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Austin Brown comes home second at PARX Racing

It has been a busy first year of racing for Austin Brown.

June 11, 2012 | | Equine


As easy as 1-2-3

Having opened last week's Sonic Women's City Golf Championship with a first round 1-under par 71 to lead the field in the Columbia event, Elgin's Kelli Murphy left the door open with a second day round of 74.

June 11, 2012 | | Golf


Getting to the root of the matter

The most unseen and albeit most important part of a tree are its roots. Without roots trees would not be able to stand up much less stay alive and growing.

June 11, 2012 | Liz Galland Camden Urban Forester | Miscellaneous


Bethune Elementary reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

June 11, 2012 | | Education


KCSO arrests two after chase on I-20

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man wanted out of Tennessee and his female companion following a chase on I-20 Friday.

June 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robbie Hall Jr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Robbie Hall, Jr. 59, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Lakeshore Drive Church of God, Camden, SC with burial to follow in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, June 11, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Robbie's memory to Lakeshore Drive Church of God, 1201 Lakeshore Drive, Camden, SC 29020.

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Baseball, volleyball and softball camps on tap

Baseball, volleyball and softball camps are on the menu for youth sports camps in Kershaw County next week.

June 08, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Public unions

Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin, where backers of public unions failed to unseat Gov. Scott Walker after he cut collective bargaining rights, commanded much of the spotlight, but voters in San Jose and San Diego, Cal. also dealt major blows to public unions by voting to cut the pension benefits of public workers in those two cities. Many labor experts see a rising tide of such moves as cities and states are now facing the harsh economic realities of the rich deals they bestowed upon unions for so many years.

June 08, 2012 | | Editorials


‘A real asset to our community’

CAMDEN – The recent launch of the Kershaw County Housing Authority will focus greater attention on the county's housing needs, according to leaders of a local alliance that has coordinated housing activities since 1989. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership, a joint effort between the charitable, social services, and governmental sectors, has identified and studied a variety of housing challenges and organized a range of community wide responses related to affordability, livability, and homelessness. According to Housing Partnership Coordinator Marie Sheheen, "The formation of our own housing authority is the beginning of what we hope will prove to be an increase ...

June 08, 2012 | | People & Places


Bowers releases book of essays

Jayne Bowers of Camden recently published a new book "Eve's Sisters." The book is a compilation of essays written by Bowers.

June 08, 2012 | | People & Places


Parents’ silence not golden

Dear Annie: I am an 18-year-old guy, and my parents are splitting up. I don't know the full story, but things are getting somewhat awkward around the house. We try to live normally, but the silence hurts. I'm trying to deal with it and put up a good front until graduation, but it's hard.

June 08, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Rich Diddy isn't the problem -- inequality is

Seldom has anybody's scholarship kicked up so much controversy.

June 08, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Absentee father

I never knew my father; he died when I was five months old, leaving my mother with me and my 3-year-old brother. We were not his first family. He had nine children by his first wife, eight girls and one boy -- five little graves attested to the mortality rate in earlier times. Many first wives died before their husbands, not surprising since childbirth was so dangerous and the mortality rate so high. I cannot imagine having more children -- especially since my father was 63 when I was born and my mother was 40. Back then, people just had the number ...

June 08, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes

A group exercise class for ages 55 and older provides a fun variety of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, posture and balance, using a chair and a floor mat (optional).

June 08, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Haley not as 'hard-nosed' as Knotts

Mr. Ulmer, I take you to be an intelligent man, otherwise the Camden Independent would not employ you as a staff reporter. Having said that, I compliment you on a well-expressed article in the May 30th issues. But while I think it well expressed, I wish to comment on some of your conclusions.

June 08, 2012 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters


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Wooten Stables grad Upstart headed to Kentucky Derby

Alto Racing's Materiality battled even-money favorite Upstart through the stretch before registering a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) in just his third lifetime start in Gulfstream Park's signature event.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine


Chapin boots Dogs, 4-1

Chapin scored twice in each half while visiting Camden had a goal overturned and missed scoring another by inches in the first half. The result was a 4-1 Eagle victory in a Region 4-AAA boys' soccer match played Friday night in Chapin.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin hands Lady Bulldogs first 4-AAA loss

After opening the Region 4-AAA season with four straight wins, the Camden High softball team was upended by defending conference champion Chapin, 10-0, last Friday night.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS sweeps multi-team track meet

Camden outscored both Great Falls and McBee to win their third girls' track meet of the season in a meet held at the Camden High Athletic Complex last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Kids' crappie tourney set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Royals host AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU youth basketball team is hosting a tournament from April 10-12 at the Bishopville Recreation Department.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Silver Foxes top undermanned L-E netters

Playing minus first singles player Trevor Black, who had been playing some of his best tennis, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team suffered a 6-0 loss to visiting Dutch Fork in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons and Dogs meet tonight

Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will meet in today's 7:30 p.m. finale of the American Legion Park portion of the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament which concludes Thursday with four games being played at Richland Northeast.

April 01, 2015 | | Sports


Camden Spring Classic brings new set of jumpers to town

With the Carolina Cup now in the history books, it is time for Camden to welcome a different set of jumpers to town.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine




Building Permits

The following building permits were recently recorded at the Kershaw County Government Center. Permits are listed in the following manner: owner; price to be paid for construction or improvements and a brief description of the construction or improvements.

April 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth Grade

April 01, 2015 | | Education


Irene M. Gettys

A memorial service for Irene Mangum Gettys will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC, conducted by Rev. John Hallman. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joe Holderness

A memorial service for Harry "Joe" Holderness, Jr., 92, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Susie T. Rivers

Mrs. Susie Thomas Rivers, 73, of Brooklyn, New York and formerly of Boykin, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Boykin, she was a daughter of the late Willie Sr. and Emma Deas Thomas and wife of the late Benjamin Rivers, Sr.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


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