Many years ago, there was a Carolina Cup race director who insisted that every person in attendance was there to watch the horses run and that none of them were interested in the social aspects of the day -- or in taking a drink. That, of course, wasn't close to true, and there's a reason that the Cup has often been called the largest outdoor cocktail party in South Carolina. It is indeed a ...
I could tell by my husband's face the news wasn't good. It was a scenario my doctor and I had not discussed. Prior to my surgery, I had only imagined a positive outcome. In fact, I wanted the procedure on my knee done as soon as possible. I thought, "Great. I'll be running again in about three weeks. That's good for me." Then, BAMM! (Funny how life can do that and so quickly!) It ...
I've covered news for nearly four decades in Kershaw County yet I've never been as shocked as I was upon learning yesterday that the S.C. Department of Wildlife will release more than 10,000 deadly cotton-mouth moccasins into Lake Wateree later this summer.
Tripp Speaks has been one of those pitchers which every baseball coach loves to have on their team.
Camden native and 13-year NFL veteran Vonnie Holliday is hosting the Vonnie Holliday Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon on Friday night, pril 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the AMF Lanes on Bush River Road in Columbia.
It will not exactly be business as usual in College Park for Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, but the objective will be the same.
The word "transparency" has become a popular one for politicians to use. After all, how many citizens are there here in Kershaw County -- or across South Carolina and the United States, for that matter -- who aren't in favor of a more open government? Not many. Indeed, transparency was one of the key platforms of Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign, and the issue no doubt contributed to her victory. A little squabble is now ...
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Midget basketball team won the state championship in the state tournament played at Myrtle Beach in March 1954. Celebrating the win are (first row, from left) Harold Robinson, Jimmie Roller, Jimmie Haynes, Charles Davenport, (second row) coach Clyde Jahnke, Lindsay Pierce, Bobby Johnson, Larry Foster, Lee McCaskill, Bobby Robinson, coach Giles ...
46 YEARS AGO -- March 29-31, 1965
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When you are suffering through a three-game slide, any win is appreciated, right?
When I read the headline in last Wednesday's paper, "Local skepticism, opposition greet gambling bill" I eagerly read Trevor Baratko's article to find out what the greater community was thinking.
Ms. Mary English Miles, 83, of 26 Heatherwood Drive, Lugoff, SC, passed on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Mr. Herbert "H.B." Brisbon, Sr. was the oldest son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Green Brisbon of Rembert, SC. He entered into his heavenly home on Monday, December 3, 2013.
Mrs. Geneva Windham Brisbon, 57, of 41 Egypt Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hueston Pate, 92, of 15 Sams Lane, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1 p.m., at Canty Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt, SC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Minnie Belton, 86, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at KershawHealth.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ruth Lisenby Moore, 91, of Camden, SC will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Hermitage Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Jason Fletcher and Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. Burial will follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 12:00 Noon in the fellowship hall at Hermitage, 1 hour prior to the ...
Dovey Ann Bixler Smith, age 76 beloved wife of Harold Smith, died on Monday, December 2, 2013 at her residence.
Like tens of thousands of other South Carolinians, I went to the State Fair in Columbia a few weeks ago. It was great fun, and all the usual attractions were there. But there was something new this year -- and it was hot.
Mr. Daniel Washington, 53, entered into rest on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at KershawHealth. Arrangements will be announced later. Professional Services are entrusted to Cooke Funeral Home. www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com.
The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus through the neighborhoods in Lugoff again this year. Santa will be escorted through different areas of the Lugoff community each night. Lugoff firefighters enjoy this event each year so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas night.
Local artist and gardener Brenda Konitzer will sign her new cookbook What's Cooking at Dry Branch Ranch? Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Books on Broad at 944 Broad St, in Camden. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Samples from some of the book's recipes, such as pumpkin bread, mushroom and onion dip and seafood pizza dip will be available.
North Central tuned up for this weekend's Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin with a pair of wins on Wednesday night.