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September 03, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


KCSD Parent Portal reopened

The Kershaw County School District has updated its PowerSchool Parent Portal to allow parents to access information for all their students with a single login.

September 03, 2012 | | Education


Man sentenced for sexually assaulting daughters

In mid-June, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested 36-year-old Michael Browning for allegedly sexually abusing his own daughters. Browning pled guilty Wednesday and will spend the next 25 years in prison.

September 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bobby Jindal’s moment

(This column was released for publication prior to Hurricane Isaac making landfall.)

September 03, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Austin Brown romps to first victory; Cubist takes $75K Jeffords Stakes

Austin Brown, a 3-year-old colt named after the former Camden resident and Carolina Cup Racing Association Chairman Emeritus, won for the first time in the ninth start of his career last month.

September 03, 2012 | | Equine


Viking harriers run by L-E

Spring Valley swept host Lugoff-Elgin in the season and Region 4-AAA opening cross country meet of the season held last Wednesday.

September 03, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Parent’s fighting upsets kids

Dear Annie: We are three daughters who need help. Our parents' home seems unhappy and full of bitterness. Mom and Dad have been married for 59 years, but Mom doesn't seem to enjoy life. Dad is not perfect, but we really don't know their past personal stories and relationship. They seem to have led separate lives: Mom at home with six kids to raise, and Dad working long hours at his business.

August 31, 2012 | | Dear Annie


L-EHS student wins 4-H dressage competition

Adriana McMurphy, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, was named the state champion in the 4-H dressage competition. She is 18 years old and has been a 4-Her in the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club for one and a half years. She serves as treasurer for her club and has been riding and competing since elementary school. She is the daughter of James and Karen McMurphy.

August 31, 2012 | | People & Places


Folk and homemade health

What do the call letters I and S in WIS TV and radio represent ?

August 31, 2012 | | Columns


Romney’s ‘zero-percenters’

A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney may achieve the nearly impossible: he may receive even less than the tiny 4 percent of the black vote that Sen. John McCain won four years ago.

August 31, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Grace Tate Carter

Mrs. Grace Tate Carter, of Washington, DC, formally of Camden, S.C. wife of the late Nathan Carter, passed on Friday, August 24, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Northeast Holy Trinity Church, Washington, DC. Visitation will be heldon Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 from 9-11 a.m.

August 31, 2012 | | Obituaries


Evelyn Trimnal Marsh

Funeral service for Evelyn Trimnal Marsh, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jason Fletcher and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Arise and Build, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

August 31, 2012 | | Obituaries


Carroll Dixon "Dick" Stokes

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Carroll Dixon "Dick" Stokes, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00PM, August 31, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Russell McLeod and Lynwood Young will officiate. Burial will follow in Branham Cemetery at Smryna. Family will receive friends 1 hour before the service. Memorials may be made in Dick's memory to Agape Hospice, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

August 31, 2012 | | Obituaries


Leola Walden

Leola Walden

August 31, 2012 | | Obituaries


Evelyn Trimnal Marsh

Funeral service for Evelyn Trimnal Marsh, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jason Fletcher and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Arise and Build, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

August 31, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Editorial: Crape scolding

One thing which makes Camden so appealing is its attention to and love for trees. The city is graced with thousands of them, and they add immeasurably to the atmosphere of our municipality. The Camden Tree Foundation and its many volunteers work tirelessly to plant new trees and keep existing ones healthy, and the city of Camden has had the foresight to hire a professional to oversee the arboreal health of the area. But a recent newspaper column by the town's urban forester, Liz Gilland, was a bit troubling in its tone.

March 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Brown lauds Sheheen for CCRA service

Recently, a rather important occasion went unnoticed in Camden. Bob Sheheen retired after 38 years on the board of the Carolina Cup Racing Association. In many of these years, he served as vice chairman.

March 04, 2015 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


Letter: Real estate broker wants to ‘educate’ school board

I am writing to "educate" some folks with the Kershaw County school board regarding the article that came out in the Chronicle-Independent newspaper on Feb. 20, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Suzanne W. Gordon, Gordon Realty Cassatt | Letters


Letter: Reader says KCSD referenda not chamber issue

Last November, we voted down the referendum that would empower the KCSD to tear down usable and functioning schools and construct replacement along with a new or rehabilitated Camden High football stadium. All it was going to cost was $130 million plus interest. But, fear not, they also asked us to approve a "penny" sales tax to pay for it.

March 04, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - March 4, 2015

19 YEARS AGO - March 6, 1996

March 04, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Free tax service eases filing headaches for elderly

Age can have its advantages when it comes to paying federal income taxes.

March 04, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 4, 2015

Real estate transactions

March 04, 2015 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey - March 4, 2015

March 04, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Umpiring clinic on tap

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an umpire certification clinic for those persons interested in working Dixie Boys baseball games.

March 04, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons keep Kickoff Classic trophy at home

Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs drop two in Pee Dee event

After dropping their first two games of the Pee Dee Invitational Pre-season Tournament being played in West Florence, Camden High head baseball coach Denny Beckley said it is time for his team to stop reading and believing what people are saying about them.

March 04, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Serpas' double lifts L-E past Aiken

Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers and Knights blank CMA

Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.

March 04, 2015 | | Sports


March is Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for a great month of celebrating youth arts. The month's events begin with the opening of the Youth Arts Month exhibition in the Bassett Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Some of the best student artwork will be on display through April 9. Art teachers from grades K-12 have chosen the top of their students' work to be on exhibition. This work will be judged again at the Center and the best of each grade level will go ...

March 04, 2015 | | Arts


The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


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