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Editorial: Camden & L-E

Friday marks the annual match-up between the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldogs and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Demons football teams. It's a much looked forward to start of the high school football season, along with last Friday's Jamboree. We wish both teams well and are excited to see who comes out on top this year.

August 19, 2015 | | Editorials


Picturing Our Town -- Community Camera

August 17, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Noted and passed - Aug. 17, 2015

• We are glad two teenage girls missing from Camden for nearly a week were located, safely. We are glad the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office took the case seriously, did not give up and did what needed to be done to find them. What we still wonder about -- and likely will due to their status as minors -- is why the two girls ran from deputies when they were located at a Camden motel. Insofar as we know, no adults have been charged with the case. Folks commenting on Facebook have, on one hand, said the girls have done this sort ...

August 17, 2015 | | Editorials


Letters: Morgan responds to education funding criticism

I always enjoy reading letters by Mr. Charlie Humphries about education. In his August 14 letter in the Chronicle-Independent, he discussed "bang for the buck" in terms of education spending.

August 17, 2015 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Rich: The South’s love for nicknames

For some reason Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

August 17, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


KFA Camden Crew dancers shine at Grand National Finals

Several members of the KFA Camden Crew, the competitive dance team based at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County competed at Dance Troupe Incorporated's Grand National Finals in Savannah, Ga.

August 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Walker: Rescued by a bloodhound

A special delivery for Hailey recently showed up at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). A $100 check -- in the form of a donation -- for Hailey the bloodhound.

August 17, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School News - Aug. 17, 2015

Senior Ericka Contreras, a communications major from Cassatt was recently honored as the first graduate of Coker College's Honors Program.

August 17, 2015 | | Education


Ariail for Aug. 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 | | Ariail


Saturday 5k race at L-E will benefit United Way

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host its inaugural Rival Week 5K run/walk on Saturday, Aug. 15.

August 14, 2015 | | Sports


Correction on Cedrick Malone story

In a story on former Camden High football standout and current University of South Carolina football player Cedrick Malone in the Wednesday, Aug. 5 edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the names of his mother and grandmother were inadvertently mixed up.

August 14, 2015 | | Sports


Michelle Marie Bailey

Mrs. Michelle Marie Bailey, 54, of 1132 Seminole Way, Lugoff, passed on Monday, August 10, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Gethsemane Deliverance Center, Cassatt, with burial in Cedar Cemetery, Camden. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge.

August 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leon Hollis

Mr. Leon Hollis, 60, of Lugoff, died Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Born in New York, New York, he was the son of the late David Sr. and Martha Bynum Hollis. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Chapel of Remembrance, Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, with burial in Unity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lugoff. Viewing will be Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Hollis family.

August 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


James L. LaFrage

A funeral service to honor the life of James L. "Jim" LaFrage, Sr., 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jim's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leon Wilson

A funeral service for Leon Wilson, 61, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. Minister Ernest D. Murphy will officiate.

August 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Lady Knights pick up where they left off

Size does not matter.

August 28, 2015 | | Sports


WES First Day Fun

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center annual meeting September 10

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat ...

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Electric bills

Wednesday, we reported on this summer's excessive heat and its effects on city of Camden electric bills. Several of us here at the Chronicle-Independent ...

August 28, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: N.Y.’s bizarre uproar over topless women

NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps has good reason to remain sleepless these days. A new terror imperils New York, threatening to destroy all ...

August 28, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


School board chairman responds to FOIA column

I am writing this letter in response to your "Viewpoint" section editorial article entitled, "School board almost gets exec sessions right." I would like to ...

August 28, 2015 | Ron Blackmon, Chairman Kershaw County Board of Trustees | Letters


Moment of Nature - Aug. 28, 2015

If I were creative enough to write a song about the weather conditions this summer and how they have impacted our public trees, I would ...

August 28, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The Promise Zone

One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our ...

August 28, 2015 | | Columns


FCB celebrates 20 years today

First Community Bank will recognizes its 20th anniversary today with customer and employee celebrations in its banking offices. The bank opened its first two offices ...

August 28, 2015 | | Business


Camden native joins Keller Williams NE Market Center

Jan Marsh, a Camden native, and Linda Clyburn, both real estate sales professionals in Columbia, have joined the Keller Williams Columbia NE Market Center, according ...

August 28, 2015 | | Business


iPad Mini reading

August 28, 2015 | | Education


Pets of the Week - Aug. 28, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Lucas, a 6-month-old male Corgi/Jack Russell mix, and Benson, a ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pets


Rec Notes - Aug. 28, 2015

Line dance classes start Sept.14. Line dancing is a great stress reducer and emotional release as well as good exercise, providing much the same ...

August 28, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


ATEC’s Katie Gilson earns state and regional honors

Katie Gilson, agricultural instructor at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC), recently earned the Outstanding Young Member Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators ...

August 28, 2015 | | Education


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