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West Wateree and Camden Rotary Clubs sponsors woodworking competition for libraries

Over the past few months, a small wooden box on the front lawn of a Camden home has been drawing attention. Many a passersby has taken a closer look to discover that the box contains a collection of books, a sign announcing "Free Little Library," and an invitation to take or leave a book.

April 01, 2015 | | Education

Kids' crappie tourney set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Camden Royals host AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU youth basketball team is hosting a tournament from April 10-12 at the Bishopville Recreation Department.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Camden Spring Classic brings new set of jumpers to town

With the Carolina Cup now in the history books, it is time for Camden to welcome a different set of jumpers to town.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine

Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News

CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports

Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements

Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places

Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine

Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

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Knights drop pair of region games

North Central had enough hits to have won a ballgame but the Knights stranded seven runners in scoring position which ended up proving costly to ...

March 23, 2018 | | Sports

Bulldogs top Barons, fall to Eagles

Chapin righted its ship following back-to-back, non-conference losses to Lugoff-Elgin and Lexington by sweeping Region 5-4A foe and defending 4A state champion A.C. Flora ...

March 23, 2018 | | Sports

L-E visits CHS for Saturday Dogfest

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Camden High's American Legion Park.

March 23, 2018 | | Sports

Not getting older but getting better

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on ...

March 23, 2018 | By Kathee Stahl Special to the C-I | Equine

Ariail - March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018 | | Ariail

Publisher's Note: Economic Development

Today, readers will have an opportunity to take a deep look at economic development in Kershaw County. Editor Jim Tatum and Senior Writer Martin L ...

March 23, 2018 | By Mike Mischner, Publisher Chronicle-Independent | Editorials

Column: Women to the swamp

WASHINGTON -- How many times have we heard that this is the year of the woman?

March 23, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Funeral services for Elvin Eugene Brown, Sr., 62, were held on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Memorials may be made to House of Prayer with Open ...

March 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


Funeral service for Mrs. Betty Thomas Stover, 78, of 2409-A Neal Switch Rd., Camden, will be held Saturday, March 24, at noon in Good Hope ...

March 23, 2018 | | Obituaries

Spring dog show Saturday

The 82nd Annual Spring Dog Show will be held at 1 p.m. in Rectory Square, in downtown Camden. March 25 is the rain date ...

March 23, 2018 | | Camden

Deputies save fleeing suspect’s life

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies ended up having to save the life of a man who fled from a safety checkpoint on S ...

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO charges men with cockfighting

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three men March 17 and charged them with cockfighting. A KCSO press release identified the men as ...

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Historic parachute drop commemoration is March 29

Everyone from around the region, state and nation is invited to attend a special commemoration, to be held Thursday, March 29, at 2:30 p ...

March 23, 2018 | | Military

This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Hartsville (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Wilson (BB – 4:30 p ...

March 20, 2018 | | Sports

Post 17 recognitions

March 20, 2018 | | People & Places

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