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Editorial: Paul Napper

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.

November 10, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: KCSD bond rating

For years, there has been a parade of critics claiming the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and its board of trustees do not know what they're doing with its tax dollars.

November 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Other pieces of the puzzle

During the last week, we have come out in favor of and urged cooperation on the $17.2 million economic development bond recently passed by Kershaw County Council.

November 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: KC bond

With Kershaw County Council's 4-2 vote Tuesday to issue $17.2 million in bonds for a series of upgrades to our industrial parks, it's time to move forward.

October 30, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: $17.2 million

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.

October 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: A ‘new’ divide?

For years, most people divided Kershaw County into two pieces, divided by the Wateree River. Camden vs. Lugoff; the West Wateree vs. those living on the east side of the river.

October 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: KCC needs to fill open KH seat

Kershaw County Council's decision not to fill a vacant seat on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees is problematic.

October 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Shawn Elliott

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.

October 16, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Helping others

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.

October 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Thankful

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.

October 09, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: And here we are

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.

October 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Kelly sentence

We agree with Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews: if anyone was a candidate for a life sentence without the possibility of parole, it was Stephen Ross Kelly.

October 02, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Almost done

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.

September 30, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Agnes Slayman

We are disappointed to hear of Agnes Slayman's resignation as superintendent of the Chester County School District (CCSD). Kershaw County School District administrators, teachers, staff and students may remember Slayman from her 20 years here as a high school assistant principal, middle and high school principal and, finally, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. She left the district to become CCSD superintendent in January 2012.

September 28, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Fire Fest

Fire Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary Saturday at the nearly renovated Rhame Arena in downtown Camden. It celebrates this anniversary with much of its traditional fare -- the 9 a.m. parade of fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles down Broad Street (this year, beginning at Rutledge Street, according to the event's Facebook page); side-by-side burn demonstrations, showing how important residential sprinkler systems can be; the annual Explorers competition; and lots of vendors, food and other fun.

September 25, 2015 | | Editorials


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Katherine Iseman

Passers-by may have noticed the large American flag flying on Broad Street and possibly even saw a fire truck leading a funeral procession from First ...

September 27, 2016 | | Editorials


Monsters here

On today's front page readers will see a variety of items. One is a lighthearted feature by Katrina Moses about the Pokémon Go ...

September 23, 2016 | | Editorials


Vivian Metze

We would like to offer our sincere congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Vivian B. Metze, who was honored Friday by the city of Camden ...

September 20, 2016 | | Editorials


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