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KO’d in Denver

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Contrary to conventional wisdom that debates are rarely, if ever, game-changers, the first presidential debate was a demolition derby.

October 10, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Ellis to address KCGC meeting on Oct. 22

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club is once again meet at The Olde Town Tavern on Broad Street in downtown Camden on Monday evenings this football season.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

The recreation center/YMCA vote

I wrote my first letter on this subject in April 2011, my second in July 2011 and subsequently addressed the city council on the subject. I see little has changed except that the council has resolved to continue the project while refusing to resolve legitimate concerns about the legal, economic and potential negative community impact of the proposal. For many of us who have lived in this community for many years and tried to leave it better than we found it, this is a sad reflection on what has been a wonderful and cooperative history.

October 10, 2012 | Richard Lackey Camden | Letters

Y is epitome of ‘community’

We all aspire to live in a viable and strong community. Camden has history, beautiful churches, restaurants, public parks, nice wide streets and tennis courts. And to think we have the opportunity to move forward with a recreation center to be managed by the YMCA! Having grown up in a city with a Y to which my family belonged, I know that a Y can be a place to enhance the quality of life for citizens of all ages.

October 10, 2012 | Kathy Ligon Camden | Letters

Colonial Cup 10K, 5K races set for Nov. 10

The 18th annual Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K Road Race and BlueCross BlueShield 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, to benefit those receiving services from the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Mini-Olympics set for Oct. 20

The City of Camden, the Kershaw County School District, the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Let's Move Cities and Towns are teaming up to present the second annual Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

This week in KC sports

Monday: Fairfield Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)

October 08, 2012 | | Sports

Noted and passed - Oct. 8, 2012

• We start with a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to Jim and Pat Watts for their giving ways in helping the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County construct and open a new performing arts wing at the center. The new 3,876-square foot-wing, dedicated in their name at the FAC's recent annual meeting, will allow the center to expand its theater arts education and performance programs. It's a great addition to the FAC campus for which we say, "Bravo!"

October 08, 2012 | | Editorials

Powers & Gregory sends coaches out with a league championship

After being runners-up in 2011, Powers and Gregory Heating and Cooling won the 2012 KCRD Mite League girls' softball title with a 12-1 record. Coaches Frankie Robinson and Benjie Krenz said they could not have been more proud of their young ladies.

October 08, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Ariail for Oct. 8, 2012

October 08, 2012 | | Ariail

Newspapers continue to deliver

As a teenager in Pennsylvania, I delivered The Morning Call and The Evening Chronicle to customers in a suburb of Allentown. On rainy days, I'd try to make sure the paper stayed dry inside the screen door. Now, I get The State and the New York Times delivered to my driveway in plastic bags, though the Times delivery is erratic. I can, of course, also read the Times on my iPhone, iPad and desktop computer.

October 08, 2012 | By Charles Bierbauer Dean, USC College of Communications and Information Studies | Columns

Two killed in collision on U.S. 1

A three-car collision Saturday afternoon resulted in two fatalities along U.S. 1 according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins said the crash occurred about 3:05 p.m.

October 08, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Bobby Bowers

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bobby Glenn "Dickie" Bowers, 61, will be held on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Louie McDonald will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. following the service at the home 1103 Pepper Ridge Drive, Lugoff, SC. Memorials may be made to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Office of Development 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 955, Charleston, SC 29425.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Ricky Courtney

A memorial service celebrating the life of Ricky Alan Courtney, 53, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Ricky's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Lucy Harrell

Mrs. Lucy Braggs Jones Harrell, 101, was born in Kershaw County. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Richard Jones and the late Mrs. Lula Smith Jones and the wife of the late Mr. John L. Harrell.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

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Correction: CHS hosts Lakewood on Wednesday

In Tuesday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, in the sports schedule for the week, it was incorrectly reported that Camden would host Lakewood in a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Mohaymen continues to add to Kentucky Derby resume

SOUTH OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- Shadwell Stable's regally bred Mohaymen kept his undefeated record intact with an confident 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's ...

December 01, 2015 | | Equine

This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Lakewood at Camden (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden at Lugoff-Elgin (WR - 7 p.m.)

December 01, 2015 | | Sports

Babs Cocks passes away at 96

Barbara "Babs" Lucas Cocks, aged 96 of Kennett Square, Penn., and former winter resident of Camden, died peacefully in the company of her family on ...

December 01, 2015 | | Sports

Goffs reel in a national title at ABA Couples Series event

The Lugoff husband and wife pairing of Victoria and Dale Goff bested the 21-team field who took part in the South Carolina's Couples Series ...

December 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Orientation for Legion Oratorical Contest is Sunday

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post #17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 ...

December 01, 2015 | | People & Places

FAC Holiday Sales show starts Friday

The Kershaw County Fine Arts Center 2015 Holiday Sales Show kicks off Friday and will run through Dec. 16.

December 01, 2015 | | People & Places

Deadline extended for individual FEMA assistance

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday her request for a 30-day extension of the registration period for individual assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management ...

December 01, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Ariail for Dec. 1, 2015

December 01, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Health board is still public body

Our recent report on how the Health Services District of Kershaw Count Board of Trustees netted $2.3 million from the $35 million lease/sale ...

December 01, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: The pathology of Trump-itis

WASHINGTON -- Surely he's finally gone and done it now.

December 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: Too much information

Occasionally, sleep will sneak away from me in the middle of the night. I will try not to get my mind going because once it ...

December 01, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Teal: ‘Celebrating’ Reconstruction

The 150th anniversary year of the Civil War with various reenactments and activities came to an end in the spring of 2015. Although matters about ...

December 01, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Letter: Parent addresses dress code column

On Friday, November 27, one of the high school columnists wrote about the dress code at, I can only assume, her local high school. There ...

December 01, 2015 | Chris Anderson Camden | Letters

Yesteryear - Dec. 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors made a decision Monday night that has been years in the making -- to begin the search for ...

December 01, 2015 | | Yesteryear

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