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February 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: FOIA steps

Legislators in Columbia have taken a couple of nice steps towards making government in South Carolina more open and accessible. Transparency is the word used most often these days, and while it's a bit overused, it's pretty accurate. The House of Representatives passed on second reading a bill requiring agendas at public meetings, setting up a Freedom of Information (FOI) Appeals Office and cutting the time for a response from 15 days to 10. None of them are earth-shattering, but they're solid.

February 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Wordsmithing war

WASHINGTON -- Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.

February 20, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Ham tabbed as L-E volleyball coach

Katie Ham, a former varsity assistant coach and head junior varsity volleyball coach at Lugoff-Elgin High School, will be returning to the school as the Lady Demons' varsity volleyball coach beginning with the 2015 season.

February 20, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Richardson: Puppy love

We are working on a Boykin Spaniel exhibit at the Camden Archives and Museum. Our curator of collections, Rickie Good, is an avowed dog lover whose household is home to four big dogs. She is absolutely in heaven working on this exhibit. With thousands of photographs of Boykin Spaniels on disk at her desk, she declares each one she opens is the cutest. Choosing the puppies to be featured in the exhibit has been a joyful and overwhelming task for her. Listening to her talk to her computer companions has made me remember all of the canine buddies who have ...

February 20, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Glenn B. Singleton

Funeral service for Glenn Berry Singleton, 63, will be held today, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday at 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Andrew B. Mickle

Funeral service for Mr. Andrew R. Mickle, 93, of Gainesville, Florida, formerly of Camden, will be held Monday, February 23, 2015, 11:00 A.M. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church, 520 Nelson Street in Camden with burial in the Belton's Family cemetery (Belton Cemetery Road and Flat Rock Road). Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen Davidson

A service of celebration for the life of Helen Elizabeth Groom Davidson, 42, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made in Helen's memory to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Claude Campbell

A funeral service honoring the life of Claude Edward Campbell, 85, of Elgin, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Miles, Rev. George Cashwell, and Rev. Jimmy Floyd will officiate. The family will receive friends today, February 20, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Campbell's memory to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Martha Dell Caldwell

Martha Dell Caldwell, 73, of 237 Egypt Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lillie Bruton

Mrs. Lillie Fletcher Moses Bruton, 81, of 607 Cooper Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, February 13, 2015.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joe Benton

Benny Joe Benton, 73, of Lugoff, SC, died Monday, February 16, 2015. He was born in Winnsboro, SC, the son of the late J. C. Benton and Mary Drawdy Benton. Joe was in the US Army and played in the 291 First Army Band. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, GA, 12th Military, was assigned to Germany and transferred to 9th Artillery, but was later transferred to the 3rd division band while in Germany. Upon return back to the US, Joe was assigned to 291 Army Band, was honorably discharged from the Army, but was called back because of ...

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - Feb. 20, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Emerson, a 2-year-old male rabbit, and Chani, a 2-year-old female domestic short-haired tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net ...

February 20, 2015 | | Pets


Need help with your tax return?

Tax laws become more complicated each year, and filing tax returns can be a daunting process.

February 20, 2015 | | Business


Kershaw County Library Brings Children’s Performer Elska to the Fine Arts Center

To celebrate the power of imagination and storytelling, Kershaw County Library will offer a performance by acclaimed children's musician Elska at the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Monday at 6 p.m.

February 20, 2015 | | People & Places


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Father-Son baseball camp includes USC baseball tickets

The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 7 at American Legion Park in Camden.

March 05, 2015 | | Sports


Editorial: Crape scolding

One thing which makes Camden so appealing is its attention to and love for trees. The city is graced with thousands of them, and they add immeasurably to the atmosphere of our municipality. The Camden Tree Foundation and its many volunteers work tirelessly to plant new trees and keep existing ones healthy, and the city of Camden has had the foresight to hire a professional to oversee the arboreal health of the area. But a recent newspaper column by the town's urban forester, Liz Gilland, was a bit troubling in its tone.

March 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Brown lauds Sheheen for CCRA service

Recently, a rather important occasion went unnoticed in Camden. Bob Sheheen retired after 38 years on the board of the Carolina Cup Racing Association. In many of these years, he served as vice chairman.

March 04, 2015 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


Letter: Real estate broker wants to ‘educate’ school board

I am writing to "educate" some folks with the Kershaw County school board regarding the article that came out in the Chronicle-Independent newspaper on Feb. 20, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Suzanne W. Gordon, Gordon Realty Cassatt | Letters


Letter: Reader says KCSD referenda not chamber issue

Last November, we voted down the referendum that would empower the KCSD to tear down usable and functioning schools and construct replacement along with a new or rehabilitated Camden High football stadium. All it was going to cost was $130 million plus interest. But, fear not, they also asked us to approve a "penny" sales tax to pay for it.

March 04, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - March 4, 2015

19 YEARS AGO - March 6, 1996

March 04, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Free tax service eases filing headaches for elderly

Age can have its advantages when it comes to paying federal income taxes.

March 04, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 4, 2015

Real estate transactions

March 04, 2015 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey - March 4, 2015

March 04, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Umpiring clinic on tap

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an umpire certification clinic for those persons interested in working Dixie Boys baseball games.

March 04, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons keep Kickoff Classic trophy at home

Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs drop two in Pee Dee event

After dropping their first two games of the Pee Dee Invitational Pre-season Tournament being played in West Florence, Camden High head baseball coach Denny Beckley said it is time for his team to stop reading and believing what people are saying about them.

March 04, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Serpas' double lifts L-E past Aiken

Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers and Knights blank CMA

Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.

March 04, 2015 | | Sports


March is Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for a great month of celebrating youth arts. The month's events begin with the opening of the Youth Arts Month exhibition in the Bassett Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Some of the best student artwork will be on display through April 9. Art teachers from grades K-12 have chosen the top of their students' work to be on exhibition. This work will be judged again at the Center and the best of each grade level will go ...

March 04, 2015 | | Arts


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