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Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...

September 01, 2014 | | Education


Lake Wateree stakeholder meeting Wednesday

Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.

September 01, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Nancy F. Hudson

Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Virginia W. McCaa

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Janet B. Rogers

A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Remembering the good old school days

While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Blaney Principal Ed Yount dresses up as promised

Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden native accomplishes college dream at 73

Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Places


FAC introduces adult dance class

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.

September 01, 2014 | | Arts


Brilliant Match gives Sheppard second Spa chase win in 2 days

Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Brilliant Match turned back a determined challenge by Cat Feathers to win Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths last Thursday afternoon.

September 01, 2014 | | Equine


This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (G – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (XC – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Buford (VB – 6:30 p.m.)

September 01, 2014 | | Sports


Walt Inabinet - August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Kids and guns

Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.

August 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.

August 29, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.

August 29, 2014 | | Business


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Yesteryear Pictures - July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 | Courtesy of the Camden Archives and Museum Provided by Johnny Deal | People & Places


Road projects

It looks like Kershaw County will soon start to see some results from the legislature's recently passed roads bill.

July 25, 2017 | | Editorials


Homage to a great editor

WASHINGTON -- Behind every great column is a great editor -- a truism never more so than when Alan Shearer puts highlighter (not red pen) to copy.

July 25, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer disappointed in country’s conduct

I am badly disappointed in the conduct of my country since the last presidential election. Whether the populace wanted Trump, or did not want Hilary ...

July 25, 2017 | Charlie Humphries Lugoff | Letters


The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks ...

July 25, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The love of animals

Your pedigree, history and looks don't matter for a special Kershaw County area couple. If you are an animal and need help -- Tony and ...

July 25, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for July 25, 2017

Ken Branham loves his neighbors, even if they do tend to slither and hiss when he pays them a visit.

July 25, 2017 | | Yesteryear


MARTHAREEN BURROUGHS

Funeral service for Mrs. Marthareen Burroughs, 77, of 307 Denby Circle in Columbia, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, July 28th, 11:00 A ...

July 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


CARL A. HOLLAND

Funeral service for Carl Alexander Holland, 93, was held Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial in Beulah United Methodist Church ...

July 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT WAYNE JEFFERS

Funeral services for Robert Wayne Jeffers, 70, was held Sunday at at Concord Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Steve Reynolds ...

July 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSE LEE BOYD MCQUILLAR

Mrs. Rose Lee Boyd McQuillar, 67, of 31 Hawthorne Court, Bishopville, passed on Saturday, June 22, 2017. Funeral arragenements are incomplete and will be announced ...

July 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


ILA MAE RICHBOURG

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ila Mae Thomas Richbourg, 95, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 today, July 25 ...

July 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


LOTTIE G. THOMAS

Mrs. Lottie G. Thomas, 89, of 1710 Scott Street, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a ...

July 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


Springdale 4K registration underway

Registration is open for the Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run. The 5K walk and Run will be held on August 19 and will ...

July 25, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


KCSO teams up to solve Newberry pharmacy break-in

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Newberry County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) and Whitmire Police Department (WPD) recently ended a month-long joint investigation resulting ...

July 25, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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