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By now, everyone is accustomed to being bombarded by different presidential polls that purport to indicate how the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney is going. Many of these focus on the so-called swing states -- those that are still up in the air and will probably decide the election. But political analyst Nate Silver, who's been extremely accurate in predicting political goings-on in the past, has a new measure, and South Carolina ranks at the very top.

August 24, 2012 | | Editorials


KCSD volunteer time, donations top $1.4 million

Community volunteers, businesses and organizations donated time and goods valuing more than $1.4 million to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for the 2011-12 school year.

August 24, 2012 | | Education


Obama vs. Romney: meanest campaign ever?

Is this the nastiest presidential campaign ever? That's a toughie. Past campaigns have set the bar so low that, to quote a senior advisor to Mitt Romney, "I don't think a world champion limbo dancer could get any lower."

August 24, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Moment of Nature -- Aug. 24, 2012

This job affords me the luxury of being outside, which I love. During these past two years, I've had the opportunity to observe and capture many moments of nature up close as I prune young trees, perform tree exams and/or water our newly planted trees. The Chronicle-Independent has graciously allowed me to begin sharing my various nature experiences and knowledge of trees with you. It is my hope that your knowledge be enriched by the many wonders right here in our fair city.

August 24, 2012 | | Columns


Did You Know?

August 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes -- Aug. 24, 2012

Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly "night at the beach" and learn this special dance. It's easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play.

August 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


ABLE Club establishes a fund in memory of Dorton; Demons set to honor him with ceremony on Aug. 31

The ABLE Club of South Carolina, the official fundraising organization for Lugoff-Elgin High School athletics has established a fund for persons interested in making donations in memory of former Kershaw County School Board member Joey Dorton.

August 24, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


For the Record -- Aug. 22, 2012

Real estate transactions

August 22, 2012 | | For the Record


James Hampton

Funeral Services for James R. Hampton, 72, of Columbia, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, August 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial in the Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Leslie Horton

Funeral service for M.D. Leslie "Toad" Horton, 92, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and also following the burial in the fellowship building. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009.

August 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


County man charged with criminal sexual conduct, incest

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a 35-year-old county man for allegedly sexually assaulting his 17-year-old daughter. In order to protect the victim's identity, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is not releasing the suspect's name.

August 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


It's back to school for Kershaw County

August 22, 2012 | | Education


LFD welcomes kids back to school

As Kershaw County Schools opened its doors to students Monday, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was there for the third year in a row with their fire trucks at two elementary schools early in the morning as students returned to class. Both an engine and ladder truck were sent from LFD headquarters to Wateree and Lugoff elementary Schools Monday morning as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day".

August 22, 2012 | | Education


Yesteryear - Aug. 22, 2012

Photo cutline -- Here for Ceremony -- Among those attending a reception Thursday night at the American Legion Hut were South Carolina American Legion Commander Pierce Flemming, French Consul Jack Muller and his wife Mary, Grande Chief deGare Peter Karres, German Consul First Class Juergan A. R. Staks, Mrs. Burton Gale, Regent, Hobkirk Chapter, D.A.R., and Terry Gregory, American Legion Post 17 Commander. The reception was held in honor of the dignitaries in Camden to attend Friday morning's ceremony at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in honor of Baron DeKalb.

August 22, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Labor Day celebrates ‘life worth living’

Labor Day should be a wakeup call for the attack on worker's rights raging through our country is coordinated, well funded and coming from many directions. The future of the middle class and unions are at stake. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came in mind.

August 22, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, First Palmetto Bank hold annual Christmas Card Contest

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Welsh and Mr. Murphy wed

Miss Lindsay Brooks Welsh and Mr. Stephen Phillips Murphy were married at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


LEHS Demon Literacy Express stops at Blaney, Doby’s Mill and Wateree

The Demon Literacy Express left the station Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 carrying precious cargo -- books and high school students.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


William G. Blake

Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Gardner Blake, 91, of Columbia, SC and Rumson, NJ will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruth Wobecky

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ruth Mitchell Wobecky, 93, of Camden, will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wobecky's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr., will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Stephen Wayne Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


NC wrestlers remain perfect

North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS hosts two-day holiday hoops camp

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: Court decisions

Two prominent decisions in South Carolina courts this week have been just and fair -- exactly the way most people would like to see the legal system work. The first was a decision by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen to overturn the 1944 conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was sent to the electric chair back in the Jim Crow days of this state for the murder of two girls.

December 19, 2014 | | Editorials


McBee takes down Knights

Host McBee sent the North Central boys' basketball team to its sixth loss in as many starts as the host Panthers overcame a sluggish start to post a 63-47 win.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


B-C upends Demons

After scoring 88 points in last Friday's win over Camden, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came out on the short end of a 73-51 decision against host Brookland-Cayce in a Wednesday night non-region contest played in Cayce.

December 19, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons host Dogs tonight

The back end of the Wateree River Rivalry between Lugoff-Elgin and Camden will take place tonight when L-E hosts the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in a 6 p.m. start inside the Demons Den.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Rampell: Congress knee-caps the IRS

WASHINGTON -- Get ready for your tax rates to go up.

December 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letters: Reader proud of vets, kids, county council

Anytime we, as a county, can truly honor something or someone, a warm feeling can overcome you. This is good. This experience happened Dec. 9, the final (regular) Kershaw County Council meeting of 2014. One had to be there to witness this "proud of you" feeling obviously everyone certainly felt.

December 19, 2014 | Howard Buckholz Jr. Cassatt | Letters


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