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Recent revelations that the government is carrying out secret domestic surveillance programs on businesses, coming on the heels of other snooping incidents by the Justice Department, are chilling and go to the very basic tenets of freedom in this country. The serious nature of this surveillance is highlighted by the fact that many members of both parties -- and they seldom seem to agree on anything -- are aghast at some of the things that are happening.

June 07, 2013 | | Editorials


Beyond the rubble of disaster….

Time and again, I am moved to emotion at the goodness of Americans particularly in instants of unexpected and horrific circumstances - natural disasters, terrorism, and life-shattering violence. It can be difficult knowing how to talk to our children about the loss and the fear surrounding events like 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, the Boston Marathon, tornados in Oklahoma, among others. Unluckily, the majority of our kids have seen the disturbing images on television from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers to the devastation in Oklahoma to the unspeakable carnage in Boston. At times, it may seem impossible to ...

June 07, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Inabinet for June 7, 2013

The Chronicle-Independent, courtesy of the S.C. News Exchange, will now periodically feature editorial cartoons by Walt Inabinet of the The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. According to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA), Inabinet recently placed second in the SCPA News Contest's All Daily Division Cartoon category. He has been a local television news anchor, owned and published a weekly newspaper in Bamberg County and is "semi-retired" from Inabinet Communications, the marketing and public relations firm he founded in 1991.

June 07, 2013 | | Inabinet


It’s always a good time to say thank you

A few days ago I had the honor of attending a memorial service for Marlene Tolleson, a quiet servant at the Kershaw County Council on Aging. For more than 20 years, she worked tirelessly on behalf of those who needed her most, our seniors. An advocate, a counselor and sometimes firm encourager, the folks she served knew that they had a friend and advocate in Marlene.

June 07, 2013 | Donald P. Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


Ariail for June 7, 2013

June 07, 2013 | | Ariail


Fight gangs, not each other

It was a kneejerk reaction to a kneejerk reaction. That's my assessment of Rep. Bobby Rush's incendiary assault on Sen. Mark Kirk's gang-fighting proposal.

June 07, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Employee of small family company believes boss to be scam victim

Dear Annie: I have worked for many years at a small family-owned company.

June 05, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Baseball, softball camps on tap for next week

Here are the sports campsto be held in Kershaw County for the week of June 10.

June 05, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Margaretha Powers

A Celebration of Life Service for Margaretha "Greta" Powers, 80, will be held Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kershaw Health Hospice.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lois Outten

Funeral service for Ms. Lois Outten, 76, of 1218 McRae Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Walter Hoover Jr.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Walter Elmer Hoover, Jr., 73, of Lugoff, will be held at a later date.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


James Preston Hasty

Funeral Services for James Preston "Foots" Hasty, 74, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Trent McLaghlin and The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Nellie Watts Creed

Nellie Watts Creed, 101, died June 1, 2013. Born May 23, 1912 in Lugoff, SC, she was the youngest child of George Franklin and Annie Rabon Watts. She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Smyrl Alvin Creed, her brother, George Bell Timmerman Watts of Great Falls, and her sister, Anna Kate Watts of Lugoff.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Keith Aikens

Keith Aikens passed away on May 26, 2013 in Camden, South Carolina.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Bentley Stogsdill III

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Bentley Richard Stogsdill III, 62, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 7, 2013 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in his memory to Camp Burnt Gin, Box 101106, Columbia, SC, 29211, attention Margie Horton, or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


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July 26, 2016 | | Ariail


Random visit from an old enemy

I hope this never happens to you.

July 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum C-I Editor | Columns


How much freedom does law and order cost?

Parker: CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump was a man in full Thursday night as he accepted the Republican nomination: Full-throated, full of fury and full of himself ...

July 26, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Coming up

School registration starts tomorrow and all over Kershaw County kids will be checking in to their new schools, meeting teachers and getting a first glimpse ...

July 26, 2016 | | Editorials


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah lowers ISO Rating

After a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation, Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department's current ISO rating of 7 will be dropping to an ISO rating ...

July 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Food for the Soul to expand shelter services beginning August 1

Food for the Soul KC will expand its shelter service for the homeless starting August 1.

July 26, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Alfred Young

Mr. Alfred "Al" Young, 51, of Goose Creek, S.C. passed on Friday, July 22, 2016.

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Avalene Weather

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Avalene Truesdale Weathers, 82, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, July 26, 2016 ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Timothy N. Thomas

AUGUSTA – Memorial services for Timothy Nicholas Thomas, 57, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness in Evans ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Carl Ray

LUGOFF – A celebration of life service for Carl Michael "Chuckie" Ray, 64, will be held Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Leon Isaac Moses

Funeral service for Mr. Leon Isaac Moses, 38, of 115 Belton Lane in Camden, will be held today, July 26, 2016, 3:00 P.M ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Joyce Smith Jennings

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Joyce Smith Jennings, 89, of Camden, SC, was held at Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Alvin Hooper

A funeral service to honor the life of Alvin Vipperman "A.V." Hooper, 81, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ricky Holshouser

Ricky Allen Holshouser, 59, of 16164 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his residence. Memorial services will be held ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


CHS opens golf, football practices

With summer vacation rapidly coming to a close, the Camden High School athletic department has listed the start of practices for several teams which begin ...

July 26, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


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