It would have been easy for Speedy Johnson to have stayed with his team's game plan. But all that would have done would have been to have turned an easy win into an ugly victory.
In the Jan. 31 Chronicle-Independent top story about the school district office move, the Kershaw County School District superintendent seems to make a mockery of frugality. When asked if new furniture will be purchased, Dr. Frank Morgan says he will even keep his "$69.95 state surplus conference table." The superintendent doesn't seem to understand that the people of this county, who purchased his conference table, stretch their dollars in every way they can. Most ...
Funeral services for Joseph Kenneth McCaskill, 69, of Cassatt, will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Donald Coppedge and Rev. Robert Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon's International or Cassatt Baptist Church Building Fund.
Funeral service for Roderick "RaRa" O. Simon, 37, of 1509 Springvale Road will be held Thursday, February 10, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Recent legislation allowing Sunday alcohol sales in Camden is just one example of how lifestyles are changing across the United States. For many years, alcohol could not be sold in any form on Sunday in South Carolina -- except, of course, in Charleston, which for decades winked slyly not only at state bans on Sunday sales but also at the state's prohibition on mixed drinks, which were officially prohibited across the Palmetto State but ...
NEW YORK -- The turmoil in Egypt has been a lesson in the fragility of a right we so often take for granted: To speak.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The photo this week features Camden youth hanging out at Rhame City Arena in "the old days." They include (kneeling) Mary Kate Beckham West, Kevin Culp, Patrick Davis, (standing) Kyle Eckenroth, (sitting) Jay Shaylor, Michael Horton, Tonya Reeves Koumas, Paul Foster, Abby Faulkenberry Spitzer, Sonya Reeves Price and Heather Jeffcoat Neal.
Kershaw County women are invited to a night on the town for the second annual Downtown Divas Go Red for Women's Heart Health Month, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17.
39 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 7-11, 1972 Photo cutline -- Check presentation -- Likie Beleos and Carl Cockfield present a check for $1,000 to Earnest L. Barfield, president of the Camden Shrine Club. The money was raised through a Shriners "Roadblock" last Sunday and will be sent to the Shriners' Crippled Childrens Hospital at Greenville, SC. Mr. Beleos is chairman of the club's Fund-Raising Committee, and Mr. Cockfield is a director ...
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I am writing in regard to an article in your paper about our new sheriff, Jim Matthews. I believe he is the best person to be in the sheriff's position.
We will never know if the outcome of the Battle of Camden would have been different had Francis Marion and his "Ragged Regiment" joined General Horatio Gates's army that fateful August 1780 morning.
Dear Annie: I have been best friends with "Claire" since junior high. She is nothing short of a knockout, with a sweet personality to match. We have always been very close, and I treasure our friendship.
THOMAS LAWRENCE BEAN Thomas Henkel and Quintestusa Raynor, both of Lugoff, announce the birth of a son, Thomas Lawrence Bean, on January 3, 2011. He weighed 8 pounds, 7.1 ounces. The maternal grandparent is Ms. Belinda Raynor of Newport, NC. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Bean of West Union, SC. LEVI ALLEN WHITMIRE Anna Nichols and Russell Whitmire, both of Elgin, announce the birth of a son, Levi Allen Whitmire, on ...
Recently, the world has lost and suffered greatly with the loss of an irreplaceable human being, former South African president, former African National Congress president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Arledge Truesdale, 78, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Rev. Sims Smith and Rev. Charles Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in her ...
A funeral service to celebrate the life of John Kershaw deLoach, Jr., 86, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Father James Barnhill and Father Charles Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be W. Bratton deLoach, Jr., H. R. Dwight deLoach, Joseph K. deLoach, William Bratton Blake, Joseph P. Riley, III and Daniel W. Hanley. Honorary ...
Horses are known for their massive stature and majestic features. Everything from their muscular physique to their large, lovely eyes leaves us in awe. However, just as horses can injure their joints and muscles quite easily, ocular trauma is common due to their eyes' unique size and shape, and can become dangerous if not treated quickly.
For more than 20 years, the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) has showcased its vocal talents during the holiday season for the community, and the tradition will continue on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.
A 43-foot-long replica of the H.L. Hunley will return to the Camden Archives and Museum on Friday and Saturday. The replica last appeared in Camden in May 2012.
Dear Annie: One of my sisters has a lovely cat, but when we go somewhere with her, the kitty litter odor is overwhelming. It clings to her clothing and follows her everywhere. My sister is highly sensitive to criticism, so we haven't approached her about this. She probably doesn't notice the smell because she lives with the odor every day.
The Camden Rotary Club will host its annual "Meet Santa on the Town Green" event after Saturday's Christmas parade in downtown Camden. Santa Claus will be available for pictures and giving out candy canes until 2 p.m. Community members are encouraged to come share those Christmas wishes with Santa Claus.
The family of Edward and Louise Allen extend sincere congratulations to the couple who will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Allen were married December 12, 1953.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring Anne Frank's life Jan. 7 through Feb. 15.
A pre-Christmas sports tradition returns to Kershaw County this weekend with the 22nd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Taking the early lead and not giving it up, the North Central boys' basketball team evened its record after two games with a 61-51 victory over host McBee in a non-region game played last Thursday night.
Turning Saturday's Leopard Duals into the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School showcase, the L-EMS wrestling team won its own tournament by running the table against the five teams they faced.
On a day which started with so many unknowns, North Central High wrestling coach Jason Brazell received many answers he was looking for on Saturday.