I've covered news for nearly four decades in Kershaw County yet I've never been as shocked as I was upon learning yesterday that the S.C. Department of Wildlife will release more than 10,000 deadly cotton-mouth moccasins into Lake Wateree later this summer.
Tripp Speaks has been one of those pitchers which every baseball coach loves to have on their team.
Camden native and 13-year NFL veteran Vonnie Holliday is hosting the Vonnie Holliday Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon on Friday night, pril 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the AMF Lanes on Bush River Road in Columbia.
It will not exactly be business as usual in College Park for Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, but the objective will be the same.
The word "transparency" has become a popular one for politicians to use. After all, how many citizens are there here in Kershaw County -- or across South Carolina and the United States, for that matter -- who aren't in favor of a more open government? Not many. Indeed, transparency was one of the key platforms of Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign, and the issue no doubt contributed to her victory. A little squabble is now ...
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Midget basketball team won the state championship in the state tournament played at Myrtle Beach in March 1954. Celebrating the win are (first row, from left) Harold Robinson, Jimmie Roller, Jimmie Haynes, Charles Davenport, (second row) coach Clyde Jahnke, Lindsay Pierce, Bobby Johnson, Larry Foster, Lee McCaskill, Bobby Robinson, coach Giles ...
46 YEARS AGO -- March 29-31, 1965
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When you are suffering through a three-game slide, any win is appreciated, right?
When I read the headline in last Wednesday's paper, "Local skepticism, opposition greet gambling bill" I eagerly read Trevor Baratko's article to find out what the greater community was thinking.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning on April 25 the FAC will hold three nights of auditions for the first-ever Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. If you sing, dance, juggle or just have an amazing talent, then this competition is for you! See if you can move forward to the final competition scheduled for April 28 at ...
Wake up, citizens of Camden! Do you have any clue what Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council are doing? Probably not, we would all be at the council meetings protesting.
Mr. Ernie Mills, 67, of 30 Black River Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Friday, May 17, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Luvenia Sowell, 88, of 402 Calvert Drive in Bethune will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1 p.m. at Catoe's Chapel Church of God in Christ in Bethune with burial in the Sandy Level Baptist cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Johnny Eugene Stover, Sr., 69, of 1300 Campbell St., Palmer Place Apartments, Apt. 17, Camden, died Saturday. Family and friends may call at 708 Walnut St., Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Stover Family.
Mr. Raymond "Brother" Johnson, 53, of 1811 Gordon Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church. The burial will take place at Cedar Cemetery in Camden.
Carnell Adamson, Sr., 88, of 1204 Gordon St. in Camden died Friday, May 18, 2013. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Mary Frances Dowey Brown, 85, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Puppet Ministry or KershawHealth Hospice.
Charles Wills DuBose, 77, of Camden died Sunday, May 19, 2013. Funeral arrangement will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
WASHINGTON -- Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt -- the benighted Mainstream Media.
Pamela Collins Gibson of Columbia, S.C. and Kevin Ward Baker of Lugoff, S.C. were married May 18, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, S.C. The 4 p.m. ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. James C. Adams. A reception immediately followed at Aberdeen.
Former Camdenite Manda McKay's painting "Love You To Death" won "Best In Show" at Southworks 2013. The Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF) hosted the opening reception April 12 in Watkinsville, Georgia. McKay grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School.
Dear Annie: I've been married to "Ned" for 25 years, and each year it seems to get worse. When we married, he told me I could do whatever I wanted with the house, but he never said I'd be the one paying.
I meet with a lot of groups and committees over the course of the year, and I think it's important for me to do so. One of my favorite groups is Student Cabinet, which is comprised of student government leaders from each of our high schools. We meet four times a year over lunch. What I love and value about students is that they don't hesitate to tell you what's ...
In 1929, my family moved from Chesterfield County to a farm adjoining the farm of Donald Holland's parents in the Cassatt community. I was a year old at the time but before many years passed, Donald and I established a friendship lasting until Donald's passing in 2003.