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Margot Rochester Landscape Award nomination deadline Friday

The deadline for nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award is this Friday by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places

Junior Welfare League’s Belle of the Ball

The Camden Junior Welfare League's 2012-2013 Provisional Class produced a successful and record Belle of the Ball event on February 23.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places

Teenager feels her health is not worth much to mother

Dear Annie: I am a teenager in the northwest. Recently, I contracted a kidney infection that was painful and needed treatment. I didn't know what I had and wasn't familiar with the symptoms, so the only thing I said to my parents was that I didn't feel well.

March 20, 2013 | | Dear Annie

School News - March 20, 2013

Cadet Collins M. Gundling of Camden, has earned a position on the 2014 Summerall Guards, a silent drill platoon at The Citadel.

March 20, 2013 | | Education

Ariail for March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013 | | Ariail

McCaa House project

In the Friday edition of the Chronicle-Independent, there was an article that touched on county funding of the adaptive reuses restoration project of the McCaa House underway by Historic Camden that incorrectly stated the County has provided $21,500 for this project. The County has generously supplied $41,500 for this initiative.

March 20, 2013 | M. Tray Dunaway, Chairman Historic Camden Foundation Board | Letters

Bengals clamp down on Demons

You get the feeling that Randy Stokes would rather Blythewood had scored its four runs on a grand slam than the way they did in handing visiting Lugoff-Elgin a 4-0 loss last Friday night.

March 20, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Early voting

A state Senate bill that would allow early voting in South Carolina makes perfect sense and will benefit thousands of Palmetto State voters if it becomes law. Many other states already allow people to cast their ballots several days before an election, but South Carolina voters haven't been allowed to do that unless they were able to provide one of 18 different reasons to cast an absentee ballot. In reality, those wishing to vote early haven't had a problem in doing so by designating one of the basketful of absentee-voting reasons, but it's a needless process. This ...

March 20, 2013 | | Editorials

Why the sequester was so important

The recent experience with the "sequester" in Washington, D.C., revealed in many ways what is wrong with Washington. But it also contains a silver lining that I hope bodes well for the future.

March 20, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney C-I contributing columnist | Columns

KCHS to host Civil War program Sunday

The Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will host a special Civil War program at 3 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church's St. Mary's Hall. The program will be followed by a members-only tour of nearby Holly Hedge, an historic home closely related the program's topic, "The Immortal Six Hundred."

March 20, 2013 | | Camden

NC girls outlast EC, 31-21

While it was hardly an artistic success, North Central stayed atop the Region 3-AA softball standings with a 31-21 win over visiting Eau Claire in a game played last Friday night in Boonetown.

March 20, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


I am a Kershaw County taxpayer, living on a fixed income. My Escrow/mortgage payment went up this year to cover for 2012 and 2013 portion of the solid waste fee, charged to county residents to dispose of solid waste, 2012 was the first year this extra $55 was added to Kershaw property taxes.

March 20, 2013 | M.A. Mills Elgin | Letters

Yesteryear - March 20, 2013

C.C. Canada To Drive At Sebring

March 20, 2013 | | Yesteryear

Dreher shuts down dogs, 4-0

Dreher pumped in four first half goals and that was more than enough as the visiting Blue Devils blanked Camden, 4-0, in a Region 4-AAA boys' soccer match played Friday night at Zemp Stadium.

March 20, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle

Bernice "Smith" Stokes

A graveside service will be held for Bernice "Smith" Stokes Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 3:00 P.M., in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC, with Robert "Bob" Dyar officiating. Greenlawn Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Al and Tina Stokes.

March 20, 2013 | | Obituaries

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Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

County woman to recognized as an ‘Angel in Adoption’

A Camden native and Elgin resident received recognition as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony and separate gala in Washington, D.C., held ...

October 09, 2015 | | Kershaw County

ALPHA Center celebrates with ‘A Picnic Among Friends’

Every year, The ALPHA Center celebrates diversity with its annual "A Picnic Among Friends" community event.

October 09, 2015 | | Camden

Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press ...

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Births - Oct. 9, 2015


October 09, 2015 | | Births

Johnny Appleseed Day

Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

L-EHS student is Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Stryon, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Sawyer's required service project including landscaping improvements and ...

October 09, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

New pet adoption center grand opening Saturday

The Kershaw County Humane Society (KCHS) will hold a grand opening of the Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center at 128 Black River Road in Camden from ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Billy ‘Bug’ McCaskill

Mr. Billy "Bug" McCaskill, 57, of 3083 Bethune Road, Bethune, passed on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Thomas Belton Heath

Mr. Thomas Belton Heath, 95, of Kershaw, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

A 21st Century View of 18th Century Camden:a Geophysical Study of Historic Camden

Once upon a time, around 1968, a band of Camden's boldest visionaries (the original trustees of Historic Camden Foundation) set out to find treasure ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

L-EHS’ movie night to benefit flood victims

Saturday, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will host a movie night featuring Despicable Me 2 sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Camden. The movie will be held in ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant seeking contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant is now accepting contestants for the 2016 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant to be held January 2, 2016 ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

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