A Cassatt woman died after she was hit by a train four miles north of Camden near Sanders Creek Road.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews wants to pay his deputies more money in an effort to keep them on staff instead of losing them to other agencies. Matthews told Kershaw County Council members during a work session Thursday that the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is becoming a training ground, and that the level of staff experience is decreasing as he loses valuable personnel. <p class="cibodycopy" align="left" ...
Camden High School's (CHS) Palmetto Leaf newspaper staff won a total of eight awards from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association (SCSPA) in April. For the first time since 1999, the Leaf won the Palmetto Award for its class level, Class 1, according to newspaper advisor Amy Goodwin. This is Goodwin's first year back at CHS; she is a CHS graduate and previously taught at the school. ...
A decision to hire a corporate staffing agency to provide substitute teachers in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will wait a little longer. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees decided to put off a vote to hire Kelly Services at its meeting Tuesday night. Trustees originally learned about how the agency would recruit, hire, train and send substitute teachers into district classrooms ...
The decision to sell the Plan B morning after pills without a prescription has caused a debate among women's rights advocates, government officials and religious groups. Personally, I believe that there should be contraceptive options like Plan B on the market and that they should be available to anyone girl who can reproduce. However, I do not believe that making more contraceptives available is the solution we've been waiting for as the ...
Victoria Phan won big in a media contest by interviewing her father. The Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) junior earned second place and a $750 scholarship in a contest called Bridging Generations through Technology, Information, Media and Engagement (BGTIME).
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for three black men who robbed an Ohio man on West DeKalb Street.
A 15-year-old Kershaw County girl who went missing Friday turned up in Texas Sunday afternoon.
Members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees and Kershaw County School District (KCSD) representatives met with members of Kershaw County Council Thursday to discuss the district's 2013-14 budget. During what school Trustee Matt Irick and Council Chair Gene Wise called the "informal" meeting, school trustees and administrators presented the district's working budget to council and the funding formula used to create its budget each year. Trustees and council also touched on the ...
As the Chronicle-Independent's education reporter, April usually brings lots of "graduations" and ceremonies celebrating students' achievements from throughout their high school career. Last year, I determined, and confirmed this year, that if I ever have a child I will be one of those moms who cries at all of my kids events.
The Upton Trio gave the final performance of its 2013 education project season Monday at North Central High School.
North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Brian Leininger is the Kershaw County School District's 2013 Teacher of the Year (TOY), selected at the district's annual gala Monday evening.
The Cassatt community celebrated Earth Day at Midway Elementary School (MES) April 22 by helping to renovate the school's campus.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) made no arrests and no one was hurt in a possible recent case of road rage on Dry Branch Road.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin spoke to the 2013 graduating class of Junior Leadership Kershaw County (JLKC) at the program's 25th anniversary dinner April 25.
A second arrest was made in the case of a fatal hit-and-run in Elgin on March 1. 26-year-old Jesus Corona Cabal, of Columbia, was charged with accessory after the fact for helping the driver involved in the hit and run "destroy" the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse that hit and killed Derk Lawrence Maricle of Lugoff, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly said.
A 605,000 pound piece of equipment traveling to V.C. Summer Nuclear plant in Fairfield County made an appearance in Camden on Wednesday.
The body of a man killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday was discovered Monday.
An Elgin woman's daughter-in-law allegedly approached her with a knife because she was angry that the Elgin woman's son was on the brink of losing his job.
By MICIAH BENNETT
Kershaw County's Family Resource Center (FRC) has teamed up with Camden First United Methodist Church to raise awareness and money for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness Month.
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