By now, everyone is accustomed to being bombarded by different presidential polls that purport to indicate how the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney is going. Many of these focus on the so-called swing states -- those that are still up in the air and will probably decide the election. But political analyst Nate Silver, who's been extremely accurate in predicting political goings-on in the past, has a new measure, and South Carolina ranks at the very top.
Community volunteers, businesses and organizations donated time and goods valuing more than $1.4 million to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for the 2011-12 school year.
Is this the nastiest presidential campaign ever? That's a toughie. Past campaigns have set the bar so low that, to quote a senior advisor to Mitt Romney, "I don't think a world champion limbo dancer could get any lower."
This job affords me the luxury of being outside, which I love. During these past two years, I've had the opportunity to observe and capture many moments of nature up close as I prune young trees, perform tree exams and/or water our newly planted trees. The Chronicle-Independent has graciously allowed me to begin sharing my various nature experiences and knowledge of trees with you. It is my hope that your knowledge be enriched by the many wonders right here in our fair city.
Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly "night at the beach" and learn this special dance. It's easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play.
The ABLE Club of South Carolina, the official fundraising organization for Lugoff-Elgin High School athletics has established a fund for persons interested in making donations in memory of former Kershaw County School Board member Joey Dorton.
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Funeral Services for James R. Hampton, 72, of Columbia, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, August 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial in the Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for M.D. Leslie "Toad" Horton, 92, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and also following the burial in the fellowship building. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a 35-year-old county man for allegedly sexually assaulting his 17-year-old daughter. In order to protect the victim's identity, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is not releasing the suspect's name.
As Kershaw County Schools opened its doors to students Monday, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was there for the third year in a row with their fire trucks at two elementary schools early in the morning as students returned to class. Both an engine and ladder truck were sent from LFD headquarters to Wateree and Lugoff elementary Schools Monday morning as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day".
Photo cutline -- Here for Ceremony -- Among those attending a reception Thursday night at the American Legion Hut were South Carolina American Legion Commander Pierce Flemming, French Consul Jack Muller and his wife Mary, Grande Chief deGare Peter Karres, German Consul First Class Juergan A. R. Staks, Mrs. Burton Gale, Regent, Hobkirk Chapter, D.A.R., and Terry Gregory, American Legion Post 17 Commander. The reception was held in honor of the dignitaries in Camden to attend Friday morning's ceremony at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in honor of Baron DeKalb.
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Michael T. Wharton's Grinding Speed established himself as the horse to catch for this year's timber championship when jockey Mark Beecher laid down a strategically slow pace in Saturday's $90,000 Virginia Gold Cup and then turned back a stiff challenge from Dakota Slew to win by a length.
A Lugoff man allegedly used a rock-filled sock to vandalize a car and assault the car's owner.
Liverpool FC America will hold soccer tryouts for boys and girls ages 8-18 on May 11 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department soccer fields located along Highway 1 in Lugoff.
Camden native and University of South Carolina offensive line coach/ co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott will be the feature speaker at the Kershaw County Gamecock Club's annual spring meeting.
Laurens scored four times before Lugoff-Elgin recorded the first out en route to a 9-1 victory in Monday's 4A District IV baseball elimination game.
Boykin's Spring Fling will celebrate history and horses. The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will host the Boykin Spring Fling Trail Ride on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m., with the last riders leaving at 1 p.m. This trail ride is not timed and provides a unique opportunity for riders of all ages to explore scenic private farms and woods in the historic Boykin community.
Qualifying government agencies and nonprofit organizations wanting to protect fish and wildlife habitats along the Catawba-Wateree River and its tributaries are encouraged to submit applications for grants provided by Duke Energy's Catawba-Wateree Habitat Enhancement Program (CWHEP).
When things were at their toughest for the Camden High baseball team this season, head coach Denny Beckley preached about staying the course and peaking at the right time.
Michael Collins, 54, of Lugoff, SC, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 after suffering from a stroke. He was born November 18, 1960 in Elyria, OH where he resided until the age of 23. Mike graduated from Elyria High School in 1979 and then from the Virginia Beach Police Academy in 1986. He served 12 years as a Police Officer in Virginia Beach before retiring in 1998. Mike loved all sports. In high school he lettered in baseball (pitcher), basketball and football (quarterback). His favorite was baseball, beginning with t-ball and playing through his years with the Virginia Beach ...
Mrs. Christine Benjamin Mitchell, 93, of 1806 Carter Street, Camden, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Family and friends may call at 328 Perkins Lane, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, who is serving the Mitchell Family.
Graveside service for Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church cemetery, St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill community). Friends may visit at 20 Lee Road in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Janie Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12 p.m. in New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church Cemetery.
After a long battle with cancer, Randall "Randy" Boyd Watkins went to his eternal home with Jesus on Monday, May 04, 2015. He was born at Byerly Hospital in Hartsville on June 29, 1954. Randy was the son of the late James Boyd Watkins and the late Sara Frances Phillips Watkins of Camden.
Lorene Jeffcoat (right), of KershawHealth Hospice, recently received the hospital's second quarterly DAISY Award from Chief Nursing Officer Stacy Collier. The family of Inez Russell, an inpatient Hospice patient, nominated Jeffcoat saying. "We can't express in words the difference she made," Russell's daughter-in-law said. "My husband was having a really hard time with the situation and she was so good with him, it was like she was sent for just him. This was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through and she was a blessing with it all." Jeffcoat originally wanted to ...