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Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns


Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

Having spent many hours working to get the historic Seaboard Railroad station preserved, I was extremely pleased to see that Amtrak was at the city council work session June 22 to present its plan for improvements to the station.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Rhame Arena concept

During the last Camden City Council work session, and as reported in the July 28 Chronicle-Independent, the concept of "adaptive reuse" of Rhame Arena was discussed. It was during this discussion that it was noted that the concept and sketch under discussion was developed by the daughter of Marti Wallace and Mike Jones (Elizabeth Ancrum Jones). Miss Jones developed her proposal several years ago. After a discussion of the property during a prior council meeting, her work was provided to city staff for their consideration.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


2014 TripAdvisor awards

It is always exciting to read positive press in the Chronicle-Independent concerning businesses in our area. Sam Kendall's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award was wonderfully covered by the C-I for its hard-earned recognition. Each year, TripAdvisor assesses local businesses worldwide and awards certificates to those with very high ratings. For 2014, they awarded three Certificates of Excellence in Camden to Sam Kendall's, Salud! Mexican Kitchen, and Bloomsbury Inn. In addition, their highest recognition, Traveler's Choice Awards, honors like businesses nationwide. As the C-I well-covered earlier in the year, Bloomsbury was a Traveler's Choice Award winner for ...

July 30, 2014 | Katherin L. Brown Camden | Letters


For the Record - July 30, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 30, 2014 | | For the Record


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Coin Club announces annual Fall Show

The annual Fall Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St., Camden.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


Palmetto Hearing moves

Palmetto Hearing recently moved to 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden. It will be open Tuesdays by appointment and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business offers hearing aid fittings and follow up care. It also provides hearing evaluations, swim plugs, assistive listening products, custom ear molds and hearing aid service and repair. "We have been providing hearing health care for 25 years and are proud to be locally owned and operated to assist the residents of Kershaw County and it's surrounding areas." The owner is Cyndi Henderson and the manager is Amanda Henderson. The telephone number ...

July 30, 2014 | | Business


VFW honors local commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Ralph Best has achieved All American status as a district commander. Best, commander of District 5, covering Kershaw County as well as York, Lancaster and Chester counties, in the Department of South Carolina, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.

July 30, 2014 | | Military


Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.

July 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Girl with local ties in beauty pageant

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Rock of Ages

I remember once I was giving a presentation about important conservation properties in the Piedmont. I showed photos of the incredible rock formations on a particular property and happened to mention their age in an effort to describe their grandeur. Afterwards, I was confronted by an indignant man who told me that the age of rocks cannot be known. He accused me of making those figures up out of thin air. Surprised by his vociferous tone, I told him I was sorry to have upset him. While not a confrontational person, I am a teacher, and I began to politely ...

July 30, 2014 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wins double medals in karate tournament

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Equestrian recovers, then excels after life threatening injury

A Camden equestrian, writing under the pen name Vanessa Friedrich, is featured in the latest book in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


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Camden Jaycees’ golf tourney will benefit group’s annual Christmas Stocking Fund

Spaces are filling up quickly for the Camden Jaycees' Annual Golf Tournament which benefits the organization's yearly Christmas Stocking Fund.

September 19, 2017 | | Golf


Demon harriers show improvement at Lake Murray Invitational meet

One week after having Hurricane Irma cancel the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic, the Lugoff-Elgin cross country teams competed in Saturday's highly competitive Lake Murray ...

September 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights welcome L-E, 10 others into tournament

A three-set sweep over visiting Central last Thursday night kept the North Central volleyball team hot on the heels of Region 4-AA leading Buford.

September 19, 2017 | | Sports


Lady Demons extend streak to 3

It started with a win over North Augusta and continued with Thursday's 3-0 sweep over Region 6-4A rival Hartsville.

September 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS runners make best of bad situation

Hurricane Irma may have caused the cancellation of the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic but it could not dampen the spirit of several members of the ...

September 19, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Demons come up empty in falling to Thoroughbreds

Sometimes in order for a team to be successful, they need a humbling wake up call. That was exactly what happened Friday night as Lugoff-Elgin ...

September 19, 2017 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Ariail - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | Ariail


Animal rescue

Today, readers may notice a short feature and photos on the front page about Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, the truly dynamic duo behind Danny ...

September 19, 2017 | | Editorials


How Democrats won the presidency

WASHINGTON -- Rarely, if ever, have so many presidential winners and losers been so incessantly chatty.

September 19, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 15, 2017

Dear Danica Patrick,

September 19, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School construction projects update

Last November, voters in Kershaw County approved a two-question $129 million referendum to move forward with a number of critical school construction projects. These projects ...

September 19, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Historian to speak on Carolina Backcountry History at KCHS

A multi-faceted historian and author of several locally relevant books will speak at the Kershaw County Historical Society's 3 p.m. public program Sunday ...

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Former USC football players visit DME students

Authors Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, who are also former University of South Carolina football players, visited with all Doby's Mill Elementary School students ...

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Yesteryear Pictures - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


LILY S. BRANHAM

A memorial service for Lilly S. Branham, 84, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Everett Reconnu ...

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


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