Turning our clocks back away from daylight-saving time really threw my family for a loop. Despite the extra hour of sleep we got that particular night, it's disrupted our sleep pattern. We, frankly, are tired of it and wish the practice would come to an end.
Tyrone Keith Frierson will be at least 62 years old before he can walk out of prison. Frierson, 42, pled guilty Monday morning to strangling his wife, Kisha, on Oct. 15, 2009. Originally charged with murder, which could have carried a 30 years to life sentence, Frierson pled to voluntary manslaughter.
Two men from North Carolina have been arrested and another North Carolina man is being sought in connection with the theft of a pair of large lawn mowers from one Camden business and a trailer from another. The mowers were valued at a combined total of $15,000.
Kevin Bronson will be Camden's city manager for another four years and get a nearly $8,000 raise, bringing his annual salary to $105,000.
The Camden Fire Department (CFD) was twice called to a home on Copeland Circle just outside the city limits Monday morning. The home was deemed a total loss by the time the second battle was over.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are investigating two roadside robberies. In one case, the victim was assaulted and his wallet stolen. In the second incident, the victim was forced to give up his vehicle at gunpoint.
(This police report was inadvertently not published to the C-I website when it appeared in our print edition Nov. 3, 2010. It is produced now as a service to our website subscribers.)
Merchants and restaurant owners within Camden's city limits could begin selling alcohol on Sunday as soon as early December. Camden voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum allowing the possibility in the Nov. 2 general election.
(A shorter version of today's column first appeared as a blog entry on the C-I's free community website. To start your own blog, go to community.chronicle-independent.com, look for Blogs in the left-hand column under our Photo Gallery and click "Post a Blog.")
Former Kershaw County Administrator Bobby Boland and current Kershaw County Utilities Director Russell Wright filed a federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Tuesday against Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. David Thomley. Boland and Wright are claiming Thomley violated their civil rights.
A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy caught on tape beating an arrested man has been indicted by a federal grand jury with violating the victim's civil rights.
A 30-year-old former Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) corrections officer has been charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting his girlfriend's 14-year-old sister.
With 1,554 votes, incumbent Walter Long led balloting Tuesday to win re-election for a second term on Camden City Council. Willard Polk, coming in second with 1,397 votes, gained the seat held by departing Councilman Ned Towell who is stepping down following a failed bid for Kershaw County Probate Judge. Challenger Phyllis Hampton Dye came in third with 1,148 votes.
Jim Matthews is going to take a little bit of a break. A week, perhaps, to recharge after nearly two and a half years of campaigning to become Kershaw County's new sheriff.
Nearly 40 firefighters from more than a half-dozen fire stations converged on Bethune Saturday night responding to a large fire on the SAFA Exxon property at the corner of Main and King streets. The first calls came in around 8:40 p.m, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.
They've become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June's finances.
OK, OK, yes I'm talking Star Trek again, but hang on, this is really more about newspapers than Star Trek. All right, maybe 50-50.
Ron Prestage, president of Prestage Farms and a Kershaw County resident, spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday in a Washington, D.C., jail cell. According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Prestage, 59, was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after officers discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun and a magazine with ammunition in a briefcase while trying to enter the Cannon House Office Building.
Jeffrey R. Graham, Deborah H. Davis and Bob Williams are the three names city of Camden voters will see on November ballots as they try to fill two open seats on Camden City Council.
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