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Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him.

March 02, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | National

Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.

March 02, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | National

Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.

March 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast.

March 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | National

In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education.

March 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | National

Camden man arrested for attempted murder, more

A Camden man is behind bars, charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of pointing and presenting a firearm and one count of breach of trust. Timmy Deandre Bennett, 21, of Knights Hill Road, Camden, turned himself in to the Camden Police Department (CPD) on Wednesday.

March 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

KH finances rebound, but still suffering losses

KershawHealth still suffered an approximately $80,000 operating loss for the month of January, but -- thanks to an increase in emergency department visits and other factors -- improved its fiscal year-to-date bottom line by $1.5 million from January 2014. KershawHealth had lost $2.41 million dollars for the first four months of the 2014 fiscal year. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2015, KershawHealth has only lost about $918,000.

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Archives to celebrate Carnegie Library centennial

The Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad St., will celebrate the centennial of Camden Carnegie Library on March 9.

March 02, 2015 | | Camden

FAC to move two events downtown

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, along with help from the city of Camden, is going to shake up a couple of popular upcoming events this spring.

March 02, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden

Read Across America Day in Kershaw County

March 02, 2015 | | Education

Francis C. Whitaker

Francis C. Whitaker, 84 of Camden, South Carolina died on Friday the 20th of February, 2015 at his home in Aiken, South Carolina.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Josephine Johnson

Mrs. Josephine Johnson, 92, of 975 Miller Road, Sumter, passed on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Funeral arangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Deena Marie Cowles

Funeral service for Deena Marie Cowles, 44, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia on Wednesday. The Rev. C. Paul Stephens will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Claude Brisbon

Mr. Claude Brisbon, 92, of 109 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, passed on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Florence Blackwell

Florence Alexander Savage LaRoche Blackwell, 95, of Camden, SC, died peacefully at home Friday, February 27, 2015.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

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CCRG files to stop Htax for sports complex

Herbert Farber and the Camden Committee for Responsible Government Inc. (CCRG) filed an action at the Kershaw County Courthouse Wednesday seeking a permanent injunction against the city of Camden. The injunction would stop the city from using hospitality tax funds to construct a proposed sports complex that could be run by the YMCA of Columbia.

January 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Rec notes -- Jan. 20, 2012

The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here.

January 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Truck route

We're glad to see that another hurdle has been cleared in the city of Camden's efforts to get a truck bypass of the downtown area established. The Santee-Lynches Council of Governments recently voted unanimously to approve all three segments of the proposed truck route, and the vote also means about $17 million worth of state and federal funding will be released for the project. Obviously, that's a big step forward and puts the project into "when is this going to happen" status rather than "is this ever going to happen?" condition.

January 20, 2012 | | Editorials

CHS girls show grit in 42-39 loss to LHS

Short in height, but long on heart.

January 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Petra D. Boykin

A graveside service for Petra Denise Boykin, 29, of Elgin, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery. The Rev. Susan Wight will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to a Hospice of one's choice.

January 20, 2012 | | Obituaries

I call him Merle…

Not so long ago I was reading an interview with a classical musician in which the reporter who was questioning the artist asked, "Who is your favorite composer?"

January 20, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns

New petition misleading

We were under the impression that the new petition being circulated regarding the Camden Sports Complex was a petition for a referendum. After all, the motto of the petition effort is "Let the People Decide." An analysis of the petition website frames it in a similar way. Indeed, the name chosen for the petition group is the "Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition," and the reason given for creating the organization is to present Camden's City Council with a petition requesting a binding referendum to allow the registered voters of Camden to choose between supporting this project or not supporting it.

January 20, 2012 | Austin Jenkins and Karin Jenkins, MD Camden for the Y | Letters

Camden strategic planning

Since my election in 2008, I have led our Council in designing an annual strategic plan. A strategic plan is a strong management tool which helps both the Council and the City staff to focus energy toward the same goals. It is a disciplined planning process to develop an annual vision. Before we begin the multi-step process covering vision, mission, objectives, values, strategies, goals and programs, we must review our current status. This planning also provides us with benchmarks for historic reviews. This plan becomes our focus for the future.

January 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

The layers of MLK legacy

Camden Military Academy's (CMA) Martin Luther King Jr. Day program on Monday was short, sweet and definitely worthwhile. CMA's website says, "Education is a process of growth that develops the whole man -- mentally, physically, and morally. It is more than learning and retaining a mass of facts and figures." The goal is to take boys and create well-rounded and respectable men who are responsible for themselves, their families, and their community through skills learned at the academy. The idea of developing the whole self is a conversation that people don't have enough. Teachers and administrators do a ...

January 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns

‘...leave us to our old tried and true ways’

I am writing in response to a letter in the Chronicle-Independent dated January 11th from Andrew Pope. Surely he checked Camden and its facilities very carefully before making his move. If the Y was so important to him, he must have discovered that Camden has no Y, but has many exercise spots indoors and outdoors. This has been the Camden way of life for a long time … a way that many of us truly enjoy. There is so much in Camden to be proud of -- do not try to change it. If Camden does not have what you want for ...

January 20, 2012 | Henrietta McWillie Camden | Letters

Deer slayer (a misnomer)

To characterize me as a deer slayer, a hunter, or an outdoorswoman would be incongruous, to say the least. I do know how to handle a gun, having had a brother who assumed I might be of interest as a playmate if I knew how to shoot. Therefore, he dared me to shoot a double barrel shotgun and blow out the pantry window. Naturally, a challenge such as this required action. I shot out the window, was kicked a summersault, and expected the deserved whipping. (No one called or thought of DSS back then.) Mother, a widow, was too thankful ...

January 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Food for the Soul receives donation

January 20, 2012 | | People & Places

3-D solo exhibit on display at FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) welcomes 3-D artist Jen Pepper whose work will be showcased at the FAC beginning with an opening reception today at 6 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. Join us for the opening reception prior to the production of the "Chicago -- The Musical" which starts at 8 p.m. The reception is sponsored by First Community Bank and includes light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.

January 20, 2012 | | People & Places

Wygenia M. Washington

Wygenia M. Washington

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries

Mary C. Stuckey

Mary C. Stuckey

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries

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