(Editor's Note: the C-I was unable to print this letter prior to Kershaw County Council's Oct. 9 meeting. Despite the timing, we believe the author has the right for his opinion to be viewed by the public during this election season. The letter has been edited to reflect that council's meeting took place prior to publication.)
Last week, the Camden High girls' tennis team dismantled Region 4-AAA foes Lower Richland and Dreher, while dropping a non-conference match to West Florence.
Tuesday: Camden at Westwood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)Fairfield Central at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Camden at Westwood (VB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (VB – 7 p.m.)
Freshman music major Andrea Nobles, of Camden, is among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University's NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree.
Is the Supreme Court's doomsday clock ticking for "racial preferences?" Maybe, but the states that already ban race-based admissions show how you can build diversity by other means.
Funeral service for Annie Mae Driggers Lemacks Grim, 79, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Summerville Cemetery in Summerville, S.C. The Rev. David Faile will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Frank Johnson, 80, died Thursday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Household of Faith Church. Johnson was born January 3, 1932, to the late James and Roxanne Johnson. He is survived by his long-time companion Shirley B. Lee, daughters Jeannie Cole and Frances Peeples; sons David and Robert Ellerby, David Johnson; sisters Bessie Dye and Florence Lawson; Uncle Rev. John E. Johnson.
Funeral service for Miriam A. Johnson, 65, of New York, New York, formelry of Camden, will be held Monday, October 15, 2102, 3:00 p.m. at Parker Baptist Church, 1762 Flat Rock Road with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Is your middle-aged cat experiencing increased thirst, appetite and urination? Is your furry friend losing weight or has a change in behavior? If so, your family cat may have hyperthyroidism.
• A belated tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk for being awarded the "Green Seal of Approval" from the Conservation Voters of South Carolina back in September during the organization's annual Green Tie Awards banquet. She earned the honor along with fellow State Rep. Paul Agnew and State Sen. Ray Cleary for their continued "championing (of) funding for the Conservation Bank and they have also promoted clean energy initiatives." The group said Funderburk and Agnew were "instrumental in upholding the Atlantic Compact that ended the nation's use of South Carolinas as its nuclear waste ...
Come enjoy a night of singing, dancing and more as Family Life Outreach Ministries and Caprilang Productions presents Camden's annual step show at Rhame Arena, Saturday, Nov. 10, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $5. This year's step show will showcase a new generation of Diamonds and also star the new Kershaw County High School team. Featuring the return of Onyx and appearances by The Paterson Dancers and special guests The Delta's Vessels of Honor Mime Ministry. Teams will compete for cash prizes for the top middle and high school teams. Step ...
The Salvation Army of the Midlands now includes Kershaw County in its service area to people in need. And for the first time, the Salvation Army of the Midlands will be accepting applications from families in Kershaw County who would like to apply for Christmas assistance. Registration will be held at the Kershaw County Old Armory (1034 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020), which is across from the Kershaw County Recreation Center. Registration will take place Oct. 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Come experience the historic charm of South Carolina's oldest inland city, and spread some Christmas cheer to needy children in Kershaw County! The 36th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, December 8, from 3 to 8 p.m.
As hard as it might be to believe, I was a French major in college. Through my coursework, I studied the great French thinkers and philosophers: Descartes, Montesquieu, Voltaire and others. However, I usually end up going back to that noted American philosopher, Yogi Berra. More often than not, Yogi hits it right on the head. Yogi was once quoted as saying, "the future ain't what it used to be." I think that pearl of wisdom relates very well to the topic of the relationship between education and economic development.
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who's never been accused of being circumspect, went over the top last week when he accused President Obama of not loving his country. Giuliani has refused to back down from his comments, and some in the GOP have defended him while others have said they wouldn't have made the same statement. Politics, of course, is involved, as both Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for position for 2016.
Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.
On Feb. 5, around 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina (USC) received a text message warning "SHOTS FIRED" -- two words which would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000 students.
I wish to complement your columnist, Josh Arrants, for the wonderful articles he has written for the Chronicle. I have read only three of his articles, but I have truly enjoyed each one. In the last one, he said he was leaving Kershaw County and I could only think of the loss to your paper.
Wunderkind: Charleston mayor to address chamber next week
Six middle school and a pair of elementary school students from West Wateree schools took home top four finishes from the Skyway Youth Wrestling Tournament held at Berkeley High School on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Due to the threat of inclement weather on Thursday, the Camden Bulldog Club has moved its winter and spring sports "Meet the Bulldogs" to Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
And then there were four.
Regardless of what the weatherman says, Kershaw County's four high school baseball teams will open their seasons with a trio of pre-season tournaments starting Saturday and continuing throughout next week.
Camden Elementary School has announced its honor-rolls for the second nine weeks period
Kershaw County landowners are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to be considered for part of $100 million the program is making available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.