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Heavy rain causes portion of Wildwood Lane to collapse

Law enforcement blocked off a portion of Wildwood Lane behind Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) after a catch basin and a piece of the roadway collapsed Monday morning. As of Tuesday afternoon, the portion of the road -- between Richardson Boulevard and Magnolia Lane -- was still blocked off. Officials from the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) said heavy rain caused the collapse. SCDOT Assistant Resident Maintenance Engineer Brian Motley said the road may reopen Thursday afternoon, depending on the weather.

August 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Lugoff-Elgin


Crime Report - Aug. 21, 2013

An allegedly drunk Lugoff man who may have also been high on drugs, purportedly rammed into the back of his girlfriend's vehicle following an argument.

August 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Katie Gilson turns the key

A Kershaw County teacher is being recognized for her contributions to agricultural education.

August 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD schools earn Palmetto Gold and Silver

Thirteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools earned Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards this year.

August 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Grant to serve 30 years in Swainson killing

Freddie Grant, 53, of Elgin will spend 30 years in prison for the kidnapping and murder of Richland County teenager Gabriella "Gabbiee" Swainson after negotiating a deal with authorities. Grant pleaded guilty to the charges in front of 5th Circuit Court Judge Robert Hood at the Richland County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon. Grant will be 83 years old when he completes his sentence.

August 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 14, 2013

A man posing as a Charleston police officer called a Camden home and said that the residents owed more than $300 in speeding tickets. The man said they had been caught on tape speeding and instructed the resident to purchase a GreenDot card and call him back with a card's number.

August 14, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Famous author re-tweets NCHS cheerleaders’ photo

A recent re-tweet of a photo is making the North Central High School (NCHS) cheerleaders a little more famous.

August 14, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


A leap of faith into hot yoga

"You don't have to see the whole staircase to take the first step," a very intelligent and wise woman said to me last weekend.

August 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


LSUMC looks to ‘elevate!’ congregation

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC) is adding a new contemporary service to its calendar in order to attract Kershaw County residents who may need something a little more fresh and relaxed than a traditional service.

August 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


KCSD female sports participation up 7 percent

Although no new sports have been added for female student athletes, female participation in Kershaw County School District (KCSD) sports during the 2012-13 school year increased 7 percent from the 2010-11 school year. During the 2010-2011 school year only 542 female students participated in middle and high school sports.

August 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 7, 2013

A 17-year-old boy's story about being shot in a drive-by shooting ended up not being true.

August 07, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lt. Gov. speaks to Rotary about meeting seniors’ needs

A retired nurse lives alone with her 17-year-old cat. The car in her yard has sat for 11 years and the wheels are rotting off. She presents herself well, like she was formerly very active in the community, though the "veil of aging" shows. She says she's hoping for Thanksgiving guests, but you can tell no one had been there and that no one would be coming, except for a volunteer from her local Council on Aging.

August 05, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Healthcare


Meet the principals

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has two new principals, both of whom are new to the Kershaw County community. The Chronicle-Independent sat down with both to discuss their background and what they want to focus on during their first year as principals.

August 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Is tax-free weekend worth it?

Tax-free weekend, another bizarre, but popular shopping weekend, is among us.

August 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Baseball bat attacker to stay in jail

A 20-year-old Lugoff man held on a $225,000 bond after being charged with attempted murder for repeatedly hitting a man with a baseball bat will remain in jail for now.

August 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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