The Kershaw County School District will offer more classes for eighth-grade SEAGUL students as part of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' five-year gifted education plan. Trustees expressed hope the new curriculum for SEAGUL -- Special Education Activities Geared for Unique Learning -- will maintain student interest to keep them from dropping out of the program during the school year.
A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) count of the country's homeless will now be conducted annually to maintain year-to-year numbers. United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) President Donny Supplee said, however, that he "doesn't put stock in the count."
Who said good TV can't be informative? If you haven't watched Animal Planet's "River Monsters," do yourself a favor and watch one the best TV shows ever in existence. It may not be for everyone -- my mom thinks I'm crazy for taking up space on our digital recorder for the show -- but it really is an excellent production. The show has just returned for a fifth season and I am so ...
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man Monday who owes more than $107,700 in child support.
Although only 50 people in Kershaw County took the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's homeless count survey (HUD), Food for the Soul (FFTS) and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church serve lunch to almost 100 people, separately, on a daily basis.
In 2012, South Carolina ranked No. 13 in the nation for food hardship, according to statistics provided by Harvest Hope Food Bank of Columbia. This week, the Chronicle-Independent looks at homelessness in Kershaw County and the many agencies fighting against homelessness and hunger in Kershaw County.
Remember how excited you were when the product of your dreams hit the market? I download a long- awaited new album release on iTunes this week and for whatever reason I was reminded of how thankful I am for mp3 players. Besides the fact that I've been waiting for this album for seven years, the artist is fairly indie; in pre-iTunes life I probably would have had to drive to every store in ...
A former Kershaw County sheriff candidate and 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office employee was arrested late last week on an outstanding warrant in Spartanburg County and charged with allegedly having illegal gambling machines in possession.
The "quality," alcohol enforcement trained (AET) officers at last Saturday's 81st annual Carolina Cup, made charges consistent with previous years, despite the fact that Cup attendance numbers seemed to be "slightly" down from last year's Carolina Cup.
Kershaw County School District's 2011-2012 District Teacher of the Year (DTOY) and 2012-2013 S.C. Honor Roll Teacher (HRT) Helen Walker was selected as one of ten South Carolina educators to participate in Strategies for Teacher Advancement and Renewal (STAR) in March.
Everybody has their own opinion about the infamous Duggar clan -- I love them. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar recently revealed that, after a miscarriage in 2011, they are contemplating adoption.
Lugoff Elementary School (LES) is boosting self-esteem and body confidence with their recently formed Girls on the Run program.
Camden High School (CHS) students may think they know what happens if they text while driving. A program brought to the school by the CHS' Bulldogs Against Destruction Decisions (BADD) Club showed them not only what texting and driving is like, but drinking and driving as well. CHS administrators are hoping Monday's appearance by UNITE's Arrive Alive tour will help keep Kershaw County roads safer and shine a light on the dangers of texting ...
A Fayetteville, N.C., man and woman were arrested after a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy found a pistol, marijuana, cocaine and more than $600 in cash in their vehicle.
Kershaw County residents, their guests and others attending the 81st annual Carolina Cup should feel safe this weekend as there will be 17 law enforcement organizations and additional support service agencies patrolling the area.
The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) arrested a third suspect in an Elgin hit-and-run case from earlier this year.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged two men and a woman, all of Camden, with drug possession after placing their home under surveillance for several months.
S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond gave North Central Middle School (NCMS) students an overview of his position within the state of South Carolina.
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.
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