If you're now a 60-year-old native South Carolinian, you're unlikely to have any personal memory of the events known as the Orangeburg Massacre. You would have been 14 when it happened on Feb. 8, 1968 -- two years before the deaths of four white students at Kent State University in Ohio.
Greenville outscored visiting Camden, 27-8, over the final 11 minutes of play to advance to the third round of the AAA state basketball playoffs with a 41-34 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Baseball coaches like to talk about how the baseball gods have either shine or, turn their backs on their teams following a win or a loss.
For the second time in as many years, Camden High School will host the AAA Upper State Individual Wrestling Championships.
Food for the Soul soup kitchen and temporary shelter recently added five new Kershaw County residents to its board of directors. The organization also announced its food and shelter service numbers for 2013.
Justice Kirby, 79, of Camden, South Carolina, passed away on February 18, 2014. Born February 14, 1935 in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Roy "Pap" Glenn and Frances Collins Glenn of Rock Hill, SC.
Long before I came to work in Camden, my husband and I would drive up here from Sumter to have a lunch date some Saturdays. As we passed the Robert Mills Courthouse, the historic preservationist part of me would smile in satisfaction that the people of Camden preserved this landmark. Sumter's oldest courthouse, which Mills modified, was torn down in the name of "progress" years ago -- and they built a Maxway in its place! Really!
The recent union defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant is yet another sign that the United Auto Workers, once an indomitable force in this country, is merely a shell of its former shelf. Where the American economy is concerned, that's a good thing. Employees at the Chattanooga plant turned thumbs down on the union despite a protracted lobbying effort by UAW officials; in fact, Volkswagen itself had been in favor of the union and had allowed organizers nearly unlimited access to its plant while denying that same right to opponents.
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Camden native and former Camden High and Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball standout Stephen Carmon is one of 41 players in the San Diego Padres' minor league system currently attending the organization's minicamp for top prospects in Peoria, Ariz.
WASHINGTON -- Republicans have excelled at concealing their brilliance in recent years and Democrats have exalted in their own good fortune.
Olando Jamell Jenkins, 26, of 1045 Spaulding Ave., Sumter, South Carolina, passed on Monday, February 17, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the New Haven United Methodist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at New Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery Bishopville, SC.
Edward David Moser, 60, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center. He loved sports & was a true Buckeye fan, born & breed, just ask Brutus.
In response to Phil Noble's February 19th column entitled "White Guys in Tall Buildings," I offer the following:
Camden native Dr. Don Jordan, a full professor in the University of South Carolina's (USC) College of Arts and Sciences since 1992, recently announced his candidacy for S.C. Superintendent of Education. Jordan will run as a Republican.
Saturday, March 15 is the final day to purchase discount general admission tickets for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races.
After having opened the season by playing in a pair of tournaments, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team kicked off the regular season in style by pasting visiting South Florence, 7-0, in a non-region match played Monday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Blake Serpas is one of those low-maintenance players who quietly does their work each day while the coaching staff hardly notices that he was there at practice.
Having won their first two games by shutout and playing to a scoreless draw in their third contest, the Camden High girls' soccer team fell to AAAA state power Bluffton, 3-0, to finish second in the Michael Nash Memorial Soccer Tournament hosted by North Myrtle Beach High School last weekend.
All of Doby's Mill Elementary School's students participated in South Carolina Walk at School Day. The day began with 15 minutes of brisk walking. Here, third graders Andrew Langmo and Clay Peake walk in front of fourth graders Alie Stephens, Marissa Kirkland and Sylvia Adongo.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
The printed page has been an introduction to dreams and anticipations for me since I was a child. When my Aunt Eva brought a large house and barn from the heirs of a very old spinster woman, I found a treasure trove! Back then, children were not as restrained as they are today with various activities and parents' eyes constantly upon them. The treasure trove was not gold, but a stash of National Geographics, some possibly as old as the magazine itself. When my mother told me reading was a waste of time, the activity took on even more delight ...
We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
Family vacations often have a profound and lasting effect on children. For some, it's an Instagram or Facebook album of selfies taken at landmark sites with the occasional snarky comment about being dragged to "old" places.
On Feb. 23, the Humanities Council of South Carolina, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff sponsored a Black History Program featuring Sharon "The Gullah Lady" Cooper-Murray presented on Gullah culture as the guest presenter.
James Best, better known as Rosco P. Coltrane from TV's The Dukes of Hazzard will bring his one-man, multi-media show to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium.
Morse code, once a vital method of sending messages across telegraph lines, was the primary method of communication with other amateur radio operators. As technology evolved amateur radios became capable of voice transmissions and code slowly, over the past 100 years, lost its important role.
By Jackie Jordan
Kershaw County Council was scheduled last night to hold first reading on an ordinance which would allow Sunday alcohol sales in the county. Both the towns of Camden and Elgin have in past years changed their laws to allow Sunday sales, and businesses in unincorporated areas are now left at a disadvantage in not being able to match those sales.