After reading the letter to the editor in the April 1 Chronicle-Independent praising Councilman Willard Polk for his immediate response to the request made by Paddy Bell, chairman of the Camden Garden Club, concerning the Joseph Kershaw gravesite project, I wasn't surprised.
"What if they gave a war and nobody came? So goes an old Vietnam War era bumper sticker. I've got an update in mind: What if they gave a war and nobody paid attention?
Margot Rochester was a very special person. She was teacher, mentor, author, speaker, Master Gardener and friend to all who knew her. She wrote many gardening columns for various newspapers, including Kershaw County's Chronicle-Independent, and authored two books, "Earthly Delights" and "Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners." She was also a very special friend to me. We would often visit public and private gardens ...
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NEW YORK -- Whether the topic is Libya's rebels or Afghanistan's "reconciliation" with the Taliban, the pivotal question is, or should be: What about the women?
Given his team's recent rash of injuries, Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley could not complain about his team being in third place in the Region 6-AAA race with three conference games left on their schedule.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. County directors attended the district meeting of the Kershaw County Farm Bureau at Blaney in April 1958. They included (seated, from left) D.K. Stokes, Camden; C.B. Mitchell, Bethune, director of the S.C. Farm Bureau; D.E. Baxley, Kershaw; Mrs. J.R. Bell, Lugoff; (standing) J.D. Crawford, Camden; Howard Truesdale, Westville; R.D. Pate, Kershaw; H.J. Horton, ...
Captain Stephen D. Lee, CSA wrote on April 13, 1861 that, "We then proceeded at once to Fort Johnson (James Island), which we reached at 4 a. m. (April 12), and to Captain George S. James, commanding at that post, gave the order to open fire at the time indicated. His first shell was fired at 4:30 a. m….."
29 YEARS AGO -- April 5-8, 1982
Get a real taste of spring at the season opening of the Kershaw County Farmers Market Saturday.
The 21st annual KershawHealth Foundation Vern Ketchem Golf Tournament will be held Monday at the Camden Country Club.
George Keys, 73, died Thursday. He was the son of the late Rev. Summers and Sallie Keys.
Food for the Soul soup kitchen and emergency shelter will "Pass the Plate" this summer in churches, civic clubs, businesses, and community organizations to support the ministry's outreach to Kershaw County's hungry and homeless.
Amy Rebecca Bolin and James Jennings Tinsley, both of Columbia, were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The Reverend Doctor Bradley D. Smith officiated the ceremony.
Funeral services for Carless Eugene Mitchell, 64, will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Camden Cotillion Club still going strong after 31 years
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Edward M. Pratt, 80, of Kershaw County, SC will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery, Lugoff, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Pratt's memory to Collins Children's Home, P.O. Box 745, Seneca, SC 29679.
Charles Wills DuBose (Red DuBose), 77 years old, of Camden, SC, husband of Diana Easter DuBose, died peacefully at his home, Cantey Lane Farm, on May 19, 2013. Born in Charlotte, NC on December 20, 1935, Charles was a son of Charles Perkins DuBose, Jr and Edith Wills DuBose.
Mrs. Lucy J. Swain, 77, of 1109 Windsor Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, May 19, 2013.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Seemingly beaten in deep stretch, Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy made a thrilling late move that carried him to a head victory over Gustavian in the $50,000 National Hunt Cup (Gr. 3), the featured hurdle race of Saturday's 83rd annual Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern, Pa.
Funeral service for Mr. Carnell Adamson, Sr. 88, of 1204 Gordon Street in Camden will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Scott Hill Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 6-7 p.m. at Collins Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The South Carolina State Transport Police (STP) held a ceremony on Friday, May 3 to recognize its top employees for 2012. LaShaune Smith, resident of Camden, was named State Transport Police 2012 Employee of the Year. Ms. Smith has been with STP for nine years. She serves as the CMV Statistician and Administrative Assistant to Captain J.D. Price.
WASHINGTON -- Folks, deep breath time. This is not the end of the Obama presidency. It's a bad stretch with an unfortunate confluence of unfortunate events. None of which will make the first paragraph -- not even the first page -- of the account of the Obama administration in the history books. Let's tick through the trifecta of scandals and what they tell ...
Camden welcomed an extraordinary visitor and new friend last week: Nina Antonetti, an "urbanist." She's been teaching about cities at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., for the last 15 years.
The proposed "road diet" that the city of Camden is contemplating for its downtown area is intended to make the central business district more vibrant, pleasant and inviting. But not everyone agrees that will happen if the plan is effected, and city council is right to proceed slowly with this rather than rushing into something that's going to be met with resistance. The plan is complex but involves, among ...