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.
What would it take for you to eat healthy all the time? I used to say I wanted a personal chef, but now I find that cooking is quire enjoyable (sometimes). It can be time consuming, depending on what you make, but it's definitely better for your overall health and your waistline than eating out all of the time. Knowing how to prepare a healthy meal that doesn't taste like cardboard could ...
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began the process of delegating a preliminary $69 million budget for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Tuesday.
A 25-year-old man allegedly raped a 21-year-old county woman in the driveway of her home.
Baron DeKalb (BDK) Elementary School Principal Betty Turner may not have had a straight path to her current position, but the winding road has led her to become Kershaw County School District's 2013-2014 Principal of the Year.
A Kershaw County man is out on bond from a Sumter County jail after being accused of having sexual intercourse with his stepdaughter.
For the past several weeks, the Chronicle-Independent has been unable to publish Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident reports due to the implementation of a new incident report database called InterAct Online. The C-I has not yet been provided access to the new database as it had with the KCSO's previous system.
A blog I follow posted a piece last year about Christmas traditions. The woman who writes the blog is newly married and wanted to start some holiday traditions with her husband and carry them on if they should ever have children.
Two members of the school improvement council (SIC) at Camden Middle School (CMS) say they are satisfied with the way school administrators handled an incident Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old student bringing a gun and box cutter on campus. Camden's police chief also praised administrators, saying their choices made it possible for the Camden Police Department (CPD) to complete its investigation.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received an unmodified opinion on its Fiscal Year 2012-13 audit.
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