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Smoldering light

Camden firefighters check out the remains of an external light fixture at the entrance to the Camden Archives and Museum around mid-morning Wednesday. Archives Director Katherine Richardson said the fixture -- likely a 1915 original that hadn't been turned on in years -- was likely turned on by an electrician who had been changing light bulbs the day before. "There's been a bird's nest made of pine straw in it and we think it smoldered all night until it caught the wooden panel above the door," Richardson said. "Around 10 a.m., we smelled smoke and thought it was ...

January 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lancaster, Orangeburg Prep at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin, Dreher at Sumter (WR – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Evelyn Mack Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 11, 2013 | | Sports


SCTOBA Awards Dinner set for Saturday in Camden

Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell will be the featured speaker at Saturday's South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association's annual awards dinner.

January 11, 2013 | | Equine


L-EHS hosts Carolina Invitational qualifier

The Lugoff-Elgin qualifier for the Carolina Invitational will be held inside the Demons Den at Lugoff-Elgin High School tonight and Saturday.

January 11, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Preger-developed Nereid sold for $1.3 million

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Demand for young, stakes-caliber mares, led by the $1.3 million paid for 2011 American Oaks (G1) winner Nereid, ruled opening Monday at Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.

January 09, 2013 | | Equine


Oziah Leland Boykin, Jr.

Mr. Oziah Leland Boykin, Jr., 55, of 1461-A Halley Rd., Passed on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Alice Moore

Services for Alice Goude Moore, 85, of Camden, S.C. were held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1:00 p.m. at 145 Innsbrooke Blvd. Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Rev. Dan Moore and the Rev. Don Goude officiated. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, Tenn. under the direction of Murfreesboro Funeral Home.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Arnez Richards Sr.

Mr. Michael Arnez Richards Sr., 56 of Conyers, GA, formerly of 617 Gate St, Camden, SC passed on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1:00 PM, at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. Burial will follow at Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Camden, SC.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Demons second in Border Wars Duals

Lugoff-Elgin finished second in last weekend's Stallion Border Wars Duals hosted by South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.

January 09, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs double up Red Foxes

After having to go to the first tie-breaking criteria for the win in their first meeting with Hartsville earlier this season, the Camden High wrestling team did not leave any doubt on the second go 'round between the two rival schools.

January 09, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Nathaniel "Bumblee" Wilson

Nathaniel Bumblee Wilson of 610 York Street, Camden, passed on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at his residence. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 112 a.m., at New Life Temple, Lugoff, S.C. Burial at Restoration Cemetery, Bethune, S.C.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Robert James "Jimmy" Wardlaw III

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Robert James "Jimmy" Wardlaw III, 77, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 at New Hope Church with burial to follow in Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Lyn Hill and Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday January 9, 2013 from 7:00 til 9:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wardlaw's memory to New Hope Church, 9025 Liberty Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Jan. 9, 2013

January 09, 2013 | | Ariail


Guns and gun laws not the problem

Guns and gun laws are not the problem of deaths in the United States. To solve lots of our violent crimes, the whole nation has to stop ignoring the needs of mentally ill people. We, as a nation, have to stop the bullying, which I feel is the reason why lots of gangs are formed and lots of suicides and mass murders are committed.

January 09, 2013 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Both sides

Looking ahead to 2013, this county, state and nation all face major issues and problems; that, of course, isn't peculiar to this year but occurs regularly. Here at the Chronicle-Independent, it's our responsibility to comment on these issues in editorials, and as we have in the past, we won't be hesitant to do so. We've noticed for a long time that many newspapers are like politicians in that they adhere to certain philosophies or dogmas and seldom swerve away from them. With many papers, it's possible to predict which side of an issue they'll ...

January 09, 2013 | | Editorials


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Ariail for May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Medical marijuana

Though the legalization of medical marijuana appears to be a dead issue in this session of the General Assembly, we hope lawmakers won't forget about it and that there will be an attempt to revive the issue next year. It is, of course, an emotional matter for many people, and there are those who believe legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will be the first wave of massive use by people who are trying to skirt the law. Both the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and S.C. Medical Association oppose the bill, with a former president of the ...

May 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Who’s the studliest of them all?

WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

May 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: S.C. profiles in courage

As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life -- literally.

May 27, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Speaking of Sherman

Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.

May 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - May 27, 2015

Real estate transactions

May 27, 2015 | | For the Record


Yesteryear - May 27, 2015

Former Camden High School Band Director William R. "Bill" Basden was honored with the President's Award for outstanding contribution to the support and development of bands given by Phi Beta Mu national bandmasters society.

May 27, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Sidewalk Survey - May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Jane Oates Truel

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jane Oates Truel, 50, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Darren Truel will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jane's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert 'Bob' Rowland Russell

Robert "Bob" Rowland Russell Jr., 85, Chairman of the Board of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, from Columbia South Carolina passed away on the morning of May 23, 2015. In Bob's true spirit of living life to the fullest, he perished doing what he loved most in the world, flying. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Florida to the late Robert Rowland and Mary Rogers Russell Sr. Raised in Columbia, Bob attended Columbia High School.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Johnny Wayne Owens

Funeral service for Johnny Wayne Owens, 67, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


William C. Murphy

Funeral service for William Charlton "Bill" Murphy, 74, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Church of God, Red Hill. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Church, 411 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of 193-A Ward Road, Lugoff, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Kelly family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Mays Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis Mays Davis, 68, of Bethune, SC will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Romines will officiate. The family will receive friends today, May 27, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel from 6:00-7:30 PM.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell Cooper, 87, of Camden, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Cooper family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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