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I can hardly say this was a bolt from the blue. I mean I've always known this day would come. I've had a generous 17 years to prepare for this crossroad in my life. This should be an easy transition for all involved, right? Ok, maybe not exactly. Wow. Graduation announcements? Cap and gown? Excuse the cliché, but where has the time gone? The pace in which time flies by is alarming. And when I pause and reflect too intensely on the image of my oldest son graduating high school, it almost feels hard to breath. It's ...

May 04, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon set for May 19

The second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by the Camden First United Methodist Women.

May 04, 2012 | | People & Places


Frederick George William Rehm Jr.

A mass of Christian burial for Frederick George William Rehm, Jr., 94, of Camden, will be celebrated at 11:00AM, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. A reception will follow in St. Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Rehm's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC, 29020, or the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rosa Lee Bracey Jones

Rosa Lee B. Jones, 73, of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., formerly of Camden, passed away on March 29, 2012.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary "Penny" McDuffie

Ms. Mary "Penny" McDuffie, 81, of 5724 TB. Wright Road, Rembert, S.C. formerly of 947 Wateree Blvd., passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Rembert, S.C., with burial to follow at Cedar's Cemetery, Camden.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


CGA 4-Ball tourney returns to Camden CC

The field is set for the 61st Carolinas Four-Ball Championship, which will be held for the 56th time at the Camden Country Club. The event tees off this morning and will continue until the champions are crowned on Sunday.

May 02, 2012 | | Golf


Kappa Alpha Psi Beautillion Saturday

The first Camden Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Beautillion will be held Saturday in Camden High School's (CHS) auditorium Saturday. The Beautillion will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception. During the program, young men who have completed Kappa League -- the fraternity's leadership program -- will be presented to their parents, friends, teachers and other invited guests.

May 02, 2012 | | Education


Head to Camp R.A.C.E.

Kindergarteners through fifth-graders in Kershaw County can head off to Camp R.A.C.E., a free camp to be held June 11-14 at Doby's Mill Elementary School. The camp will focus on nutrition and agriculture while students have fun with hands-on, real-life experiences with agricultural connections in their community.

May 02, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CHS hosts A.C. Flora in Thursday's tourney opener

Wanting to get in a final tune-up before hosting A.C. Flora in Thursday's AAA Lower State tournament opener, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak moved last Thursday's rained-out regular season finale at Wilson to Monday in Florence.

May 02, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Horton earns U.S. Chamber national scholarship

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton is the recipient of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Institute Scholarship. Horton is only one of 30 professionals across the country to receive the scholarship, awarded by the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management (IOM), which recognizes each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background.

May 02, 2012 | | Business


Fred Gregory

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Fred Albert Gregory, 67, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Gregory's memory to the charity on one's choice.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Law Enforcement Report - May 2, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) has issued a warrant for the arrest of Terrence Maurice Harrell, 26, of Scott Street, on a charge of first degree assault.

May 02, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Miciah Bennett C-I staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Robert Ariail -- May 2, 2012

May 02, 2012 | | Ariail


Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester

Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester of 313 Cool Springs Drive in Camden, transitioned this life on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in the KershawHealth Medical Center. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


James "Jack" Tolliver

James "Jack" Tolliver, 75, of 2707 Stewart Street in Camden, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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


The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


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