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Feature Photo: Legislator of the Year

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission recently presented its inaugural "Preserving our Places in History Legislator of the Year" award to Sen. Vincent Sheheen (left). Sheheen was instrumental in securing funding in fiscal year 2016-17 for the Commission's heritage tourism project, which culminated in the development of the Green Book of South Carolina, the state's first online travel guide to African American historic places in South Carolina. The Green Book lists more than 300 sites associated with African American history including markers, districts, churches, schools, historic sites, cemeteries, museums and cultural attractions. Presenting the award were Jannie ...

April 06, 2018 | | Politics


Candidates off and running

The following is a list of local candidates for upcoming elections who have filed to run on the ballot in the Republican and Democratic primaries to be held June 12.

April 06, 2018 | | Politics


MES announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Midway Elementary School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 06, 2018 | | Education


ATEC students enter apprentice program

Two Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students have begun work as registered youth apprentices with Thompson Turner, the construction management company building the new Camden Elementary School. The apprenticeships are the first for the Kershaw County School District in almost 20 years.

April 06, 2018 | | Education


CCS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Cornerstone Christian School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 06, 2018 | | Education


KHGC meets Monday

King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at the home of Cathy Moss. Carol Meckstroth and Carolyn Willens will be co-hostesses.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


Feature Photo: Paratrooper Ceremony

South Carolina U.S. 5th District Rep. Ralph Norman (second from left) presents a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to J.C. Connell on Thursday. Connell's brother, 1st Lt. Ivey Connell, one of the first of hundreds of paratroopers who landed in the first mass parachute drop that took place 75 years ago Thursday as part of the 505th Paratrooper Regiment. He was killed in action only a few months later in Italy, posthumously receiving the Purple Heart and Silver Star. Other members of the Connell family are (from left ...

April 03, 2018 | | Military


Editorial: Farmers Market

The Kershaw County Farmers Market opens this Saturday for the 2018 season and we are happy to report it will be coming back to downtown Camden.

April 03, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: When two worlds blend

It is no secret that when John Tinker arrived in the rural heartland of the Deep South, he was thrust into a cultural environment as different as custom-made wrought iron gates are from barbed wire.

April 03, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Timber titan appeals to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- When the country's second-largest lumber producer tries to take the U.S. Justice Department to the Supreme Court over a forest fire that started under the distracted gaze of a watchtower forester -- who at the time was reportedly peeing on his own bare feet -- you can expect a few sparks to fly.

April 03, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The ‘Bibles’ of local history

In 1905, Kirkland and Kennedy had completed the "Old Testament" of local history with the publication of Historic Camden, Colonial and Revolutionary, Volume One. Twenty years later the "New Testament" of local history was completed when they wrote Historic Camden, Nineteenth Century, Volume Two. For about 100 years Historic Camden, Volumes One and Two served as the "Bible" of local history.

April 03, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Letter: Econ dev more than tax agreements, facilities

I read the recent article in the Chronicle-Independent about economic development in Kershaw County with great interest. I'm fortunate to have worked in several places and have seen economic development from a number of different angles.

April 03, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


CLIFTON L. DAVIS JR.

A service to celebrate the life of Clifton Loyce Davis, Jr., 74, will be held today at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

April 03, 2018 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA M. ELLIOTT

Funeral service for Patricia Morris Elliott, 73, will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Burial will be private in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Theil-Meyer Pet Adoption Center.

April 03, 2018 | | Obituaries


BOBBIE JOE JONES

Mr. Bobby Joe Jones, 65, of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

April 03, 2018 | | Obituaries


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Demons wrap up region title in romp

Lugoff-Elgin wrapped up its first region baseball title since 2010 behind Zac Branham's one-hitter in Tuesday's 12-2 win at Crestwood.

April 20, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wyatt breaks two CHS track marks

Select members of the Camden High boys' and girls' track and field teams participated in the 26th Annual Bojangles Track & Field Classic last Friday and ...

April 20, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldog netters stop Demons, 5-1

With a biting wind sending the ball in different directions and the temperature seeming much lower than the 57 degrees that the thermometers read, the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Sports


L-E gains momentum by trouncing Dutch Fork

At this time of year, it is all about peaking and being ready for the state playoffs which begin next week.

April 20, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS, L-E suffer softball defeats

Maddie McNeill hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to draw Camden to within, 7-5, but it was not enough as visiting Indian ...

April 20, 2018 | | Sports


Central downs Knights in season finale

Central scored three times in the bottom of the sixth for a come-from-behind, 5-3 win over North Central in Wednesday's season finale for the ...

April 20, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail - April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Tennis Center

It's finally official: the city of Camden's state of the art tennis complex is open.

April 20, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Mark my words

The new book I've written about Mama is a compilation of past columns about her as well as new stories that give an insight ...

April 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Put out the word

An elected official in Camden never wants to hear: "How come there's no place for kids to hang out?" One answer that doesn't ...

April 20, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The history of Monument Square

Monument Square developed as a part of the 1798 "extended plan" of the town of Camden which is credited to Col. Joseph Kershaw. It was ...

April 20, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The Wall That Heals an imortant icon

The Wall That Heals (TWTH) will open for public visiting May 3-6 on South Broad Street in Camden between the City Arena and Historic Camden ...

April 20, 2018 | Glen Inabinet James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 | Letters


Letter: Qualified superintendent candidates are right here

As the search for the superintendent continues, I hope the search committee will not overlook the qualified personnel that we have right in our own ...

April 20, 2018 | Doby E. Gordon III Bethune | Letters


WAYNE ANTHONY BOSWELL

Mr. Wayne Anthony Boswell, 54, of 697 Dicey Creek Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday , April 18, 2018.

April 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


SYLVIA A. DRAKEFORD

Sylvia A. Drakeford, 77, of Camden, SC passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. Viewing will be held from 3 to 6 pm today, April 20 ...

April 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


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