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A new home

Melissa Clark (center, holding Bible) stands with her family and community members on the porch of her new home, the 34th built by Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County. Habitat completed construction of Clark's new home on Sept. 24, and will soon begin working on its 35th home in Kershaw County. Habitat will also host a golf tournament in October that helps fund construction projects. Pictured with Clark are (from left to right) Barbara Davis, Albert Bradford, Deborah Davis, Za'neah Brown, Alfred Mae Drakeford, Mayor Tony Scully, John Miller, Ziere Brown (front), Brett McLeod, Charlotte Rankin, Jan Pierce ...

September 30, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


The militarization of the police

Over the last four decades, local police forces across the nation have been enthusiastically adopting military weapons and tactics. Whether and to what extent this alarming trend poses a threat to South Carolinians' civil liberties is a question that deserves attention.

September 30, 2013 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Public warned about illegal dumping in sewers

Due to recent reports of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being found in several public wastewater treatment plants in South Carolina, the city of Camden is asking the public to be aware of anyone illegally dumping waste into storm drains or sewer manholes.

September 30, 2013 | | Camden


Margie Williams Locke

Funeral services for Margie Williams Locke, 79 of Kershaw will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 30, 2013, at Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery.

September 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


How myths wage war against the hungry

A California surfer dude has become the new "welfare queen."

September 30, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Ronnie Morris

A funeral service to honor the life of C. Ronnie Morris, Sr., 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Camden. Bishop John Luthy will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, September 30, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward, 1700 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC ...

September 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Sept. 30, 2013

• President Obama's approval rating is at its lowest point since he took office, and positive public opinion of Congress is barely a blip on the screen, yet Democrats and Republicans continue to hold the country hostage in their political game of one-upsmanship. The term "crying shame" isn't used much anymore but is appropriate in this case.

September 30, 2013 | | Editorials


KershawHealth staff

This is an issue I have been going to write about and, for me, it is long overdue.

September 30, 2013 | Carolyn Johnson Cassatt | Letters


Marjorie McKay Fitzgerald

Marjorie McKay (Phillips) Fitzgerald 92, formerly of Natick, and Camden, South Carolina died Wednesday September 25, 2013 at her daughter Janet Smith's home on Spectacle Pond in Lancaster.

September 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


Colonial Cup road race set for Oct. 19

The 19th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 19.

September 27, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Knights sweep past Pelion

Three days after having won their own tournament, the North Central volleyball team kept on winning by sweeping three sets from visiting Pelion on Tuesday night inside The Castle in Boonetown.

September 27, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Kahler collects $50 for winning football contest

Michelle Kahler missed just two games, but still needed to go to the tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

September 27, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Can these trees be saved?

Through research, site evaluations and help from structural engineers, arborists are learning more and more about the how's and why's of a tree's ability to stand and fall. Many different factors are at work affecting the strength and structure of trees. A tree falls over or a branch breaks due to one basic fact: the force affecting it is greater than the strength of it. For example, when the force of the wind is stronger than the strength of the root system which holds the tree in place, it will fall.

September 27, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


These sweet animals can't wait to meet you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Carver, a very sweet and quiet Chihuahua mix and a female Tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call ...

September 27, 2013 | | Pets


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September 27, 2013 | | Ariail


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L-E training staff gets national honor

Lugoff-Elgin High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School award for its Athletic Training program sponsored by Anna Harvley ...

May 27, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Youth sports camps kick off first week of summer vacation

The 2016 summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County kick off next week.

May 27, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 2016 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Ernest Health

Along with a rather contentious debate on exactly how to fund some extra items in the county's proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget, Tuesday's ...

May 27, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: A trump too far?

WASHINGTON -- If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either.

May 27, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 27, 2016

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Contrast this with the official start of hurricane season just a week away. The 2016 Atlantic ...

May 27, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Come here and talk about guns

The papers this week had big stories about Donald Trump speaking to the National Rifle Association convention and accepting their endorsement. Among his promises to ...

May 27, 2016 | | Columns


Schmucker’s open for business

Freeman and Heather Schmucker, along with their family, cut the ribbon during Schmucker's Amish General Store's grand opening at 1040-A Broad St. in ...

May 27, 2016 | | Business


District 50 candidates will debate June 2 in Lee County

The Lee County Observer -- a Camden Media Co. newspaper -- and Bishopville radio station WAGS and the Lee County Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to ...

May 27, 2016 | | Politics


Woman arrested for leaving infant in car while she shopped

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 46-year-old Lugoff woman Tuesday after she allegedly left a 16-month-old boy and a dog unattended in ...

May 27, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


RUTH ANDRADE - Rembert

REMBERT -- Funeral service for Ruth Andrade, 84, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELISHA DUBOSE - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Elisha DuBose, 81, of 1346 Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Wednesday, June 1st, 3:00 P.M. at ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELLA MAE MITCHELL - Camden

Mrs. Ella Mae Mitchell, 85, of 715 King Street, Camden, passed on Monday, May 23, 2016.

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


LAURA M. NELSON - Rembert

Rembert -- Mrs. Laura McCray Nelson, 66, of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


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