployment rate is down 2.1 percent from last year. The number of employed people in Kershaw County rose from 27,661 in June to 27,760 in July. A year ago, the number of employed persons in Kershaw County ...
Tuesday afternoon in Rectory Square, the city of Camden dedicated a park bench to former Camden Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham. Graham served as mayor of Camden from 2008 to 2012. Camden City Manager Mel Pearson welcomed all attendees and praised Graham and his "wonderful family" for their contributions; Camden resident Katherine Brown offered the invocation.
A majority of Kershaw County citizens who participated in a recent survey said they would support additional taxes to increase recreation and public safety services provided by the county.
Shopping for friends and family members can be fun, but it can also be very stressful. I can't tell you how many holidays have come and gone where I've waited until the last minute to buy Christmas presents for my nearest and dearest. It's not because I don't have the opportunity. Bien au contraire, mon ami, ce n'est pas vrai.
What is your favorite Christmas carol or song?
The town of Boykin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The parade is a yearly family-friendly celebration that brings community members together to have fun and get into the Christmas spirit. Nancy Tidwell of Swift Creek Kennel and Deborah Outlaw of Heritage Community Bank help organize the event each year.
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