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The U.S. Postal Service is losing nearly $16 billion a year, and the attrition of traditional mail continues as people communicate, pay bills and make reservations on the Internet, along with a host of other tasks that used to involve mail. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced recently that Saturday mail delivery would be eliminated; this, of course, isn't everybody's first preference, but it's necessary to try to help stem the flow of red ink. But the post office has always been a political football, and our representatives in Congress -- the same ones who agree on almost ...

March 22, 2013 | | Editorials

Asthma, allergies and tree sex: what’s the link?

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 27 million Americans, both adults (18.9 million) and children (7.1 million), have been diagnosed with asthma. Of those, more than half also suffer from allergies. Asthma and allergies are triggered by many factors such as cigarette and wood smoke, dust mites, pets, molds, certain foods, strong odors and of course plant pollen.

March 22, 2013 | Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Thelma Bass

Funeral service for Thelma Watts Bass, 92, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Kenneth H. Baker

A celebration of life service for Kenneth Huram Baker, 73, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 3:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carolinas Jack Russell Terrier Club care of Martha Mulligan, 4000 Wesley Chapel Rd, Matthews NC 28104, or the American Cancer Society.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ariail for March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013 | | Ariail

CPD shows real class

After the recent passing of our Dad, we were escorted by the Camden Police Department from the city limits to Malvern Hill Baptist Church. Many in the procession following the '73 Ford Pick-up which carried our Dad's casket were moved by the real class displayed by each officer along the route. I hope those involved will accept our sincere thanks for our safe passage and their respect. We hope the county will go back to providing the same honor for safe passage at this difficult time for a family.

March 22, 2013 | The Family of Bill Dixon Camden | Letters

GOP reboot: A ‘Grand Open Party?’

Will Republican leaders listen to a bruising new internal report that calls for more minority outreach? First, they have to convince their party's right-wingers to avoid making younger and non-white voters feel about as welcome as a cheeseburger at a vegan buffet.

March 22, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Alberta Boykin

Funeral service for Mrs. Alberta Cantey Boykin, 88, of 1436 Wells Road in Camden will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, 1:00 P.M. at Union Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Boykin died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Three arrested following string of auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested three teenagers Thursday in connection with a string of automobile break-ins in the Lugoff and Elgin areas.

March 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Rita Murphy

Rity Murphy, 56, of Ridgeway, SC, died Wednesday, March 21, 2013.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Glenda Hall

Memorial services for Glenda Hall age 51, who passed away March 19, will be held today at 3:00 at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Visitation will be following the service. Glenda was born in Bishopville, a daughter of Jeanette Outlaw Hall and the late Marion F. Hall, Sr. She worked at WalMart and Lowes in Sumter and Camden. Surviving are her mother of Cassatt; two sisters, Marsha H. (Charles R.) Stephens, Bethune; Karen H. Mangum, Bethune; one brother, Marion F. Hall, Jr., Cassatt. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Patrick Hall. Memorials may be made ...

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Louis Gold

Mr. Louis Gold, 83, formerly of Newberry, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center, Bishopville, South Carolina. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Chapel of Rememberance, Brown's Funeral Home, with internment to follow in the Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mr. Gold was born August 31, 1929, in Awendaw, South Carolina, to the late William and Rosa Lee Simmons Gold. Mr. Gold loved music while at Jenkins Orphanage in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he learned to play the guitar. In later ...

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

McKenzie earns Order of Military Medical Merit

U.S. Surgeon General Patricia Horoho recently presented the Order of Military Medical Merit to Col. Robert C. McKenzie Jr., son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Robert C. McKenzie Sr. of Camden. McKenzie and his wife, Marimer, are the parents of three children, Alex, Andrew and CeCe.

March 20, 2013 | | Military

Senator Sheheen book signing on Sunday

Books on Broad will host State Sen. Vincent Sheheen as he signs The Right Way: Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track this Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places

Annual Charlotte Thompson BBQ to be held Thursday

The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places

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NC girls celebrate Dig Pink with a win

In what has become one of the most festive matches of the season, the North Central volleyball team celebrated Dig Pink with a 3-1 win ...

October 06, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Camden cross county teams both finish second at Blythewood meet

The Camden High cross country teams did not let the soggy and slippery conditions at Blythewood last Wednesday slow them down as the Bulldogs and ...

October 06, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Correction to CHS volleyball story

In last Friday's edition of The Chronicle-Independent, the name of Camden High School sophomore volleyball player Whitley Kahler was inadvertently spelled as Whitney in ...

October 06, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Rams put the clamps on Knights

Trailing a high-scoring Chesterfield squad, 6-0, at halftime, North Central saw its best-laid plans washed away not by Thursday evening's rains as much as ...

October 06, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Editorial: And here we are

Welcome to the first-ever Tuesday edition of the Chronicle-Independent. As you can see, in addition to repackaging our old three times a week news for ...

October 06, 2015 | | Editorials

Tatum: By the time you read this...

...I will be long gone. Out of sight; out of mind; not a moment too soon. It's vacation time and boy do My Beloved ...

October 06, 2015 | | Columns

Parker: The GOP (New) McCarthyism

WASHINGTON -- The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the ...

October 06, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Letter: CBA president lauds new businesses

Wonderful strides have been made in our fair city in the past year or two! The city itself is in the middle of a tremendous ...

October 06, 2015 | Patricia Richardson, pres. Camden Business Alliance | Letters

Ariail for Oct. 6, 2015

October 06, 2015 | | Ariail

Rich: Collecting stories by talking to everyone

Southerners tend to collect stories. And, we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.

October 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Teal: Hard Times Café changes owners

A few months ago, Steven and Jessica Mooneyhan of Cassatt purchased the Hard Times Café from H.C. Robinson. H.C.'s customer base has ...

October 06, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Rogers: In age of misinformation, newspaper media shines

It's National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press.

October 06, 2015 | By Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns

Yesteryear - Oct. 6, 2015

Count on it

October 06, 2015 | | Yesteryear

Leonard Hinson

Leonard Boyd Hinson, 53, of 2347 Northbrook Dr., Rock Hill died Friday, October 02, 2015, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC.

October 06, 2015 | | Obituaries

Lent Bridges

A memorial service to honor the life of Lent Bridges, 94, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015 ...

October 06, 2015 | | Obituaries

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