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 ...
Funeral service for Ananias "Fat Man" Brevard, 29, of Jacksonville, Florida, will be held Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church, with burial in Cedars Cemetery. Mr. Brevard will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing.
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Funeral services to celebrate the life of Lowman Scott Cobb, 43, of Camden, will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, 2486 Mt. Hebron Rd., Cassatt, with burial to follow in Sandy Grove Cemetery. Rev. Jack B. Cobb will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cobb's memory to Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, C/O Rev. Jack Cobb, Jr. 2071 Old Georgetown Rd. East, ...
The Camden Bulldog Club continues its efforts to support the athletic programs of the school throughout the school year.
Officials with the Carolina Cup Steeplechase are reporting that renewals for reserved parking spaces for the 79th edition of the Camden spring classic on Saturday, April 2, were strong and that orders for the remaining available slots have been coming into the office at a steady, if not heavy, pace.
On March 26, Lugoff Elementary will host "Shopping For A Cure," a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LES, located at 994 Ridgeway Rd., Lugoff. Vendors are still being accepted to participate in their Shopping For A Cure fundraiser. To sign up, or get more information, contact Jenna Atkinson at 438-8000 or email@example.com. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 21.
Like tens of thousands of other South Carolinians, I went to the State Fair in Columbia a few weeks ago. It was great fun, and all the usual attractions were there. But there was something new this year -- and it was hot.
Mr. Daniel Washington, 53, entered into rest on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at KershawHealth. Arrangements will be announced later. Professional Services are entrusted to Cooke Funeral Home. www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com.
The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus through the neighborhoods in Lugoff again this year. Santa will be escorted through different areas of the Lugoff community each night. Lugoff firefighters enjoy this event each year so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas night.
Local artist and gardener Brenda Konitzer will sign her new cookbook What's Cooking at Dry Branch Ranch? Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Books on Broad at 944 Broad St, in Camden. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Samples from some of the book's recipes, such as pumpkin bread, mushroom and onion dip and seafood pizza dip will be available.
North Central tuned up for this weekend's Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin with a pair of wins on Wednesday night.
The 22nd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament is on tap for today and Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Avenging their only loss in three starts this season, the Camden boys basketball team handed host Lakewood a 52-42 defeat on Wednesday night in Sumter.
North Central outscored visiting McBee, 16-12, in overtime to record a 65-61 win over the Panthers in a Tuesday night game played at The Castle in Boonetown.
For the second time in a week, Brookland-Cayce got the better of Lugoff-Elgin. And for the second time, by single digits.
CMA comes up short: Malike McGill scored a team-best 16 points as the Camden Military Academy fell to 0-3 on the season with a 68-35 loss to Heathwood Hall on Tuesday night in a game played in Columbia.
Lugoff-Elgin makes the short trip over the Wateree River to finish its home and home schedule with rival Camden High tonight at the Dog Pound. The girls' game tips off the doubleheader at 6 p.m.
Guns in schools is always a touchy subject, and of course it was newsworthy when a Camden Middle School student recently was apprehended at school with a loaded .38 caliber revolver as well as a box cutter. We have all read too many incidents of horrific school shootings across the country, so parents and other citizens are sensitive to security in schools. Local law enforcement authorities say school administrators ...
We wish to express our gratitude to the community, schools, law enforcement, emergency and fire departments, the church community and friends of Rob Evans. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate your kindness and sympathy during our recent loss. All of you reached out to us in many different ways and demonstrated kindness that will not be forgotten. Especially meaningful were the stories you shared with us about Rob and how he touched your lives in some way.