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City of Camden in great financial shape

Financially, the city of Camden is in great shape. Stockpiling citizen tax revenue is neither good for the citizen paying the tax or for the city not investing accordingly. Financial stability is not about how much the city collects, but about how well the monies are used. Without increasing your property taxes, the city has made significant progress by assessing requirements and strategically planning without taxing and spending.

June 15, 2012 | By Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Last-ditch effort comes up short in 5-2 P-17 loss

Having faced each team in League IV play, at least, once, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith figures it is time to release the puppies from their pen and let them fend for themselves.

June 15, 2012 | | Sports


Frances Louise Summer Bowen

A funeral service for Frances Louise Summer Bowen, 84, of Elgin will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel with burial to follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30-12:30 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie James Harris

Mr. Willie James Harris, 69, of 3815 Webb Court, Columbia, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce at a later day by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Harris Family.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hard times, weak unions

Let's give Wisconsin voters some credit. While others try to find easy right-vs.-left explanations for Gov. Scott Walker's decisive victory, Badger State voters appeared to be worried less about politics than about their state's purse.

June 15, 2012 | | Columns


Rec notes - May 15, 2012

Join E.J. Ham and assistant for three days of creative fun this month with Creative Art Camp. Participants will experience a variety of art forms and will be able to take home several pieces of their own artwork. Students will silk screen T-shirts; design and make jewelry; make candles, paper design flowers, and kaleidoscope; cast a stepping stone; make buttons and more.

June 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Volunteer, help in any way

We at the Dusty Horseman Gallery and Deltiology in Camden donate our unsold magazines to the KershawHealth hospital in Camden. The staff is always appreciative when we bring those copies of magazines for it helps inpatient status patients to spend their time reading. It started me thinking that if the staff at KershawHealth is appreciate of this little gesture, how appreciative if people donate their used magazines and books or even board games that they no longer play, or even more important, their time.

June 15, 2012 | Richard Holmes Camden | Letters


Mary Jordan Bradley

A graveside service celebrating the life of Mary Jordan Bradley, 62, of Cassatt will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312 or Diabetes.org.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gary Fox

Mr. Gary Fox, 49, of 326 Ferncliffe Road, Elgin, died Tuesday , June 12, 2012. Family and friends may call the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomploete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Fox family.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Can this really be happening?

Seldom have I witnessed such a gross malfunctioning of local governments as that which has developed in Camden and Kershaw County over the future of recreation programs to serve the citizenry.

June 15, 2012 | By Fred R. Sheheen C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Black belt test

The following students received their new black belt and various levels of black belt from Genova Family Karate on May 19. Seated (left to right): Tomas' Herron, Caitlyn Carlo (judge), Marti Bryant (judge) Lea Bryant (judge) Kneeling-Alan Port, William Bobadilla, John Long, Daniel Smith and Joseph Baird. Standing: Jordan Baird, Joseph Ravan, Sarah Cathrine Smith, Benjamin Leslie, Alex Kerr, Felix Arnold, Kathy Raley, Blake Tillman, Mark Leslie, Emily Bobadilla and Mike Genova is in the far back.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Places


Givens to become ordained bishop Saturday

Saturday morning, Dr. Aurelio D. Givens of Abundant Life Fellowship Church will be ordained as bishop. Hundreds of people are expected to attend including top officials of the city and some national officials.

June 15, 2012 | By Porche’ Matthews Special to the C-I | People & Places


In stitches

The Quilters of Kershaw County is a guild of approximately 65 members from five counties who meet monthly to learn about quilting and to improve their quilting techniques.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Places


John Lewis Cook

John Lewis Cook was born August 29, 1935 in Blythewood, SC. He was one of 11 children of the late Henry Tally Cook and Lenora Jeffers Cook. John was affectionately known as "Snook." He passed into eternal life on June 2, 2012 at the age of 76.

June 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Nursing Home Week celebrated

Residents at the Karesh Wing Long Term Care Center and Springdale Health Care celebrated in style the week of May 13-19. Administrators and staff saluted the residents during National Nursing Home Week.

June 13, 2012 | | People & Places


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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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