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The picture of peace

Abel Gonzalez, flanked by his parents, Gracie and Armodo, was the winner of the North Central Middle School Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Bethune Lions Club. The theme was "Children Know Peace." Abel's entry was then submitted to the Lions 32-C competition which featured winners from other clubs in the district. Abel won the 32C contest, and he was presented with a $100 check and certificate. His mother was presented with a photo which appeared in an earlier Chronicle-Independent issue. Officials with the Bethune Lions Club thanked Abel and his parents, along with North Central Middle Art Director ...

March 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Truck stop

March 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stover Middle reports student honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 14, 2012 | | Education


L-E opens with wins over RNE, Bulldogs

What a way to kick off the season.

March 14, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Larry Davis

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Larry Eugene Davis, 58, of Bethune will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Bethune Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jackie Knight will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Davis' memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o of Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Focused Bulldogs do not suffer letdown against Gamecocks

There had been times in the past when a Camden tennis team would play a lesser opponent, not take the match serious enough and battle their way through to a victory.

March 14, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs christen new digs in style

For the first time in school history, the Camden High School track teams hosted a meet on their home track.

March 14, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

March 12 - 17

March 12, 2012 | | Sports


L-E girls rally for 8-7 victory over LHS

Saving their best for last, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team spotted host Lexington a 7-0 lead after three innings before the Lady Demons scored the final eight runs of the night, including the winning tally in the top of the ninth for an 8-7 win.

March 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS netters rebound to top A.C. Flora, 4-2

It may not rank anywhere close to being one of the biggest of his 560 tennis coaching victories at Camden High, but Thursday's 4-2 win over visiting A.C. Flora was one which Roger Smoak cherished, nonetheless.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs lose lead, game to Hartsville

Call this the one that got away.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Service to the board

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Carol Thompson (left) and Kim DuRant (right) were recognized by the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA) with special lapel pins for reaching milestones in their years of service on the board. School Board Chairperson Mara Jones (center) presented the pins to Thompson and DuRant at the Feb. 7 school board meeting. Thompson, who has the longest tenure of any current school board member, was recognized for 15 years of service. She serves as the board's chaplain and has also been the vice chairperson in the past. DuRant was recognized for 10 ...

March 12, 2012 | | Education


James L. Branham

Funeral service for James LeGrande Branham, 65, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Steve Dixon

Mr. Steve Dixon, 49, of 1483 Dixon Road, Elgin, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Julia Ann Salmond

Funeral service for Julia Ann Salmond, 61, of 1791 Flint Hill Road in Camden will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, First Palmetto Bank hold annual Christmas Card Contest

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Welsh and Mr. Murphy wed

Miss Lindsay Brooks Welsh and Mr. Stephen Phillips Murphy were married at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


LEHS Demon Literacy Express stops at Blaney, Doby’s Mill and Wateree

The Demon Literacy Express left the station Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 carrying precious cargo -- books and high school students.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


William G. Blake

Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Gardner Blake, 91, of Columbia, SC and Rumson, NJ will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruth Wobecky

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ruth Mitchell Wobecky, 93, of Camden, will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wobecky's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr., will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Stephen Wayne Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


NC wrestlers remain perfect

North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS hosts two-day holiday hoops camp

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: Court decisions

Two prominent decisions in South Carolina courts this week have been just and fair -- exactly the way most people would like to see the legal system work. The first was a decision by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen to overturn the 1944 conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was sent to the electric chair back in the Jim Crow days of this state for the murder of two girls.

December 19, 2014 | | Editorials


McBee takes down Knights

Host McBee sent the North Central boys' basketball team to its sixth loss in as many starts as the host Panthers overcame a sluggish start to post a 63-47 win.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


B-C upends Demons

After scoring 88 points in last Friday's win over Camden, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came out on the short end of a 73-51 decision against host Brookland-Cayce in a Wednesday night non-region contest played in Cayce.

December 19, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons host Dogs tonight

The back end of the Wateree River Rivalry between Lugoff-Elgin and Camden will take place tonight when L-E hosts the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in a 6 p.m. start inside the Demons Den.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Rampell: Congress knee-caps the IRS

WASHINGTON -- Get ready for your tax rates to go up.

December 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letters: Reader proud of vets, kids, county council

Anytime we, as a county, can truly honor something or someone, a warm feeling can overcome you. This is good. This experience happened Dec. 9, the final (regular) Kershaw County Council meeting of 2014. One had to be there to witness this "proud of you" feeling obviously everyone certainly felt.

December 19, 2014 | Howard Buckholz Jr. Cassatt | Letters


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