August 27, 2014 | | Localife
Long time member of the Lions International Club, Rich Pinkerton, was recently selected to serve as the club's regional coordinator for the Leader Dog Program for North and South Carolina.
August 27, 2014 | | Localife
The Fine Arts Center will host its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the FAC in the Jim and Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing and Shull Pavilion.
August 27, 2014 | | Localife
August 27, 2014 | | National
I completed my bachelor's degree the first week of August, so I was thrilled to snag a job at the Chronicle-Independent a little more than a week later.
August 27, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Columns
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into a suspicious fire at a mobile home in Bethune that took place Aug. 21.
August 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
When I was told about the "Demon Nickname" article in Friday's paper, I was upset when I read the article. I was mad. Oh, by the way my daughter is a cheerleader.
August 27, 2014 | Craig Harvey, Proud Cheer Dad Lugoff | Letters
Military veterans, interested residents and family members of Kershaw County's three Medal of Honor recipients gathered at James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 on Saturday to officially name the I-20 bridge that crosses the Wateree River in honor of Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell.
August 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military
Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters.
August 27, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
We comment on sports issues in this space on a regular basis, because athletics are so ingrained into the culture of Kershaw County and South Carolina. This week marks the kick-off of college football season in the Palmetto State, and several developments highlight the changing culture of the pigskin pastime here.
August 27, 2014 | | Editorials
Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...
August 27, 2014 | | Education
Angel waited patiently outside as Leslie Fender sipped a cup of coffee inside a shop on Broad Street around a quarter to 10 on Tuesday morning. Even with her reins simply dropped on the curb, the well-trained 9-year-old quarter horse filly knew that Fender would come back out to continue their journey to Washington, D.C.
August 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
I am writing about the negative article that appeared in the Camden Chronicle this past Friday concerning the Lugoff Elgin cheerleaders.
August 27, 2014 | Kimberly M. Sims Lugoff | Letters
The Kershaw County Amateur Radio club will have a series of classes about amateur radio open to licensed and unlicensed enthusiasts. The classes will run September 10, 17 and 24 Wednesday evenings at 7-9 p.m. in the Band Room on the Camden Military Academy grounds.
August 27, 2014 | | Kershaw County
August 27, 2014 | | Ariail
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Kershaw County residents, especially those in the fire service, are mourning the loss of retired Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Steve McIntyre, 60, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 10. Current LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said McIntyre had encountered continuing medical issues over the past few years.
August 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
For the past couple of years, our district has designated one book for summer reading for secondary students. I've really liked this approach. It has generated a lot of enthusiasm and gotten entire families involved. This year's book, This I Believe II, is a collection of personal essays by a very diverse group of people, ranging from legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma to author Studs Terkel. The book got me to thinking; if I was to write an essay about what I believe about education, what would I say?
August 18, 2014 | | Columns
Let me begin with full disclosure: I was born in Greenville and even though my family moved away when I was 5 years old, I still consider Greenville my hometown. And, as with a first love, one's hometown will always be something special. So it is with me and Greenville.
August 18, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns
August 18, 2014 | | Ariail
Some missing something or the other required me to prowl through closets at Mama's house. That's when I found it. I pulled it out and smiled broadly, warmed by the memories it evoked.
August 18, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns
• Here in Kershaw County, we don't think about bridges much, unless it's the spans crossing the Lynches and Wateree rivers on U.S. 1, I-20 and other roads. Many bridges in our county are small, made of wood or pipes used as culverts. They cross streams and branches of creeks and -- according to our recent two-part story -- not in the greatest shape. Some state-owned bridges are in the process of being repaired or replaced with state and/or federal funds. But many others are owned by the county. All but two currently open bridges that cross bodies of ...
August 18, 2014 | | Editorials
Newly-hired Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb received some good news at Bethune Town Council's meeting Thursday. After a brief executive session discussion near the end of the meeting, council unanimously voted to give Cobb a $500 a year pay raise and provide him with a cell phone paid for by the town. The raise brings the part-time chief's annual pay to $16,000.
August 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County
I am man enough to admit that I have cried more than once since the news broke that Robin Williams had died by what local officials said was suicide.
August 18, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
The Kershaw County School Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the district's main office, 2029 West DeKalb St. in Camden.
August 18, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Education
The Chronicle-Independent is looking for the oldest person in Kershaw County. We'd love to interview them for a possible story about their memories of Kershaw County and about their lives.
August 18, 2014 | | Miscellaneous
The city of Camden will present "Citizens Planning College" a program that will teach the "ins and outs" of city planning in Camden.
August 18, 2014 | | Camden
Stacy Collier, MSN, RN, has been selected to serve as KershawHealth's Chief Nursing Officer. The graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Carolina.
August 18, 2014 | | Healthcare
Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.
August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle
Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.
August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle
Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.
August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle