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‘Open carry’

South Carolina has a reasonable concealed weapons policy which allows law-abiding people to carry handguns after going through a relatively simple permitting process, which includes training in the proper way to safely carry firearms. A proposal to scrap that system in favor of one that would allow anyone to carry concealed weapons without any kind of permit has been introduced in the General Assembly. The bill, sponsored by two Republican lawmakers, would be a step backward for the state; present law doesn't infringe upon the constitutional right to bear arms.

March 06, 2013 | | Editorials


Gene Richardson

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Phillip Eugene "Gene" Richardson, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Camden, will be held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in John Knox Hall. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Richardson's memory to the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, 700 Devage St., Lexington, SC 29073

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Blanche Coward Cox

A funeral service celebrating the life of Blanche Coward Cox, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at First Baptist Church in Camden at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 8, 2013. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2013. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 PM in Parks Crossroads Christian Church Cemetery in Ramseur, NC. Dr. David Helms and Rev. Benny Edwards of First Baptist Church, Southern Pines, NC will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Cox's memory ...

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Edward “Sonny” Barr, Jr

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Camden's Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church's Westminster Hall. A private burial will take place prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


CFD receives fire prevention grant

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently received a $3,750 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers.

March 06, 2013 | | Camden


Home is where the champions are

March 06, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs finish second in NMB tourney

This was one time that finishing second was not a reason to be disappointed.

March 06, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Woodward and Sperling

WASHINGTON -- To the world beyond the Beltway, it might not mean much that Bob Woodward of the famed Watergate duo went public with his recent White House run-in.

March 06, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Power of the Ballot Box

I appreciated your thoughtful and instructive commentary in the February 25, 2013, issue of the Chronicle-Independent regarding the "Citizens United" situation. It is important for those of us who are struggling to pay our bills and to provide the necessary health insurance for our families to understand the consequences of the new attempts to help rig the democratic process in favor of those who can (because of their wealth) buy elections. The conservative activist, Shawn McCutcheon from Alabama, with the support of the Republican National Committee, is challenging how much individuals can contribute to candidates, parties and even to Political ...

March 06, 2013 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Downtown

I was thrilled to address the newly reconvened Camden Business Alliance on Thursday, February 28. As I keep saying, our business owners are in large measure our brains, our risk takers and our imaginations. They generate positive energy at every turn; right now they are pointing us in new, exciting directions.

March 06, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear - March 6, 2013

Rockettes Play Aynor In Lower State Tourney

March 06, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Habitat for Humanity to build new home

Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Kershaw County. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that gives low-income families the opportunity to improve their own lives.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


4H summer camp registration occurring

There will be a 4H camp this summer at Camp Long in Aiken, S.C. The camp is for ages 8 to 14 and will take place from June 10 to 14.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Thompson awarded Living the Legacy award

Dr. Raushannee R. Thompson, a Lugoff native, was recently awarded the Living the Legacy Award by the Columbia S.C. section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The NCNW was founded in 1935 and has the mission to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. The Living the Legacy award was given in recognition of Thompson's "worthwhile service to humanity."

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff’s Allen nominated for Pushcart Prize

Lauren Allen of Lugoff has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poem "Corduroy Road," was nominated by the editors of The Petigru Review, South Carolina Writers Workshop's anthology. It will compete with other nominated short stories, poems, and essays to be included in the annual collection.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


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Yesteryear - June 28, 2016

Charles C. Gay, founder and chairman of Builders Transport, a Camden-based national trucking firm, has resigned. Gay will no longer be associated with Builders. He ...

June 28, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Walker: 20 dogs, 80 paws and 3 friends

How about taking a relaxing walk with 20 dogs on a Sunday morning in Kershaw County? Does the thought of it make you wonder if ...

June 28, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rich: Investing in people is not snooping

During the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same ...

June 28, 2016 | By Rhonda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Editorial: Historic Camden

During the past several issues of this newspaper, we have published stories related to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. We've promoted the appearance of ...

June 28, 2016 | | Editorials


Reader muses on founding fathers and gun control

Editor Martin L. Cahn's column was thought-provoking on several levels ("Once again, the people lose," Friday, June 24). Mass shootings and the resultant cries ...

June 28, 2016 | Bill Ferguson Camden | Letters


Parker: Brexit, meet Trexit

WASHINGTON -- With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election?

June 28, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Editorials


Summer activities at the FAC to begin in July

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


High speed pursuit results in arrest of soldier

A high speed chase through parts of Kershaw and Lee counties resulted in the arrest of a Fort Bragg, N.C., soldier Thursday. According to ...

June 28, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County, Lugoff firefighters support state foundation with donation

Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Fralo Farms produces a championship team

June 28, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Catch of the day

June 28, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


DNR offering free boat inspections at Clearwater Cove

In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming July Fourth holiday weekend and beyond, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR ...

June 28, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


FANNIE BELTON - Elgin

Mrs, Fannie Belton of242 Smyrna Road in Elgin died Monday, June 27th. Friends may visit at 312 Big John Road in Elgin. Collins Funeral Home ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


DONALD B. CRAVEN - Camden

Donald B. "Don" Craven, Sr., 74, of Camden, SC, died Friday, June 24, 2016. The family received friends Monday, June 27, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


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