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Noted and passed -- April 23, 2012

• Political spin is a given these days, and President Obama is as good -- or bad, given your point of view -- at it as anyone. We were amused at his response to one reporter after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen stuck her foot in her mouth with her comment about Ann Romney's never having "worked a day in her life." Obama referred to Rosen as "some woman on television," conveniently forgetting that she's a Democratic operative. We'll have to admit that goes beyond spin.

April 23, 2012 | | Editorials


MES honor students named

Honor rolls for the third nine-week period at Midway Elementary School has been announced.

April 23, 2012 | | Education


Camden Community Band concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band will have its final performance of the season in Rectory Square Park on Sunday at 3 p.m. The concert will feature members of the 282nd Army Band and is free of charge. Rain location will be Camden High School. Featured music will range from John Philip Sousa's Bicentennial March to an Armed Services salute.

April 23, 2012 | | People & Places


BES reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

April 23, 2012 | | Education


Olin Baxley

A funeral service will be held for Olin Edward Baxley on April 24th, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kershaw, S.C. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall prior to the funeral. Interment will follow at Kershaw City Cemetery. Baker Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Truck stop

A pickup truck struck the corner of Gags Liquors at the intersection of West DeKalb and Wylie streets in Camden late Thursday morning. The vehicle struck another truck in the parking lot and then jumped a parking space block to land atop a raised walkway in front of the store. An ambulance transported the 72-year-old Camden man driving the truck to the hospital. The Camden Police Department determined the man suffered a medical condition which caused the accident.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Revive sensible gun laws

Supporters of the protests that followed the suspicious death of Trayvon Martin are raising a good question: What next?

April 23, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Terry L. Smith

Terry Lee Smith Sr., 68, of 1103 Wildwood West Street in Elgin died Thursday, April 19, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Westville man charged with break-in, attempted assault

A 36-year-old county man was arrested Thursday after allegedly breaking into a Westville home and attempting to sexually assault a woman.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robert Ariail -- April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Unanimous support for online voter registration

According to a February 2012 report, "Inaccurate, Costly and Inefficient: Evidence that America's Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade," from the Pew Center on the States, indicates that one in eight registrations is inaccurate or out-of-date in some way. Nationwide, Pew reports that nearly 2 million deceased individuals are listed as voters, and approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.

April 23, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Vivian Powers

Graveside services for Vivian Gasken Powers were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ed Stokes officiated. Mrs. Powers, 92, of Camden, S.C., died Friday, April 20, 2012. She was the wife of the late Vinson Powers and the daughter of the late Ella Mae Graddick Gaskin and Walter S. Gaskin.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Power of faith and a mother’s love

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

April 23, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


The Camden Music Association presents annual Spring Instrumental Showcase

The Camden Music Association (CMA) will present its annual Spring Instrumental Showcase, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Tuesday's concert will feature a number of local students in a variety of musical disciplines from the North Central Band Ensemble, Doby's Mill Rockin' Recorders, and Strings in the Afternoon. 2012 Brevard Scholarship winner, Zack Truesdale, (marimba) will perform along with Junior Scholarship winner Kirkland Moranos (flute) and Senior Scholarship winner Bailey Dabbs (piano). Also joining the CMA will be Alexis Reid, Isabel Tarte, Jarismary Polo and Javier ...

April 23, 2012 | | People & Places


City to host shred May 8

The city of Camden will host a community shred day from 2 to 6 p.m. May 8 in the parking lot to the left of Camden City Hall at the corner of Lyttleton Street and Roscoe Avenue.

April 23, 2012 | | Camden


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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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