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C-I announces newsroom reorganization

C-I announces newsroom reorganization

Camden Media Co. is proud to announce the return of Jim Tatum to the staff of the Chronicle-Independent. Tatum, who most recently worked for the Summerville Journal Scene, begins working as the C-I’s senior staff writer Monday. In addition, Tenell Felder is being promoted to design editor, a reflection of her excellent design work for several Camden Media Co. publications.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:02 p.m. | Updated: jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | C-I announces newsroom reorganization Comments 0 Comments

Camden

City council to recognize Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen

Camden City Council will recognize the new Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen winners for 2015 during its meeting Tuesday evening. Council will honor 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks and 2015 Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes, as well as their platforms.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 3:16 p.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City council to recognize Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen Comments 0 Comments

Broad Street railroad crossing closing for repairs Monday

 

CSX Railroad will close the Broad Street railroad crossing in Dusty Bend for two weeks starting Monday in order to conduct repairs.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 4:22 p.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Broad Street railroad crossing closing for repairs Monday Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Jan. 28, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) arrested a 26-year-old Kershaw man Sunday on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:01 p.m. | Updated: jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Jan. 28, 2015 Comments 0 Comments
‘Fire Stop’ extinguisher puts out kitchen fire

‘Fire Stop’ extinguisher puts out kitchen fire

 

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews arrived at the scene of a reported kitchen fire at Sherwood Apartments around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to find only a light haze of smoke, but no fire. According to a LF-R press release, an automatic fire extinguisher magnetically attached to the stove hood had activated and extinguished the grease fire before it spread into the rest of the kitchen and apartment.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 4:27 p.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | ‘Fire Stop’ extinguisher puts out kitchen fire Comments 0 Comments

Education

Midway Elementary announces honor roll

Midway Elementary is announcing students on it’s a and A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 3:02 p.m. | Updated: jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Midway Elementary announces honor roll Comments 0 Comments
WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC

WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC

 

A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) industrial and engineering technology students. Officials announced the launch of the WE, or Work Experience, program during a press conference at CCTC’s main campus Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 3:12 p.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. | WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC Comments 0 Comments
KCSD to focus on ‘health, safety and emergency’ repairs at schools

KCSD to focus on ‘health, safety and emergency’ repairs at schools

In November, voters rejected two referenda put on the ballot by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to replace or repair aging schools and other facilities. Now, the district must find ways to maintain those facilities without a $130 million bond or 1 percent sales tax it planned to use to pay for the bond.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 3:10 p.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KCSD to focus on ‘health, safety and emergency’ repairs at schools Comments 0 Comments

WES reports honor rolls for second nine weeks

Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second nine week period of the school year. They include:

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 2:52 p.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | WES reports honor rolls for second nine weeks Comments 0 Comments
KCSD budget ‘notebook’ provides snapshot of school spending

KCSD budget ‘notebook’ provides snapshot of school spending

 

On the 135th day of school, coming up on March 18, Midway Elementary School’s projected enrollment should include 359 students in regular classrooms and another six in self-contained classroom. The school’s classroom capacity is 400 students.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KCSD budget ‘notebook’ provides snapshot of school spending Comments 1 Comment

Healthcare

ICU nurse honored with first DAISY Award

ICU nurse honored with first DAISY Award

A 9-year-old boy got to hug and say good-bye to his grandfather at KershawHealth before he died, thanks to the compassion of a nurse presented with the hospital’s first-ever DAISY Award on Friday afternoon.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:08 p.m. | Updated: jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | ICU nurse honored with first DAISY Award Comments 0 Comments
County asks KershawHealth for $3 million to continue EMS

County asks KershawHealth for $3 million to continue EMS

Kershaw County is asking KershawHealth for $3 million to assume operating emergency medical services (EMS) for the first 21 months following the anticipated March 31 takeover of the hospital by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. The county is asking KershawHealth to make the payment out of the money Capella will pay to lease KershawHealth’s real estate and purchase its furniture, fixtures and equipment.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:07 p.m. | Updated: jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | County asks KershawHealth for $3 million to continue EMS Comments 0 Comments

KH board to focus on finances, Capella deal tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will focus on finances in several ways during its meeting tonight at the Health Resource Center in Camden.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 3:19 p.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KH board to focus on finances, Capella deal tonight Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

State gives $1.5 million to CCTC for expansion

State gives $1.5 million to CCTC for expansion

The expansion of higher education opportunities in Kershaw County took a major step forward Monday as the state of South Carolina presented Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) in Camden a $1.5 million check to help with that facility’s growth. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and Sen. Thomas McElveen attended the presentation ceremony at the CCTC campus near I-20.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:00 p.m. | Updated: jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | State gives $1.5 million to CCTC for expansion Comments 0 Comments

KCC to hear text to 911 presentation

Kershaw County Council will hear a presentation Tuesday night by Kirk Stropes, the county’s E911 deputy director, on a new system where people can text emergencies to 911. It is one of three presentations on council’s agenda for the evening.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 3:20 p.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. | KCC to hear text to 911 presentation Comments 0 Comments

Technical Soccer Camp open for registration

 

Registration is open for the Technical Soccer Camp. Come receive Academy level training and learn how to play soccer the right way! The Technical Soccer methods and techniques will create a fun yet challenging environment that will give you the foundations to play at the next level.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 1:28 p.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Technical Soccer Camp open for registration  Comments 0 Comments
Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter celebrates 16 years

Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter celebrates 16 years

 

The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, at 460 Fair St. in Camden will have been in operation for 16 years as of Feb. 1 and they are celebrating the occasion the entire week with special offers for pet lovers. Feb. 1 is a Sunday and the facility is closed Sunday and Monday each week, so the festivities are slated to begin Tuesday, Feb. 3 and continue through Saturday, Feb. 7.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 4:34 p.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter celebrates 16 years Comments 0 Comments

National

This 'mother hood' video has us laughing and crying in under 3 minutes

This 'mother hood' video has us laughing and crying in under 3 minutes



A playground gang fight? With ... moms?
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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:19 p.m. | This 'mother hood' video has us laughing and crying in under 3 minutes Comments 0 Comments
Parenting after infertility — why am I still sad?

Parenting after infertility — why am I still sad?

For most couples, parenting after infertility brings solace and a relationship that is long awaited. But for some, the undercurrent of feelings related to infertility continues to read its ugly head. Although most “resolve” their infertility (fertility treatments, child-free living, adoption, third party reproduction) and their lives move forward, many women continue to feel a resurgence of sadness even after parenting.
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Child welfare system of every state fails to meet minimum standards, report says

Child welfare system of every state fails to meet minimum standards, report says

All three branches of the federal government and every state have failed to meet minimum standards to protect abused and neglected children, according to a report issued Tuesday that lambasted the American child-welfare system.
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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 12:28 p.m. | Child welfare system of every state fails to meet minimum standards, report says Comments 0 Comments
4 things your newborn wants you to know

4 things your newborn wants you to know

Your newborn baby is cute, for sure, but it doesn't seem like there is much going on in there. The baby eats. The baby cries. The baby fills diapers. The baby sleeps. However, your baby is quite intelligent for one who is such a novice at life. If he or she could talk, this is what you might hear.
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11 gorgeous things men should say to their wives

11 gorgeous things men should say to their wives

Every woman wants to feel beautiful in the eyes of her husband. It seems safe to say every man wants his wife to feel beautiful—even gorgeous. When a woman feels that the loving comments and actions from her husband are genuine, it can’t help but increase her love for him. Here are 11 things you can say that will get you in the compliment-giving groove.
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3 family friendly football movies to get you ready for the Super Bowl

3 family friendly football movies to get you ready for the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl fast approaching, here are three family friendly football movies to get you amped up for the big game.
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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 2:48 a.m. | 3 family friendly football movies to get you ready for the Super Bowl Comments 0 Comments

Politics

Candy Silvers announces reelection campaign

Candy Silvers announces reelection campaign

 

Elgin Councilwoman Candace “Candy” Silvers is running for reelection in Elgin’s Feb. 3 election for town council. Voters put Silvers on council during a special election in 2013 to replace former Councilman Norman Allen “Bubba” Ernst after his resignation. Silvers previously served on Elgin’s planning and zoning commission. She said she would like the opportunity to continue to help her community through public service.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Candy Silvers announces reelection campaign Comments 0 Comments


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