Friday afternoon's tragic accidents on U.S. 1 in Lugoff should serve as notice to us all: we need to be far, far more careful and wear our seatbelts every time we are in a vehicle, whether we are driving or merely a passenger.
Congratulations to Paul Napper, executive director of The ALPHA Center, feted on today's front page as the 2015 recipient of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation's Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award. As his nominators, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and ALPHA Center Prevention Director Tina Griggs said in their nomination letters, we know of no one more deserving of such recognition.
As previewed on today's front page, Kershaw County Council is set to hold a public hearing and take final reading on a potential $17.2 million economic development bond issue. The money -- based on "Plan 4" offered by county staff -- would be used to make improvements at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial parks. Plan 4 also involves the use of $4 million in county reserve funds.
When news of University of South Carolina (USC) head football coach Steve Spurrier's resignation from the post hit social media Monday night, rumors swirled as to who would replace the Hall of Fame coach either in the short or long term.
On today's front page, you'll see stories of at least two student groups helping others in the wake of this month's heavy rainfall and flooding in the Midlands. First, not only did Camden Military Academy students put together and deliver a massive donation of water and other goods for hard-hit folks in Columbia, but they actually helped out some of those in need directly.
One life lost, dozens of homes and businesses damaged, roads and bridges washed out. These are all things caused by flooding which resulted from this past weekend's long, steady, sometimes very heavy rain.
Welcome to the first-ever Tuesday edition of the Chronicle-Independent. As you can see, in addition to repackaging our old three times a week news for twice weekly publication, we're bringing you more color to our pages.
Not long ago, the words "Done deal!" graced our front page, trumpeting the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' unanimous vote to have Chair Karen Eckford sign the finalized lease/purchase and management agreements with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health, the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina.