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On the evening of Feb. 17, 1864, the moon cast a white glow over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of Charleston Harbor. The USS Housatonic, the Union Navy's largest ship at 1,240 tons, lay at anchor in the ocean two and one half miles outside the harbor entrance. The blockade of Charleston was commanded from her position. Through the frigid waters the brave, determined crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley navigated from Breach Inlet out to sea, moving toward the Housatonic at three knots. By the time the Union lookout on the ...

May 21, 2012 | | Camden


Boland seeks election to school board Seat 9

"Are you crazy? Why are you running? Why do you want to get involved in politics now?" are the questions Kershaw County School Board Seat 9 candidate Celia Boland said she has been asked.

May 21, 2012 | | Politics


Workshops for artists and crafters to be held at FAC Wednesday

The Olde English District Commission in partnership with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will hold "Open Your Art to the World" workshop Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center located at 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden. This is the third of five in a series of workshops to discuss opportunities for artists, artisans, crafters and food entrepreneurs to expand their retail and e-commerce potential.

May 21, 2012 | | People & Places


Robert Ariail -- May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Welsh, Mr. Cousins wed

Miss Erin Leigh Welsh of Camden and Mr. Curtis Joshua Cousins of Sumter were united in marriage on May 18, 2012 at Sans Souci Farm in Sumter. Reverend Jimmy Atkerson, grandfather of the bride and Reverend Walter Shealy, grandfather of the groom, officiated the 6 p.m., double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at San Souci Farm Pavilion.

May 21, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ms. Mizzell, Mr. Kelly plan summer wedding

Ms. Paulette Mizzell, of St. Matthews and Mr. Travis DeWitt Kelly of Camden are proud to announce their engagement. Ms. Mizzell is the daughter of Ms. Diane Blain Mizzell of Bishopville, the late Mr. Paul Franklin Mizzell of Santee and Mr. John Allard Hodge of Sumter. Mr. Kelly is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Singleton Kelly Jr. of Camden.

May 21, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Noted and passed -- May 21, 2012

• It's satisfying to see a future generation of leaders in training. Junior Leadership Kershaw County recently graduated its 24th class of youth, who completed a year-long program of team-building and leadership development activities. We congratulate the graduates of this year's Junior Leadership academy, which represents Camden, North Central and Lugoff-Elgin high schools and Camden Military Academy, and commend the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Kershaw County School District and Camden Military Academy for their joint sponsorship of this program.

May 21, 2012 | | Editorials


Senior recollections

I meet several times a year with the district's Student Cabinet, a group comprised of student government leaders from all four grade levels at each of our high schools. This group gives me a valuable perspective that I can't really get anywhere else. For example, the Student Cabinet was instrumental in the selection of new technology for our one-to-one computer program. It was actually pretty cool to watch. I asked the members of the Cabinet to come in and work with all the devices under consideration and give specific feedback. Their input was extremely insightful. This is a ...

May 21, 2012 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


CHLC to recognize new Mary Chesnut volumes

The recipients of the Community Impact Award, to be given by the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission o at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City Hall Courtroom, are Marty Daniels and Barbara McCarthy for

May 21, 2012 | | Camden


Gloria Jean Johnson

Funeral services for Gloria Jean Johnson, 63, of 1280 Collins Circle, Camden will be held Tuesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial in the Cedars cemetery in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 21, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sharon Gayle Ramos

A celebration of life service for Sharon Gayle Burriss Ramos will be held Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive fiends following the service at the funeral home.

May 21, 2012 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Rohde Schultz

An inurnment for Elizabeth Rohde Schultz, 89, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 25, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A memorial service celebrating the life of Mrs. Schultz will follow at 4:00 PM at Rice Estate Nursing Home, 100 Finley Rd., Columbia. Rev. Paul Sizemore and Rev. Carl Voges will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 21, 2012 | | Obituaries


Return of the vampire squid

Like a sequel to a bad horror movie, the "great vampire squid" is back.

May 21, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Standing guard at home and abroad

(Recognizing the valor of South Carolinians who fought in World War II, 19 electric cooperatives joined Honor Flight of South Carolina in April to fly 100 veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial built in their honor and other historic sites. This is the final of three stories on Kershaw County veterans who served in World War II and who were part of this Honor Flight.)

May 21, 2012 | | Military


L-E duo earns Region 4-4A softball honors

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin sophomores were named to the All-Region 4-4A softball team as selected by the seven head coaches in the circuit.

May 21, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Father-Son baseball camp includes USC baseball tickets

The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 7 at American Legion Park in Camden.

March 05, 2015 | | Sports


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


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