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Run off those Thanksgiving calories before breakfast

Those people seeking a less-guilty Thanksgiving Day now have a place to go before taking part in a big meal.

November 24, 2015 | | Sports

Wooten and Prestage join in marriage

Madelyn Annette Wooten and Zachary William Prestage were united in marriage at half past four o'clock on Saturday, November 7, 2015 on Figure Eight Island in Wilmington, NC The Reverend Louis Ernest Strickland officiated the ceremony.

November 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Nov. 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Camden High

This is turning out to be a very difficult year for Camden High School (CHS), its students, teachers, staff and community.

November 24, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: Crazy is as crazy does

WASHINGTON -- One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?

November 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Heflin grateful for chance to serve

As I sit back and ponder the election results of several weeks ago, I feel overwhelmed. Many emotions go through my head. I can hear my grandparents, the late John W. and Ora Lee Heflin, saying to me, "Be humble, listen to the people, and always respect them."

November 24, 2015 | John Heflin Bethune Town Council | Letters

Rich: Thanksgiving 2015

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one of the dearest friends of my life, was back in the hospital with congestive heart failure.

November 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Yesteryear - Nov. 24, 2015

Guiding elementary school pupils across the street might seem like one of the duller aspects of his job, but Lt. Bill Roscoe, Camden Police Department, doesn't see it that way.

November 24, 2015 | | Yesteryear

Walker: Saving lives with your life’s passion

How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.

November 24, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-ed: Eminent domain and the new threat to property rights

On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of eminent domain to a company constructing any kind of pipeline. Eminent domain, remember, is a power held by governments – not private companies – to expropriate private property for public use. The bill now in the General Assembly, however, would require private pipeline companies to go through a permitting process with both the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) before the power of eminent domain could be exercised.

November 24, 2015 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns

‘Special’ criminals

These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for a good cause. Seeking bail money are (from left) Camden Fire Chief John Bowers; Travis Luthren, a 26-year-old Special Olympian who competes in bowling, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding; and Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray. The incarceration was all part of the Special Olympics annual Torch Run series of events. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Torch Run events also include waitressing and car-hopping at local restaurants. "This benefits 22,940 athletes ...

November 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County

For the Record - Nov. 24, 2015

Real estate transactions

November 24, 2015 | | For the Record

Bye Bye, Bully!

November 24, 2015 | | Education

Herbert Ray Rutledge

A service to celebrate the life of Herbert Ray Rutledge, 79, will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29020.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Robert Odom

Robert "Bob" Odom, 59, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away Nov. 17, 2015. Bob is survived by his loving family. Please see full obituary at

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

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Correction: CHS hosts Lakewood on Wednesday

In Tuesday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, in the sports schedule for the week, it was incorrectly reported that Camden would host Lakewood in a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Mohaymen continues to add to Kentucky Derby resume

SOUTH OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- Shadwell Stable's regally bred Mohaymen kept his undefeated record intact with an confident 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's ...

December 01, 2015 | | Equine

This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Lakewood at Camden (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden at Lugoff-Elgin (WR - 7 p.m.)

December 01, 2015 | | Sports

Babs Cocks passes away at 96

Barbara "Babs" Lucas Cocks, aged 96 of Kennett Square, Penn., and former winter resident of Camden, died peacefully in the company of her family on ...

December 01, 2015 | | Sports

Goffs reel in a national title at ABA Couples Series event

The Lugoff husband and wife pairing of Victoria and Dale Goff bested the 21-team field who took part in the South Carolina's Couples Series ...

December 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Orientation for Legion Oratorical Contest is Sunday

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post #17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 ...

December 01, 2015 | | People & Places

FAC Holiday Sales show starts Friday

The Kershaw County Fine Arts Center 2015 Holiday Sales Show kicks off Friday and will run through Dec. 16.

December 01, 2015 | | People & Places

Deadline extended for individual FEMA assistance

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday her request for a 30-day extension of the registration period for individual assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management ...

December 01, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Ariail for Dec. 1, 2015

December 01, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Health board is still public body

Our recent report on how the Health Services District of Kershaw Count Board of Trustees netted $2.3 million from the $35 million lease/sale ...

December 01, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: The pathology of Trump-itis

WASHINGTON -- Surely he's finally gone and done it now.

December 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: Too much information

Occasionally, sleep will sneak away from me in the middle of the night. I will try not to get my mind going because once it ...

December 01, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Teal: ‘Celebrating’ Reconstruction

The 150th anniversary year of the Civil War with various reenactments and activities came to an end in the spring of 2015. Although matters about ...

December 01, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Letter: Parent addresses dress code column

On Friday, November 27, one of the high school columnists wrote about the dress code at, I can only assume, her local high school. There ...

December 01, 2015 | Chris Anderson Camden | Letters

Yesteryear - Dec. 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors made a decision Monday night that has been years in the making -- to begin the search for ...

December 01, 2015 | | Yesteryear

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