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Sports complex: opposition or debate?

Thank you for your even-handed coverage of the debate over a proposed city-built sports complex that would be operated by the Columbia YMCA. The headline in Friday's Chronicle-Independent might tend to make someone think I am an opponent of a new sports complex for our city/county. I am not. However, I have worked to secure signatures that call for a referendum on the issue. A binding referendum would settle the dispute and determine the will of the citizens of Camden.

November 16, 2011 | Jim Parrish Camden | Letters


Hot dog cart not an intrusion downtown

Ward Ratz is the owner of The Dog House, a hot dog cart on Broad Street. This is a great addition to the Camden restaurant scene. Ward has great products and has in a few short months gained a good following of satisfied customers who look forward to his food.

November 16, 2011 | Carole Jellenik Camden | Letters


DMES honors veterans with love, respect

On Veterans Day, 11-11-11, Doby's Mill Elementary School second-graders put on a tribute show for the veterans. It was one of the most meaningful, well-done, beautifully executed shows I have ever seen and almost unbelievable to have been done by such young children. There had to be many, many people doing the work to put this together, practice the children and see that all went according to plan, and they are to be greatly thanked for their hard work and dedication and love.

November 16, 2011 | Ruth Meshach Lugoff | Letters


The kinder, gentler candidate

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans would agree that the most memorable moment from Wednesday night's debate was when Rick um, um, um, whateverhisnameis couldn't remember the third leg of his own policy for streamlining the federal government .

November 16, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record -- Nov. 16, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

November 16, 2011 | | For the Record


High schools to host virtual book fairs

The library media centers at Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools will sponsor virtual book fairs Monday through Dec. 5.

November 16, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- Nov. 16, 2011

November 16, 2011 | | Ariail


The Lugoff Garden Club celebrates 30 years

The Lugoff Garden Club celebrated its 30th anniversary in September. To honor the anniversary, members of the club gathered at Sylvia Varn's Lugoff home to commemorate the occasion. Varn is the only active founding member. The club was founded 30 years ago with 10 charter members. Since then, it has grown to 22 members. The club participates in many gardening projects around the Lugoff community, filling, watering and caring for public area flower beds. The club also donated an owl sculpture to the Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library in honor of Master Gardener and fellow club member ...

November 16, 2011 | | Localife


The King Haiglar Garden Club held ‘bountiful harvest’ themed November meeting

The King Haiglar Garden Club held its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Eve Montgomery hosted the club at 1902 Carriage House Lane. Nancy Fisher and Frances Hendrix co-hosted.

November 16, 2011 | | Localife


Orders accepted for Price House pecans

Like jingle bells, the Price House Commission's annual pecan sale signals the approach of the holiday season.

November 16, 2011 | | Camden


Yesteryear -- Nov. 16, 2011

Photo cutline -- Jamie Guy stands before the large purging tanks where his harvest of crawfish are cleaned before being boxed for delivery. Guy manages two 10-acre crawfish ponds and says the crawfish, which resembles a miniature lobster, tastes like a cross between a lobster and a shrimp.

November 16, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Tiller gains all-state tennis laurels

Camden High School's Katie Tiller enjoyed her most successful state singles tournament to date with her first top eight finish in last weekend's South Carolina High School League's AAA-AAAA combined tournament.

November 16, 2011 | | Tennis


Duggan, The Barbarian square off in Friday’s ‘Fall Brawl’ at Rhame City Arena in Camden

WWE Wrestling Hall of Fame member "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan setps back into the ring on Friday night when he takes on fellow wrestling legend The Barbarian in the feature match of that evening's Fall Brawl at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.

November 16, 2011 | | Sports


Colonial Cup feature field remains at 13

What was once a group of 13 nominees has stayed at a baker's dozen which is expected to meet the starter's flag for Saturday's TD Bank $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup.

November 16, 2011 | | Equine


There’s no bench in cross country

Why do people run? Why would anyone want to leave the geniality of a warm bed on a cold morning to spend 30 minutes of breathless agony? Why would someone choose to end a harried day at work with a pointless endeavor like running? They just do. And they do for reasons unbeknownst to many, explicable to others. Delivered to those who sprint, jog, dart, or dash are amazing enhancements sending them out the door three, five, even seven days a week, some asserting never to stray from one sole run. Every runner has their own schedule, own motivation, own ...

November 14, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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October 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...

October 01, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Oct. 1, 2014

Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze

October 01, 2014 | | Yesteryear


The bad rep of for-profit colleges

For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.

October 01, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C. won’t be the next Ferguson

It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.

October 01, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: we can’t afford ‘us vs. versus them’

Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.

October 01, 2014 | J. Allen Miller Camden | Letters


Reader delighted by Rhame Arena concept

It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."

October 01, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Reader supports Williams for city council

On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.

October 01, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Ready to Lift

Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.

October 01, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Lady Knights chop down 4A, 3A foes to stay perfect

Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.

October 01, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Graham running for city council

Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.

October 01, 2014 | | Politics


Allan Frederick Goud

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Allan Frederick Goud, will be held Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 5, from 5:30 til 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

October 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Carrie Rader Prince

Carrie Rader Prince, the mother of Camden resident Nancy Tucker, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

October 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Carrie Floyd Wright

Mrs. Carrie Floyd Wright, 83, of 8330 Camden Hwy, Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Union Baptist Church in Rembert, SC. Burial will be at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Rembert, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral home is serving the family.

October 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Linda Ann Johnson Wages

Linda Ann Johnson Wages, 63 formerly of Holt, Mo, passed away September 15, at her home in Lugoff, South Carolina. She was born on April 22, 1951 to Cletis and Loraine Johnson.

October 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


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