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The issue of second amendment gun rights will be a major talking point in next year's national elections, following the recall in Colorado of two state legislators who had played a prominent role in passing gun restrictions in that state. Two senators, both Democrats, lost their seats when Republicans rose up against the new laws. And the results have prompted Democrats in Colorado to step back and assess their policies for the future.

September 13, 2013 | | Columns


KershawHealth

In a previous letter, I recommended that the Board of Trustees consider partnering with a proven health care system to fix the problems at KershawHealth. What they have decided to do is to go through a time consuming process to sift out a new CEO from among a large number of candidates. Once chosen, that person would then have to take some time to select a team of administrative professionals to implement change. Then they would have to come up with a plan, which would then have to be discussed/debated with the Board of Trustees.

September 13, 2013 | | Letters


CHS, L-EHS rivalry week to raise money for United Way

At a time when some rival high schools steal each other's mascot or paint graffiti on the other team's football field, students from Lugoff-Elgin High (LEHS) and Camden High (CHS) use the time to give back to the community through the United Way of Kershaw County.

September 13, 2013 | | Education


Coming down

In keeping with the projected schedule of demolition for the Maxway building, the above photo shows that demolition is well underway. The Maxway building closed for business in Camden about a dozen years ago and will be cleared by the end of September or early October.

September 13, 2013 | | Camden


Edna Nelson Ford

Funeral service for Mrs. Edna Nelson Ford, 95, of Capitol Heights Md. formally of Camden, South Carolina will be held at Camden First United Methodist Church on September 21 at 1:00 p.m. Viewing one hour prior to service 12:00-1:00 p.m. Final burial at Broom Hill Baptist Church.

September 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Henry Louis Spann

Funeral service for Mr. Henry Louis Spann, 61, of 268 Williams Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:00 p.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Friends may visit at the residence of John and Eva Ward at 416 Easy Street in the Pickett-Thomas community. He died Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Clarence "Jake" Thompson

Funeral service for Mr. Clarence "Jake" Thompson, 88, of 146 Battleship Road in Camden will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one prior to the service at the church. He died Saturday, September 7, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 13, 2013 | | Obituaries


Old Obama would question new war plans

President Barack Obama surprised many by deciding to turn to Congress for approval before he fires missiles at Syria, but his decision makes sense. When proposing military action that almost nobody wants to wage, it is best to find someone with whom to share the blame.

September 13, 2013 | Clarence Page | Columns


Pets of the Week

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Monnie is a 5-month-old retriever mix and a female gray 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 425-6016 ...

September 13, 2013 | | Pets


Rec Notes -- Sept. 13

Kershaw County Parks & Recreation will host its 14th annual Senior Golf Tournament (for ages 50 and up) on Friday, September 27.

September 13, 2013 | | Kershaw County


LeMons returns to CMP and Camden

Racers, start your engines.

September 13, 2013 | | Auto racing


Outen wins grid contest on the tie-breaker

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

September 11, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Knights take third in Sumter Spike-Off

In spite of being one of the smaller schools invited to Saturday's Sumter Spike-Off volleyball tournament, North Central still managed to knock off its share of larger programs en route to a third-place finish in the 15-team event.

September 11, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Openings left for fall/winter baseball camp

The "Old School" Baseball Camp, operated by Lugoff-Elgin High School and Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion pitching coach Jeremy Ray, is enrolling players for its fall/winter development camp sessions.

September 11, 2013 | | Sports


CMA runs past Knights for first win

North Central's Matt Frazier led the way home, but Camden Military Academy was able to fill up the top 10 with seven of its runners in downing the Knights, 37-23, in a cross country meet run in Boonetown on Friday, Sept. 6.

September 11, 2013 | | Sports


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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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