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On facts, lies and Sarah Palin

"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care." --Sarah Palin, Aug. 7, 2009

July 02, 2012 | By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald | Columns


Stabbing suspect in custody

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Paul Franklin Washington (18) of Camden after he stabbed Peyton Darvis Johnson in the chest following a verbal altercation.

July 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KC Northern in the catbird's seat

Using a five-run top of the sixth, Kershaw County Northern rallied from a 3-2 deficit and pulled out a 7-4 win over Lamar in Wednesday night's winners' bracket game in the Sub-District A Dixie Youth baseball tournament at Camden's Woodward Park.

June 29, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Rec notes - June 29, 29012

The Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) basketball camps are back, offered for boys and girls ages 5-14. The camps will concentrate on teaching young players the fundamentals of basketball and working on skills and team play. There will also be five-on-five and three-on-three games and awards for free throw, league champ, sportsmanship and more. There will be 8-foot goals for younger players.

June 29, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Peggy Jo McDonald

Peggy Jo McDonald, 81, formerly of Camden, SC, passed away June 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, J. A. "Mac" McDonald. She is survived by a son, Joey McDonald and his wife, Carol McDonald; a daughter, Amy Rose McDonald; two grandsons, Joseph McDonald III and Hunter McDonald; a sister, Patsy Watts Clare; and two aunts, Marilyn Gerrald Steele and Reginald Gerrald Galardi. A church service for Peggy will be held Friday (today) at 11 a.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bon ...

June 29, 2012 | | Obituaries


Don't buy into unionization

(Mr. Humphries' letter has been updated to include the word "not" in the first sentence of the seond paragraph in relation to Mr. Allen's original letter.)

June 29, 2012 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters


Helping Mr. Romney with his NAACP speech

Dear Mitt Romney: I was pleased to hear that you have accepted an invitation to speak in July before the 103rd convention of the NAACP in Houston. In anticipation of that event, I have taken the liberty of writing a speech for you. It's only a beginning, space limitations being what they are, but it should get you off to a solid start and you can take it from there. So, here it is:

June 29, 2012 | By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald | Columns


Leave kids out of child support fight

Dear Annie: I've been a stepmother to two lovely girls, now 12 and 17, since they were very young. My husband gladly pays child support on time without fail. The girls have different mothers who raise their children in opposite ways, yet in both cases, it's rare that the child support actually reaches the child.

June 29, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Pets of the Week

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 2-year-old female bulldog mix and an adult female cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's Web ...

June 29, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Murphy player her way into CGA Junior Girls' title match

Defending event champion, Kelli Murphy of Elgin is one win away from successfully defending her Carolinas Junior Girls Championship title after battling back in some tough matches.

June 29, 2012 | | Golf


Road diet

Camden residents will have a chance to voice their opinions soon on two major transportation projects slated for the town -- a proposed "road diet" for Camden's Broad Street and an official truck route around the city. Both of them could have a major impact on the city for years to come, so we hope citizens who have a particular point of view will voice their feelings July 10 at Camden High School.

June 29, 2012 | | Editorials


Ariail for June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012 | | Ariail


The union bailout

We all know how the Obama administration likes to portray the auto bailout: a generous infusion of money enabled the government to save General Motors and Chrysler. Jobs that would otherwise have disappeared were rescued by this taxpayer-funded largesse. It was expensive, but we had no choice.

June 29, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Lamar holds off KC East, 6-4

In a game which started after 10 p.m. Monday and ended minutes before Tuesday morning, KC East nearly left fans at Woodward Park looking for the nearest coffee truck.

June 27, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


KC Dixie Majors, Dixie Boys off to tourneys

With the Dixie Youth All-Stars in the middle of Sub-District Tournament play in Camden, it is time for Kershaw County's Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors teams to kick off all-star tournament action.

June 27, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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L-E gears up for season and football opener

Lugoff-Elgin High School is busy preparing for the 2015 football season, the first under head coach Matt Campbell, while also hosting a road race to ...

July 29, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS fall sports teams set up practices

CHS football sets up schedules: Camden High School will conduct its first varsity football practice for the 2015 season on Friday, July 31 at 5 ...

July 29, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Louisa deLoach sings National Anthem

Louisa deLoach, daughter of Joe and May deLoach of Camden, sings the National Anthem before the Friday, July 24 South Atlantic League baseball game between ...

July 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Frances Hicks Sill

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Hicks Sill, 90, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10:30 AM today, July 29 ...

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joseph John Crowley

Joseph John "Joe" Crowley, 72, of Camden died Friday, July 24, 2015. He was born in Long Island, NY. He was a horse trainer and ...

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Clackum

James Doyle Clackum, affectionately called "Red", passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 27, 2015. Mr. Clackum was born in Marietta, GA ...

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Mae Carter

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Brisbon Carter, 78, of 848 Seegars Mill Road, Camden, passed on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The family will receive friends at 6415 ...

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Paul Belton

Paul Kenneth Belton, 63, of Camden died Monday, July 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral ...

July 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: The Karesh wing

While it may seem troubling on the surface to have KershawHealth's letter of intent with Capella Healthcare extended to Aug. 31, the reason for ...

July 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Before we lose our minds

WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the ...

July 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader enjoyed Rich’s ‘barefoot’ column

Dear Rhonda: I really enjoyed your (column about going barefoot) published in the Chronicle-Independent on July 20 and the West Wateree Chronicle on July 21.

July 29, 2015 | Susanne Bacchetta Lugoff | Letters


Noble: Doing the near impossible -- quickly

What's your favorite pet: dog or cat? What do you prefer on your hot dog: mustard or ketchup? Who do you like for president ...

July 29, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Crime Report - July 29, 2015

Emergency Service Management (EMS) personnel transported a Lugoff man with a stab wound to the shoulder by ambulance to a Columbia hospital Sunday.

July 29, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Yesteryear - July 29, 2015

How hot was it? It was so hot…

July 29, 2015 | | Yesteryear


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